Interested in learning more about how Google Cloud can help your business? Google Cloud + Launch Consulting have organized a Cloud Hero event for this Thursday Bend.

The event includes an executive panel, discussing cloud strategies and evolving cloud technology. There’s also a chance for developers to join a “one-of-kind cloud infrastructure game that challenges players to build and deploy services using GCP.” To participate in the latter, you just need a laptop and power supply.

Be sure to rsvp at

Google Cloud Hero
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Dev games start at 3 p.m.
Executive panel starts at 3 p.m.
Hampton Inn and Suites
730 SW Columbia St

Happy hour to follow
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Smartz office
450 SW Powerhouse Dr.
Suite 429

We also invite your devs to participate and experience the excitement of Cloud Hero. Requirements to participate in the game is a laptop and power supply. Doors will open at 2:30pm with the game starting promptly at 3:00pm.

Following both events join us at the Smartz office for drinks and food from 5:00-7:00pm.

Smartz Office 

450 SW Powerhouse Dr.Suite 429 

Bend, OR 97702

Kelly Kearsley

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