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GCPUG/GDG Cloud Singapore would be holding a final devfest event for the year! We’re going out with a bang with a whole bunch of talks and workshops!

Event will be held on 9th November 2019 @ Google Singapore

Event link is here:

The following event is not recorded - there are no youtube clips of the sessions


Time Session Speaker
1pm - 1.15pm Registration -
1.15pm - 1.30pm Opening Weiyuan
1.30pm - 2pm Hybrid Application Modernization with Anthos Dambo Ren from Google
2pm - 2.30pm A gentle Introduction to Phoenix/Elixir on Google Cloud AppEngine Neya Rangesh from Yojee
2.30 pm - 3.00 pm Learnings and Sharings of using DialogFlow to enable Speech Technologies in Singapore Kevin from IMDA
3.00 pm - 3.15 pm Cloud Build, one year since then … Weiyuan from Rakuten Viki
3.15pm - 3.30pm Break -
3.30 pm - 4.00 pm Firebase ML Kit - AutoML Vision Edge Dara from GDG KL
4.00 pm - 4.30 pm Practical natural language processing (NLP) implementation in real world Teh Kim Ming from SPH
4:30 pm - 5.00 pm - Fastly
5pm - 5.15pm Break -
5.15 pm - 5.45 pm How the “NEG” feature makes load balancing on GCP even better for containers? Avinash from Cloud Ace
5.45 pm - 6.00 pm Cloud Data Loss Prevention API Harsh, Student
6.00 pm - 6.15 pm Using Skaffold Hairizuan from Acronis
6.15pm - 6.30pm Closing Hairizuan
Ending Photo session -

Talk X

Topic: Hybrid Application Modernization with Anthos

Synopsis: Anthos is an open application modernization platform that enables you to modernize your hybrid applications, build new ones, and run them anywhere. Built on open source technologies pioneered by Google—including Kubernetes, Istio, and Knative—Anthos enables consistency between on-premises and cloud environments.

Speaker: Dambo Ren is a Customer Engineer in Google Cloud team based in Singapore, he is passionate about helping customers transform their business by leveraging innovative technology of cloud infrastructure, platform, application and smart devices.

Priorier joining Google, he worked as a Platform Specialist in Salesforce and Presales Consultant in HP Enterprise.

Besides his strong technical background holding varies certification of cloud technology in term of system integration, architecture design and data analytics, he also got his MBA degree which help him to understand customer business challenges strategically and speak the same language as LoB users.

Talk X

Topic: A gentle Introduction to Phoenix/Elixir on Google Cloud AppEngine.

Synopsis: A very gentle introduction to the world of Phoenix/Elixir and how combined with Google AppEngine makes a very powerful stack for quickly getting your ideas into code.

Speaker: Neya Rangesh, is currently a senior backend engineer at Yojee, previously an experienced independent full-stack cloud consultant who has developed production applications on Google Cloud across many industry verticals.

Talk X

Topic: Learnings and Sharings of using DialogFlow to enable Speech Technologies in Singapore

Synopsis: IMDA has developed the National Speech Corpus (NSC) which is a large corpora of speech data for the purpose of improving and enabling speech technologies in Singapore. The Digital Services Lab (DSL) from IMDA has developed a suite of speech tools - Natural Speech and Transcription Technologies (NSTT) enabled by the NSC, which has been released to allow quick experimentation of speech technologies. Google’s Dialogflow was used together with the NSTT to develop a Proof-of-Concept of a speech-enabled AI assistant in a restaurant to receive orders to be sent to the kitchen.

The talk will focus on:

  • Walkthrough of Developed Intents
  • Intent Design Considerations
  • Designing Text Responses
  • Overall thoughts

A demonstration of the AI assistant will be shown to give the audience a feel of the state of speech technologies. The DialogFlow agent (intents & entities) developed by IMDA will also be made available via a licence.

A brief overview of the NSC and NSTT will also be presented.

Speaker: Kevin is a Project Manager at the Infocomm Media Development Authority in charge of the National Speech Corpus project.

Talk X

Topic: Firebase ML Kit - AutoML Vision Edge

Synopsis: Fresh from the oven, new announcements made for Firebase ML Kit on Firebase Summit 2019 are now available for everyone. Ever thought that Machine Learning and all these Artificial Intelligent topics are just too hard to absorb and you just want to test your idea? With Firebase ML Kit’s new feature of AutoML Vision Edge, people who have 0 knowledge of machine learning could train their own custom made models using datasets they come up with easily, without writing any code. Interested to know how? Join this session, and you will quickly grasp the idea on how! :D

Speaker: Dara is a Data Scientist previously known as Software Engineer who really enjoys building models and creating meaningful impact out of them. Her recent project was on candidate segmentations, whereby she used K means modelling to cluster each group of candidates applying at our platform into active or less active group of people. She just graduated from Machine Learning Udacity nanodegree to expand my skillset and learn new algorithms.

Talk X

Topic: Practical natural language processing (NLP) implementation in real world

Synopsis: NLP was one of the important fields in recent years and widely used in different industries to help organization to understand and extract insight from large volumes of unstructured and text data. In this session we explore challenges and lessons learned in develops end-to-end NLP solution that fulfill business and real world needs

Speaker: Teh Kim Ming. Data science practitioner, trainer & life-long learner and thrive to help organization to develop data science team capabilities, strategize data roadmap and deliver high-impact data science use case. Experience in developing end-to-end solution such as personalized recommendation engine, customer segmentation, user behavior profiling, propensity score, natural language processing (NLP), video analytic & other. He establishes Data Science Malaysia, a community for Data Scientist, Machine Learning & Data Engineer for practical hands-on learning & innovation.

Talk X

Topic: Cloud Build, one year since then …

Synopsis: It’s been a year since Rakuten Viki has moved to using Cloud Build as one of its primary CICD tooling. We will see what has transpired since and what they have learnt along the way.

Speaker: Weiyuan is Full Stack Engineer at Rakuten Viki, developing and managing various frontend and backend services. Over the last year, he has participated in the company’s move to use GCP, and GKE in particular. He also orchestrated part of the move for the company’s CI to Cloud Build, and maintains the GCP infrastructure for Soompi, a news site covering Korean pop culture. Weiyuan also works for National University of Singapore as a Final Year Project co-supervisor, and volunteers as an organiser for the Singapore charter for GCPUG.

Talk X

Topic: Container Native Load Balancing in GCP

Synopsis: How the “NEG” feature makes load balancing on GCP even better for containers?

Speaker: Working at Cloud Ace, as a Cloud Solutions Engineer. I work with customers embracing GCP and help them build solutions with GCP services.

Talk X

Topic: Cloud Data Loss Prevention API

Synopsis: Cloud DLP is an API that automatically detects and secures sensitive information and personally identifiable information, preventing data loss and breach.

Speaker: Harsh is currently a student, doing his under graduation here in Singapore and he a self learnt coder. He is a constant and a fast learner and the youngest speaker for today.

Talk X

Topic: Using skaffold

Synopsis: Introductory session to skaffold, reasons for using it as well as how to quickly get started with the tool

Speaker: Hairizuan is a software developer at Acronis as part of the Search Team. He is a avid fan of tools and technologies and has dabbled in various programming languages such as Golang, Python and R. Prior to working at Acronis, he worked at Sparkline where he worked on tools and applications that deal with digital marketing technologies such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.

More details will come along as the we approach closer to event date!