Past Meetup

Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

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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 (