Meetup on 11/12 at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center

  • November 12, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Hi Folks, Good day to you.

We had a great turn-out on 10/15. Interesting presentations, engaging discussions, accompanied by good food and drink. It's you, the members, that make these events worthwhile.

Looking forward to this next Meetup on 11/12 at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center - Thank you to Adrian duCille with Greystone Solutions for arranging and sponsoring the location.

This location requires we supply an attendance list in advance, so please provide a firm RSVP and the proper spelling of your name, so you can get into the facility. And please note the time from 7-9pm - in Cambridge.

We have some excellent presenters with very interesting presentations including;
"AWS: Billing Mechanics and Approaches to Controlling Spend"
Presented by Robert Shear, President, Greystone Solutions,
"Mitigating Security Risks in AWS"
Presented by Michael Kurzrock, with Xceedium,

"AWS Environment Best Practices"

Presented by Jeremy Katz, Doer at Stackdriver,
"Disaster Mitigation: How to Architect and Deploy on AWS for Higher Reliability"
Presented by Mark Estes, Principal Account Manager, Amazon Web Services, New England


“An implementation of EC2, VPC and VPNs in the AWS environment”
Presented by David Ghikas, Independent Consultant

Don't miss this event!

Set your calendar and RSVP today! And please include your full name with your RSVP so you can get into the facility - thx!

We are still looking for sponsors for food and drink.

See you soon!

- Mark Annati

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  • barb d.

    this was my first aws meetup and it was really helpful so thanks. I am a reporter (at Gigaom) and am curious what services amazon does not offer now that you would like to see?

    November 15, 2012

  • Dan B.

    Thanks again for making it happen Mark! Two ideas for the next round:
    - Perhaps try a theme for the night (security, performance, availability, storage, hybrid, AWS 101, etc. etc.) and have all of the presentations focus on that topic?
    - We haven't had much time for discussion in the first two. In addition to a presentation or two, perhaps we do some type of moderated panel/Q&A on a topic?

    November 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      +1 on the panel/feedback. also might be nice to filter out some of the presentations that are essentially sales pitches. the AWS rep was nice cause it's good to hear things from the horses mouth, but some of the other resellers and partners were overtly presenting sales and marketing decks, not tech talks.

      November 13, 2012

    • Mark A.

      Completely agree gentlemen. I'm thinking our next set of presentations should focus on measuring performance. Leveraging Cloud Watch and other tools. I'm working on the next meeting date/space, targeting Monday 12/17. If anyone would like to present in this focus area, please email me. Thank you.

      November 15, 2012

  • Mark A.

    Thanks so much to the Presenters, Sponsors, and All who attended. An excellent Meetup. Learned a bunch.

    We'll get the next one scheduled shortly. If you have suggested topics, or would like to present, please reach out to me.

    Thank you again!

    November 13, 2012

  • Jeremy K.

    I posted the slides from the presentation I gave at

    Thanks to everyone who came out

    1 · November 12, 2012

  • Jon C.

    Nice Meetup, a little of everything. Amazon's regional rep was greatly appreciated. Good stuff, keep it going. I drove from Providence and was happy with the meeting.

    November 12, 2012

  • Kofi

    Sad I can't make this one guys - will be there for the next one

    November 9, 2012

  • Josh S.

    Sounds like a great agenda, looking forward to it.

    November 3, 2012

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