Vancouver Tech Podcast Ep.71: Mark Mandel, Google Cloud Developer Advocate


Our special guest this week, Mark Mandel, tells us about Google Cloud Platform and some ridiculous(ly great) things you can do with cloud computing. This includes creating a take on rock-paper-scissors, called happy-angry-surprised, using Firebase and Cloud Vision API, where making funny faces into a webcam replaces making shapes with your hands.

Ogryzek and Mandel discuss cross-cloud failovers, and the ability to run sets of containers across clusters of machines at scale with the Kubernetes container orchestration system. You can also orchestrate using Federation across multiple data centres, regions or even clouds for hybrid-cloud solutions.

Mandel visited Vancouver from San Fransisco and gave a presentation through the Polyglot Vancouver Meetup called Scalable Realtime Microservices with Kubernetes and gRPC. Check out the Polyglot YouTube channel for a video recording of the evening.

If you’re interested in building out a cloud-based Simon game using Kubernetes, gRPC, and the Google Cloud Platform, you’re in luck; the next scheduled Vancouver Tech meetup will be doing exactly that!

Special promotion

Scott Bellware presents a Ruby Microservices workshop in Vancouver, April 29th and 30th: Retweet this with @vantechpodcast to be entered into a draw for a free ticket! (Drawing and winner announcement on April 22nd, 2017)

Theme music by A Shell In The Pit from the game Parkitect

The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community.

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Drew Ogryzek

As a software developer, lead organizer of HackerNest Vancouver, organizer of the Vancouver Tech Meetup, and founder of the Vancouver Tech Podcast, Drew is very active in Vancouver's tech community. Find him on Twitter at @drew_bro

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