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Work / Life Balance: 82%
Recommended: 90%
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Great balance between big-company security and fun, fast-moving projects

Pros: * If you're a software engineer, you're among the kings of the hill at Google. It's an engineer-driven company without a doubt (that *is* changing, but it's still very engineer-focused). * The perks are amazing. Yes, free breakfast, lunch, an dinner every weekday. Aaaaaamazing holiday parties (at Waldorf Astoria, NY Public Library, MoMA, etc.); overnight ski trips to Vermont; overnight nature trips to the Poconos in the summer; summer picnics at Chelsea piers; and on and on and on. I don't see this going away unless the company starts hurting financially. * Speaking of which, the company is doing quite well, which reflects in bonuses and equity grants. * There a huge diversity of work ranging from defending independent journalism worldwide (Google Project Shield) to crisis response during disasters (see Maps during Hurricane Sandy or Tsunamis), to the best machine learning experts and projects in the world, to more mundane revenue-driving projects in advertising, there's really something for everybody. * It's easy to move around within the company as long as you're in good standing (the vast majority of engineers are). * The company is amazingly open: every week Larry Page and Sergey Brin host what's called TGIF where food, beer, wine, etc. is served, a new project is presented, and afterward there's an open forum to ask the executives anything you want. It's truly fair game to ask anything, no matter how controversial, and frequently the executives will be responsive. * No, nobody cares if you use an iPhone, Facebook, shop with Amazon, stream using Spotify, or refuse to use Google+. The company is amazingly open and flexible. Neither pro nor con, but general information on work-life balance, promotions, and advancement. * Work life balance can be what you want it to be on most teams. (Some teams are in more competitive sectors and require more crazy hours all the time - but very few of them). If you do what's expected, you'll be fine at least for a handful of years. Working a roughly 40 hour work week is possible, and many people do it. There are also people who are hyper-motived and work like crazy just because they love it, or because they're competitive, or they want to get a promotion. If you work 40 hour weeks without putting in anything extra, you'll fall behind them as they advance and you stand still - and maybe that doesn't matter, so it works out for everybody. But at least know where you would realistically stand. * If you excel and work your butt off, you'll be compensated and promoted. If you let yourself be a code monkey, and just sit coding with your head down all day, you'll be fine but won't advance. A big complaint from some Googlers is about not being able to advance "even at Google" with pure coding. Sure, if you're the uber genius who created MapReduce and Bigtable, you're going to advance like a rocket without having to do anything but coding; but if you're like most engineers at Google -- smarter than average, but just average compared to other Googlers -- you're just a good coder and not revolutionary. Code monkeys are important to actually get stuff done, and to be sure you absolutely need to be a good coder as a software engineer (it's the minimum requirement), but code monkeys won't advance because they're not leaders and they're easy to replace. To get promoted you need to lead and do more than just code. There are plenty of ways to lead other than being an official tech lead, so this isn't actually _that_ hard, so the real point is just that you can't just sit there coding what other people tell you to code all day and expect to advance.

Cons: * It *is* becoming larger, and with it comes growing pains: bureaucracy, slow to respond to market threats, bloated teams, cross-divisional tension (though nothing remotely approaching that of Microsoft's internal tension). * The quality of the engineers is possibly dropping, but possibly not. It's hard to get real metrics, because as the absolute number of people grows, naturally the number of bad apples grows; as a percentage it's supposedly the same as it ever was, but with larger numbers of poorer quality engineers it just _feels_ like things might be changing for the worse. * Also with growth means more internal-confidential data leaks (again, because of the raw numbers of people) -- product announcements being ruined, etc. That means the company has to be tighter-lipped internally to avoid leaks, which makes things less open. It's still an amazingly open place, but less so than it was even a couple years ago. The good thing is they recognize it and actively look to improve things because they know how important it is to keep the good culture.

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  • JessBe Creative will be teaching a workshop on digital storytelling for social media at Google's DC Headquarters. RSVP today!
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  • Join the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, the Office of Women’s Policies and Initiatives, and the Washington Blade as we celebrate 40 fantastic queer women who are making a difference in their community. From political activism, business leadership, and cultural innovation, we’ve found 40 queer women who call their District home and are the change-agents the District needs. Watch out for their profiles in the upcoming issue of the Blade, and join us at Google HQ to celebrate their accomplishments!

     This event is free and open to the public!

    Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request by calling 202-727-9493 or emailing lgbtq@dc.gov.

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  • WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL IDEAS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED.

    Black Girl Ventures works to create access to capital for Black and Brown women founders. The BGV Pitch Competition flips the traditional pitch competition on its head: we allow the audience to donate, eliminate the panel of judges, and empower the community (audience) to ask questions and vote for the winner. Donations are optional. Our partners include Google Cloud for Startups, Google Digital Coaches, and BICTech

    How does this work?

    • RSVP

    • Attend the event. 

    • Listen to dynamic women pitch their businesses. 


    • Vote with your dollars. Donate from $5+ to the idea you favor. Your donations go to the women!

    • All 8 women receive seed funding and/or resources for their business based on your donations.  


    The first place winner will receive over $5,000 in cash and prizes including:

    • Black Girl Ventures Grant (funds raised at the competition)

    • A meeting with an investor

    • A consultation with an accountant

    • Coaching with Shelly Bell

    • A podcast interview on The Brave Files PodcastCoaching from professional consultants from BICTech (Blacks in Consulting and Technology, a consortium of consultants from firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Booz Allen Hamilton, PWC, etc.

    Pitch participants must identify as women and Black or Brown. However,  audience participation is NOT specific to race, gender, creed or identity. Apply to pitch.


    Light food and drinks will be served. [Please bring a valid ID]

    This event is open to the public.  

    We believe that the future of inclusion is NOT to create more silos, but that we can be leaders for Black/Brown women and everyone can help us do that. Everyone can cheer on and advocate for women founders at BGV!

    Even if you're unavailable to attend you can support women entrepreneurs by donating. The Black Girl Ventures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are charitable donations. 

    Please note: There will be photography and videography at this event for promotional purposes. Your RSVP is an acknowledgment of photography and videography. 

    Got questions? We have answers! Email us at contact@blackgirlventures.org.

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  • Learn about the latest dynamic in technology -- Voice User Interface (VUI). Learn how Google Assistant works and how you can build for Google Assistant. Bring your laptop to get hands on experience building your first round of conversation!

    Agenda:

    6:00 PM Registration + Networking
    6:30 - Google Assistant Session
    7:15 PM - Code Labs


    Jessica Dene Earley-Cha is a Developer Advocate for Google Assistant. She loves to connect with developers and explore VUI (voice user interface) to add another dimension to how user interact with technology. Jessica is a full stack developer who enjoys sharing knowledge and support others. You’ll find her either spending time with her dog, collecting strawberry knick knack or coding one of her many personal projects

    Space + Snacks Sponsored By: GSP ( https://www.gspfa.com/ )


    Event is in partnership with Google Developer Group DC

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  • Join NetCom Learning trainer along with Managed Learning Services leader NetCom Learning for a complimentary interactive webinar on "Google-Cloud-Fundamentals-Core-Infrastructure-training.html?WebinarID=725&advid=1319" TARGET="_blank" REL="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Google Cloud Fundamentals - Core Infrastructure".

    Google Cloud Platform offers four main kinds of services: Compute, Storage, Big Data, and Machine Learning. This webinar focuses mostly on the first two, together with Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networking.

    Through a combination of presentation and demos, you will explore and deploy solution elements and infrastructure components such as networks, virtual machines and applications services. We will also trace the evolution of cloud computing and explain what is unique about Google's approach to it.

    Are you ready to explore Google Cloud Platform?


    Date: 05/07/2019

    Time: 1 P.M. Eastern Standard Time/ 10 A.M. Pacific Standard Time

    REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/DRMb3H


    Agenda:

    • Introduction to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
    • GCP Infrastructure
    • Virtual Networking
    • Virtual Machines
    • Q&A session with the speaker
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    Google Developers Group Washington D.C. is proud to announce the 8th annual DevFest DC - the largest #DevTech event in North America carefully crafted by and for the DC, Maryland and Virginia developer community!

    Find information about the registration, speakers, tickets and other latest news on the conference website www.devfestdc.org or social networks FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.


    See More: https://www.devfestdc.org


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    SPEAKERS

    • DevFest DC curates high quality tech speakers each year to run programming and evennts throughout the conference. The 2019 speakers will be unveiled beginning April 15th.


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    WHAT TO EXPECT

    • More than 1,000+ attendees, with industry expert speakers from top tech companies and Developer Experts across industries, tool stacks and from all around the globe.


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    SESSIONS

    • Various sessions, code labs and workshops to attend throughout the day. Focus on the sessions that make sense based on personal interest, career growth and track specializations.


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    VENUE

    • The Capital One Center venue can fulfill the needs of the large-scale event. With convenient geographical position (metro accessible),  Capital One will provide a great atmosphere for knowledge exchange and networking.


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    QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS?

    • Looking to market your business at DevFest DC? Visit our Marketing & Sponsorship pages. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? We are here to help answer your questions.

    Send Email: info@devfestdc.org


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  • Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure

    (3 days)

     

    This three-day instructor-led class introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including securely interconnecting networks, customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

    Objectives

    This course teaches participants the following skills:

    • Consider the entire range of Google Cloud Platform technologies in their plans
    • Learn methods to develop, implement, and deploy solutions
    • Distinguish between features of similar or related products and technologies
    • Recognize a wide variety of solution domains, use cases, and applications
    • Develop essential skills for managing and administering solutions
    • Develop knowledge of solution patterns—methods, technologies, and designs that are used to implement security, scalability, high availability, and other desired qualities

    Audience

    This class is intended for experienced developers who are responsible for managing big data transformations including:

    • Cloud Solutions Architects, Systems Operations professionals, DevOps Engineers, IT managers
    • Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud Platform

    Prerequisites

    To get the most out of this course, participants should have:

    • Completed Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals or have equivalent experience
    • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
    • Systems Operations experience including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment


    Course Outline

     

    Module 1: Introduction to Google Cloud Platform

    • Role of the Cloud Architect
    • Learn about Solution Domains as an approach to design
    • Lab: Console and Cloudshell
    • Lab: Projects
    • Lab: Infrastructure Preview

    Module 2: Virtual Networks

    • Cloud Virtual Networks (CVN), Projects, Networks, Subnetworks, IP addresses, Routes, Firewall rules
    • Subnetworks for resource management instead of physical network topology
    • Lab: Virtual Networking
    • Lab: Bastion Host

    Module 3: Virtual Machines

    • GCE, tags, VM options, vCPUs, disk options, images, and special features of persistent disks for VMs
    • Lab: Creating Virtual Machines
    • Lab: Working with Virtual Machines

    Module 4: Cloud IAM

    • Members, roles, organizations, account administration, service accounts
    • Lab: Cloud IAM

    Module 5: Data Storage Services

    • Cloud Storage, Datastore, Bigtable, Cloud SQL
    • Lab: Cloud Storage
    • Lab: Cloud SQL
    • Lab: Cloud Datastore

    Module 6: Resource Management

    • Billing, Quotas, Labels, Names, Cloud Resource Manager
    • Lab: Billing Administration
    • Lab: Examining Billing Data and BigQuery

    Module 7: Resource Monitoring

    • Stackdriver, Monitoring, Logging, Error Reporting, Tracing, Debugging
    • Lab: Resource Monitoring (Stackdriver)
    • Lab: Error Reporting and Debugging (Stackdriver)

    Module 8: Interconnecting Networks

    • VPNs, Cloud Router, Cloud Interconnect, Direct Peering, Cloud DNS
    • Lab: Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
    • Lab: Dynamic VPN with Cloud Routers

    Module 9: Load Balancing

    • Network Load Balancing, HTTP(S) Load Balancing, SSL Load Balancing and Internal Load Balancing, Managed Instance Groups
    • Lab: VM Automation and Load Balancing

     Module 10: Autoscaling

    • Autoscaler
    • Lab: Autoscaling

    Module 11: Infrastructure Automation with Cloud API

    • Infrastructure automation, custom images, startup and shutdown scripts and metadata
    • Lab: Cloud API Infrastructure Automation


    Module 12: Infrastructure Automation with Deployment Manager

    • Deployment Manager templates
    • Lab: Deployment Manager

    Module 13: Managed Services

    • Dataproc, Dataflow, BigQuery, Datalab

    Module 14: Application Development Infrastructure

    • Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Endpoints and Apigee, Cloud Functions

    Module 15: Application Development Services

    • Google App Engine (GAE), Dev Tools, Cloud Source Repos.
    • Lab: App Engine Development

    Module 16: Containers

    • Containers, Google Container Engine (GKE), and Container Registry.
    • Lab: Kubernetes Load Balancing
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  • Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Design and Process

    (2 days)

     

    This​ ​two-day​ ​instructor-led​ ​class​ ​equips​ ​students​ ​to​ ​build​ ​highly​ ​reliable​ ​and​ ​efficient​ ​solutions​ ​on​ ​Google​ ​Cloud  Platform,​ ​using​ ​proven​ ​design​ ​patterns​ ​and​ ​the​ ​principles​ ​of​ ​Google​ ​Site​ ​Reliability​ ​Engineering​ ​(SRE).​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a  continuation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​Architecting​ ​with​ ​Google​ ​Cloud​ ​Platform:​ ​Infrastructure​​ ​course​ ​and​ ​assumes​ ​hands-on  experience​ ​with​ ​the​ ​technologies​ ​covered​ ​in​ ​that​ ​course.  Through​ ​a​ ​combination​ ​of​ ​presentations,​ ​demos,​ ​and​ ​hands-on​ ​labs,​ ​participants​ ​learn​ ​to​ ​design​ ​GCP​ ​deployments  that​ ​are​ ​highly​ ​reliable​ ​and​ ​secure;​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​operate​ ​GCP​ ​deployments​ ​in​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​available​ ​and​ ​cost-effective  manner. A personal laptop is required for all workshops and will not be provided.

     

    Objectives

    This course teaches participants the following skills:

    • Design for high availability, scalability, and maintainability
    • Assess tradeoffs and make sound choices among Google Cloud Platform products
    • Integrate on-premises and cloud resources
    • Identify ways to optimize resources and minimize cost
    • Implement processes that minimize downtime, such as monitoring and alarming, unit and integration testing, production resilience testing, and incident post-mortem analysis
    • Implement policies that minimize security risks, such as auditing, separation of duties and least privilege
    • Implement technologies and processes that assure business continuity in the event of a disaster

    Audience

    This class is intended for the following participants:

    • Cloud Solutions Architects, Systems Operations professionals, DevOps Engineers, IT managers
    • Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud Platform

    Prerequisites

    To get the most out of this course, participants should have:

    • Completed Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure or equivalent experience
    • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
    • Systems​ ​Operations​ ​experience​ ​including​ ​deploying​ ​and​ ​managing​ ​applications,​ ​either​ ​on-premises​ ​or​ ​in​ ​a​ ​public​ ​cloud  environment

    Course Outline

     

    Module 1: Defining the Service

    • Design​ ​in​ ​this​ ​class
    • State​ ​and​ ​solution
    • Measurement
    • Gathering​ ​requirements,​ ​SLOs,​ ​SLAs,​ ​and​ ​SLIs​ ​(key​ ​performance  indicators)

    Module 2: Business-Logic Layer Design

    • Microservices​ ​architecture
    • GCP​ ​12-factor​ ​support
    • Mapping​ ​compute​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​Google​ ​Cloud​ ​Platform​ ​processing  services
    • Compute​ ​system​ ​provisioning

    Module 3: Data Layer Design

    • Classifying and characterizing data
    • Data​ ​ingest​ ​and​ ​data​ ​migration
    • Identification​ ​of​ ​storage​ ​needs​ ​and​ ​mapping​ ​to​ ​Google​ ​Cloud  Platform​ ​storage​ ​systems

    Module 4: Presentation Network Design

    • Network​ ​edge​ ​configuration
    • Network​ ​configuration​ ​for​ ​data​ ​transfer​ ​within​ ​the​ ​service,​ ​including  load​ ​balancing​ ​and​ ​network​ ​location
    • Network​ ​integration​ ​with​ ​other​ ​environments,​ ​including​ ​on​ ​premise  and​ ​multi-cloud

    Module 5: Design for Scalability, Resiliency, and Disaster Recovery

    • Failure due to loss of resources
    • Failure due to overload
    • Strategies for coping with failure
    • Business​ ​continuity​ ​and​ ​disaster​ ​recovery,​ ​including​ ​restore​ ​strategy  and​ ​data​ ​life-cycle​ ​management
    • Scalable​ ​and​ ​resilient​ ​design

    Module 6: Design for Security

    • Google​ ​Cloud​ ​Platform​ ​security
    • Network​ ​access​ ​control​ ​and​ ​firewalls
    • Protections​ ​against​ ​denial​ ​of​ ​service
    • Data encryption and key management
    • Resource​ ​sharing​ ​and​ ​isolation
    • Identity​ ​access​ ​and​ ​auditing

    Module 7: Cost Optimization and Capacity Planning 

    • Capacity Planning
    • Pricing

    Module 8: Deployment, Monitoring and Alerting, and Incident Response

    • Deployment
    • Monitoring and alerting
    • Incident response
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  • Data Engineering on Google Cloud Platform

    (4 days)

     

    This four-day instructor-led class provides participants a hands-on introduction to designing and building data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hand-on labs, participants will learn how to design data processing systems, build end-to-end data pipelines, analyze data and carry out machine learning. The course covers structured, unstructured, and streaming data. A personal laptop is required for all workshops and will not be provided.

    Objectives

    This course teaches participants the following skills:

    • Design and build data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform
    • Process batch and streaming data by implementing autoscaling data pipelines on Cloud Dataflow
    • Derive business insights from extremely large datasets using Google BigQuery
    • Train, evaluate and predict using machine learning models using Tensorflow and Cloud ML
    • Leverage unstructured data using Spark and ML APIs on Cloud Dataproc
    • Enable instant insights from streaming data

    Audience

    This class is intended for experienced developers who are responsible for managing big data transformations including:

    • Extracting, Loading, Transforming, cleaning, and validating data
    • Designing pipelines and architectures for data processing
    • Creating and maintaining machine learning and statistical models
    • Querying datasets, visualizing query results and creating reports

    Prerequisites

    To get the most of out of this course, participants should have:

    • Completed Google Cloud Fundamentals- Big Data and Machine Learning course OR have equivalent experience
    • Basic proficiency with common query language such as SQL
    • Experience with data modeling, extract, transform, load activities Developing applications using a common programming language such Python
    • Familiarity with Machine Learning and/or statistics

     


    Course Outline

     

    Module 1: Google Cloud Dataproc Overview

    • Creating and managing clusters.
    • Leveraging custom machine types and preemptible worker nodes.
    • Scaling and deleting Clusters.
    • Lab: Creating Hadoop Clusters with Google Cloud Dataproc.

    Module 2: Running Dataproc Jobs

    • Running Pig and Hive jobs.
    • Separation of storage and compute.
    • Lab: Running Hadoop and Spark Jobs with Dataproc.
    • Lab: Submit and monitor jobs.

    Module 3: Integrating Dataproc with Google Cloud Platform

    • Customize cluster with initialization actions.
    • BigQuery Support.
    • Lab: Leveraging Google Cloud Platform Services.

    Module 4: Making Sense of Unstructured Data with Google’s Machine Learning APIs

    • Google’s Machine Learning APIs.
    • Common ML Use Cases.
    • Invoking ML APIs.
    • Lab: Adding Machine Learning Capabilities to Big Data Analysis.

    Module 5: Serverless data analysis with BigQuery

    • What is BigQuery.
    • Queries and Functions.
    • Lab: Writing queries in BigQuery.
    • Loading data into BigQuery.
    • Exporting data from BigQuery.
    • Lab: Loading and exporting data.
    • Nested and repeated fields.
    • Querying multiple tables.
    • Lab: Complex queries.
    • Performance and pricing.

    Module 6: Serverless, autoscaling data pipelines with Dataflow

    • The Beam programming model.
    • Data pipelines in Beam Python.
    • Data pipelines in Beam Java.
    • Lab: Writing a Dataflow pipeline.
    • Scalable Big Data processing using Beam.
    • Lab: MapReduce in Dataflow.
    • Incorporating additional data.
    • Lab: Side inputs.
    • Handling stream data.
    • GCP Reference architecture.

    Module 7: Getting started with Machine Learning

    • What is machine learning (ML).
    • Effective ML: concepts, types.
    • ML datasets: generalization.
    • Lab: Explore and create ML datasets.

    Module 8: Building ML models with Tensorflow

    • Getting started with TensorFlow.
    • Lab: Using tf.learn.
    • TensorFlow graphs and loops + lab.
    • Lab: Using low-level TensorFlow + early stopping.
    • Monitoring ML training.
    • Lab: Charts and graphs of TensorFlow training.

    Module 9: Scaling ML models with CloudML

    • Why Cloud ML?
    • Packaging up a TensorFlow model.
    • End-to-end training.
    • Lab: Run a ML model locally and on cloud.

    Module 10: Feature Engineering

    • Creating good features.
    • Transforming inputs.
    • Synthetic features.
    • Preprocessing with Cloud ML.
    • Lab: Feature engineering.

    Module 11: Architecture of streaming analytics pipelines

    • Stream data processing: Challenges.
    • Handling variable data volumes.
    • Dealing with unordered/late data.
    • Lab: Designing streaming pipeline.

    Module 12: Ingesting Variable Volumes

    • What is Cloud Pub/Sub?
    • How it works: Topics and Subscriptions.
    • Lab: Simulator.

    Module 13: Implementing streaming pipelines

    • Challenges in stream processing.
    • Handle late data: watermarks, triggers, accumulation.
    • Lab: Stream data processing pipeline for live traffic data.

    Module 14: Streaming analytics and dashboards

    • Streaming analytics: from data to decisions.
    • Querying streaming data with BigQuery.
    • What is Google Data Studio?
    • Lab: build a real-time dashboard to visualize processed data.

    Module 15: High throughput and low-latency with Bigtable

    • What is Cloud Spanner?
    • Designing Bigtable schema.
    • Ingesting into Bigtable.
    • Lab: streaming into Bigtable.
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  • Course 766:
    Google Cloud Certification Workshop: Professional Cloud Developer

     (2 Days)

    Google Cloud Certification Training Description

    This workshop is designed to help IT professionals prepare for the Google Professional Cloud Developer certification exam.

    In this workshop, we review the exam guidelines and cover the main topics you may be tested on.

    The Professional Cloud Developer exam assesses your ability to build scalable and highly-available applications using Google recommended practices and tools that leverage fully-managed services. The exam, and hence this course, focuses on deploying applications using Kubernetes, App Engine, Cloud Functions and Compute Engine, securing applications using IAM, monitoring applications with Stackdriver, and storing data using GCP’s storage services.

    This workshop assumes prior knowledge of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and is not an introduction to GCP. Knowledge to the level ofDeveloping Applications with Google Cloud Platform is assumed.

    To see the full Google Cloud Platform curriculum, click here.

    Learning Objectives

    • Prepare for the Google Professional Cloud Developer certification exam
    • Design applications for high-performance, scalability, and high-availability using Google development best practices
    • Build CI/CD pipelines using Google tools: Source Repository, Cloud Build, Container Registry
    • Automate the deployment of GCP resources using the CLI, Deployment Manager, and Kubernetes
    • Leverage Google Cloud Storage for data storage and distributing static content online
    • Store relational data using Cloud SQL and Spanner
    • Store NoSQL data using Bigtable and Cloud Datastore/Firestore
    • Expose an API Gateway using Google Cloud Endpoints
    • Leverage Stackdriver for monitoring, logging, and alerting

    This workshop includes instructor lecture, demos, exercises, practice exams, and links to recommended study, videos, and tutorials. Homework assignments are also included to help students further prepare for the exam.

    Prerequisites

    Prior to taking the Professional Cloud Developer certification exam, students must have experience developing applications and services that run on Google Cloud Platform. The exam tests one’s ability to program, deploy, and monitor real-world applications and data using GCP. Students should not only understand the basics of services, but also how services are automated using the command-line interface, deployment manager, Kubernetes, the various APIs, and language SDKs.

    Practice Quizzes and Hands-On Exercises

    Included with this course are sample quizzes and numerous hands-on exercises that will help you both prepare for the exam and efficiently manage real-world deployments using automated tools.


    Course Outline

    Module 1: Professional Cloud Developer Certification Overview

    • Exam Overview and Expectations
      • What You are Tested On
      • Exam Format
      • Registering for the Exam
    • Exam Prep
      • Exercise: Creating a GCP Account

    Module 2: Designing Applications for Google Cloud

    • Analyzing the Exam Case Study
      • Global Delivery
      • Low Latency and High Performance
      • High Availability
      • Elastic Scalability
      • Security and Compliance
      • Activity: Designing the Case Study
    • GCP Design Best Practices
      • Microservice Architecture
      • Recognizing Microservice Boundaries
      • Designing Loosely-Coupled Services
      • Stateless Services
      • Asynchronous Operations
      • Logging and Monitoring
      • Activity: Designing the Case Study Microservices
    • Leveraging GCP Services for Scalability, Performance, and High Availability
      • Elastic Autoscaling
      • Caching Database Content
      • Caching Web Content
      • Messaging
      • Handling High Volume Writes (Partitioning)
      • Handling High Volume Reads (Replication)
      • Activity: Choosing GCP Services
    • Site Reliability Engineering
      • SLOs
      • SLIs
      • SLAs
      • Activity: Defining SLOs and SLIs
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz

    Module 3: Programming for Google Cloud Platform

    • GCP Development Best Practices
      • Source Control Management
      • Dependency Management
      • Microservices
      • Continuous Integration
    • Language APIs
      • Handling Secrets
      • Handling Errors
      • Truncated Exponential Backoff
      • Activity: Creating a Microservice
    • Docker
      • Docker Commands
      • Configuring Docker Builds
      • Building and Running Containers
      • Stopping Containers
      • Running Containers on Compute Engine
      • Activity: Creating a Docker Image
    • Continuous Integration on GCP
      • Cloud Source Repositories
      • Cloud  Build
      • Container Registry
      • Triggers
      • Custom Builds
      • Activity: Setting Up a Continuous Integration Pipeline
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz

    Module 4: Automating GCP Resource Deployment

    • Google Cloud SDK
      • Initializing gcloud
      • gcloud Commands
      • Activity: Deploying a Service using the Command-Line Interface
    • Deployment Manager
      • YAML Templates
      • Jinja Templates
      • Configuring Networks and Subnets
      • Configuring Firewall Rules
      • Configuring Virtual Machines
      • Activity: Deploying a Service using a Deployment Manager Template
    • Kubernetes
      • Creating Clusters
      • Connecting to Clusters
      • Kubernetes Objects
      • Kubernetes Commands
      • Configuring Deployments
      • Configuring Services
      • Configuring Autoscalers
      • Activity: Deploying a Service with Kubernetes
    • Leveraging NoOps, Serverless Services
      • App Engine
      • Deploying to App Engine
      • Cloud Functions
      • Activity: Deploying to Cloud Functions
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz

    Module 5: Using Google Cloud Storage

    • Google Cloud Storage Overview
      • Buckets
      • Naming Buckets
      • Storage Classes
      • IAM
      • ACLs
      • Versioning
      • Lifecycle Rules
      • Configuring as a Website
      • DNS
    • Managing Storage with gsutil
      • gsutil Commands
      • Uploading Files
      • Multipart Uploads
      • Signed URLs
      • Activity: Using gsutil
    • GCP Storage API
      • Creating Buckets
      • Uploading Files
      • Accessing Files
      • Activity: Saving Images for the Web
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz

    Module 6: Storing Relational Data

    • Cloud SQL
      • Creating a Cloud SQL Database
      • Authorizing Networks
      • Connecting
      • Cloud SQL Proxy
      • Activity: Creating a Cloud SQL Database
    • Spanner
      • Creating Spanner Databases
      • Regional Deployment
      • Multi-Regional Deployments
      • Connecting to Spanner
      • Transactions
      • Stale Reads
      • Activity: Using Spanner
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz

    Module 7: Storing NoSQL Data

    • BigTable
      • Creating a Bigtable Database
      • Nodes
      • Tables and Tablets
      • Rows and Keys
      • Column Families and Columns
      • Using the Bigtable API
      • Activity: Using Bigtable
    • Datastore/Firestore
      • Creating a Datastore Database
      • Entities
      • Keys
      • Properties
      • Using the Datastore AP
      • Activity: Using Datastore
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz

    Module 8: Google Cloud Endpoints

    • API Gateways
      • Endpoints
      • Monitoring
      • API Management
      • Authentication and Authorization
    • Cloud Endpoints
      • Swagger
      • REST
      • gRPC
      • Defining Endpoints
      • Deploying APIs
      • Deploying the Backend
      • Using the API
      • Versioning
      • Activity: Deploying a Cloud Endpoints API
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz

    Module 9: Stackdriver

    • Monitoring
      • Metrics
      • Monitoring Agent
      • Dashboards
      • Alerts
      • Health Checks
      • Uptime Checks
      • Activity: Creating Dashboards, Uptime Check, and Alerts
    • Logging
      • Logs
      • Logging Agent
      • Log Filters
      • Exporting to Pub/Sub
      • Exporting to Storage
      • Exporting to BigQuery
      • Activity: Processing Log Data with Dataflow
    • Debugging
      • Debugger
      • Trace
      • Error Reporting
    • Exam Prep
      • Quiz
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  • We're offering three days of Google Analytics training, and workshops in Google Tag Manager! Visit our training page for info about the week or click on the links below for course-specific information.

    Sept 16, 2019
    Google Analytics 101
    Beginner

    Sept 17, 2019
    Google Analytics 201
    Intermediate

    Sept 18, 2019
    Google Analytics 301
    Advanced 


    Sept 19, 2019
    Google Tag Manager 101
    Intermediate

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  • We're offering three days of Google Analytics training, along with two days of Google Ads training and workshops in Google Tag Manager, Google Data Studio, and Google Optimize! Visit our training page for info about the week or click on the links below for course-specific information.

    March 25, 2019
    Google Analytics 101
    Beginner

    March 26, 2019
    Google Analytics 201
    Intermediate

    March 27, 2019
    Google Analytics 301
    Advanced 

    March 27, 2019 
    Google Data Studio 101
    Intermediate  

    March 27, 2019
    Google Ads 101
    Beginner

    March 28, 2019
    Google Tag Manager 101
    Intermediate

    March 28, 2019
    Google Ads 201
    Intermediate

    March 29, 2019
    Google Optimize 101
    Intermediate

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  • We're offering three days of Google Analytics training, along with two days of Google Ads training and workshops in Google Tag Manager! Visit our training page for info about the week or click on the links below for course-specific information.

    June 10, 2019
    Google Analytics 101
    Beginner

    June 11, 2019
    Google Analytics 201
    Intermediate

    June 12, 2019
    Google Analytics 301
    Advanced 


    June 13, 2019
    Search Advertising 101
    Beginner

    June 13, 2019
    Google Tag Manager 101
    Intermediate

     


    June 14, 2019
    Search Advertising 201
    Intermediate

    June 14, 2019
    Google Tag Manager 201
    Advanced

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  • Global Leaders 

    • Learn how to communicate online

    • Use of online tools

    • Interact with friends

    • How to use Google classroom

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  • Class Description:

    This class will help teach you techniques that will help you get the best results from the Barcode and Google Online Object Recognition modes on the Cyber Eyez Gear VR. In this one hour session, students will learn all the techniques necessary to successfully scan barcodes and identify objects in their environment.

    Topics include:

    • Accessing and Using Online Object Recognition

    • Techniques and Tips for Object Recognition

    • Accessing and using the Cyber Eyez Barcode Scanner

    • Techniques and Tips for Barcode Scanning

    • 10 Minute Question and Answer Session

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Cyber Timez support team at.

    support@cybertimez.com

    (202) 827-6883 ext 2

    Class Length and Schedule:

    30 Minutes

    5m - Intro

    3m - Why do I need WiFi for Barcode and Object Recognition?

    1m - How do I access Barcode mode?

    5m - Practice rotate and capture in barcode mode

    1m - How do I access Google Online Object Recognition mode?

    5m - Practice capture in Google Online Object Recognition mode

    10m - Q and A. Also a great time go over troubleshooting and known issues.


    Class Curriculum:

    Why do I need WiFi for Barcode and Object Recognition?

    Cyber Eyez uses services provided by Google for barcode lookup and object identification. Our barcode scanner is powered by Google shopping on the backend so it recognizes over 100 million products right out of the box! But to reach Google, we need WiFi. The Google Online Object Recognition Mode uses the Google Vision API to analyze the picture and identify the objects in it. Google sends the information back to Cyber Eyez and reads it back. As Google’s object recognition gets better, so does Cyber Eyez.

    How do I access Barcode mode?

    With your Cyber Eyez Gear VR on, swipe up or down until you hear “Changed to Barcode Mode” and see the tile labeled Barcode Mode on the screen. Barcode mode is one swipe down from Microsoft Online Text Reader and one swipe up from Google Online Object Recognition.

    Practice rotate and capture in barcode mode

    During this time, encourage the students to find objects near them with a barcode on it. Have them put the object at a comfortable distance in front of the device with their left hand and long tap on the swipe pad to take a picture when the barcode is in frame. If the barcode is recognized the result will be read back in a few seconds depending on the WiFi network speed.

    How do I access Google Online Object Recognition mode?

    With your Cyber Eyez Gear VR on, swipe up or down until you hear “Changed to Google Online Object Recognition Mode” and see the tile labeled Google Online Object Recognition Mode on the screen. Google Online Object Recognition Mode is one swipe down from Barcode mode and one swipe up from Color assistant.

    Practice capture in Google Online Object Recognition mode

    During this time, encourage the students to look around their environment at different objects, rooms and scenarios and take pictures. Hold objects close, take distance pictures, pictures inside, outside, as many varieties as you can.

    Q&A

    10 minute questions and answer sessions at the end of the training to answer any of your Cyber Eyez barcode mode and Google online object recognition mode questions.



    Class Requirements:

    YOUR EMAIL MUST BE REGISTERED AS A CYBER TIMEZ CUSTOMER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.

    This class will be broadcast through Google Hangouts and will also be available on YouTube live. Please make sure that before the start of the class that you have access to a device with a login that can successfully access Google Hangouts or YouTube live. You can find help on how to join Google Hangouts at the following link https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/hangouts/get-started/#!/section-2 .


    By joining Google Hangouts you will be able to interact with us more versus just watching the class on YouTube live.


    Once you have successfully RSVP'd to the class you will be sent a Google Hangout and YouTube live link to your registered email address up to an hour before the class begins.


    The class will take up to an 30 minutes and it is strongly suggested that you have your Cyber Eyez Gear VR device with you and that the device is fully charged so that you can learn the skills as we teach them.


    If you would like to follow along with our class instructor with your own device please also have some items with barcodes available for captures during the training. Anything should work well including canned goods, bottled drinks, books and more.

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  • Class Description

    This class will help teach you techniques that will help you get the best results from the Bar Code and Object Recognition modes on the Cyber Eyez Vuzix M300. In this one hour session, students will learn all the techniques necessary to successfully scan barcodes and identify objects in their environment.

    Topics include:

    • Accessing and Using Cyber Eyez Offline Object Recognition

    • Accessing and Using Online Object Recognition

    • Techniques and Tips for Object Recognition

    • Accessing and using the Cyber Eyez Barcode Scanner

    • Techniques and Tips for Barcode Scanning

    • 15 Minute Question and Answer Session

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Cyber Timez support team at.

    support@cybertimez.com

    (202) 827-6883 ext 2

    Class Length and Schedule

    50 Minutes

    5m - Intro

    3m - Why do I need WiFi for Barcode and Object Recognition?

    1m - How do I access Barcode mode?

    15m - Practice rotate and capture in barcode mode

    1m - How do I access Google Online Object Recognition mode?

    15m - Practice capture in Google Online Object Recognition mode

    10m - Q and A. Also a great time go over troubleshooting and known issues.

    Class Curriculum

    Why do I need WiFi for Barcode and Object Recognition?

    Cyber Eyez uses services provided by Google for barcode lookup and object identification. Our barcode scanner is powered by Google shopping on the backend so it recognizes over 100 million products right out of the box! But to reach Google, we need WiFi. The Google Online Object Recognition Mode uses the Google Vision API to analyze the picture and identify the objects in it. Google sends the information back to Cyber Eyez and reads it back. As Google’s object recognition gets better, so does Cyber Eyez.

    How do I access Barcode mode?

    1. Long press #1 to bring up your menu

    2. Short press #1 until you hear Barcode mode

    3. Short press #3. You will hear, “Changed to Barcode Mode”

    Practice rotate and capture in barcode mode

    During this time, encourage the students to find objects near them with a barcode on it. Have them hold the object very close to the glasse and slowly pull it away. Cyber Eyez will search the image for barcodes automatically, so no need to take a picture. As soon as the barcode is recognized the result will be displayed on a web browser screen and read back in a few seconds depending on the WiFi network speed. To get back to Cyber Eyez, long press #3.

    How do I access Google Online Object Recognition mode?

    1. Long press #1 to bring up the menu

    2. Short press #1 until you hear “Object Recognition”

    3. Object Recognition has a sub-menu, so short press #3 to open the sub-menu.


    The first option is Offline Object Recognition mode. Short press #1 to scroll down to Google Online mode or Back to go back to the main menu. Short press #3 to select Google Online mode.

    Practice capture in Google Online Object Recognition mode

    During this time, encourage the students to look around their environment at different objects, rooms and scenarios and take pictures. Hold objects close, take distance pictures, pictures inside, outside, as many varieties as you can.

    Q&A

    10 minute questions and answer sessions at the end of the training to answer any of your Cyber Eyez barcode mode and Google online object recognition mode questions.

    Class Requirements

    YOUR EMAIL MUST BE REGISTERED AS A CYBER TIMEZ CUSTOMER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.

    This class will be broadcast through Google Hangouts and will also be available on YouTube live. Please make sure that before the start of the class that you have access to a device with a login that can successfully access Google Hangouts or YouTube live. You can find help on how to join Google Hangouts at the following link https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/hangouts/get-started/#!/section-2 .


    By joining Google Hangouts you will be able to interact with us more versus just watching the class on YouTube live.

    Once you have successfully RSVP'd to the class you will be sent a Google Hangout and YouTube live link to your registered email address up to an hour before the class begins.


    The class will take up to an hour and it is strongly suggested that you have your Cyber Eyez Vuzix M300 device with you and that the device is fully charged so that you can learn the skills as we teach them.


    If you would like to follow along with our class instructor with your own device please also have some items with barcodes available for captures during the training. Anything should work well including canned goods, bottled drinks, books and more.

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  • KW Technology and Your Online Persona with W. Cavin Weber

    April 17th & 18th

    9:00am-3:00pm


    *** This is a 2 day training class***

    *** Bring your laptop or tablet***


    Take Command of your business using KW Technology!

    Wouldn't you love to promote your passions, connect with your database in meaningful ways and get to the top of Google, all while using KW Technology?

    Join Cavin Weber and learn how to take advantage of the KW tools you have available to you today and will be available tomorrow!

    This includes KW Command, Kelle, KW Mobile App, Your Current CRM, Google Tools and all KW Technology!


    ***Lunch will be provided***


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  • Join us on April 22nd from 7:00-8:30 PM for a Small Biz Session! These free workshops are open to all members of the small business community and are generously sponsored by Uptown Main Street's donors and grantors.


    *Social Media Advertising Workshop*

    Thinking of moving beyond an organic marketing strategy and trying out paid promotions? In this session, we'll take a look at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google ads to learn which match your business' objectives and budget.


    Meet our Facilitator!

    Cherie Lester is currently a social media consultant with the Van Ness, Uptown & Dupont Circle Main Street programs. She assists small businesses in establishing, or restarting, their social media presence including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


    With a background in photography and hospitality marketing, Cherie has worked on the marketing team of Whole Foods Market, Shop Made in DC as well as a handful of area restaurants. Events and promotions are a specialty with the goal of driving traffic, raising awareness and bringing in new customers. She will give you tips on basic photography, helpful (and easy!) apps, writing content, hashtag usage, boosting a post, creating Eventbrite and Facebook Events, setting up an Instagram account (and why you should), website review and claiming your YELP and Google Business pages.

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  • This April,  NAMIC Capital Region invites you to join the discussion on the need for minority podcast hosts and subject matter experts, and celebrate pioneers in the ever- growing "podisphere. Hear from guests and experts as they share their podcast journeys, and offer tips on how to expand your podcast audience with diverse content. RSVP Today!

    Event Moderator: Lori Hall- 38& Dating Podcast Host and SVP, Marketing, TV One

    Panelist:

    Nicaila Matthew Okome,  SideHustlePro
    Leah Donella- Code Switch NPR
    Mark Pagan-Google Podcast Creator Program, PRX
    Kyle Harvey- Points On the Board, The Shadow League


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  • There is a brand new app for all you singles out there looking for Interracial relationships and dating in Washington, D.C.!   You will be meeting new people and making new friends.  If you're like me, then you have tried many of the popular dating apps, but what if there's one dating app focused on interracial dating in DC? Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, look no further than Mature DC's new dating app available on Google Play and on iPhone. So, don't wait to discover what makes this city so great. Find your soulmate on Mature DC!

    Good luck 

    www.maturedc.com

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  • Search Inside Yourself is a transformational science-based mindfulness program that originated at Google and has spread to companies and organizations around the world.  SIY blends the practice of mindfulness with the contemporary fields of emotional intelligence and neuroscience to help leaders and team members become more resilient, lead themselves and others more effectively, and find inner happiness.  ACT is pleased to host a 2-day workshop on May 29 and 30, led by Heather ONeill Jelks and Michelle Maldonado, certified SIY teachers and leadership consultants.  To learn more about SIY and the 2-day workshop, join us for an Info Session on Wednesday, April 24 from 9-10am at AEDP, 625 N. Washington Street, Suite 400.  Stephanie Wright from Together We Bake will also share about her experience with the workshop and its impact on her organization.

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  • Tom Wheeler, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is a renowned historian, entrepreneur and writer. His tenure at the FCC has been described as “the most productive Commission in the history of the agency”. For over four decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services.

    Don’t miss this fascinating dinner and learn how the invention of the printing press, expansion of the telegraph and now explosion of the internet has touched each one of us directly, shaping both commerce and culture, ultimately changing how we connect with each other.


    TUSCAN DINNER MENU

    Welcome cocktail & savories

    Cacio e Pepe pasta with pancetta & arugula

    Chianti-braised short ribs

    Coconut mint torta, chocolate hazelnut frosting

    $69/person (exclusive tax and tip)


    Signed copies of From Gutenberg to Google will be available for purchase.

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  • A TWO HOUR COACHING SESSION FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS


    How to plan, execute, launch and market a regular podcast for distribution on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, and other platforms. It's for organizations who want to advocate for a cause, businesses seeking new customers, and individuals seeking expression, diversity, and fun.

    Presented by Mark McDonald.US

    * Choosing your format and planning your presentation. How to organize the show.

    * Cost-effective equipment to use; Microphones, mixers, editing software, music platforms, distribution platforms.

    * Microphone and interviewing techniques - and getting the best from interviewees

    * Script-writing and storytelling techniques - how to target, sustain, captivate and maximize your audience

    * Voice -Over techniques - and how to use your authentic voice for commentary

    * Editing - software choices, editing training and skills

    * Post-Production, how to launch and get noticed on Itunes and other platforms, budget and social marketing tips


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  • Class Description:

    This class will help teach you techniques that will help you get the best results from the Reading Assistant on the Cyber Eyez Gear VR. In this one hour session, students will learn all the techniques necessary to successfully read documents, mail and other text in their environment using both offline and online OCR tools.

    Topics include:

    • Settings for great magnification results

    • To Zoom or not to Zoom

    • Accessing Google Offline Text Reader Mode

    • Accessing Microsoft Online OCR

    • Techniques for getting successful OCR results.

    • Reading a piece of paper

    • Reading a book

    • Reading a receipt

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Cyber Timez support team at.

    support@cybertimez.com

    (202) 827-6883 ext 2

    Class Length and Schedule:

    45 Minutes

    5m - Intro

    5m - Invert Colors and Adjust White Balance

    2m - Move Display Near or Far versus Zoom In and Zoom Out

    1m - How do I select the Reading Assistant I want?

    2m - What are differences between each Reading Assistant modes?

    5m - How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture letters?

    5m - How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture a book?

    5m - How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture receipts?

    15m - Q and A. Also a great time go over troubleshooting and known issues.


    Class Curriculum:

    Intro

    Make sure each client has their device and that it is on, connected to WiFi and ready and that they have printed out or brought their documents that they will be using for the training.

    Invert Colors and Adjust White Balance

    To adjust for your eyes and your condition you can adjust the screen to have different color and effect modes to help as much as possible. For example, using “Whiteboard” in Invert Colors is very useful for reading documents since it makes whites very white and blacks very black in the image making the letters stand out more on the page. Invert Colors Negative mode is the standard white on black or “high contrast” mode. White balances are very useful to ease eye strain and get better results in color assistant. Mixing and matching these settings can produce some very custom results.

    Move Display Near or Far versus Zoom In and Zoom Out

    There are 2 ways to make an image bigger in Cyber Eyez Gear VR. Many people find that the image stays in focus best by using the Move Display Near or Far mode to magnify. This works extremely well for items that are at the default “focal length” for the camera...about 20 inches. However, to read things across a room or at a distance the camera needs zoom. With Cyber Eyez you have both. You can move the display as close as you need and then go into a mode that supports zoom to make the image even bigger.

    How do I select the Reading Assistant I want?

    Google Offline Text Reader and Microsoft Online can both be accessed by swiping up or down on your swipe pad.

    What are differences between each Reading Assistant modes?

    Google Offline Text Reader does not require any internet connection to read text. It is very powerful, recognizes text in columns and blocks. Microsoft Online is the same OCR engine used by long text mode in Seeing AI from Microsoft. It recognizes text at multiple angles (even upside down), but sometimes struggles if there are headlines and smaller print text in the same image.

    How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture letters?

    The best way to read with any wearable is to use a book easel. This are inexpensive devices that hold documents, books and magazines still and even have clips to hold the pages in place while you read. If you don’t have an easel, hold the document in your left hand and snap a picture with a long tap on the swipe pad. You will hear a camera shutter “click” sound when it takes the picture. Wait a few seconds and the text will begin to be read back. To stop the voice, swipe forward or backward on the swipe pad.

    How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture a book?

    Books really work best with an easel, but can be done in your hand or on a table as well. Hold the book open so both pages can be seen by the camera lense if possible. If both pages can not be seen, try to capture one page without the other. A piece of paper comes in handy to cover the other page if the book or magazine is too large to do one page at a time. Once you’ve got text in the frame, long tap on the swipe pad to take a picture. You will hear a camera shutter “click” sound when it takes the picture. Wait a few seconds and the text will begin to be read back. To stop the voice, swipe forward or backward on the swipe pad.

    How do I use the Reading Assistant to capture receipts?

    Hold the receipt fairly close to the device (about 18-20 inches) to block out any surrounding “white noise” since receipt text can be fairly light. Once you’ve got the receipt in the frame, long tap on the swipe pad to take a picture. You will hear a camera shutter “click” sound when it takes the picture. Wait a few seconds and the text will begin to be read back. To stop the voice, swipe forward or backward on the swipe pad.

    Q&A

    15 minute questions and answer sessions at the end of the training to answer any of your Cyber Eyez basics questions.

    Class Requirements:

    YOUR EMAIL MUST BE REGISTERED AS A CYBER TIMEZ CUSTOMER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.

    This class will be broadcast through Google Hangouts and will also be available on YouTube live. Please make sure that before the start of the class that you have access to a device with a login that can successfully access Google Hangouts or YouTube live. You can find help on how to join Google Hangouts at the following link https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/hangouts/get-started/#!/section-2 .

    By joining Google Hangouts you will be able to interact with us more versus just watching the class on YouTube live.

    Once you have successfully RSVP'd to the class you will be sent a Google Hangout and YouTube live link to your registered email address up to an hour before the class begins.

    The class will take up to an hour and it is strongly suggested that you have your Cyber Eyez Gear VR device with you and that the device is fully charged and that you have several examples of items to read text from such as books, magazines, mail and other items with text so that you can learn the skills as we teach them.


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  • Class Description

    Questions that will be answered during this class:

    • How do I put my Gear VR together?

    • What are all these buttons and parts called?

    • How do I connect my Samsung phone to Wifi?

    • How do I open Cyber Eyez and other applications?

    • How do I zoom in Cyber Eyez?

    • How do I change modes in Cyber Eyez?

    • 15 minute questions and answer sessions at the end of the training to answer any of your Cyber Eyez basics questions.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Cyber Timez support team at.

    support@cybertimez.com

    (202) 827-6883 ext 2

    Class Length and Schedule:

    1 Hour

    5m - Intro

    1m - How do I power down/up the device?

    2m - How do I properly charge the device?

    15m - How do I connect Wifi?

    3m - How do I put my Gear VR together and what are all these parts called?

    2m - How do I open Cyber Eyez?

    2m - How do I select a new mode?

    2m - Name the swipe pad and the up and down swipe actions.

    3m - Practice swipe up and down navigation.

    4m - Name the swipe pad and the left and right actions actions.

    4m - Practice swipe left and right navigation.

    2m - How do I take a picture in Cyber Eyez?

    5m - Move Display

    3m - Practice zooming and capturing.

    10m - Q and A. Also a great time go over troubleshooting and known issues.


    Class Curriculum:

    How do I power down/up the device?

    Your headset receives power from the phone and does not have to be powered on. For Samsung S8 and S8+, the power button is on the right hand side of the phone with no other buttons.

    How do I properly charge the device?

    There is a USB-C plug on the bottom, right hand side of the headset.


    How do I connect Wifi?

    1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.

    2. Tap Settings > Connections.

    3. Tap Wi-Fi.

    4. If necessary, tap the Wi-Fi switch to ON.

    5. A list of networks populates.

    6. Tap the MORE to add a Wi-Fi network that does not display.

    7. Tap the desired Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.

    8. If necessary, enter the password.

    9. Tap Connect.

    How do I put my Gear VR together and what are all these parts called?

    There are three main parts to Cyber Eyez Gear VR:

    1. Samsung Smartphone

    2. Oculus Gear Virtual Reality Headset

    3. Cyber Eyez application

    To assemble your headset, please take the following steps:

    1. Orient the headset so that the headset is looking toward you and the straps are going away from you with focus wheel on the top.

    2. Make sure the black clip on the right is all the way right and not “snapped” into place

    3. Make sure the gray clip on the left side is lifted up and ready to receive your phone. If you have an S8 or smaller the phone, make sure the clip is in the “B” position!
      Important note: If your phone uses micro USB rather than USB-C you can swap the adapter on the headset by switching the adapter to unlock, removing it, and replacing it with the micro USB version.

    4. Orient your phone so that the USB charging plug lines up with the gray clip on the left side with the screen facing the headset and the camera facing you

    5. Press the phone into place in the left clip lining up the USB charging port on the phone and the USB plug on the headset ensuring a snug fit on the USB plug.

    6. Push the phone toward the headset so it lays flat. The clip on the right will “snap” into place and hold the phone.

    How do I open Cyber Eyez?

    Cyber Eyez is always running in the background on your phone. When you reboot or take it out of the headset, after a few seconds you should hear your device say, “Cyber Eyez ready for headset docking.” All you need to do is put your phone in your headset to start Cyber Eyez. Alternatively, you can open it like any other app by tapping the Cyber Eyez icon on your phone. It is spelled “Cyber Eyes” on Android devices to enable you to use Google Assistant as well. Just say, “Ok Google, open Cyber Eyes” and it will launch automatically.

    Name the swipe pad and the up and down swipe actions.

    There is a swipe pad on the right hand side of the device beneath two small buttons. DON’T TOUCH THE BUTTONS! We don’t use the buttons or any functions in Cyber Eyez, however if you press them they will take you to the Oculus home screen. In Cyber Eyez, we swipe up (from the floor to the ceiling) or down (from the ceiling to the floor) to change modes. You can access all modes by swiping up or down as the list repeats in either direction.

    Practice swipe up and down navigation.

    During this time, allow the students to practice swiping up and down on the swipe pad. Some will press too hard, some too soft. Some will swipe in diagonals that may be registered as forward and back swipes.

    Name the swipe pad and the forward and back swipe actions.

    To zoom in, zoom out or change options in settings modes we swipe forward (from your ear toward your eyeball) or backward (from your eyeball toward your ear). Depending on which mode you are in, swiping forward and back will do different things. Swiping forward and backward in reading, object, color and barcode modes will zoom in and zoom out. Swiping forward in Adjust brightness will increase brightness.

    Practice swipe forward and back navigation.

    During this time allow the students to practice all the different ways to navigate Cyber Eyez and to adjust settings, zoom in and out, combine different settings and zoom levels.

    How do I take a picture in Cyber Eyez?

    Take a picture by long tapping on the swipe pad. You will hear a camera shutter click sound when the picture is taken. If you’re having trouble, try lifting your finger off the swipe pad and try again.

    Move Display

    To adjust for your vision, Cyber Eyez has the ability to move the entire virtual movie screen in front of your eyes. If you have better peripheral vision than central, try going to “Move Display Left or Right Mode” and swipe forward or backward to move the entire display in either direction. So if you have vision in your lower right peripheral for example, go to Move Display Left or Right, swipe forward to move the screen to the right. Then swipe down to Move Display Up or Down and swipe backward to move the screen down. You can also move the screen closer or farther away from your eye. The ultimate goal is to try and see all 4 corners of the movie screen if possible.

    Practice zooming and capturing

    Have the students go into Google Offline Text Reader, Microsoft Online Text Reader, Barcode mode, color assistant or mood ring mode and practice zooming and taking pictures.

    Q&A

    15 minute questions and answer sessions at the end of the training to answer any of your Cyber Eyez basics questions.


    Class Requirements:

    YOUR EMAIL MUST BE REGISTERED AS A CYBER TIMEZ CUSTOMER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.

    This class will be broadcast through Google Hangouts and will also be available on YouTube live. Please make sure that before the start of the class that you have access to a device with a login that can successfully access Google Hangouts or YouTube live.


    You can find help on how to join Google Hangouts at the following link https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/hangouts/get-started/#!/section-2 .


    By joining Google Hangouts you will be able to interact with us more versus just watching the class on YouTube live.


    Once you have successfully RSVP'd to the class you will be sent a Google Hangout and YouTube live link to your registered email address up to an hour before the class begins.


    The class will take up to an hour and it is strongly suggested that you have your Cyber Eyez Gear VR device with you and that the device is fully charged so that you can learn the skills as we teach them.


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  • WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL IDEAS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED.

    Black Girl Ventures works to create access to capital for Black and Brown women founders. The BGV Pitch Competition flips the traditional pitch competition on its head: we allow the audience to donate, eliminate the panel of judges, and empower the community (audience) to ask questions and vote for the winner. Donations are optional. Our partners include Google Cloud for Startups, Google Digital Coaches, and BICTech

    How does this work?

    • RSVP

    • Attend the event. 

    • Listen to dynamic women pitch their businesses. 


    • Vote with your dollars. Donate from $5+ to the idea you favor. Your donations go to the women!

    • All 8 women receive seed funding and/or resources for their business based on your donations.  


    The first place winner will receive over $5,000 in cash and prizes including:

    • Black Girl Ventures Grant (funds raised at the competition)

    • A meeting with an investor

    • A consultation with an accountant

    • Coaching with Shelly Bell

    • A podcast interview on The Brave Files PodcastCoaching from professional consultants from BICTech (Blacks in Consulting and Technology, a consortium of consultants from firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Booz Allen Hamilton, PWC, etc.

    Pitch participants must identify as women and Black or Brown. However,  audience participation is NOT specific to race, gender, creed or identity. Apply to pitch.


    Light food and drinks will be served. [Please bring a valid ID]

    This event is open to the public.  

    We believe that the future of inclusion is NOT to create more silos, but that we can be leaders for Black/Brown women and everyone can help us do that. Everyone can cheer on and advocate for women founders at BGV!

    Even if you're unavailable to attend you can support women entrepreneurs by donating. The Black Girl Ventures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are charitable donations. 

    Please note: There will be photography and videography at this event for promotional purposes. Your RSVP is an acknowledgment of photography and videography. 

    Got questions? We have answers! Email us at contact@blackgirlventures.org.

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  • Please join us for a Conversation with Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to discuss his recently completed Education for Seapower study that is leading to a lot of changes in how the Department of the Navy educates and trains its leaders. From the establishment of a Naval University to the creation of a Navy Chief Learning Officer, the Navy is dramatically rethinking its approach to the education of its officers.

    This fireside chat conversation will be followed by a panel discussion of government, industry, and academic experts in the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) function to help inform the Navy as it establishes this position for the first time. Many corporations and even some government agencies have established CLOs in recent years; what can the Navy learn from these experiences as the Service looks to reshape its learning culture? Join us for this fascinating conversation to find out!

    9:15 - 10:00 am, Registration and Networking

    10:00 - 11:00 am, Fireside chat

    • Thomas Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy
    • Jerry McGinn, Ph.D.. Executive Director, Center for Government Contacting

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Panel discussion

    • Vicki A. Brown, Ph.D., DoD Chief Learning Officer, Civilian Workforce and Director, Talent Development, Department of Defense
    • James Hasik, Ph.D., Moderator, Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting
    • Additional panelists from industry and academia will be announced soon.

    Parking

    Parking is available in the Founder's Hall Parking Garage, located on Founder's Way North (which is on the backside of the building). You can use the following address for a map search. A link to Google Maps is provided.

    George Mason University
    Founder's Way North
    Arlington, VA 22201
    View on Google Maps

    Arrival by Metro

    On the Orange Line, Virginia Square–George Mason University stop. Use the Fairfax Drive platform exit. You are two blocks from the Arlington Campus.

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  • Growth Marketing Conference is the leading, globally-focused event for B2B and B2C growth marketers. We host world-class thought leader speakers and workshop instructors to teach 1,500+ attendees the actionable, no-nonsense growth strategies and tactics that drive rapid, cost-effective, and sustainable revenue and user growth – in 2019 and beyond.

    Our events draw big enterprises like Google, Apple, LinkedIn, and Adobe, as well as the fastest-growing companies around today – from Uber and AirBnB, to Spotify and Stripe.

    50+ Actionable Sessions

    Learn real-world strategies and tactics for supercharging your growth, straight from industry leaders who’ve moved the growth needle at big brands like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Reddit, Linkedin, and Slack

    High-Powered Networking

    Get on a first-name basis with Fortune 500 leaders, serial entrepreneurs, high-growth startup founders, award-winning marketing teams, and well-connected industry investors

    On-Demand Video Learning

    Watch 200+ video tutorials from the growth marketing e-learning library, studying everything from user acquisition and retention strategies, to channel-specific growth tactics.

    Certified Growth Marketing Workshops

    Get you and/or your team officially certified in growth marketing, while practicing growth marketing tactics from industry-leading instructors.

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  • Top Minds Bottom Lines presents:

    Keeping the PEOPLE in People Analytics: How leading organizations use data to hire, engage, and retain talent

    Many HR and business executives recognize that People Analytics is a critical element of attracting and retaining top talent and engaging employees to deliver better results. However, many organizations have yet to maximize the potential that People Analytics can deliver or are just beginning to build out their People Analytics functions. 

    Using data and science to generate insights and apply evidence-based decision making to business-relevant talent issues throughout the employee lifecycle

    During this event, you will learn how HR professionals from the most innovative and reputable companies in the world are using HR data to generate meaningful insights, drive action, and improve business. Our expert panel will share actual examples of the various ways their organizations have applied data-based decision making and organizational science to business-relevant talent issues throughout the employee lifecycle.


    Event info:

    • Formal presentation from 6:00-7:00 
    • Caterered networking reception and cash bar before and after formal presentation


    Speakers:

    Veronica Gilrane

    Veronica Gilrane, PhD – Leader, People Innovation Lab (PiLab) at Google

    Veronica Gilrane has a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and currently leads the People Innovation Lab (PiLab) at Google where her mission is to conduct and import people-related innovative research that transforms organizational practice within Google and beyond. This work is informed by the PiLab’s longitudinal survey, gDNA, which seeks to answer long-term and speculative research questions, such as -- what are the dynamics of effective teams? and how does personality change over time? Before joining the PiLab, Veronica focused on the analysis, experimental design, and implementation of findings related to workplace diversity and inclusion.

     

    Lauren WegmanLauren A. Wegman, PhDHead of People Analytics at Twitter

    Lauren A. Wegman, PhD, received her doctorate degree from the University of Georgia. With the changing nature of work as her main research area, Lauren has written and presented numerous applied and academic works dedicated to documenting and describing changes in work and workers. Lauren is currently the Head of People Analytics at Twitter, where she leads a team of researchers, data scientists, and analysts responsible for research studies, surveys and assessments, and reporting and data visualizations. Prior to Twitter, Lauren was the Head of People Analytics at Oath, a Verizon Company, and Yahoo Inc., before that. Throughout all of her professional work, Lauren strives to use her knowledge of the of the changing nature of work to help inform HR policies and process and ultimately positively impact employee well-being.

     

    Guru SethupathyGuru Sethupathy, Head of People Strategy & Analytics at Capital One

    Guru Sethupathy, Ph.D., is the head of People Strategy and Analytics at Capital One. The team consists of business analysts,  I-O psychologists, data engineers/analysts/scientists, economists, and strategy consultants, to convert people data into products and insights in order to shape talent decisions, strategy, and behavioral change at Capital One.  Guru's passion is to improve meritocracy and help workers and companies manage the impending disruptions from AI. Previously, Guru was a consultant at McKinsey, and an assistant professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University where his research agenda focused on how globalization and technology are changing the workforce.  Guru has a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and a computer science degree from Stanford. 

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  • Join us on Thursday, May 2 for Emerging Tech for Social Change, our 8th annual conference on emerging technologies and policy, building on the success of Emerging Tech DC and 3D/DC.

    Panel Discussions

    Emerging Tech for Social Change will continue to address four topic areas including 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the internet of things. This year we will center voices at the margins so we can better understand what policies need to be in place so we can ensure technology is used for social good. We hope this will serve as an opportunity for members of Congress and their staffs, public interest organizations, and industry leaders to learn from each other and collaborate on finding policy solutions that will positively impact marginalized communities.

    Showcase and Reception

    Following our day-long panel discussions, we invite participants to our reception at Google where various creators will display their applications of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the internet of the things. This will serve as an opportunity to engage with technologists about the ways in which their creations can be used for social good.

    Stay tuned for additional information. Share and follow this event on social media using #TechForChange. HBCU students, learn more about our logo design competition for Emerging Tech for Social Change at bit.ly/HBCUlogo:

    hbcu logo design competition flyer

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  • Hey there,


    From April 6th to April14th 2019, It's National Robotics Week 2019 in the US. And to share the love of STEM robotics, DIY projects with you and the kids coming from Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and even Pennsylvania, we also organise a STEM Robotics Fair for you.




    It will be on April 6th 2019 at the Northeast Library from 3 to 5 pm "low level" at the following adress:

    • 330, 7th street NE, Washington, DC 20002


    If your kids are 7 years old and above, come join us and let's see the following topic:

    • Discover our robots

    • Introduction to the software to program the robots

    • Intoduction to coding

    • How to build robots

    • Intro to our 3D printed robot project (made our 3D printers).




     


    You can stay connected to our activities and STEM after-school in the Washington DC area by subscribing to our newsletter at the bottom of our front page

    (www.makersgeneration.net) and also our social medias (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Youtube)


    Plase let me know if you have any questions about the STEM fair

    More details are also available on the National robotics week website reachable with the following link: National robotics week 2019


    Hope to see you soon with your kids for more fun and robot building.

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  • The Invisible Impact of Technology in Today's World
    Thursday-4 April 2019  1:30 - 4 PM ET
    AAAS, 1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Auditorium)

    As artificial intelligence integrates into every aspect of our world, how do we deal with impact on social systems, work, and life? This seminar seeks to elicit discussion around crafting policy for the changing world. Featuring a discussion of the intersection of technology and policy in the US and globally among members of the 2019 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program and Eisenhower Fellows-Global Program.  

    The seminar will be followed by a networking reception. 

    Tentative Agenda
    Welcoming Remarks

    • Michael Feder - Program Director, AAAS
    • Jake Schneider - Program Officer, Eisenhower Fellowships Program

    Expert Panel Session

    • Winston Chang (Moderator) - Creative Ideation Chief, Oasys International Corporation (Eisenhower Fellow)
    • Tyrone Grandison - Vice President, Data for U.Group (AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador & Eisenhower Fellow)
    • Saidu Abdullahi - Head of Partnerships, Next Billion Users,Sub Saharan Africa, Google (Global Eisenhower Fellow)
    • Jazmin Gustale Gill - Senior Innovation Advisor, Presidential Delivery Unit Office of Paraguay (Global Eisenhower Fellow)

     Reception

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  • 2019 Motionsoft Technology Summit


    THE EVENT

    The Motionsoft Technology Summit is the premier networking event for technology and marketing executives in the health and fitness industry. This year's event will be held Monday, September 16th to Wednesday, September 18th at the beautiful Omni Shoreham hotel.

    The theme for this year's event is: 

    Back to basics - Practical technology solutions that help you to get them, know them and keep them

    Attendance is limited to C-level fitness industry executives and owners. The Tech Summit is an intimate gathering that gives attendees the chance to connect and network, while discussing common technology issues during panel conversations, presentations and education sessions.

    Keynotes from the past have included leaders from Apple, Under Armour, Samsung, Cigna, IHRSA and Google

    Registration is capped at 200 attendees. 

    THE VENUE 

    The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. has been open since 1930 and has hosted presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls. It's located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of D.C. and close to the metro, restaurants and Dupont Circle.   

    Motionsoft has negotiated a great room rate of $239 per night. A link to register for the hotel room will be included in your confirmation email after you've registered.  

    Motionsoft Technology Summit



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  • Good product managers know that product analytics are important, but what makes a good analytics strategy? Join us for a presentation by Shannon Bauman from Pendo to figure out what you should be thinking about when building a great product analytics strategy. You would never drive across the country without a map, so don’t lead a product strategy without a good foundation in product analytics!

    Agenda:
    6:00-6:30 pm Pizza and drinks
    6:30-7:30 pm Presentation and Q&A
    7:30-8:00 pm Networking continued

    Meet the Speaker: Shannon Bauman

    Shannon Bauman is the Vice President of Products at Pendo, a product analytics application for product teams. During his time there he has built out Pendo's Product and Design teams. Previously, he was a PM at Google and the founder of Spring Metrics, a data analytics company.

    View the Speaker's LinkedIn


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    Please note:
    - No refunds unless we have fully canceled the event. Date changes are not included.
    - For additional info or questions, send an email to events@productschool.com

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  • 2019 Motionsoft Technology Summit


    THE EVENT

    The Motionsoft Technology Summit is the premier networking event for technology and marketing executives in the health and fitness industry. This year's event will be held Monday, September 16th to Wednesday, September 18th at the beautiful Omni Shoreham hotel.

    The theme for this year's event is: 

    Back to basics - Practical technology solutions that help you to get them, know them and keep them

    Attendance is limited to C-level fitness industry executives and owners. The Tech Summit is an intimate gathering that gives attendees the chance to connect and network, while discussing common technology issues during panel conversations, presentations and education sessions.

    Keynotes from the past have included leaders from Apple, Under Armour, Samsung, Cigna, IHRSA and Google

    Registration is capped at 200 attendees. 

    THE VENUE 

    The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. has been open since 1930 and has hosted presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls. It's located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of D.C. and close to the metro, restaurants and Dupont Circle.   

    Motionsoft Technology Summit


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  • Death Positive DC will have its second book club at Bump 'n Grind (a coffee shop) on Tuesday, March 26th. Our book is Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. Stiff was published in 2003, so it will be interesting to see what, if anything, has changed in these last 16 years! Stiff is a science/forensic medicine book, but it's an easy, fun read and the content is accessible to lay people. Stiff won many "best of" awards and was a New York Times Bestseller. 

    Questions? Email me at sarah@deathpositivedc.com 

    You will arrive having already read the book (it is available new, used, at libraries, and in audio format) and I'll have some questions and talking points to guide our conversation. I will arrive early to set up our seats, so please RSVP and reserve a free ticket.

    Bring your money if you want to buy coffee, tea, or food (vegan and gluten-free options available, see menu here https://bumpngrind.co/#menu). The venue closes at 8 pm, so we will be finished by then. We will start promptly at 6:30. 

    Bump 'n Grind is (about) a seven minute walk (.3 miles) from the Silver Spring Metro on the Red Line (according to Google maps). There is street parking and there is a free parking garage right underneath the building. 


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  • Please join us for the MBA Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge!

    Attendees will get to hear from some of the best and brightest Georgetown student entrepreneurs, learn valuable insights from the panelists, and network with fellow Hoyas who are interested in entrepreneurship.

    The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge encourages students and aspiring entrepreneurs from across Georgetown University to share their entrepreneurial ventures, business ideas, or social enterprises with our community. Student entrepreneurs will pitch new business ideas to an expert panel of experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders, and they will gain valuable feedback on their ideas while competing for cash prizes.

    This event is open to all graduate students in the McDonough School of Business who wish to present their business ideas. Register here to pitch.

    Each team will get 5 minutes to pitch their idea with supporting Google Slides, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the panel of judges. Teams will be scored based on feasibility, team, incorporation of Georgetown values, and overall presentation.

    The winner of the MBA Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge will receive $1,000 and advance to the Graduate Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals on April 8, 2019. There will be six graduate teams at the Finals competing for the $10,000 first prize!

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  • Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand up comedians to software engineers and Tony Award winners to TED presenters have put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet--giving a presentation that they've never seen before. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world.

    Speechless has entertained and trained companies all over the world including Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Zynga, IDEO, eBay, Paypal, Walmart, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more. Speechless has been showcased at the Hollywood Improv, SF Sketchfest, Joe’s Pub in New York, as well as many other comedy clubs and festivals. Speechless has been featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Inc.com, and the New York Times.




    “This show is created by Speechless, Inc., find out more at www.speechlesslive.com.” 

    Emails submitted online through Drafthouse Comedy will be shared with Speechless International for promotional reasons only.  Please email us if you do not consent to the sharing of your email.
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  • COURSE FORMAT:
    Hours: 18 hours over 6 sessions
    Format: Every Tuesday from April 30 - June 4, 2019
    Time: 6:30-9:30pm, Tuesday evenings
    Location: Langley
    Cost: $2,750

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    This course is our foundational offering, which presents a solid understanding of the most successful elements to a digital marketing strategy, including, the ‘What’, ‘Where’, ‘Who’, ‘When’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of a winning campaign and the departments within them.

    This course is ideal for those with limited experience in digital marketing, or for smaller companies without a dedicated marketing team. During this course, trainees will become more confident and equipped in understanding the value of digital marketing, and will be able to immediately implement learned concepts in social media, digital ads, public relations and content marketing.

    COURSE STRUCTURE:
    Our complete Digital Marketing Training program consists of four modules:

    1. Module 1: Social Media
    2. Module 2: Digital Ads
    3. Module 3: Public Relations
    4. Module 4: Content Marketing

    Optional: There is an additional 22 hours of instructional time provided via video training and readings to help you achieve further certificates by Google, Hootsuite and Facebook.

    Learn more at JellyAcademy.ca

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  •  

    Join Persian Women In Tech DC for our April event on Thursday April 25, 2019 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm hosted by Google Cloud DC . 

    This event is open to all (Women and Men) In and interested in Tech/ STEM.


    Agenda:

    6:30pm -7:30pm: Check-in and networking 

    7:30pm - 7:35pm: Welcome note 

    7:35pm - 8:20pm: Panel 

    moderated by: TBA

    Panelists: 

    .... speakers to be announced soon!

    8:20pm - 8:30pm: Q&A

    8:30pm - 9:30pm Networking

      

    PWIT Washington DC April 2019

    is hosted By



     


     

    PWIT is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization dedicated to celebrating and empowering Persian, Middle Eastern and North African women in tech globally. Our members include engineers, founders, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists. At each event we invite speakers to discuss entrepreneurship and technology.  

      

    *Please note that you must be 21 or older to attend Persian Women In Tech Meetups. We will be checking IDs at the door. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Persian Women In Tech reserves the right to refuse admission or entry to any (or all) Persian Women In Tech event(s).

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