GDG Sydney x Google I/O Extended

NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, 2010

GDG Sydney

GDG Sydney Google I/O Extended brings the experience of Google I/O closer to our local developer community.

Jun 28, 11:00 PM – Jun 29, 7:30 AM

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About this event

Calling all developers, tech enthusiasts, and industry professionals!

Join us at I/O Extended, a chance to experience the latest announcements from Google I/O right here in Sydney! Get all the key announcements, delve into the latest advancements in technology, and participate in deep-dive sessions. Plus, it's a fantastic opportunity to network with your fellow tech enthusiasts.

Keynote Address: Building Your Tech Career with Developer Communities By Kristine Song, Regional Lead​ for KR/ANZ, Dev Ecosystem at Google (Seoul, South Korea)

Kristine Song, Google's Regional Lead for the KR/ANZ Dev Ecosystem, will be joining us in person all the way from Seoul, South Korea. The track will delve into the power of developer communities and how you can leverage them to build a thriving career in the tech industry. This session promises valuable insights for all tech professionals.

Featuring the following speaker line up..

Oscar Wahltinez, Senior Dev Programs Engineer, Responsible AI at Google Research.

Over 10 years of industry experience, including leading engineering teams at Google and deploying software to billions of users as part of Windows and Android. Experienced in technical outreach and partnerships, responsible AI development, and foundation models.

Suesi Tran, GDE in Dart & Flutter, WTM Melbourne Ambassador, Senior Flutter & Android Developer @ Tabcorp.

Suesi is an experienced Mobile Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skills ranged from MFC, Embedded Software, Bash, and OpenGL, to more recent technologies Android, kotlin, Flutter, GitHub Action. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Software Engineering from Coventry University.

Barsha Karki, APJ Solutions Engineering Manager at Zscaler | Optimist | STEM Advocate

Barsha has close to 15 years of experience in the IT Industry with skills and expertise across Telecommunications Networks, Data Center, Data Management Solutions and Cyber Security. In her current role, she leads a team of pre-sales engineers across Asia Pacific Japan for Zscaler. Barsha also is an advocate for STEM careers and plays active role in mentoring and encouraging female participation in the field of Engineering & IT.

Priyanka Gyawali, CTO at Upplft - Future Of Hiring

Working as a Chief Technology Officer with a passion to create innovative solutions that drive business growth and success. Priyanka has extensive experience as a software engineer and tech mentor, I specialize in building interactive experiences mobile and web. My focus on innovative and intuitive products that enhance learning and facilitate connections has resulted in a track record of successful projects and happy clients.

Luke Moody, Flutter & Dart Google Developer Expert | Flutter Lead & Consultant

As the Founder of Cleer Consulting and a Flutter Technical Lead, I specialize in crafting robust mobile applications with Flutter, .NET, and GCP. A Flutter & Dart Google Developer Expert (GDE) and Organizer at GDG Sydney, I am passionate about community engagement, open-source contributions, and empowering developers through talks, workshops, and mentorship.

Stay tuned for more!

What's included in your ticket?

  • Coffee, tea & light refreshments
  • Your own lunch box catered to your dietary preference
  • Exclusive Google merchandise (will vary)
  • The chance to celebrate the latest advancements in Google technology alongside your local developer community - it's a fun and inspiring way to stay up-to-date and connect with like-minded people
  • Technical deep dives by Industry developers, Google Developer Experts & Googlers on the latest announcements and technologies

We're incredibly grateful to our sponsors. Vivanti Consulting [Gold​Partner] and Dented Code [Silver​ Partner], for their generous support, making I/O Extended ​a​ reality!

Vivanti is a full service Consultancy able to provide technology based professional services across all of the main services lines with strong vendor based relationships that you can utilise to your advantage at every step. We specialise in Data & Analytics, AI/ML, Customer, Digital and Platforms. Our engagement model covers Advisory, Delivery and Operational Support.

Vivanti was founded as a haven for talented technologists who want to make a real impact for their clients. Our mission is to transform businesses and to create a smarter, more connected world through the power of data and technology. Together, we're making the future happen - today

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Dented Code has developed an innovative coding Bootcamp approach to empower candidates with cutting-edge technology and skills to thrive in the Australian multi-billion digital economy. In 2021, Dented Code started transferring those programming skills to students through BootCamp courses, in-school workshops, community upskill initiatives as well as online tutorials. Through DetedCode’s BootCamp, students get equipped with in-demand coding and web development skills for real-world challenges. Dented Code not only harnesses students with skill sets to ace real-life challenges but also provides industry connections with career support.

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Note: We understand that financial hardship can sometimes arise. If you're interested in attending the event but facing financial limitations, please feel comfortable reaching out.



June 28 – 29, 2024
11:00 PM – 7:30 AM UTC


11:00 PMBuilding Your Tech Career with Developer Communities (Key note) - Kristine Song (Googler)
12:15 AMWhat’s new in Flutter 3.22 and how to use them - Suesi Tran (GDE Fultter)
1:00 AMFullstack Development with flutter - Luke Moody (GDE Flutter)
1:45 AMLunch
3:00 AMCareer and leadership in cyber security - Barsha Karki
3:45 AMBuild and deploy generative AI experiences in VertexAI - Priyanka Gyawali
4:30 AMGemma and the Responsible Generative AI Toolkit - Oscar Wahltinez (Googler)
5:15 AMBreak
5:30 AMPanel Discussion - What does the future of AI hold for us
6:30 AMWrap up (photo session)


  • Kristine Song


  • Suesi Tran

    Google Developer Expert Flutter

  • Luke Moody

    Cleer Consulting

  • Barsha Karki


  • Priyanka Gyawali



  • Oscar Wahltinez


    Engineer, Responsible AI


  • Rev Cheruvillilkonat


    Data Scientist

  • Anish Shrestha


    Software Engineer

  • Gitarth Rajneesh Vaishnav


    Software Engineer (AI)


  • Siddhesh Shivdikar

    Ampol Australia

  • Geshan Manandhar

    Simply Wall St.

    Sr. Software Engineer


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Dented Code Academy logo

Dented Code Academy


  • Nitika Duggal

    Creative Lead

  • Kartik Arora


    Community Organizer

  • Gabriel Bernardo Pereira

    Community Organiser

  • Siddhesh Shivdikar

    Ampol Australia (Digizoo)

    Community Organiser

  • Aliaksei Kuncevic

    Community Lead | World-class expert

  • Luke Moody

    Cleer Consulting

    Community Organiser

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