GDG Cloud Melbourne DevFest is an event for the Google Cloud community. It's a chance for Google Cloud enthusiasts to share, learn and generally geek out! We'll be covering a diverse range of topics including IoT, ML, Serverless, Kubernetes and Culture.
DATE 23 November 2019
LOCATION REA, 511 Church St, Richmond, Melbourne
SPEAKERS See Below
Get ready for a full day of GCP talks and labs from a range of
Google and industry speakers.
Ankur is a developer advocate on the Google Cloud developer relations team, where he champions the developer experience on the Google Cloud Platform. Previously, Ankur lead the Google Maps developer relations team where he also helped launch the Google Maps APIs gaming offering. Ankur is also the product manager and a software engineer for Google Santa Tracker on Android, an annual tradition focusing on bringing holiday joy through fun and games.
Ankur Kotwal Developer Advocate
Emma is a developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform, focusing on application developers experience and high performance computing. She has been a C++ developer for 15 years and worked on embedded systems and the Chromium Project. Emma is passionate about learning and explaining the most fundamental technologies such as operating systems, distributed systems, and internet protocols. Besides software engineering, she likes games, traveling, and eating delicious food.
Emma Haruka Iwao Developer Advocate
Kevin is a YAML engineer who occasionally writes Go. He's been in opsy roles for almost a decade and has many derps to show for it. A firm believer in giving control, ownership and responsibility to the devs that build the things. He has opinions about being on call, vendoring, ops and how wifi sucks. Currently works at Me Bank. Previously helped make smart light bulbs at lifx.
Kevin Collas-Arundell Solution Engineer
Rad is a senior DevSecOps engineer and consultant skilled in Managed Services, DevOps Culture, Security and Agile Delivery. He will be speaking about secrets management on GCP using Hashicorp Vault
Rad Kanapathipillai DevSecOps Engineer
Vaughn is a mild mannered Cloud Architect by day but on evenings and weekends he becomes a mild mannered developer and inventor, building cool things and learning about emerging technologies along the way.
Vaughn Muirhead GCP Practice Lead at intelia
Harmeet is a Senior Consultant-Data Engineer at ThoughtWorks and her experience spans across various technologies. She is really passionate about data engineering and has worked on designing various big data solutions, including setting up batch and streaming data pipelines and productionizing machine learning models. She will be speaking about architecting and building feature stores for machine learning models.
Harmeet Sokhi Data Engineer
Jemma is an accomplished engineer and leader within the data & analytics consulting space, having worked with a wide variety of technologies and projects. She will be talking about the concepts and architectural decisions around migrating from a traditional data warehouse to BigQuery.
Jemma Stones Director, Analytics & Cognitive
Binura is a Software Engineer who's passionate about all things cloud, code, and coffee. He has fallen in love with Kubernetes over the years and is currently designing and developing cloud-native and distributed systems at Platformer.
Binura Gunasekara Senior Software Engineer
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Get ready for a full day of GCP talks
The venue will be open from 8:30 onwards, with hearty breakfast platters
and barista made coffee provided to get you fueled up for a big day :)
We'll officially kick off
Ankur Kotwal, APAC Lead of Cloud
Developer & DevOps Advocacy at Google
Ankur will lead us in with an inspirational keynote talk on how the
Cloud Native Ecosystem has been built over the last 20 years, what part Google
has played and how open source has been key in shaping it all.
Kevin Collas-Arundell, Solution Engineer at ME Bank
In my time running Kubernetes, I've pushed duplicate ingresses, wrongly matching service labels,
exposed ingresses under the wrong domain, and more. As clusters grow in the number of users
we need ways of codifying our production policies, ensure our compliance with various internal rules
and help users of your cluster with quick responses. In this talk I'll walk you through some basic policy
implementations with the Open Policy Agent and how we can use them to save you from making my mistakes
Emma Haruka Iwao, Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform
We have calculated 31.4 trillion digits of Pi in 2019 and broke the world record in the Pi computation.
The process took about four months and 200 TiB of storage. Record-breaking Pi calculations have traditionally
been done on supercomputers and special-made hardware, but we did it on Cloud for the first time.
This talk will discuss the nature of the calculation, the architecture, challenges and techniques, and of course
the brief history of Pi computation. Calculating Pi has been the speaker's childhood dream and this
talk will also explain how the small dream grew to the new world record.
We'll take a short break to consume some more coffee and snacks. And maybe play some Mario Kart.
Jemma Stones, Director at Deloitte, Analytics & Cognitive
As Google's "Data Warehouse" solution, BigQuery is often positioned to replace the traditional
on-premise data warehouse with the promise of massive performance improvements.
Migrating a data warehouse to BigQuery requires more than just redirecting your data ingestion pipeline.
There are many new concepts to deal with which impact architecture, data modelling and access patterns
among other considerations. This talk will overlay the traditional approach to designing & building
data warehouses with considerations for BigQuery to ensure a considered approach to
migrating data warehouses to GCP.
Vaughn Muirhead, GCP Practice Lead at intelia
Vaughn Muirhead is a mild mannered Cloud Architect by day but on evenings and weekends
he becomes a mild mannered developer and inventor, building cool things and learning about emerging
technologies along the way. He will be talking about a unique application of deep learning
at the edge involving dogs and rubbish bins.
Lunch will be provided in the form of tasty, nutritious Goldilocks lunchboxes.
Rad Kanapathipillai, Senior DevSecOps Consultant at Shelde
Secure, store, and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys,
and other secrets in modern computing using HashiCorp Vault.
Harmeet Sokhi, Senior Consultant - Data Engineer at ThoughtWorks
Data is the most complex and hard part of machine learning and data scientists spend
a lot of time selecting and transforming features for training their machine learning models.
Ad hoc feature engineering creates a pipeline jungle which can be easily avoided by using the Feature Stores.
This session explains what features are, why they are vital in data strategy and how we can store features
in an extremely curated way so that usage of features can be standardized across the organization.
This not only makes you ready for the future but also makes features reusable. This talk will be
mostly focused on feature store architecture and criticality, but as this is a Google devfest,
I will also introduce Feast (Googles's feature store)
I guess you've had your fill of coffee by this point, but we'll take a break anyways.
Binura Gunasekara, Senior Software Engineer at Platformer
Title sounds bit crazy however the idea is to provide a solution for smaller customers with limited IT staff the ability to start an application on a GCE VM without having to call their IT staff. The benefits such minimal maintenance work as well as cost savings are considered in implementing the solution.
We'll bring the day to a close and give away some awesome door prizes!
We will head over to the Harlow pub to have a couple of drinks, play some pool
and continue our cloudy conversations. Feel free to join us!
We couldn't do it without you!
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511 Church St, Richmond
Melbourne, VIC, 3121
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