Google Taking Cloud Platform Developer Events on the Road

To help give developers more details about using and building Google Cloud Platform apps, Google will conduct live events starting April 8 in 26 cities.

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Google is creating special developer events for its Cloud Platform that will travel to 26 cities around the world so that Google can show developers what they can do with the platform to drive their innovations and products.

The global Cloud Platform Developer Roadshow was unveiled March 11 by Greg DeMichillie, director of product management for the platform, on the Google Cloud Platform Blog.

The road show events will come on the heels of an all-day Google Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco on March 25 that will highlight new features, capabilities and updates that are now part of the ever-expanding cloud environment, according to an earlier eWEEK report. That event will also include "viewing parties" that will be held remotely at Google offices in Seattle and in New York City, while all other interested developers around the world will be able to join the event through live broadcasts of the sessions on YouTube.

The Cloud Platform Developer Roadshow events will help the company spread information about the platform to more developers in more places, wrote DeMichillie. "In the roadshow, we will be talking about new approaches to computing that enable you to move beyond traditional divisions of [platform as a service] and [infrastructure as a service]," he wrote. "We will also show how we are creating a developer experience that enables you to work more efficiently as you build, test, and deploy your code."

Interested developers can register to attend the road show events.

So far, nine road show events have been scheduled, including in Paris and Tel Aviv on April 7; Amsterdam on April 8; Helsinki, Sweden, Milan, Italy, and Manchester, England, on April 9; London on April 10; and Stockholm, Sweden, and Berlin on April 11.

"This is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of the world's biggest cloud and engage with the international Google Cloud Platform team," wrote DeMichillie.

The road show events will cover such topics as big data, containers and how managed virtual machines will change how developers build and maintain their apps, according to Google.

Demonstrations will also be given that will show how developers can build an Android application in only an hour using cloud services, as well as glimpses into Google's Compute Engine, App Engine, Cloud Storage, VM Engines, Cloud Endpoints services and more.

Google often puts together training sessions about its products and services for developers.

In January 2014, Google announced that it would join several other organizations to hold a series of Dart training sessions for developers around the world through March. The Dart Flight School training included more than 50 events focused on teaching Dart. The Dart project was introduced in October 2011 as a structured yet flexible language for Web programming, according to an earlier eWEEK report. The project's goals were to make Dart feel familiar and natural to programmers while ensuring that Dart delivered high performance on all modern Web browsers and environments ranging from small handheld devices to server-side execution.

The Dart 1.0 Software Developers Kit (SDK), a cross-browser, open-source toolkit that aims to help developers build structured Web applications, was released by Google in October 2013, according to an earlier eWEEK report. The SDK includes the Dart Editor, which is a dart2js translator that allows Dart code to run in modern Web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari, and the Pub package manager, which includes more than 500 packages from the community.