Cloud Next Extended — India West Edition

Cloud Next Extended — India West Edition

Google Cloud Next — The flagship event for all Cloud enthusiasts and an amazing opportunity to connect with folks in this buzzing industry..This year it was a Digital event ‘Cloud Next OnAir’ spanning across 9 weeks of mammoth efforts and equally humongous content leading to some refreshing learning experience.

Every year, the GDGs (Google Developer Groups) conduct their own local #Extended event having the best from Googlers, Google Developer Experts and other Industry experts locally. This year a bunch of GDGs from India West region decided to come together to have our Cloud Next On Air #Extended version of the event, fostering a spirit of Community in a true sense.

Here are the communities that united in bringing this together ..

You can still watch these talks on YouTube, here is a list of talks that were delivered throughout the 9 weeks of Cloud Next On Air Extended.

Week 1:

Talk: Google Cloud Platform: A Tour into recent features
Speaker: Romin Irani
Abstract: Google Cloud Platform has seen significant momentum in the last year with key platform differentiators and a growing customer base. This talk takes you through a whirlwind tour of key GCP differentiators and some key features that have been released over the last several months.

Week 2:

Talk: Only with Apps Script
Speaker: Sourabh Choraria
Abstract: With most businesses adapting G Suite to collaborate and optimize their workflows, there’s an opportunity for makers to use its low-code developer platform and leverage its capabilities to build things that can only be done using the Apps Script ecosystem viz. Add-ons & Data Studio Community Connectors.

Talk: Reimagine Work with AI/ ML, Chatbots, & Connected Systems over GSuite
Speaker: Shashank Todwal
Abstract: This talk will enable businessmen to do “EVERYTHING” on G Suite, Google’s Productivity, and Collaboration Suite. A complete Google Solution can lead to up to 2/3rd savings on Technology and up to 10X increase in productivity for organizations. In this talk, we shall focus on AI/ML facilities in G Suite, Chat Rooms, and Chatbots on Google Chat and how you can truly transform work by connecting your ERP/ CRM with G Suite and live and breath completely on Cloud.

Week 3:

Talk: Infrastructure: Google Compute Engine — What’s new ?
Speaker: Rohan Singh
Abstract: Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure service provided as part of the Google Cloud Platform. It is available at several Google data centers worldwide and is provided exclusively on an on-demand basis.

Talk: Infrastructure: Demystifying Containers
Speaker: Mohan Pawar & Dharmesh Vaya (Yup that’s me)
Abstract: Containers are quickly becoming an industry standard for the deployment of software applications. The business and technological advantages of containerizing workloads are driving many teams towards moving their applications to containers.

Talk: CDN Delivery on the Go
Speaker: Praveen Thirumurugan
Abstract: As the name implies, a Content Delivery Network is primarily responsible for delivering content such as web pages, images, videos, and data to users globally, by using a network of servers distributed throughout a number of different geographic locations.

Talk: Using Skaffold for building and deploying applications to GKE
Speaker: Vishal Biyani
Abstract: Skaffold handles the workflow for building, pushing, and deploying your application, allowing you to focus on what matters most. Want to know the logic behind this magic ? Watch this talk ..

Week 4:

Talk: Securing Cloud-Native Applications on GCP
Speaker: Akash Agarwal
Abstract: How do you make your apps even better? By building them intelligently with Security from Day 1!
Securing Cloud-Native Applications on GCP, Understanding the fundamentals of GCP Security, Building Cloud-Native Applications & Security Design

Talk: Leveraging GCP for Security in Your Next Project
Speaker: KC Ayyagari
Abstract: How do you make your apps even better? By building them intelligently with Security from Day 1! Secure your apps intelligently with Command Center, Data protection, IAM recommendation, Security Analytics.

Week 5:

Talk: Know it all about BigQuery and AutoML
Speaker: Rushabh Vasa
Abstract: BigQuery is a serverless, highly scalable, and cost-effective data warehouse designed to help you turn big data into informed business decisions.

Talk: Building scalable IoT systems with GCP
Speaker: Nirav Kothari
Abstract: Google Cloud IoT is a complete set of tools to connect, process, store, and analyze data both at the edge and in the cloud. The platform consists of scalable, fully-managed cloud services; an integrated software stack for edge/on-premises computing with machine learning capabilities for all your IoT needs.

Week 6:

Talk: Getting started with BigQuery
Speaker: Pradeep Bhadani
Abstract : Hands-on demo and practical use cases of BigQuery, a serverless, highly scalable, and cost-effective data warehouse designed to help you turn big data into informed business decisions.

Week 7:

Talk: Application Modernization using Anthos
Speaker: Kaivalya Shah
Abstract: Are you struggling to find consistent development and operations experience for hybrid and multi-cloud environments?
Here we bring “Anthos” Google Cloud’s Application Modernization platform which will help you to modernize existing applications and build cloud-native apps anywhere to promote agility and cost savings. We are going to learn Config Management, Service Mesh, and Migrate services and some solutions that can be built using Anthos.

Week 8:

Talk: ML on GCP: Design-Develop-Deploy
Speaker: Charmi Choksi
Abstract: The Machine Learning models developed once with limited resources has to reach multiple clients which should be capable of scaling and learning in real-time. Google’s AI Platform makes it easy to take your ML projects from ideation to production and deployment, quickly and cost-effectively. Learn about the necessary engineering skills to Design, Develop, and Deploy your first Machine Learning model by training at scale to shorten dev cycle using Google Cloud Platform and its integrated products such as ML APIs, AutoML, and Cloud ML Engine.

Week 9:

Talk: Create a chatbot using Dialogflow
Speaker: Gajesh Naik
Abstract: Learn how this 12 year child creates a chatbot using DialogFlow..Yes that’s a 12 year school kid building bots. You must hear this one.

Talk: AppSheet — NoCode App Development
Speaker: Dharmesh Vaya
Abstract: Make apps with no-code. AppSheet’s no-code app building platform allows you to quickly build apps to collect, or connect to, data. Start building for free now. Create cross device & platform apps for your business in no time.

Whoa !! That’s all folks … If you wish you connect with the Speakers you may find their credentials on this link


This post can’t end without appreciating an amazing bunch of volunteers across GDGs (there have been a lot more behind the scenes too and were too shy to be on this page)..You folks deserve a pat on the back, tap yourselves :)


And ofcourse, a huge thanks to the Google Developer Relations India Team in supporting our endeavours, you folks are an amazing support system to us !!