Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

Melbourne AWS User Group
Melbourne AWS User Group
Public group

Every last Wednesday of the month until November 28, 2019

YBF Ventures

520 Bourke Street · Melbourne

How to find us

Up the stairs to level 1, then through the glass doors and to the right.

Location image of event venue


Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month).

Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:10 pm start.

Its already the end of the year! This is our final regular meetup for the year (we imagine most people would prefer to be spending Christmas Day doing things other than talking AWS), but not the *last* meetup of the year! We also have our re:Invent Recap Rendezvous on Wednesday the 11th of December at the AWS Office. For more information see the event details:

Our thanks to Innablr ( for their continued sponsorship throughout 2019. We couldn't run these events without the support of our sponsors.

Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream:


# Agenda

| 6:10pm | Introductions |
| 6:15pm | Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS |
| 6:25pm | Guy Morton: AWS IoT without having to RTFM [Level 200] |
| 6:55pm | Marketplace (Who's Hiring) |
| 7:00pm | Pizza Break 🍕 |
| 7:30pm | Rob Amos: Bring your favourite language to Lambda [Level 300] |
| 8:00pm | Networking + Close |


# AWS IoT without having to RTFM
- Guy Morton

Level 200

If you've ever wondered what a device shadow is (but were too scared to ask), come to this talk.

In it, Guy will use readily-accessible IoT hardware and AWS IoT services to build an event-driven environment monitoring system. In the process, he'll attempt to demystify key AWS IoT concepts and services, enabling you to get started with your own AWS IoT project, without having to trawl through the docs!


# Bring your favourite language to Lambda
- Rob Amos

Level 300

AWS Lambda has first class support for a number of great languages like Node, Python, Ruby, Java, Go, and .NET Core. But what if these are not your language of choice?
What if you’re into Swift, or Rust, or brainf*ck? Or my personal favourite, Ook!

12 months ago AWS introduced support for custom runtimes, and Rob will step you through what you need to do to bring your favourite language over from any Linux environment (in the talk we’ll use an Ubuntu docker container), package it up and execute your favourite code on Lambda.


See you all on the night!

If you are interested in presenting you can get in touch on the website