AppsScriptPulse

Totally Unscripted – Apps Script and Gemini Next ’24 Redux: Build custom AI-powered Google Workspace solutions April 17, 2024 at 1200 PDT / 1500 EDT / 1900UTC / 2000 BST

Join the TU team* as we delve into the world of custom generative AI solutions for Google Workspace using Apps Script. Discover how developers are seamlessly integrating Gemini’s large language models to revolutionize productivity and automation. We’ll explore real-world examples demonstrating how AI can supercharge your Workspace experience. Imagine having Gemini as your Apps Script coding assistant, intelligently naming untitled documents, crafting next-generation mail merges, and so much more.

Get ready to learn, be inspired, and unlock the full potential of intelligent automation within Google Workspace.

Join us LIVE on April 17, 2024 at 1200 PDT / 1500 EDT / 1900UTC / 2000 BST

*Totally Unscripted is an independent Google Workspace developer show co-hosted by Martin Hawksey, Charles Maxson, Alice Keeler and Kara Ireland

Totally Unscripted: API Mastery in Action: Creating powerful Google Workspace 3P solutions with guest Comeen 03 April, 2024 at 1200 PDT / 1500 EDT / 1900UTC / 2000 BST

Totally Unscripted* returns live on 03 April, 2024 at 1200 PDT / 1500 EDT / 1900UTC / 2000 BST!

The shift to hybrid work models presents unique challenges for businesses.  How do you create a seamless, productive experience for employees in this new environment?

These challenges also create opportunities for third parties like Comeen to develop solutions that surface new functionality for Google Workspace customers with deep integrations into services like Google Meet and Google Chat, as well as other platforms like Slack.

Join this exclusive session with Comeen’s CTO, Simon Cleriot, to discover the potential of Google Workspace APIs. He’ll share insights into Comeen’s philosophy toward API integrations and how they build solutions that transform the hybrid workplace.

Watch LIVE 03 April, 2024 at  1200 PDT / 1500 EDT / 1900UTC / 2000 BST 

*Totally Unscripted is an independent Google Workspace developer show co-hosted by Martin Hawksey, Charles Maxson, Alice Keeler and Kara Ireland

Totally Unscripted: Level Up Your Productivity: Unboxing the Gift of Apps Script 20 March 2024 at 1200 PST / 1500 EST / 1900 GMT

Totally Unscripted* returns live on 20 March 2024 at 1200 PST / 1500 EST and because of the crazy daylight saving time in the United States will be for many non-US viewers the earlier time of 1900 UTC/GMT.

Join us as we explore how Google Apps Script is being used to make a real impact in productivity. Our guest speaker, Phil Bainbridge, is an experienced IT specialist at the University of York and author of ‘The Gift of Script’ and regular contributor to AppScriptPulse.

Phil will share his insights on how Google Apps Script can be used to automate tasks, create custom solutions, and enhance your workflow. As part of this episode we will also discover how Phil and other members of York’s Digital Inclusion, Skills & Creativity team support digital literacy development in Google Workspace and Apps Script as well as the solutions they have created to improve productivity.

So if you are asking yourself how can you supercharge your productivity with Google Apps Script? Then this episode of Totally Unscripted is hopefully for you!

Show Live/Recording link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JrJpK4ezjg

*Totally Unscripted is an independent Google Workspace developer show co-hosted by Martin Hawksey, Charles Maxson, Alice Keeler and Kara Ireland

Totally Unscripted: “The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet” featuring Ben Collins 06 March 2024 at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT

Whether you are managing projects, calculating budgets, forecasting sales, or just tracking your own to-do lists, there is almost always a spreadsheet involved.

In this episode of Totally Unscripted, we get back to basics and discuss the versatility and pure power (and joy) of spreadsheets! Joining us live is guest Ben Collins, who is a renowned spreadsheet educator, Google Developer Expert and Google Sheets master, and someone who has earned the honorary title of “King of Functions”. Ben will talk and answer your questions about trends, best practices, and of course demonstrate a few of his favourite functions that will confirm that “The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet” still rings true!

As always the show is broadcast live and you can ask questions via the YouTube chat, but also feel free to get your questions in early using the comments.

Show Live/Recording link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxoTBH4OTtY

Totally Unscripted: Beyond Basic Bots – Building Intelligent Assistants with Google Chat and Vertex AI 21 February, 2024 at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT

Totally Unscripted returns on 21 February 2024 at at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT with an episode exploring how you can unleash the power of intelligent assistants and apps in Google Chat.

Say goodbye to simple chatbots and hello to intelligent assistants and apps! On 21 February 2024 at at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT on Totally Unscripted, we dive into the world of building advanced enterprise apps and assistants using interactive dialogs and Vertex AI in Google Chat.

As part of this, we will be exploring how you can harness the capabilities of the Google Chat Platform to promote collaborative work within Chat spaces, taking advantage of Google’s advanced machine learning models to create assistants that can help with complex tasks, such as summarizing conversations and generating complete task descriptions from simple titles.

Get ready to go beyond the basics and learn how to build sophisticated assistants that help you get more work done, collaborate with your team, and revolutionize the way you work with Google Chat and Google Workspace.

As always the show is broadcast live and you can ask questions via the YouTube chat, but also interested to hear in advance any of your burning questions for our panel using the comments section below.

Show Live/Recording link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGwj4dVTe4A

Totally Unscripted: Google Workspace Development: Now with a Side of Smart Chips! 07 February 2024, 2024 at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT

Totally Unscripted is back on 07 February 2024, 2024 at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT. There have been a number of saucy updates and announcements around Smart Chips and other integrations to Google Docs, as well as Sheets and Slides.

In this episode we review how you can start to create Google Workspace Add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides users which let you preview links from your third-party services. In addition we will be dipping into how you can let users of Google Docs add third-party resources from the @ menu.

For this episode we will be joined by some of the Google team behind Smart Chips with guests Allison Hodsdon (Technical Writer at Google) and Pierrick Voulet (Developer Relations Engineer (Google Workspace) at Google.

As always the show is broadcast live and you can ask questions via the YouTube chat, but also interested to hear in advance any of your burning questions for our panel using the comments section below.

Show Live/Recording link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPrWpV_bf4c

Totally Unscripted: How developers are shaping the future with Google Workspace and GenAI – 24 January, 2024 at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT

For the next live broadcast of Totally Unscripted we will be exploring how Vertex AI and other GenAI solutions can be used to extend the capabilities of Google Workspace with targeted solutions that integrate seamlessly with Google Workspace Add-ons, Editor Add-ons, Chat apps, Drive apps, and more!

In this episode we will be joined by a panel of expert guests: Donato Meli (Workspace Go-To-Market at Google), Mohammad Al-Ansari (Developer Advocate (Partnerships) at Google), and Allen Firstenberg (Project Guru at Objective Consulting, Inc).

As always the show is broadcast live and you can ask questions via the YouTube chat, but also interested to hear in advance any of your burning questions for our panel using the comments section below.

We will be LIVE on 24 January, 2024 at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT

Show Live/Recording link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPrWpV_bf4c

Totally Unscripted Returns! Since We’ve Been Gone: A Recap – 10 January, 2024 at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT 

WE ARE BACK!!! Totally Unscripted returns for more Google Workspace Developer community chat about new features, popular solution trends, best practices, the Google Workspace Marketplace and everything else related to Google Workspace development.

To kick off the return of Totally Unscripted for Season 5, in this episode the TU crew will take a look back at some of the more significant updates and additions involving the Google Workspace Platform “Since they’ve been gone!”

As always the show is broadcast live and you can ask questions via chat, but also interested to hear in advance any of your questions using the comments section below.

Show Live/Recording link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-Z3BcAjRKk

Totally Unscripted: Building successful Add-ons for Google Workspace – 24 November at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT

The next episode of Totally Unscripted is scheduled usual time Wednesday 24 November. For the episode we are looking at ‘Building successful Add-ons for Google Workspace’, joined by two top add-on developers, Romain Vialard, Founder of Scriptit & John McGowan, CEO of Unicorn Magic, and Elena Kingbo, Program Manager on the Google Workspace Platform team and involved in the Google Workspace Marketplace:

The Google Workspace Marketplace offers users and administrators alike a wide variety of third party solutions that extend Google Workspace. Creating a successful add-on for the Marketplace takes more than a bit of luck to stand out from the crowd. In this episode we will chat with two purveyors of well-known add-ons Romain Vialard, Founder of Scriptit & John McGowan, CEO of Unicorn Magic, to hear what it takes to create a thriving business in the world of Workspace Add-ons. Also joining us will be Elena Kingbo, Program Manager on the Google Workspace Platform team, who helps guide developers through their Add-on journey.

As always the show is broadcast live and you can ask questions via chat, but also interested to hear in advance any of your burning questions for our panel using the comments section below or tweeting them to @AppsScriptInfo. What are your pain points? If you haven’t published a Workspace Add-on what are the blockers? Or anything else you would like to hear more?

Totally Unscripted: What’s new in the world of Chat Apps? – 17 November at 1200 PT / 1500 ET / 2000 GMT

For our next episode of Totally Unscripted we look at Google Chat, specifically Google Chat Apps. As part of this we will be joined by Aidha Shaikh who leads the Chat App strategy at Google. This episode will be broadcast live and you can join the conversation in the YouTube Live chat.

Chat bots (aka Chat Apps) offer developers a framework for building solutions within conversations and direct messages inside of Google Chat. As Google Chat has become a more integral part of Google Workspace, Chat Apps have evolved to offer developers new capabilities which in turn creates opportunities for richer interactions, integrations and workflows. In this episode, we will discuss “What’s new in the world of Chat Apps” with Aidha Shaikh, Product Manager on the Google Workspace Platform team, who leads the Chat App strategy at Google.