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Culture & Value: 86%
Senior Leadership: 78%
Salary & Benefits: 88%
Career Growth: 82%
Work / Life Balance: 82%
Recommended: 89%
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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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  • OK Google: Give me tools for Makers and Creatives
    An overview of google tools specifically for Makers and Creatives to use to launch, run, and grow their businesses. Tools included: G-Suite, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Google Sheets, HubSpot, Adobe Spark.

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  • The Fireside Chat with Mr. Aiello will be led by Mike Janke, Co-Founder of DataTribe. This program is proudly brought to you by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) and DataTribe.

    About Mike Aiello

    Mike Aiello is a Cybersecurity Executive at Google where he is the Director of Product Management for Google Cloud Platform Security. His risk management, data protection, and privacy products help secure millions of businesses and billions of people every day. In 2017 and 2018, these products unblocked more than one billion dollars of revenue for Google Cloud. Before joining Google, he served as Chief Information Security Officer at Goldman Sachs, where he helped secure Marcus, the company’s digital retail bank and established the company’s Consumer Trust and Technology Risk Committee.  Read more here.

    Cost:$20/pp for CAMI Premium members; $40 all others. Includes lite-fare munchies, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Note: this ticket is nonrefundable. For more information on how to become a CAMI Premium Member, click here.


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

    December 10, 2018
    Google Analytics 101
    Beginner

    December 11, 2018
    Google Analytics 201
    Intermediate

    December 12, 2018
    Google Analytics 301
    Advanced 

    December 13, 2018
    Google Tag Manager 101
    Intermediate

    December 13, 2018
    Google Ads 101
    Beginner

    December 14, 2018
    Google Ads 201
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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: 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: 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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  • 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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  • Private Party open to ALL 2018 Udacity Grow with Google Scholars in the Washington D.C. metro area!  


    Hello Udacity GwG Scholars!  From application to the challenge phase to finally graduating (or close to it!), you’ve come a long way in your journey, and that’s a BIG deal!  Whether you are in the FEND, ABND or MWS track, please join us to celebrate your achievement during this jolly season - eat, drink and be Udacious!  


    We’ll say hello to our fellow scholars, mingle, and share our experiences in learning and job hunting.  From 2 PM-2:40 PM EST we’ll livestream with Brenda and Kelsey as well as other graduates from around the country.  Kelsey and Brenda will do a live Q&A and shout out every in-person graduation!


    It’s not required, but feel free to wear your GwG Udacity swag and/or bring a hard copy of your Nanodegree Certificate for our group photos.   


    Please click the register button to RSVP by 12pm EST Nov. 28 as I need to finalize the party size with Capitol City Brewing.  Thanks so much, and I look forward to meeting you in person!


    About the Community: The Udacity community believes in a culture of collaboration, mutual support, and lifelong learning. Participating in the Udacity Community - whether online or off - means that you agree to abide by our Community Guidelines.  

    DISCLAIMER: This event is a privately sponsored event organized by students or alumni in our community and is not an official Udacity event of any kind.

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  • We're offering three days of Google Analytics training, along with two days of Google AdWords 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 AdWords 101
    Beginner

    March 28, 2019
    Google Tag Manager 101
    Intermediate

    March 28, 2019
    Google AdWords 201
    Intermediate

    March 29, 2019
    Google Optimize 101
    Intermediate

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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 Object Recognition modes on Cyber Eyez. 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 Requirements:

    Your Google 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 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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  • Class Requirements:

    Your Google 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.

    Class Description:

    Questions that will be answered during this class:

    • How do I put my M300 together?
    • What are all these buttons and parts called?
    • How do I connect my M300 to Wifi?
    • How do I open Cyber Eyez and other applications?
    • How do I zoom in Cyber Eyez?
    • How do I open the menu and 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

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  • Class Requirements:

    Your Google 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 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 a letter, book, and receipt to use for the OCR captures during the training.

    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. 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:

    • Accessing Cyber Eyez Offline Mode
    • Accessing Microsoft Online OCR
    • Techniques for getting successful OCR results.
    • Reading a piece of paper
    • Reading a book
    • Reading a receipt
    • To Zoom or not to Zoom

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Cyber Timez support team at.
    support@cybertimez.com
    (202) 827-6883 ext 2

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  • Class Requirements:

    Your Google 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.

    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 Gear VR to Wifi?
    • How do I open Cyber Eyez and other applications?
    • How do I zoom in Cyber Eyez?
    • How do I open the menu and 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

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  • Class Requirements:

    Your Google 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 M100 device with you and that the device is fully charged so that you can learn the skills as we teach them.

    Class Description:

    Questions that will be answered during this class:

    • How do I put my M100 together?
    • What are all these buttons and parts called?
    • How do I connect my M100 to Wifi?
    • How do I open Cyber Eyez and other applications?
    • How do I zoom in Cyber Eyez?
    • How do I open the menu and 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

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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!

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  • AI Superpowers: Tech Innovation in China and US with Kaifu Lee

    Join Georgetown's US China Initiative and Dr. Kaifu Lee (李开复), one of the leading figures in China's tech innovation scene, for a discussion on Artificial Intelligence in China and the US. This event is moderated by Professor Dennis Wilder.

    Dr. Lee was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2013. 

    Dr. Lee served as Vice President of Google, President of Google China and executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Dr. Lee is currently the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, a leading venture capital firm managing US$2 billion dual currency investment fund, focusing on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies.

    Dr. Lee earned his PhD from Carnegie Mellon, where he developed the world's first speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system as his PhD thesis in 1988. 

    Dr. Lee will discuss insights from his new book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order. There will be opportunities for Dr. Lee to sign your book copy toward the end of the event.

    The event schedule will be follows:

    2:00 PM - 2:10 PM Introduction

    2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Dr. Lee discussion on AI 

    2:40 PM - 3:30 PM Moderated discussion with Dr. Lee and Professor Wilder

    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Book Signing

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  • JOIN…

    FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

    Dr. Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins U. Professor, Dept. of Computer Science

    Nigel Smith, AARP “Hatchery” Innovation Lab Director

    …and a host of others.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear unique perspectives on the impact of AI and the aging community.

    Speakers and panelists will address the benefits artificial intelligence can offer aging individuals, with innovative technologies to make their lives safe and secure.  AI will also unleash the power of autonomous vehicles, breakthrough innovations in healthcare, and robotics, with great opportunities as we age.  At the same time, the challenges of AI will be explored, including privacy, ethics, and security of our data.  

    Join us to hear about these topics and more!


    AGENDA

    8:30 – 9:15, Breakfast and Check-In

    9:15  9:30, Welcome, Debra Berlyn, Project GOAL

    9:30 – 10:00, Speaker:  Dr. Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins University (Professor, Department of Computer Science).  “AI, Aging, and the Future of Personalized Care” 

    10:00 – 10:15, Speaker: FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

    10:15 – 10:30, Break

    10:30 – 11:15, Fireside Chat -- AI Tech: What Does it Offer Older Adults Today and Tomorrow?

          Moderator: Nigel Smith, Director, AARP’s Innovation Lab, “The Hatchery”

          Panelists:

          Mohammed Ansari, LG Electronics, General Manager and Senior Vice President

          Jonathan Linkous, CEO, Partnership for Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Healthcare,

          Voyage Auto, (Invited)

    11:15 – 12:15, Fireside Chat:  AI Challenges for the Aging Community

          Moderator: Steve LeVine, Editor, Axios Future

          Panelists:

          Charina Chou, Google, Global Policy Lead for Emerging Technologies,

          Brenda Leong, Future Privacy Forum, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy

          Christina FitzPatrick, AARP Policy Development and Integration Director

    12:15, Wrap-Up/Concluding Remarks

          Debra Berlyn, Project GOAL

          Chanelle Hardy, Google

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  • Experience the sparkle of the season at Georgetown GLOW, the region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. Set against the historic backdrop of DC's oldest neighborhood, it's a whole new way to shine. Stay tuned for an announcement of the artists and their projects, as well as additional programming and tours, coming soon!

    This event is FREE!


    Georgetown GLOW Web Site:

    http://www.georgetownglowdc.com/

     

     

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    This event is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:

    bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

     

    For more fun and educational programs visit us at:

    https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

    https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

    https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

    https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com

    #DCHistoryAndCulture

     

     

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    Registration: FREE and all are welcome, including children and groups. No tickets are required - just show up. By RSVP’ing you are simply signing up to receive event updates from us via email/social media, and RSVP’ing also helps us know how many people to expect.

     

    Weather: This event will take place rain or shine.

     

    Meeting Point: TBD - stay tuned for additional details.

     

    Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.

     

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    We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

     

    Robert Kelleman

    rkelleman@yahoo.com

    202-821-6325 (text only)

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

     

     

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  • How often do you use GPS? Do you play D & D or PokemonGo? Is looking at Google Earth a favorite pastime? What do all these things have in common? They all involve GIS!


    GIS or Geographic Information Systems is all about better understanding the Earth and how to get around on it. It involves geography, cartography, and geodesy. What is the museum's connection to GIS? Other than the fact that we use it every day, the Latitude Observatory is a geodetic site and the work done there helped build GPS.


    This year's annual GIS Day (as part of GIS Week) will provide visitors with an opportunity to creatively learn more about the place they live. A map gallery will show visitors how the City of Gaithersburg has used GIS over the past year to plan events, understand housing needs, and determine watershed runoff. Hands-on activities will explore GIS, geography, and maps. As always, we will be putting out lures for the PokeStops around the museum.


    Free, but we ask visitors to register.

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  • The Prince William Angel Investor Club is hosting a happy hour social mixer for local investors, new members welcome. Connect with fellow successful entrepreneurs and executives, learn about our group and Angel Investing. If you wonder how you can spot the next  Amazon, Google and Airbnb before they go public and are worth a trillion dollars, this is the place for you. No guest speaker, just socializing. Join us for drinks at Monza at Historic Old Town Manassas. 

     

    FAQs

    What is the target audience?

    Accredited Investors, successful Entrepreneurs and Executives.  

    How can one join the Prince William Angels?

    Meet the organizers at the event for more information.  

    Does one need prior experience of investing in the Private Markets?

    No prior investment experience is required. 

    How can I gain access to exclusive investment opportunities?

    Our members can review vetted, proprietary, usually hard to access deal flow. 

    Is there an industry or stage that the Prince William Angels prefer?

    No, our group is asset class agnostic.  

    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Recommend driving in, there is plenty of parking space available.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Visit our page, contact information is included.

    http://www.home.miladvisor.com/pwa 



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  • Be our guest for networking, dinner, and the opportunity to learn about one of the best, most cost-efficient ways to provide your team with high quality professional development.

    Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been a highly regarded global leader in empowering individuals to become more effective leaders and communicators.  Our new Pathways educational system features training in proficiencies to maximize today's most desired professional competencies.

    In fact, one third of all Fortune 500 companies incorporate Toastmasters into their staff development strategy; including:

              •  Apple

              •  Blue Cross Blue Shield

              •  Coca-Cola

              •  Disney

              •  Google

              •  Sony

              •  State Farm

              • Toyota

    Among the numerous local Toastmasters corporate club sponsors are Capital One, Verizon, Navy Federal Credit Union, Prince William County Government, and Oracle to name a few.

    Come out and have dinner on us while meeting other local leaders and exploring a taste of how Toastmasters can enhance your staff development strategy.  Dinner will be served buffet style with a number of different entree choices.  On-site parking is available, and the facility is wheelchair accessible. 


    Agenda:

    6:00      Networking & Introductions

    6:40      Dinner Served 

    7:00      A Taste of Toastmasters Presentations

    8:00      Q & A

    8:30      Adjourn

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  • Cloud Academy Hands-on Labs are instant, safe, secure, actual sandboxes on AWS and Azure for teams to apply learning’s, experiment, and innovate. Our platform recommends learning paths based on role, technology, and aptitude. Cloud Computing refers to a big area of Information Technology that involves: hardware infrastructures, software infrastructures, data centre facilities, virtualization technologies, and software engineering concepts.

    Cloud Academy's comprehensive training catalogue is developed and maintained by certified industry experts in Enterprise DevOps, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Containers, Microservices, and Cloud Security.

    #ITLearn360offers Cloud Academy online course gives you completely oriented towards the practical applications and hence gives you a clear advantage and is a truly international company. We value diversity in thought, experience, and opinion. We have a specialist’s team to guide you.

    We offer Cloud Academy course which gives you completely oriented towards the practical applications and hence gives you a clear advantage.

    For more information:

    Demo Session: Monday to Friday @ 2 PM to 3 PM

    Call us: +1 800-543-5571

    Email: training@itlearn360.com

    Website: http://www.itlearn360.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ITlearn360-1945062519115527

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/itlearn360


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  • Every month The Oxon Hill Charter Chapter of American Business Women Association (ABWA) features a Professional Development Speaker in order to increase knowledge for professional women on an array of topics.


    For August 2018 our speaker is MS. RONLYN DANDY, M.Ed., Instructional Technology Specialist for Prince George’s County Public Schools. Ms. Dandy’s topic is entitled ”Social Media: A Business Imperative! (Part 1 of 2)." This segment will introduce the most used social media platforms, and discuss why it is an game-changer for business women.


    Ms. Dandy is a life-long learner and educator. As an Instructional Technology Specialist for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), she delivers training and supports teachers and principals in the daily operation of schools throughout the district. Ronlyn provides strategies for using technology for instruction and school management in today’s digital age. She is also a Google Certified Educator and serves as a Production Director on the Television Media team at her church.


    For more information, please contact Ms. Rhonda Scott-Johnson, ABWA-OHCC Professional Development Committee Chairman, at rscottjohnson@msn.com

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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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  • BACKGROUND

    Design sprints help you answer these critical business questions through radical collaboration, rapid prototyping, and human-centered strategies. They are a flexible, time-boxed problem-solving framework that increases the chances of making something people want. What you get is a process that ignites innovation, empathy, and teamwork to turn ideas into action faster.

    So, if you missed the last Intro to Design Sprints Workshop, or just wanted to freshen up your skills, we're offering a one-day Design Sprint Bootcamp! We've updated our curriculum to include the latest improvements to the original Google Ventures framework. We've also learned from participants in the last course, and extended the workshop to one full day so that you get more time to immerse yourself in the learning process. 

    Intro to Design Sprints Workshop Participants

    For this bootcamp, we'll walk through the five-step process of a design sprint (understand, diverge, decide, prototype, validate), and then take it up a notch with design sprint 2.0 improvements. Inspired by Google Ventures, we've refined this model to include service design, improv, and storytelling techniques that we've learned along the way by running design sprints at Create&.


    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Individuals who are in communications, marketing, research, product management and development, human-centered designers, non-profit or business management, consulting, and curious students, to name a few. Ultimately, if you're looking to tap into your creativity as a strategic problem-solver, this workshop is for you. 


    WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

    • The "diverge" phase of the design sprint 

    • An overview of the 5-step design sprint framework and timeline

    • How to channel the right mindset for an ideation workshop

    • How to use constraints to brainstorm ideas 

    • Creative problem-solving skills


    HOW YOU'LL LEARN

    We believe that the best way to learn is through experiences and hands-on activities. Yes, we have a bit of lecture style, but we strive to make it short, sweet and to the point. What we care about most, is that you learn news skills to make you a creative problem-solving ninja!


    WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

    Bring your laptop, tablet, and/or a notebook


    REFRESHMENTS THAT ARE INCLUDED

    We'll have coffee, tea, sodas, and healthy snacks. You'll be responsible for your own lunch, and there are plenty of options around.


    WANT MORE THAN JUST A BOOTCAMP?

    Join the Unleaded Design Sprint Meetup in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Check out previous and upcoming events here.


    LEARN MORE ABOUT US

    Create& is a problem solving strategy firm, based in Washington D.C. that builds ecosystems of change and trains future makers. Read more about our team here, and check out our website here.


    SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNTS FOR TEAMS

    If you have a team of 3 or more, email Gabe at gabe@createand.co for a special group discount. 


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  • CloudxLab

     

    Machine Learning Training Bootcamp - Live Instructor-led Online Classes

    Have you ever wondered how self-driving cars are running on roads or how Netflix recommends the movies which you may like or how Amazon recommends you products or how Google search gives you such an accurate results or how speech recognition in your smartphone works or how the world champion was beaten at the game of Go?

    Machine learning is behind these innovations. In the recent times, it has been proven that Machine Learning approach to solving a problem gives far better accuracy than other approaches. This has led to a Tsunami in the area of Machine Learning.

    This course is designed for those who want to gain hands-on experience in solving real-life problems using Machine Learning. After finishing this course, you will find creative ways to apply your learnings to your work. The specialization also prepares you to become top-rated Machine Learning Engineer, Data Scientist, and similar roles. 


    Tools and Technologies covered:

    Simple Regression, Multiple Linear Regression, Polynomial Regression, Logistic Regression, K-means Clustering, Hierarchical Clustering, Classification, Training Models, Support Vector Machines, Decision Trees, Random Forests and Ensemble Learning, Dimensionality Reduction

    For more on curriculum, please click here 


    Machine Learning Training Bootcamp - Live Instructor-led Online Classes

    1. 45+ Hours of Live online instructor-led classes
    2. Classes spread over 15 sessions of 3 hours each
    3. 90 days of lab access (real-life production cluster with all the tools pre-configured)
    4. Training by industry experts
    5. Lifetime access to course content
    6. Real life projects
    7. Earn certificate
    8. LinkedIn recommendation and endorsement
    9. 24x7 online experts help


    What To Expect:

    1. The Classes - The classes are held online on for 3 hours each for an overall of 45+ hours. Classes will be conducted on Friday and Saturday
    2. The Mode - We use Google Hangouts or Zoom to enable live, interactive classes that are also recorded for future reference.
    3. The Audience - We have a global audience that logs in to work hand in hand with our world-class instructors. 
    4. The Certificate - Get certificate after completing the course


    Why Is This Training Different:

    1. The Instructors - Our instructors are industry experts, people who have been there and done that. They not only encourage questioning but also give solutions that are practical and applicable at an enterprise level.
    2. The Practice - We provide an actual cluster for hands-on practicing. It removes the need to install virtual machines and makes learning easier and fun.
    3. The Curriculum - Created by industry experts to equip attendees to hit the ground running. CloudxLab sessions along with the curated curriculum make starting a project at work or attending an interview on Machine Learning a cake walk.

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    CloudxLab

    CloudxLab is a leader in the domain of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning and related technologies. The company provides consulting, training, solutions and products related to above-mentioned technologies

    Why CloudxLab?

    1. Best in Class Trainers handpicked for the courses
    2. Lab for hands-on practice
    3. Anytime Anywhere Classes
    4. Class Recordings available for lifetime
    5. 24x7 support to customers for any technical query
    6. Popular Online interactive platform
    7. Certification at No Extra Cost
    8. Real Life Projects



     

    For any queries, write to us:

     Kelly Thomas, Business Development Manager

     Email: reachus@cloudxlab.com

     Phone: +1 (412) 568-3901

     https://cloudxlab.com




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  • The Alternative Breaks Program (ABP) in the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University is hosting a 5K run/2K walk!

    Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in supporting students on their alternative break trips both across the nation and around the globe by participating in our 5K race/2K walk through Georgetown’s historic campus.

    SIGN-UP PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 12, 2018 TO RECEIVE A FREE 5K BEANIE OR HEADBAND. ALL TICKET SALES END ON NOVEMBER 27, 2018. SAME-DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR AN INCREASED PRICE.

    GET A 10% DISCOUNT CODE BY REGISTERING A TEAM! Team Registration options are available here. Please fill out the Google Form to register your team and receive your team's 10% discount code. All team registration and sign-up ends on November 27th. 

    Race Information

    • 10:00 am - Registration opens at Healy Lawn on Georgetown University's main campus (3700 O Street NW)
    • 10:30 am - Warm-Up will be offered on Healy Lawn
    • 11:00 am - 5K race begins at Healy Lawn on Georgetown University's campus. 
    • 12:00 pm - Post-race refreshments & Announcement of Results and Prize Winners

    Please support the ABP Community by purchasing a special edition Winter RUNderland HOYA SOXA.

    Find more information about the 5K Winter RUNderland at csj.georgetown.edu/abp5k.

    Please contact altbreaks@georgetown.edu with any questions. 



     

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  • Sip, Paint, and Afrobeats: Exhibition is another unique experience brought to you by the good folks at The Africanist Podcast. Come join the Africanist and special featured artist @Citizins for a Paint & Sip event experience like no other.


    Doors open at 4:00pm (no African Time)


    Paint instruction by @KingMiddy and @Citizins | Enjoy an Art Exhibition curated by @_LloydFoster with featured artists from the DMV showcasing their work | Africanist & Tagsoundz DJ Earthkwak and Tagsoundz DJ Rozaye spinning the latest Afrobeats and Hip Hop | Food on the House | Unlimited Wine on the House | Africanist Gear Available | Afrikan Vendor Marketplace | Purchase Clothes Arts & Crafts| Socialize and Network | Sit back and Laugh it up with The Africanist |


    Photos from Sip, Paint & Afrobeat 1: 



    Photos from recent Africanist events: 


    Another Photo from last Africanist Event


    Art from Sip and Paint instructor and Art Gallery exhibitor @Citizins: 


    Citizins Art


    Art from Sip and Paint instructor and Art Gallery exhibitor @KingMiddy: 


    Middy Art


    Photography from Art Gallery curator @_Lloydfoster: 


    Lloyd Art



    The Africanist is a groundbreaking DMV based Podcast focusing on all things culture, social topics, art, media, and entreprenuership from the perspective of first Generation Africans. Collaborating with local entreprenuers and people making a splash in the community in the USA and overseas.



    Africanist


    Be sure to listen to the Africanist Podcast on itunes, Soundcloud, and Google Play, we appreciate the support


    @africanistpod


    soundcloud.com/the-africanist


    africanistpod.com 




     




    IMPORTANT EVENT NOTES:




    • SEATING: Please be advised, seating is limited (1st come, 1st served). If seating is important to you, our best suggestion is to have a member of your party arrive when doors open. Or if you have health issues that require special arrangements, email us far in advance & we will do our best to help reserve seating.
    • AGES: 21+
    • No Tickets will be sold at the door




     




    Have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at Africanistpodcast@gmail.com

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  • Join Persian Women In Tech Washington DC to CELEBRATE

    our

    ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    on November 29th hosted by Pivotal Labs from 6:30 - 10pm.

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

    Agenda:  

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

    7:30 pm - 7:35 pm Welcome note by Pivotal Labs & PWIT

    7:35 pm - 8:35pm 

    Honoring 10 Persian Women In Tech Washington DC Trail Blazers

    Mahshad Haeri, Partner Engineering Lead, Google Cloud Public Sector

    * Maryam Norouzi, Regional Director - Service Delivery for Strategic Accounts - Salesforce

    * Rosita Najmi , Program Officer - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    * Dr. Atousa Vali, Department Chief - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

    * Nicole Goharian, PMP, CISM, Sr. Technical Director (Chief Security Office.) - AT&T

    * Susan Saadat, Vice President, Americas - ETL Systems, Board of Directors, Member - Women In Aerospace

    ... more to be announced soon!

    8:35pm - 9:30pm Network

     

    PWIT Washington DC ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    IS HOSTED BY


     

    PWIT is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting Iranian women in the technology community from all across the globe. 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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  • Hello all leaders and scouts,


    Troop 5484 is having a cookie workshop for all daisies, brownies and juniors. The workshop will teach the girls about how to not only sell cookies but about the business, marketing and money behind it. We will be having the workshop on December 1st 2018 at the Falls Church Episcopal church.


    The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the ultimate girl-led business venture. It is so much more than selling cookies! Girls learn 5 skills that will last a lifetime: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.


    Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before start time for check-in. We will start promptly. Snacks will be served. Please let us know if you have any allergy. Girls should bring their own refillable water bottles. Girls not present and participating in workshop will not earn badge.

    If you have any questions please email tphongchau5484@gmail.com.

    Online Sign-Up: https://cookie-college.eventbrite.com


    Place: Falls Church Episcopal Church

    115 E. Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA  22046

    Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bnUm7jbXWzq

    Nicolson Room, Upper level

    Date: 12/1/18 Sat

    Time: 10 am - 2pm; Check in at 9:45 am

    Fee: $10


     

    FAQs

     

    Can my Cadette girl attend this event if she miss her chance in the past?

    Cadette girls are welcome.

     How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    please email tphongchau5484@gmail.com. 

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    You can bring a printed ticket or mobile ticket to the event.

     

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