[Day 1 Instructional Workshop] Building Actions for Google Assistant

GDG Cambridge, MA
Fri, Nov 2, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Join us for a 1.5-day dive into building Actions for Google Assistant - leading by Google Developer Expert, Allen Firstenberg.

On Friday evening, we will start with a hands-on instructional workshop covering how to:
- Get started with building your own custom Actions
- Supercharge your Actions with cloud-based machine learning tools
- Deploy your Actions and make them available to billions of devices

On Saturday, we will have a full-day hackathon where you can work on building your custom Actions with some help from us if you need it. We will then have a showcase at the end of the day. There will be prizes given to the top 5 Actions and some cool raffles items for everyone else.

You are welcome to attend only one event, but we would love to see you are both!

Agenda:
6:00pm - 6:30pm - Dinner (not pizza) & Networking
6:30pm - 6:35pm - Welcome Remarks (Jessica & Amal)
6:35pm - 6:40pm - Welcome Remarks from General Assembly (Jonathan)
6:40pm - 7:25pm - Google Assistant Lecture (Allen)
7:25pm - 8:40pm - Hands on Workshop
8:40pm - 9:00pm - Pitches & Team formation for Saturday Hackathon

The following tools must be in your environment for the workshop & hackathon:

- An IDE/text editor of your choice, such as WebStorm, Atom or Sublime.
- A terminal to run shell commands with NodeJS (v6+), npm, and git installed.
- Any modern web browser, such as Chrome, FireFox, Edge, Safari or Brave.
- An account on GitHub.com. (You can create one for free.)

Familiarity with JavaScript (ES6) is strongly recommended, although not required, to understand the webhook code used in the workshop.

More on the instructor:
Allen Firstenberg
Google Developer Expert for IoT, Google Assistant, Wearables, Identity
https://developers.google.com/experts/people/allen-firstenberg