June 17 phpMelb: Automating AWS with CloudFormation; GoLang

Automating AWS with CloudFormation by Wee Keat (Wicked)

This talk will attempt to introduce the mechanics of a basic, but very useful automated deployment pipeline, which enables highly repeatable build of server/application nodes from scratch. This presentation will cover the use of CloudFormation with EC2 instances as a focus, followed by a quick overview of how everything is glued together.

Break, Food, Chat

There won't be any lightning talks any more. Instead, we'll have a break to eat and chat while the next presenter sets up.

Go(lang) for PHP developers by Andrew Edwards

Go is a newish programming language from Google that is super handy to know. It can be a good substitute for PHP in certain situations. I'll take you through the basics of Go from the perspective of a PHP developer.


We head to a local eatery, the Corner Hotel, for networking, food and socialising.

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  • Robert

    Great event guys, thanks for hosting!

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Jeffery

    @Andrew Edwards, which editor were you using during your talk? I am using IntelliJ IDEA but it does not seem to auto-format by GoLang code.

    June 18, 2014

    • Andrew

      Yes, it was sublime3 with GoSublime. I also use vim with the go-vim plugin too :)

      1 · June 20, 2014

    • Jeffery

      Thanks guys. I got this working in IntelliJ

      2 · June 20, 2014

  • Wee Keat C.

    Thanks for having me this evening. It was very enjoyable. Slides to "Automating AWS with CloudFormation" can be viewed here - http://www.slideshare.net/visualdensity/aws-cloud-formation-phpmelb

    Source files for the walkthrough is located here - http://bit.ly/phpmelb-aws-cf-auto

    3 · June 17, 2014

    • Wee Keat C.

      Me too, Ali. I'd love to learn vi too! I think Colby is much better than I am! Nevertheless, I don't mind sharing what I know.

      June 18, 2014

    • Colby S.

      Anyone wanting to learn vim i recommend `vimtutor` which in available on mac and linux that has vim installed

      1 · June 18, 2014

  • Adam P.

    Another awesome meetup :) the go meetup i mentioned is here:
    http://www.meetup.com/golang-mel/ Get into it!

    2 · June 18, 2014

  • Sean H.

    Hi Guys, it was great to be supporting the group as one of the food sponsors and meeting most of you.

    2 · June 18, 2014

    • Wee Keat C.

      Thanks for being a sponsor. Much appreciated!

      June 18, 2014

  • Ali Muzaffar K.

    Superb meetup. Topics discussed were very interesting.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Alexar

    Hey all! Looking forward to meeting you all... And topics looks so interesting like always!

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may finally be able to come!

    2 · June 15, 2014

    • Alexar

      here here!

      June 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Haha. Too late, she wants to go somewhere fancy. Though I am still at inspire nine right now...

      June 17, 2014

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