GCP NEXT was an important milestone for Google Cloud Platform as a business. The conference was a chance to show CTOs and developers what is different about GCP.
“We’re at the beginning of what’s possible for the cloud—which is why it’s a special moment for us.”
— Sundar Pichai, CEO
Emotobooth is a photobooth that uses the Cloud Vision API to detect the emotions of participants via their facial expressions. It then assigns color overlays based on its readings. Accompanied with the JSON response, images from the conference were shared via the GCP Twitter feed.
Google wanted each attendee to experience the power of their Cloud Platform first hand. It was critical that we used the GCP products in real time, but also that each demonstration was educational, and most of all fun.
NEXT 2016 was a turning point for GCP. It showed Google is serious about its enterprise cloud offerings and gave the audience a personal experience with some of GCP's most game-changing tech. Emotobooth has continued to be featured around the world at various Google events, including the 2016 I/O conference.