Newsletter - November 2019

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Google Cloud Next ’20

Google Cloud Next is back. Join engineers and product leaders April 6-8, 2020, in San Francisco as they tackle key challenges and explore exciting opportunities in Cloud. Register by February 29, 2020 with the code GRPADEV2020 to get $500 USD off a full-price ticket.

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Android / Google Play

  • Read  how Android 10 (API level 29) allows developers to use the Biometric API for all their on-device user authentication needs.
  • Learn how to build conversational Actions with Interactive Canvas, a new API that allows custom layouts, transitions, and animations to create immersive experiences for any Google Assistant Smart Displays.
  • Check out the new Cardboard SDK that allows immersive cross-platform VR experiences for Android and iOS.
  • Learn about  the Android Automotive OS updates for developers.
  • Sign up for the last webinar in the series about KPIs for Google Play Apps and Games, or watch previous webinars on-demand.

Firebase / Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Check out how BigQuery features bring flexibility and scale to your data warehouse.
  • Introducing Python 3 , Python streaming support from Cloud Dataflow.
  • Read how GKE usage metering can combat over-provisioning.
  • App Engine standard environment Java 11 runtime is now generally available. The updates allow flexibility to run any Java 11 application, web framework, or service in a fully managed serverless environment. 


  • Take the Flutter Clock Challenge! Submissions must be entered by January 20, 2020. Check it out here !
  • See how TensorFlow Enterprise makes accessing data on Google Cloud faster and easier. 
  • Learn more about the release of Dart 2.6 SDK. With dart2native, you can create tools for the command line on macOS, Windows, or Linux using Dart.
  • Chrome 79 is now in beta bringing virtual reality to the web.
  • See the new research on the Amp Dev blog which details market potential for “tappable stories” on the mobile web. Sixty-four percent of respondents preferred the tappable web story format over the traditional scrolling article equivalent.
  • AMP Contributor Summit 2019 in New York brought together 100 AMP contributors in person to learn about the latest AMP developments, attend expert talks, and participate in active breakout sessions. 
  • Chrome Dev Summit 2019 took place on November 11-12 in San Francisco, CA. Check out the playlist on YouTube or view the recordings via Schedule page on the website .

Developer Community

  • Google Cloud Study Jams are community-run study groups for developers. From containerizing applications to data engineering, Study Jams can be tailored to specific Cloud topics and skill levels. Here are 5 reasons to join .
  • Over 2,500 developers from Lagos attended  DevFest Lagos , which featured a Women Techmaker X Women Will breakfast followed by sessions from 25 speakers including Googlers and GDEs.
  • GDG meetup events include talks on a wide range of technical topics where you can learn new skills through hands-on workshops.  Find one near you .
  • Beta launch for is launching on December 18, 2019! Sign up for the waitlist to get early access and learn how to use Google technologies.
  • The Google Developers Experts program launched a new Video Series called "I am a GDE". The first video features UK GDE Joe Birch, who created an Actions on Google Application on the guitar for deaf, mute, and blind users. Check it out here .
Flutter Interact ‘19
With viewing parties around the world , everyone can be a part of this interactive event that focuses on sharing ideas, experimenting and crafting beautiful experiences across devices.
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