Build Actions For Your Community: Google Assistant Basics

GDG Kansas City
Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 6:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

Join GDG Kansas City and learn about making apps for the Google Assistant and Actions on Google platform.

This is a two-part series, starting with beginner-level information then we will build upon topics and ideas to create a real action for the Google Assistant with more advanced interactions.

After the series, if you choose to, you'll have a chance to present an app using all the things you've learned to win prizes and bragging rights!


*This meetup*
Meetup 1: Making an App (4/17)
@ Google Fiber Space Lounge
6:00 - Doors open, networking, and dinner
6:30 - Intro and lightning talks
6:45 - Building an app for the Google Assistant

At this meetup, we'll present several ways to make an app for the Google Assistant, from no-code options to some more complex ones. Topics will include features of Dialogflow, connecting your app to other data sources, and publishing your app.


Meetup 2: Adding Functionality (5/1)
@ Plexpod Crossroads
1712 Main St #200, Kansas City, MO 64108
(Enter the door behind the building on the northwest corner)
6:00 - Doors open, networking, and dinner
6:30 - Intro and lightning talks
6:45 - Adding Great Functionality to the Google Assistant

The second meetup will explore more advanced topics. Attendees will learn how to create non-linear conversations, setup and utilize account linking, and more.


Actions For Your Community Competition

This series will teach you how to build great actions for the Google Assistant. Take a stab at building your own! If you attend at least one of the Actions meetups, present your masterpiece for a chance to win prizes!

The rules are simple: it has to be your creation (or a team) and that's it! It can be anything, but if possible, something that benefits the community (you can use any definition of "community").

Presentations will be at our Google I/O Roundup on May. Anyone that wants can present the app they built for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!

Need some ideas?

Ok Google, when will the street car be at 19th street?
Hey Google, when is my trash day?
Ok Google, find me a spot to park downtown.

Other idea sparks:


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Code of Conduct:

• Parking
The Google Fiber Space has a parking lot and there is street parking available. Please do not park in the church parking lot adjacent to Fiber as this is a private lot and you may be towed.

• What to bring
A laptop is highly recommended to put your new knowledge to work during the session and follow along, but not required.