Data & Machine Learning Cloud Hero Event

Get official hands-on technical training at no cost on big data analysis and machine learning on Google Cloud Platform. Cloud Hero games are community-run by local developers like your DSC (even though it is virtual) who are there to help you along the way. By attending, you'll receive up to two exclusive skill badges, and 30-days free access to the entire Qwiklabs catalog.

Nov 7, 2020, 6:00 PM – Nov 8, 2020, 8:00 PM



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About this event

Join a community of like-minded developers and explore the latest Google Cloud technologies as a team.

Join us for our upcoming Cloud Hero Event and get hands-on experience with big data analysis and machine learning on Google Cloud Platform.

There are two main parts to this event:

  1. Learn together with your friends to get the basic information...
  2. Then take it to the next level in a friendly competition to see who can best apply the skills they learned!

After the Cloud Hero event, you’ll receive 30-days free access to the entire Qwiklabs catalogue, so you can keep developing your skills at home. Complete all of the learning and challenge labs, and you’ll earn an additional free month of access to Qwiklabs as well as two exclusive badges for your online profile.

About this session, Data & Machine Learning Cloud Hero Event

In this session, we’ll be covering:

  1. Creating tables in importing data in BigQuery
  2. Running queries in BigQuery
  3. Using BigQuery to find public dataset
  4. Joining multiple data sources to draw new insights
  5. Creating a training and evaluation dataset to be used for batch prediction
  6. Creating a classification (logistic regression) model in BQML
  7. Evaluating the performance of your machine learning model
  8. And more!

We’ll be covering new content on each day of this Cloud Hero event, so be sure to stop by on both Saturday and Sunday if you can! If you can’t make it to one or the other, however, don’t worry, we’d love to have you join us when you can.


  1. An understanding of Qwiklabs and a Qwiklabs account (from the prep event)
  2. A basic understanding of SQL could help, but not required (from the prep event)
  3. Basic programming language experience could help, but not required.
  4. You can use either Windows, mac-OS, or Linux.
  5. The labs will run on all of the latest versions of popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed.
  6. Your enthusiasm to become a Cloud Hero!

If you have any questions and/or concerns, feel free to reach out to us. Make sure to follow DSC UofA on Social Media and sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date:

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November 7 – 8, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Welcome and Introduction to Cloud Hero
Introduction to Big Data and Machine Learning
Getting Access to the Cloud Hero Game
Lab 2 Walkthrough
We’ll help you join the Cloud Hero game and claim your QwikLabs credit!
Day 1 Wrap up & Discussion


  • Khushi Mittal

    GDSC Lead

  • Yash Mouje

    Media Lead

  • Reem Rashid

    Outreach Lead

  • Chetan Tyagi

    Events Lead

  • Aniedi Udo-Obong

    Regional Leader

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