PTA: Monthly Meeting (Google Cloud Services TBA)

Oct 18, 2017 · Centurion, South Africa

·  Welcome (start 18h00)

·  Lightning talk  - 15min

·  Session 1  - 25 min

·  Session 2 ) - 25min

15 minutes Q & A

Title: Introduction to the  Google Cloud Platform

highlighting the 3 main components:

Data (ML, Analytics, Data)Infrastructure (Compute Engine)Solution Development (Google App Engine Platform as a service)Local Case studies in SA on Google Cloud

Prinavan Pillay

Prinavan Pillay leads the Google Cloud Training and Specialized Consulting teams at Siatik, a Google Cloud Partner for Africa. With an academic background in both Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, his focus involves driving technological innovation and empowering others with the tools required to help businesses scale and grow with the latest cloud technologies. As a Google certified trainer, Prinavan also works directly with the Johannesburg Center of Software Engineering (JCSE) and Wits University to provide Google Cloud Training Courses for both public and private sector. Prinavan’s personal research and areas of expertise involve using the Google Cloud machine learning stack to solve data driven problems in Africa.

Title: We will develop a machine learning model to predict the demand for taxi cabs in New York using BigQuery & TensorFlow

Kimoon Kim

Kimoon Kim is a Google Certified Cloud Trainer, with an academic background in both Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He serves as a Co-Organizer of the GDG Cloud Johannesburg and GDG Cape Town and is well-known in the GCP community for speaking on machine learning, big data and dark data on Google. His research addresses a variety of topics relating to Human-Computer Interface and Computer Vision with Machine Learning. He has assisted and enabled numerous startups to scale by incorporating machine learning and data science approaches on the Google Cloud Platform.

Title: Google Cloud IoT Core

- Scalable back-end design for IOT systems with Google Cloud

-Integration into Analytics platforms to gain deeper insight into wireless sensor networks

Dhiren Tahilram

Dhiren is a Specialized Cloud Consultant at Saitik. His Background is in Computer Science and has extensive experience working with Google Cloud Products and wireless sensor networks. He also serves as a Co-Organizer of the GDG Cloud Johannesburg and GDG Cape Town groups. 

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