Kubernetes and TensorFlow, API.ai and Google Assistant

GDG Reading & Thames Valley
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 6:30 PM (GMT)

About this event

!!! NOTE: this event is NOT at GROW but at UTC Reading !!!

Free parking is available at UTC


18:30 Food, drinks & networking
19:00 Gus Maskowitz: Google infrastructure for everyone else
20:00 Perush Moodley: Cloud Speech API , API.ai and Google Home

Google infrastructure for everyone else

Our resident Googler Gustav Maskowitz (a.k.a. Gus) is back with a session on Kubernetes with a special focus on how to get you started, how to make choices on what to build and how to build it.

Join us for a talk on Google's cloud and the technologies that make up the "Google infrastructure for everyone else" movement. We're living in a world where services at Google are being externalized as products so you can build on them to go fast without first spending 10 years and £10 Billion building it. We'll be covering Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in general but specifically Kubernetes, Spanner, Tensorflow and Apache Beam. All technologies that are making huge impacts on the way people run services, process data and train models for prediction.

ML Highlights from GCP Next :

A number of the organisers attended the GCP NEXT conference in San Francisco and will talk about some of the hot topics from GCP Next over the coming events. 

Following on Gus's theme Perusha Moodley will give an overview of some highlights from Next including "Reimagining human computer interaction with Cloud Speech API" and "Extending the Google Assistant with Actions on Google"

Learn how Cloud Speech API enables developers to build a new genre of applications. Cloud Speech API enables users to interact with your mobile and IoT applications in a whole new way. In addition, it enables new opportunities for generating insights from existing audio sources (e.g., phone calls or videos).  

Also learn how to create a simple action from scratch using API.ai and Google Assistant. 

Speaker Bios

Gustav Maskowitz is a Google Cloud Solutions Engineer. 

"Google Cloud Platform is amazing and I get to give startups $100K free cloud hosting and help solve their problems. Best job in the world.

In related news, BigQuery, Dataflow and BigTable are tools unlike anything you've ever experienced. Try it! Google has solved the data problem.

About me: I love helping people. I love solving problems and lateral thinking. Enjoy studying languages, psychology, philosophy and history. My fields of expertise are linux systems engineering, cloud computing, devops enablement and cost optimization. But learning something new and solving problems are what I enjoy most."