GDG DevFests are large, community-run events that can offer speaker sessions across multiple product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more. Each GDG DevFest will be inspired by and uniquely tailored to the needs of the developer community that hosts it. While no two events will be exactly alike, each GDG DevFest will be powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas amazing things can happen.
About GDG London
GDG (Google Developer Group) London is a non-profit developers group to learn, share and know more about Google technologies. The group was started by a group of Google fans and enthusiasts who are interested in using Google's evolving technologies and APIs.
Our events are open to newbies, developers, managers and organizations who are interested in Google's technologies or use them as part of their projects.
Day 1, 28 Nov starts 09:00 (Main track)
Registration and morning coffee
Day 1, 28 Nov starts 11:00 (Main track)
Give your users superpowers in the real world
A trip through real-time graphics programming using WebGL through in-depth technical breakdowns of various demos, featuring massive particle systems, volumetric rendering, fluid dynamics simulations, and more.
Day 1, 28 Nov starts 12:50 (Main track)
Progressive Web Apps and Push Notifications
Day 1, 28 Nov starts 13:35 (Main track)
We have all heard in the news of the rise of car manufacturers lying to drivers about their car's performance, but what happens if you own an old car? Do you even have or use a car in London? If not then you might not care.
Anyway, come and find out how I used an Android phone, an embedded bluetooth sensor, Google Maps and a whole load of Google Cloud Services to figure out what was happening under the hood. Plus, for an extra bonus, we will go into detail of some the Easter Eggs and features that now available in Google Maps App as well as some other fun things you might not know about Google Maps. You'll never look at a Google map the same way again!
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About the speaker...
Steve Gray is currently working as a Researcher at the Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL (University College London). Steve has been a spatial software developer for the past five years, making visualising complex datasets on maps easier.
With over 10 years' professional software development under his belt, he has built multiple award-winning systems and his work has been featured in various worldwide media outlets (CNN, BBC, etc).
In recent years he has specialised in building mobile applications (mainly iOS) and systems that open up the world of data visualisation, mining and analysis to the masses. He can sometimes be found on StackOverflow – answering questions about Google Maps API and the iOS SDK.
Steven also gives lectures and workshops to academics and industry partners on using Google Docs and Fusion Tables to create compelling visualisations to showcase on Google Maps and Google Earth. His current research focuses on distributed high-performance computing and analysing large datasets in real-time (while mapping the results!).
In his spare time, you'll find Steven walking long distances, climbing mountains, composing music or playing the piano or trumpet.
About the speaker...
Sam Dutton is a Developer Advocate for Chrome at Google. Sam has designed and coded numerous websites, as well as native desktop and mobile applications.
Sam previously worked for the BBC and ITN, is a governor at Ravenstone School in south London, and cares passionately about the ICT school curriculum.
Day 1, 28 Nov starts 16:15 (Main track)
gRPC is a language-neutral, platform-neutral RPC framework and toolset which is based on the finalized HTTP/2 standard and developed and open sourced by Google. It can be used to build highly performant, scalable APIs by allowing developers to define services using a powerful binary serialization toolset and language called Protocol Buffers. It can also be used to generate idiomatic client and server stubs from service definitions written in a variety of languages. In this session you’ll learn all about gRPC and how it benefits from being based on HTTP/2 and through the use of a working demo and detailed code examples you’ll learn how to build gRPC enabled microservices and clients.
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About the speaker...
Based in London, UK, Mandy is a Developer Relations Engineer at Google specializing in Container and Cloud technologies and working to make the world a better place for developers building applications for the Cloud.
Before Google Mandy worked at Sun Microsystems on performance and scalability of Java and JavaEE and on porting Open Source apps to OpenSolaris. In her spare time Mandy is learning Japanese and likes to play the guitar.
Google Cloud Platform is a world class platform for running all sorts of applications. In this session learn about the philosophy behind Google Cloud Platform and why it is 'the' platform for running your application. Google is a company that has been delivering internet scale solutions like search, Gmail etc for years and are always looking at ways to make developers more productive. This Session will explain how by using Google Cloud Platform you can become as productive as Google developers.
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About the speaker...
Based in London, UK Grace is a Cloud Solutions Architect where she helps customers to architect, develop and deploy applications on the Google Cloud platform. Before Google Grace was a Solutions Architect at AWS where she worked with the AWS ecosystem and customers to ensure well architected solutions.
Angular 2 introduces a new Data Architecture based on Reactive Programming. We are really excited to see the new approach using Observable sequences aka Observables. Besides, the new HTTP module was released only a month ago! We will cover a basic introduction of Angular 2 followed by streams and the new HTTP API covering some basic use cases.
About the speaker...
Day 1, 28 Nov starts 19:20 (Main track)
In August 2015, Skills Matter opened the doors to CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue. CodeNode provides fantastic meetup, conference, training and collaboration spaces with unrivalled technology capabilities for our tech, digital and developer communities - a long held dream coming true !
With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, we could not think of a better location for our 60,000 strong engineering community!
With seven event rooms, including a 300 seater lecture room, thousands more community members will be able to visit CodeNode to learn and share skills, code and collaborate on projects.
CodeNode features a 5,000 sqft break-out space, complete with fully-licensed bar, plenty of power sockets, meeting and collaboration spaces and entertainment areas.
CodeNode will also see the opening of a permanent Hack Space, stacked with microprocessors and the latest tools and devices to play with. A community film studio will be opening too, which you can use to record any tutorials or demo's you may want to share with our community.
If you're interested in hiring CodeNode for your upcoming event, check out more details here.
Media for the next billion users
Featuring Sam Dutton
What’s my car thinking? - A different type of mobile computing
Featuring Steven Gray
We have all heard in the news of the rise of car manufacturers lying to drivers about their car's performance, but what happens if you own an old car? Do you even have or use a car in London? If not then you might not care.maps android cloud
Why Google Cloud Platform is the cloud for you
Featuring Grace Mollison
Google Cloud Platform is a world class platform for running all sorts of applications. In this session learn about the philosophy behind Google Cloud Platform and why it is 'the' platform for running your application. Google is a company that has been delivering internet scale solutions...google google-cloud cloud
Asynchronous Data Streams in Angular 2
Featuring Gerard Sans
Angular 2 introduces a new Data Architecture based on Reactive Programming. We are really excited to see the new approach using Observable sequences aka Observables. Besides, the new HTTP module was released only a month ago! We will cover a basic introduction of Angular 2 followed by streams and...web angularjs
Hooked on HTTP/2: Building services with gRPC
Featuring Mandy Waite
gRPC is a language-neutral, platform-neutral RPC framework and toolset which is based on the finalized HTTP/2 standard and developed and open sourced by Google. It can be used to build highly performant, scalable APIs by allowing developers to define services using a powerful binary serialization...cloud http-2 grp