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Sydney Region with Andrew Walker and Graham Polley


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Sydney Region with Andrew Walker and Graham Polley

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This summer (aka Australian winter) a new Cloud Region was announced in Australia and today Francesc and Mark talk to two Australian engineers, Andrew Walker founder of 3wks and Graham Polley, about how this new region has changed the way they think about the cloud down under.

About Andrew Walker

Andrew is the founder of 3wks who have delivered 190 projects on Google Cloud platform for enterprise customers in Australia.

He loves everything serverless, from App Engine through to BigQuery.

About Graham Polley

Graham is a senior software engineer based out of Melbourne Australia, and works for Shine Solutions. Shine are a enterprise digital consultancy with offices in Melbourne & Sydney.

Being an official Google Developer Expert, he’s passionate about promoting the adoption of cloud technologies into software development, and regularly blogs and gives presentations. He has extensive experience in building big data solutions for clients using the Google technology stack, and in particular with BigQuery & Dataflow. Graham works very closely with the Google cloud engineering teams in the US, where he is a member of their cloud platform trusted tester program, and the solutions he helps build are used as internal exemplars of developer use cases.

Cool things of the week
  • How we built a brand new bank on GCP and Cloud Spanner: Shine blog post
  • Now shipping: Compute Engine machine types with up to 96 vCPUs and 624GB of memory announcement
  • Google Cloud Dataprep - Data Handling Made Easier Medium
  • Sydney Cloud Region docs
  • Google Cloud Platform expands to Australia with new Sydney region - open now announcement
  • Google Cloud Platform Geography and Regions docs
  • Google Cloud Dataflow docs
  • Google BigQuery docs
Question of the week

Is Tensorflow good for general math computation?

  • Yes! It’s great for any linear algebra programs.
  • Linear Algebra Shootout: NumPy vs. Theano vs. TensorFlow blog post
Where can you find us next?

Francesc just released the second part of this #justforfunc code review.

Next week he will be presenting at Go Meetup London, Velocity London, and Google Cloud Summit Paris.

Mark is heading to Australia for GDG Devfest Melbourne and Game Connect Asia Pacific and will be hanging out at Unite Melbourne and PAX Australia.


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