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AWS Community - Contributions & Thought Leadership

  • Oct 15, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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We would like to propose some meetup sessions relative to 'real world' AWS usage scenarios.
- Monitoring / Managing your Microsoft infrastructure in the AWS cloud
- Leveraging AWS to run your SQL environment
- Run your Dev Ops in the AWS cloud
- Security practices : Swap Meet (share ideas & best practices)
- Backing up your network via AWS Storage Gateway

And many more...
Please advise if we can discuss moving forward. We would be happy to assist with leading the effort!

Adrian duCille
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  • Tom L.

    Great for a first meeting.

    October 17, 2012

  • Mark A.

    5 presented, providing different use cases of AWS. Great interaction with attendees, smart questions. A number of good tips with managing AWS services were revealed. Very informative meeting - and a very friendly member group. Looking forward to the next meeting.

    October 16, 2012

  • Ari D.

    I should be there.

    October 11, 2012

  • Mark A.

    More Updates:

    * Refreshments will be sponsored by Xceedium, Inc. - Thank you Michael Kurzrock.

    List of Presenters/Presentations:

    * Mark Annati - Extreme Reach use case - Media Storage, AMI's, ELB, Security Profiles, Queues, & Cache Clusters

    * Kofi C. - demo, introducing the BYOC concept (Bring Your Own Cloud)

    * Russell Greenwald - Case Study on a postgres based site using ELB, Varnish, postgres syncing between zones, snapshotting, and billing reports

    * Michael Kurzrock - Mitigating Security Risks in AWS

    * Tom Laszewski - Running Oracle on AWS - Oracle on EC2, using PIOPS, Oracle RDS, MySQL RDS, and connecting to your oracle / mysql database * Colby Dyess - AWS and the Hybrid Cloud - Cloud vs. Traditional Provisioning, Potential benefits of private / public hybrid, Common issue and how to avoid them

    October 11, 2012

  • Russell G.

    Mark, I can easily spend 20 minutes reviewing a case study on a postgres based site using ELB, Varnish, postgres syncing between zones, snapshotting, and billing reports?

    October 10, 2012

    • Mark A.

      Hi Russell - slots are open - and your case study sounds very interesting. Please plan for setup/presentation/quest­ions/breakdown for the 20 minutes. Can you confirm and I'll add you to the agenda? Thank you.

      October 11, 2012

    • Russell G.


      October 11, 2012

  • Colby D.

    Mark, thanks for stepping up to push this group forward. A meeting in October would be great!

    We have additional use cases we could share - including hybrid cloud (Public/Private) which is gaining popularity - and may be able to co-sponsor the event.

    Will PM you to discuss further.

    September 24, 2012

    • Mark A.

      Hi Colby, Can you shoot me an email if you would still like to present on Monday night? Thank you. [masked]

      October 11, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Updates: * Room rental is being sponsored by Stackdriver - Thank you Dan Belcher.

    * Pizza is being supplied by Greystone Solutions - Thank you Adrian duCille.

    Confirmed Presenters and topics:

    * Mark Annati - Extreme Reach use case - Media Storage, AMI's, ELB, Security Profiles, Queues, & Cache Clusters

    * Kofi C. - demo, introducing the BYOC concept (Bring Your Own Cloud)

    * 3 more presenter slots available - please send me your presentation outline. [masked]


    Folks, We need an accurate head count for the facilities and food. Please indicate if you will be attending. Thank you.

    October 10, 2012

    • Tom L.

      I will be attending.

      October 11, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Hi Folks, We have a location and our meeting is set. Any questions - just send me an email. Thank you!

    == Real-world Usage and Case Studies ==

    Monday, 10/15/2012, 6PM to 8:10PM

    == Location ==
    Putterham Meeting Room
    Putterham Branch Library
    959 West Roxbury Pkwy.
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Google Maps:

    == Parking ==
    Parking in building lot or on the front and side streets.

    == Cost ==
    Free. And looking for donations to cover $50 room rental.

    == Schedule ==
    6:00pm - Arrival and Setup
    6:20pm - Introductions and 1st Presentation
    6:50pm - Presentation #2
    7:10pm - Presentation #3
    7:30pm - Presentation #4
    7:50pm - Presentation #5
    8:10pm - Feedback, Wrap-up

    == Presenters ==
    If you wish to present, please send Mark A. an email with your presentation outline. [masked] == Presenter Setup Notes ==
    * Projector with VGA available
    * Library has WiFi
    * 20 minute presentations with Q&A.
    * Please respect the moderator

    October 9, 2012

  • John Z.

    I am interested too...


    October 2, 2012

  • Chris E.

    I will be there.

    October 2, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Folks, We are working on a location (Thank you Adrian!!)

    For a headcount and to setup the right venue, could members take a moment and indicate if you will be attending on Monday night, Oct 15th? Thank you.

    October 1, 2012

    • Kofi

      I'm in

      October 1, 2012

  • Ari D.

    I would likely be there. I will announce it to my class, but have no idea if any will attend.

    October 1, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Ok, from the current thread;

    Potential Presenters and topics:

    * Russell Greenwald - share case studies from basic web hosting to scaled applications and load balancing.

    * Colby Dyess - use cases including hybrid cloud (Public/Private) which is gaining popularity.

    * Adrian duCille - topic TBD

    * Mark Annati - use case - media storage, ELB, and more

    * Kofi - demo, introducing the BYOC concept (Bring Your Own Cloud)

    September 26, 2012

  • Kofi

    I am very interested - if there is still room to demo I can demo how is introducing the BYOC concept (Bring Your Own Cloud)

    September 26, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Hi Folks, Let's go with Oct 15th. From 7 to 9pm (potentially 6:30 to 9:30 if we have many presenters).
    Now looking for a location - between Needham and Cambridge.
    And if you would like to present, please chime in with the topic. Let's keep presentations down to 10minutes, with a 10 minute Q&A.
    I can give a presentation on how Extreme Reach is using the cloud.
    Thank you!
    - Mark

    September 26, 2012

  • Ari D.

    I would definitely be interested. I am currently teaching a Cloud Computing class (Brandeis, Graduate Professional Studies) and would be happy to recommend the event to my students, as well. October 15th would work for me.

    September 24, 2012

  • Ricardo D.

    I am interested. Anywhere between Needham and Cambridge would work for me.

    September 24, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Thank you for the responses Adrian, Colby, Russell.
    Let's target Oct 15th. It would be great to target a location that is central to the majority of our members. Group Members: Can you chime in with your interest in attending on Oct 15th? and the radius of acceptable locations?
    Thank you!

    September 24, 2012

  • Russell G.

    This would be fantastic, and those dates work. I can share case studies from basic web hosting to scaled applications and load balancing.

    September 24, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Great idea. This is definitely needed.
    Perhaps a 3-hour meet-up, with select members presenting their use cases. How about we get commitment from the members and work this event.
    Suggest: Monday night, Oct 15, or Nov 5.
    Location: The Sheraton in Needham has a number of rooms available. - we would charge a small fee to cover the room.
    Looking for additional comments of support and commitment, and I'll then help drive this forward.
    - Mark

    September 24, 2012

Our Sponsors

  • Observable Networks

    Sponsorship of location/food/presentation 6/14/2016

  • Cloud 66

    Sponsoring food/presentation 5/24/2016

  • G2 Technology Group

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  • Extreme Reach

    Organizer Dues 4/2014, 4/2016 Food & drink 6/10/2013, 4/12/2016

  • Best Ultrabooks

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  • Amazon Robotics

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  • ExtraHop

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  • WeWork

    Hosting our location for the 2/9/16 and 5/24/16 Meetups

  • stackArmor

    Food sponsorship and presentation, 2/9/16 meetup


    Food/presentation 1/2016 meetup.

  • Unitrends

    9/8/15 food and presentation

  • BlueMetal

    Location and Food/drinks for 3/10/2014 and 8/11/2015 Meetups.

  • Rapid7

    Hosting, food, and presentation - Jun 9, 2015 - Thank you!

  • Alert Logic

    Food for the 5/12/15, and 5/12/2014 Meetups - Thank you!

  • HubSpot, Inc.

    Location for May 12, and Nov 3, 2014 (with food!) Meetups. Thank you!

  • ScaleBase

    Food, Drinks, and Raffle for 8/11/2014 event.

  • Cloud 66

    Sponsorship 5/24/2016 - food, location arrangements, presentation

  • JumpCloud, Inc.

    6/9/2014 Food and drink. Thank you!

  • Threat Stack, Inc.

    meeting place provided for 6/9/2014

  • Cloud Technology Partners

    4/7/2014, location, food/drink sponsorship. Thank you!

  • Sophos

    Future food and drink sponsorship.

  • Nokia

    2/10/2014 facilities, and for the May 13 &July 8th, 2013 Meetups.

  • CoreSite

    Food for 11/18 Meetup. 9/9 Meetup host, with food and presentation.

  • Vistaprint

    Location sponsorship for the 10/21/2013 Meetup

  • Eucalyptus Systems

    Food and drink for our 4/8/2013 and 10/21/2013 events. Thank you!

  • Clearpath Solutions Group

    Food and Drink for the 5/13/2013 Meetup. Thank you!

  • Monster Worldwide, Inc.

    Hosting, Presenting, Providing Food/Drink for the Sept 30 Meetup

  • Tremolo Security

    Dinner for the 7/8/2013 Meetup.

  • Carbonite, Inc.

    Event meeting facility for 6/10/2013 Meetup.

  • Stackdriver

    Room rental for 10/15/2012, food and hosting on other occasions.

  • Greystone Solutions

    Pizza supplied for our 10/15/2012 meeting - Thank you Adrian duCille!

  • Xceedium, Inc.

    Refreshments supplied 10/15/2012 meeting - Thank you Michael Kurzrock!

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