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Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month).

Arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:15pm start.

This month we have 3 great presentations and a huge night!

If you only come to a couple of these every year, this is the one to come to.

Firstly a shout out to our sponsor for the night Genv:

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Our first presentation for the night will be from the guys at Amazon who will be coming along to talk about AWS Activate. I think this is a first for Amazon, I don't think we have ever had an AWS employee actually talk at the User Group before now (unless you count Amazon CTO Werner Vogels cameo appearance)

Next up will be Thomas Shaw who is the 

the tech genius behind Cheki (#1 Car classifieds platforms across 10 countries in Africa including Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana etc) and BrighterMonday (#1 job board in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda). 

Thomas Shaw is the Chief IT Architect for Cheki Africa Media part of One Africa Media, a SEEK & Tiger Global Management investment.

Find out how he built and manages millions of visitors per day using AWS ElasticBeanstalk, builds & sends over 600,000 emails per day through AWS SES and use of other AWS products.  

His unique perspective on cloud computing in Africa is remarkable and he is certainly has a wealth hands on AWS tips and tricks.

And finally we have Braiden Judd who will be presenting:

Microservices is an architectural pattern that lends to better resiliency, scalability and agility. This presentation will give an overview of microservices, some practical considerations for implementation and how to start on a journey towards a full scale adoption.

What a huge night and a bunch of great presentations.

See you there.


Rob Linton - Founder AWS User Group (

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  • Tristan L.

    Hi guys, looking forward to the next meetup on the 24th. Hoping that someone can help me on my mission.
    I am after a list of organisations or AWS Resellers that would manage multiple AWS resources and currently struggling with the huge CSV billing files. I have found a way to make their lives so much easier and locate huge cost savings that are currently hidden. Thanks heaps


    September 9, 2014

    • Steve M.

      Have you looked at cloudability?

      September 9, 2014

    • Darragh K.

      Loads of software out there, cloudability as Steve mentions, cloudvertical, cloudyn. Or an Aussie startup that seem tailored for what you want - http://www.cloud9bill...­ Some of them attend the AWS meetup and hopefully will see this :).

      September 10, 2014

  • Shabu Thomas, c.

    Was a great informative meetup. Thanks to all who contributed.
    Thanks GenV for the quality wine prize.

    and we are carrotLeads and not carrotheads, the logo is bit more clearer on the website( ) now :) .

    We are looking for more networkers to explore our client companies and their incentive(carrots :) ) plans to gain quality leads. Its free to join and with more folks on I can catch out the 1 in 100 edge cases and iterate. Plus looking for blunt feedback :) .

    Don't want to link spam, if any you are interested I shall post a couple of top profile links as an example and you can always search for them( IT or property or ebook ) too.

    July 31, 2014

  • Jon

    Where is Braiden Judd's slides? Did he say they where on github?

    July 30, 2014

  • Anton

    Pls call Anton if you want to be engaged on a global Amazon project .
    Mobile number is [masked]

    July 31, 2014

  • Rahul

    Wonderful insights with some amazing case studies. Thanks Rob for organizing and AWS crew for providing valuable information.

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Rahul

    Wonderful insights with some amazing case studies. Thanks Rob for organizing and AWS crew for providing valuable information.

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Adam

    Great to see you all tonight. Awesome event. Just letting you know registrations for Melb Summit will close very soon due to capacity. Don't forget to register

    July 30, 2014

  • Rob A.

    As Rob Linton mentioned, I'm building an iPhone app to provide full management capability over your AWS account, same as the management console, but directly from your iPhone.

    More information is available here: (delivered by our shiny new Melbourne CloudFront endpoint). I'm always on the lookout for extra testers, and my email is on the site if you want more information.

    3 · July 30, 2014

  • Quen

    Interested in AWS cloud services

    July 26, 2014

  • Adam

    Hi guys. I am looking forward to seeing you all next week. AWS Summit Melbourne sessions are filling fast so don't forget to register ASAP

    July 21, 2014

  • Niro L.

    Hello All, This is my first meetup as well, Hoping to meet everyone

    July 20, 2014

  • Rajesh

    This is my first meet up. Do i need to bring anything. Looking forward to meet u all guys.

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Sasha P.

    Look forward to meeting you all

    July 14, 2014

  • Aruran

    meet you guys.

    July 11, 2014

  • Rob A.

    Looks like this year's AWS Summit for Melbourne has been announced. 12th August at Crown:

    5 · July 4, 2014

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