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AdvancedAWS: July Meetup

Awesome speakers + amazing venue = one great meetup. That is exactly what we have for July.


Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco), former architect at Netflix, now Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures will discuss what it means to be cloud native, what are the trends he is seeing and where will AWS be in 5 years.

Tim Prendergast (@auxome), Founder & CEO of, and ex-Adobe cloud architect will present "Effective Incident Response in AWS" - No matter who you are or what you do, you will eventually become the victim of a malicious attack or security incident. Fortunately, the extensive tools available within AWS actually provide superior incident response capabilities to those we used to have in the traditional datacenter model. We'll cover several common attack scenarios, response strategies that actually work, and post-attack procedures that everyone can execute. 


6:30pm Arrive, food, networking 
7:00pm Adrian Cockcroft: What is Cloud Native
8:00pm Tim Prendergast: Effective Incident Response in AWS
8:30pm Socializing 
9:00pm Finish


The venue sponsor for the meetup is Autodesk. More information available here:

Just let security know you are going to the Autodesk Gallery on the 2nd floor for an event. 

If you haven't been to the Autodesk Gallery before, prepare to be wowed. From full scale prototype cars, to 3D printed models, and bullet time set ups. It is always change, but continuously cool.

Sponsors: is sponsoring this event by providing food and drinks. The Evident Security Platform (ESP) for AWS delivers continuous security monitoring for your global cloud infrastructure, helping you detect and mitigate risks in near real-time. You can activate ESP in less than 5 minutes, and there is a 14-day free trial at no risk to you.

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  • Alex H.

    Fantastic venue, engaging presentations

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Rag R.

    Sorry I had to miss this one. Where can I see the slides?

    July 23, 2014

    • Yagey

      no slides, but uploaded a photo showing some reference material you can check out. Adrian's talk was a combo of his other talks - view them all!

      July 24, 2014

  • alvindu

    really good talk, awesome venue, enjoyed it!

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Narender

    Very Informative --thanks

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Craig M.

    In support of this event, I wanted to offer anyone attending the chance to get free parking for the evening.
    My company is doing valet parking on-demand, and we want to invite attendees into our beta, and allow you to park for free the night of the meetup.

    You can get access here:
    And use promo code "AWS" to get $25 in Luxe parking credits.

    Hope this can make it easier for some to attend the event!

    July 22, 2014

    • Peter S.

      Craig, a bunch of us ride... how are you with motorcycle valet? :)

      July 22, 2014

    • Craig M.

      Haha, this might be the first request for motorcycle parking. Our valets can do stick, but we don't test them for motorcycle . . . I would suggest parking your bike yourself to be safe :)

      July 22, 2014

  • Xiaoyun W.

    Will this meetup be video taped and made available afterwards? What about slides?

    July 21, 2014

    • Peter S.

      No amount of video will compare with seeing the Autodesk Gallery in person. We don't record our talks so that speakers don't feel restricted in what they can say. Slides will likely be posted after.

      July 21, 2014

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