PSU-BW Local Hack Day: Build Actions for Google Assistant

Localhost: Build Actions for Google Assistant

Saturday November 14, 2020
11:00am to 1:00pm EST
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Welcome to MLH Localhost

Localhost is a great way to build your tech skills and hang out with the hacker community. If you'd like to attend the workshop all you need to do is register on this page and check the page again an hour before the event begins. You'll find the link to the Zoom as well as a bunch of resources for the workshop!

During this workshop, you'll learn how to build an Action for Google Assistant! The actions will retrieve Tweets from Twitter, analyze them using the Google Cloud Natural Language API, and inform the user how people on Twitter feel about a given topic.

Powered by Google Assistant

We've partnered with the wonderful team at Google to bring your this workshop on building Actions for Google Assistant. Google Assistant is a powerful AI-powered virtual assistant that is ready to help whenever you need it.

Use Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform is a suite of developer tools that allows you to build software that is scaffolded by Google's core infrastructure and latest innovations. Your Action will be hosted on Google Cloud and you'll use the Cloud Natural Language API to analyze sentiments.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Participants will need to be able to create a Google account and use Google Cloud Platform. This workshop will be completed entirely in the browser.

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


9-11AM: Build skills for Amazon Alexa
11AM-1PM: Build Actions for Google Assistant

Additional Information

Zoom Meeting information:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Password: 669295

Links & Resources

Workshop Code - Build Action for Google Assistant

This repo contains the source code for the workshop. The link is available on the registration page after you check in.

Unlocked when checked in.
Participant Slides - Build Action for Google Assistant

These are the slides to share with the event attendees. They are available on the registration page after they are checked in.

Unlocked when checked in.

Hosted by

Andy Landmesser and Himani Vommi

The Penn State Brandywine Information Sciences & Technology / Security & Risk Analysis (IST/SRA) club engages students in activities that build upon classroom learning experiences. Students learn new skills and technologies to solve problems. A key aspect in the club venue is facilitating Major League Hacking (MLH) Localhost technical workshops at Penn State Brandywine and participating in MLH hackathons.