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Google Cloud Platform Study Jam - March'18

Google Cloud Platform Study Jam - March'18

Learn the fundamentals of the Google Cloud Platform, how to run containers on it and how to use the platform for data engineering. Attendees get free access to the labs ($70+ value). No need to create a Google Cloud Platform account or register with a credit card. This one in-person session of 3 hours, followed by 2-8 hours of self-study will boost your knowledge & technical skills, plus you will get Google-hosted badges that you can use in your online profile and show to employers. You're free to use these slides in your talks, I'd appreciate giving credits though - https://goo.gl/qumkv7


Abdelrahman Omran

March 31, 2018


  1. Google Cloud Developer Community Egypt January - March, 2018 STUDY

    JAMS Facilitators: Abdelrahman Omran Software Architect @Omranic
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    non erat sem WHY ARE WE HERE? • Learn how to set up development and production environments in the Cloud. • Learn how Docker and Kubernetes work, or learn how to process Big Data in the Cloud. • Get access to Qwiklabs, a Google training tool, free of charge (a $70+ value). • Get Google-hosted badges like this for your online profile, to show potential employers what you know about Cloud computing.
  3. Cloud Study Jam WHAT IS IT? Learn the fundamentals of

    the Google Cloud Platform, how to run containers on it and how to use the platform for data engineering. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? One in-person session of 3 hours, plus 2-8 hours of self-study. WHAT IS THE END RESULT? Google-hosted badges that you can use in your online profiles. #CloudStudyJam
  4. AGENDA #CloudStudyJam 90 MINUTES (IN VENUE) Complete first 3 labs

    from the GCP Essentials / Lesson: Creating a Virtual Machine / Lesson: Getting started with Cloud Shell & gcloud / Lesson: Provision services with Cloud Launcher 30 MINUTES (IN VENUE) Complete the first lab from ONE of the following Quests - Kubernetes In the Google Cloud / Lesson: Introduction To Docker - Scientific Data Processing / Lesson: Rent-A-VM To Process Earthquake Data ONE MONTH (AT HOME) Complete remaining labs from the GCP Essentials to earn a badge and 1 added month of free Qwiklabs access. Try other quests including: Machine Learning APIs, Networking in the Google Cloud, Deployment Manager, Cloud Architecture, Deploying Applications, Data Engineering Windows on GCP SHARE FEEDBACK Share photos, insights using the hashtag #CloudStudyJam Join Meetup to stay motivated meetup.com/GCDC-Egypt
  5. Join the conversation Share the moment online on your favorite

    social network, use the hashtags #CloudStudyJam Join your colleagues on Slack, and keep the conversation going. You can get help there, or assist others with your knowledge, or celebrate achievements! Have issues? Contact support@qwiklabs.com #CloudStudyJam
  6. Open Incognito Window #CloudStudyJam In order to make this StudyJam

    run smoothly, without conflicts, we need to run all the labs in an incognito window (private mode), so make sure to open a new incognito window, and let’s get started!
  7. Let’s get started! First, go to the link provided by

    your facilitator. This will earn you one month of free access to Qwiklabs. Second, if you don’t already have a Qwiklabs account, create one now. Make sure you check the opt-in box for promos! If you already have an account, go to bit.ly/qwiklabs-profile, check the Marketing Opt In box and click the Update User button. If you still don’t have an account, create one now bit.ly/qwiklabs-signup That Opt In option makes you eligible for additional free access after you complete the GCP Essentials labs. #CloudStudyJam
  8. First, click the GCP Essentials quest. If you don’t see

    it, go to google.qwiklabs.com/quests/23 Then, click the Creating a Virtual Machine link. The first lab #CloudStudyJam
  9. Let’s make our profile public and prepare our link for

    celebration! You can share your profile link with others online On the left options, click on “My Learning”, then on the top right corner make your profile public if it’s private, and copy that link. Your badges appear here. Now send your profile link to your facilitator on the slack channel. Prepare your public profile #CloudStudyJam
  10. Together we will complete these labs in the venue from

    GCP Essentials: • Creating a Virtual Machine. • Provision Services with Cloud Launcher. • Creating a Persistent Disk (Activity Tracking. Skip the Cloud Shell lab for now. You will complete that at home. Complete three labs #CloudStudyJam
  11. Break Wow, you have done a lot in the Cloud

    in a short amount of time! You’ve earned a break. Share with fellow attendees what you found hard or easy in the labs so far.
  12. Your Facilitator has picked the fourth and final lab. It

    is one of these: • Rent-a-VM to Process Earthquake Data Find it by going to google.qwiklabs.com/catalog and entering earthquake in the search field at the top of the page. • Introduction to Docker Find it by going to google.qwiklabs.com/catalog and entering introduction to docker in the search field at the top of the page. You will complete the Facilitator-picked lab together. You can complete the other one at home. Fourth and final lab #CloudStudyJam
  13. You have completed four labs and you now have a

    good basic understanding of Google Cloud Platform. Congratulations, well done! From here on you will pick your own path and continue at home: 1. Complete the remaining four labs in the GCP Essentials quest (qwiklabs.com/quests/23) This will earn you an online badge and one additional month of free access to Qwiklabs. 2. Share your badges with the world by going to google.qwiklabs.com/dashboard and click View Public Profile. 3. Tell fellow attendees when you have completed step 1. Your Facilitator will share the online channel for your group. 4. Decide on which additional badges you will go for from google.qwiklabs.com/catalog Remember that your free Qwiklabs access has an expiration date. You are on your way
  14. Google Certification Have you completed the labs? You’re now in

    a great position to take your career to the next level. Go to cloud.google.com/certification and find out how you can become a Google Certified Professional. #CloudStudyJam
  15. Next Steps ✓ Join our meetup bit.ly/GCDCEgypt ✓ Commit to

    attending 1 “check-in” each week with facilitators, to share progress and be motivated to stay on course. ✓ Take certification exam. Notify facilitator of result, and share your digital badge for validation. ✓ Certified participants will also be entered into a raffle for prizes.
  16. Happy Studying!