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Cloud Study Jam

Saturday, October 26th @ 11:00 am5:30 pm

About the event:

A Study Jam is a collective learning program combining practical developer experience with Google Cloud expertise.

Like-minded developers come together to hone their skills and further their cloud knowledge through interactive classrooms and hands-on labs. With 800 Study Jams held through Google Developer Groups around the world, attendees will be joining a global community of eager-to-learn professionals.

Join us for our upcoming Cloud Study Jam and get hands-on experience with Machine Learning.

After the Study Jam, you’ll receive 30-days free access to the entire Qwiklabs catalogue, so you can keep developing your skills at home. Complete all of the labs in the session’s quest, and you’ll earn an additional free month of access to Qwiklabs as well as a badge for your online profile.

Attendees will receive free access to hands-on labs via Qwiklabs, which mirrors a real-life working environment. This season, we’re offering the Machine Learning category!

After the session, attendees can keep taking labs to earn Google Cloud badges. Continue to grow your community by holding another session and collaborating online.


  • Free access to Qwiklabs hands-on labs, a $55+ value
  • Earn Google Cloud badges to show your skills and expertise
  • No need to register with a credit card
  • Win prizes as you progress through the labs! special prizes to participants who will complete their quests!
  • Receive 30-days free access to the entire Qwiklabs catalogue, so you can keep developing your skills at home. Can be extended 30 more for free (Terms apply).

Agenda (Subject to change):
11:00 AM : Registration (30 Min)
11:30 AM : Intro to GDG / Cloud Study Jam (10 Min)
11:40 AM : WTM Session (10 Min)
11:50 AM : Shift Key Labs (10 Min)
12:00 PM : Free Access to QwikLabs (30 Min)
12:30 PM : Lunch (30 Min)
01:00 PM : Cloud ML Engine: Qwik Start (1 hour)
02:00 PM : Break (15 Min)
02:15 PM : Google Cloud Speech API: Qwik Start (30 Min)
02:45 PM : Break (15 Min)
03:00 PM : Cloud Natural Language API: Qwik Start (40 Min)
03:40 PM : Break (20 Min)
04:00 PM : Entity and Sentiment Analysis with the Natural Language API (40 Min)
04:40 PM : Break (20 Min)
05:00 PM : Speech to Text Transcription with the Cloud Speech API (30 Min Lab Time)
05:30 PM : Celebration and Prize announcements


Additional Information: 

  • Please make sure to read GDG Halifaxs’ Code of Conduct as you are agreeing to follow it by attending this event http://gdghalifax.ca/code-of-conduct
  • Bring a laptop and charger (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed. Don’t forget your charger.

Please RSVP at Event Bright Ticket Link (Free):  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cloud-study-jam-tickets-73534954027


Saturday, October 26th
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Event Category:


GDG Halifax


Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs)
6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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