Build a Voice Action, Intro to Canvas Games, AMP, and Google Analytics Academy

Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 5:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Doors open at 5:30pm. Food and soft drinks will be served. Event starts at 6:00 pm.

Title: Making an Action - You Can Do It!
Speaker: Allen Firstenberg

Description: Many people think that writing an Action for the Google Assistant requires learning Machine Learning. Nothing is further from the truth! Allen will show how you can build on the skills you already know (web, mobile, and/or server) to create awesome Actions.

Bio: Allen is a Google Developer Expert for the Google Assistant, spending his free time helping other developers learn how to harness the power of voice agents. He is the author of the O'Reilly book Designing and Developing for Google Glass and occasionally wears blue shirts and answers questions on Stack Overflow.

Title: Introduction to Building Canvas Games
Speaker: Nick Felker

Building voice-enabled experiences on smart displays is as easy as building a website! In this talk, Nick Felker will explain the new Interactive Canvas APIs and how you can get started with building your own voice-powered game.

Bio: Nick Felker is a Developer Relations Engineer at Google, focused on helping developers build next-generation hardware and software that work with the Google Assistant.

Title: How to Build an E-Commerce Site with AMP
Speakers: Ben Morss and Demian Renzulli

Description: More and more, companies are using AMP to create e-commerce and other interactive sites. But any new framework introduces new challenges! So we created our own simple AMP e-commerce site to find the best ways to create an interactive AMP site that worked well for the users - and for us, the programmers.

Bio: Ben is a Developer Advocate at Google, where he’s working to help the Web be faster and more beautiful. Prior to Google, he worked at the New York Times and AOL, and before that he was a full-time musician. He earned a BA in Computer Science at Harvard and a PhD in Music at the University of California. Rumor is that he still runs a band called Ancient Babies.

Bio: Demian is a Senior Mobile Solutions Consultant at Google working with leading US companies on projects around performance and the Web. Demian specializes in things like PWA and Web Performance and AMP.

Title: Introducing the Google Analytics Academy
Speaker: Anna Nerezova

Description: Join the Google Analytics Academy course for beginners and learn how to create an account, implement tracking code, analyze basic reports, and set up goals and campaign tracking.
The course consist of 4 units, which we’ll go through together. Meet in person or alternatively through a hangout to participate in each week’s meeting for a total of 4 weeks, beginning in September.
Earn a certificate of completion at the end and continue with the Advanced course to work toward your Google Analytics Individual Qualification certificate. Limited to 30 attendees.

Bio: Anna Nerezova has 15 years of experience in analytics and optimization. She is on the 100 Women in Analytics to follow by Google Analytics and is a Google Cloud Engineer Scholar. She is passionate about applying the latest technologies to provide solutions that bring growth and better experience for all users.