DevFest Milton Keynes 2019

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BSI

Kitemark Court

Davy Avenue, Knowlhill

Milton Keynes

MK5 8PP

United Kingdom

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Google DevFest Milton Keynes 2019 is a free community-led developer event hosted by GDG Milton Keynes, focused on learning about Google tech

About this Event

GDG Milton Keynes are proud to announce our annual our Google DevFest Milton Keynes 2019 on:

Saturday 9 November 2019 at BSI Kitemark Court - !!!BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!!!

What to expect

Join new and experienced developers, entrepreneurs, local business leaders, attendees and special guests from the Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire areas.

They're coming to hear GDE's (Google Developer Experts), GDA's Google Developer Advocates, thought leaders and speakers from all over the world.

You will hear keynotes, talks and get hands-on training in codelabs with Google expert trainers covering everything from Android, G Suite, Kotlin, Firebase, Machine Learning, GCP, Dialogflow, Google Assistant and much more.

Of course there will be swag and pizza and we are doing something very special to give back to the local community with a unique project for The Pace Centre Charity School for children with motor disorders.

And of course meet and network with local technology companies, developers and researchers focusing on Cloud, mobile, web and AI.

So hurry to book your free slot at the Google DevFest Milton Keynes 2019 where you can spend a day geeking out, chatting to like-minded people and learning in a fun environment.

Agenda

Atrium (Main Hall)

10.00 - 10.05

Robert Lee | GDG Milton Keynes Lead

Welcome to DevFest 2019 and announcing the competition for the best Tweet, YouTube comment and LinkedIn post

10.10 - 10.50

Marc Cohen | Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform at Google

Talk: Learn How to Build a State of the Art Machine Learning Model

10.55 - 11.40

Pietro Maggi | Android Developer Advocate at Google

Talk: Android App Bundle and Dynamic Delivery

11.45 - 12.30

Alex Palcuie | Site Reliability Engineer at Google

Talk: Getting Started with Site Reliability Engineering

He’ll cover: DevOps vs SRE, error budgets and why they are important, why 100% reliability should almost never be a target, SLIs/SLOs/SLAs, metrics and monitoring, blameless culture and postmortems, toil and why it is good in small doses, oncall and incident response

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch in Atrium (Main Hall)

13.30 - 13.35

Robert Lee | GDG Milton Keynes Lead

Announcing the competition winners for the best Tweet, YouTube comment and LinkedIn post for the morning

13.35 - 14.20

Martin Hawksey | Chief Innovation, Technology and Community Officer at Association for Learning Technology, UK

Talk and Demo: The Google Analytics of Things

14.25 - 15.00

Alicia Williams | Developer Advocate, G Suite and Google Cloud Platform

Talk: Data Analysis with G Suite and GCP

15.05 - 15.10

Robert Lee | GDG Milton Keynes Lead

Closing DevFest 2019, special presentation to The Pace Centre, competition winners for the best Tweet, YouTube comment and LinkedIn post for the afternoon

Room - Harrington

10.10 - 10.50

Amel Bennaceur | Lecturer in Computing and Communications at The Open University

Talk: Machine Learning and Software Engineering: Separated by the Same Language 🇬🇧|🇺🇸

10.55 - 11.40

Sharon Rai | Entrepreneur Development Manager at NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

Talk: Pitch Perfect!

Get the tools and structure to deliver a stand out pitch. So whether you need to pitch a new solution, product or idea, this interactive and engaging session with provide you with an opportunity to develop a jargon free, stand out pitch.

11.45 - 12.30

Jamie Mackay | Employment Expert at MAKEMEAVIDEOCV

Talk: How to land the dev job you really want

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch in Atrium (Main Hall)

13.35 - 14.20

Thomas Harrison | Commercial Engagement Manager at BSI

Talk: Leaping from Concept to Commercialisation for Entrepreneurs and Developers

14.25 - 14.55

Luke Thompson | Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Lead, The Pace Centre

Talk: Our Google Assistant Dream

Room - Kitemark Theatre (Codelabs)

10.10 - 10.50

Alicia Williams | Developer Advocate, G Suite and Google Cloud Platform

Codelab: Bring data, Machine Learning (ML and loads more!) to G Suite with the power of Apps Script

Come prepared for the Codelab with a personal laptop + charger running Chrome and your gmail account and login already set up

10.55 - 11.40

Martin Hawksey | Chief Innovation, Technology and Community Officer at Association for Learning Technology, UK

Talk and Demo: Think Voice First: Rapidly building zero cost conversational interfaces in G Suite with Dialogflow

11.45 - 12.30

Marc Cohen | Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform at Google

Codelab: Build a Digit Classification model on a Google TPU Using Keras and TensorFlow

Come prepared for the Codelab with a personal laptop + charger running Chrome and your gmail account and login already set up

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch in Atrium (Main Hall)

13.35 - 14.20

Pietro Maggi | Android Developer Advocate at Google

Codelab: Refactoring to Kotlin

Come prepared for the Codelab with a personal laptop + charger running Chrome, your gmail account and login set up and Android Studio 3.3+ or IntelliJ IDEA installed

14.25 - 14.55

Ognyan (Oggy) Hayverov | Android Developer at Pulselive

Talk and Demo: The importance of Test Driven Development (TDD)

Although the event is free, we will need you to book your place with us to allow you to attend the event (we won't accept walk-ins on the day)

And in case you're wondering what GDG is all about, take a look a the video below as it kinda explains the whole thing...

Oh and just to let you know, we proud to be supporting The Pace Centre for children with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Hear from CEO, Ian Sansbury and Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Lead, Luke Thompson talk about their plans and how you can support PACE.

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BSI

Kitemark Court

Davy Avenue, Knowlhill

Milton Keynes

MK5 8PP

United Kingdom

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