• re:Invent Recap Rendezvous

    AWS Melbourne Office

    Our special re:Invent Recap Rendezvous! Arrive at 5:45pm for a 6:00 pm start. Registration is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-reinvent-recap-rendezvous-registration-83112123599?aff=meetup In lieu of our December Meetup we are hosting our traditional re:Invent event at the AWS Offices. We're having a relaxed event to close out the year this year. In addition to the traditional re:Invent Recap from AWS we'll have a night filled with games, fun and prizes! Unfortunately we won't be live streaming this event, so make sure you get your tickets early! ---- # Agenda | 6:00pm | Introductions | | 6:05pm | re:Invent Recap with AWS Presenter(s) | | 6:50pm | Pizza Break 🍕 | | 7:10pm | Trivia Competition | | 7:35pm | Bingo Competition | | 8:00pm | Networking + Close | ---- # Trivia Competition Not your average pub trivia, but close! Teams of 5 will answer a series of AWS-related questions for great prizes. Questions will vary in difficultly and area of expertise, so make sure you find a group with diverse AWS experience. ---- # Bingo Competition For the more laid back (or cut throat, depending how competitive you are), we'll wrap up the night with a game of bingo for a fantastic prize. ---- Its our last meetup of the year, so let's kick back, enjoy some AWS related games and welcome the holiday season with a lot of fun and laughter. RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-reinvent-recap-rendezvous-registration-83112123599?aff=meetup

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  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    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: https://www.meetup.com/AWS-AUS/events/256367540/ Our thanks to Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for their continued sponsorship throughout 2019. We couldn't run these events without the support of our sponsors. We still need a second speaker, so if you're interested please get in touch: https://melb.awsug.org.au/submit-talk/ We accept talks of all shapes and sizes. Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: https://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- # 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 | TBA | | 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! ---- See you all on the night! If you are interested in presenting you can get in touch on the website https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved/

  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month). Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:10 pm start. We're back better than ever for October! Two fantastic speakers are ready to impart their learnings to you, with the usual free drinks and pizza. As its a five week break since the September meetup and with the warmer weather I'm sure everyone will be fresh and eager to learn. Our thanks to Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) 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: https://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- # Agenda | 6:10pm | Introductions | | 6:15pm | Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS | | 6:25pm | Jonathan Gomez: Cataloguing All The Things [Level 200] | | 6:55pm | Marketplace (Who's Hiring) | | 7:00pm | Pizza Break 🍕 | | 7:30pm | Amrith R Radhakrishnan: Achieving NoOps on AWS [Level 300] | | 8:00pm | Networking + Close | ---- # Cataloguing All The Things - Jonathan Gomez Level 200 AWS Service Catalog is an easily overlooked service! This talk will provide an introduction to AWS Service Catalog and share the Latitude Financial experience of using the service to 'productise' infrastructure development and better support and enable delivery teams. Insight will be shared around (1) the range of things that can be catalogued, (2) engineering practices (semantic versioning, testing, upgrades), (3) how we encourage collaboration, (4) our journey towards metrics and data-driven product development and (5) a few AWS Service Catalog gotchas learnt along the way. ---- # Achieving NoOps on AWS - Amrith R Radhakrishnan Level 300 If you know how to respond to a situation why not automate the response? NoOps (no operations) is a concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house. AWS provides variety of tools to perform automation and in this talk we will show you some of the tools and interconnect them to automate in efforts to reduce operational overhead. At the end of this talk the audience would know where to look for opportunities to automate the typical alerts and resolve issues as they arrive with No Operational (NoOps) or human intervention. ---- See you all on the night! If you are interested in presenting you can get in touch on the website https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved/

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  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month). Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:15 pm start. We're back to our usual format this month and we're celebrating with two fantastic and in-depth presentations. First JM will take us through a detailed demo of breaking into a private and encrypted S3 bucket in the vein of what happened to a large financial organisation recently and the steps you can take to protect your data. Then after the break Iman breaks down what was involved in replicating their entire AWS infrastructure in the European regions due to data sovereignty requirements. Its going to be a great night! As always a huge thanks to our gold sponsors Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for their support across 2019 - we could not do these events without them. Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: http://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- # Agenda * Introductions * Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS * Jean-Manuel Becker: Hacking private S3 buckets with SSRF in under 2 minutes and how to protect yourself [Level 400] * Marketplace (Who's Hiring) * Pizza break * Iman Yusuf: Heading to Europe: The Data Sovereignty Project [Level 300] ---- # Hacking private S3 buckets with SSRF in under 2 minutes and how to protect yourself - Jean-Manuel Becker Level 400 JM takes us through how to exfiltrate data from private and encrypted S3 buckets in the style of what happened to “financial organisation 𝑥” (with a live demo!) and six solutions to make sure it does not happen to you. ---- # Heading to Europe: The Data Sovereignty Project - Iman Yusuf Level 300 To expand into Europe, Culture Amp needed to reproduce their entire production infrastructure. After seven years of incremental growth in complexity, this was an exciting challenge. With eight weeks to get it done, the SRE team learned a lot along the way. Culture Amp has been operating in AWS US region since the inception of the company until mid this year. The original infrastructure was created in 2011, which was a manual process. Since then, the infrastructure has grown enormously to support a monolith application and dozens of microservices. In this talk, Iman Yusuf, Lead SRE Engineer, will share the challenges the SRE team faced, and how the team overcame some of the them. Iman will also discuss how these challenges change the way infrastructure is managed at Culture Amp. ---- If you are interested in presenting you can find more and submit your talk idea on our website: https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved/

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  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month). Arrive at 6:00 pm for food, beverages and hard-core racing action! Presentations kick off from 6:30 pm. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for making these events possible across 2019. Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: https://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- This month we'll have the AWS DeepRacer track out for the first part of the meetup again. If you've seen @arjen's DeepRacer introduction from the last meetup (https://youtu.be/vC24wX7Ll34) and want to try your hand at racing, make sure you bring along your trained models to try it out on our two DeepRacer cars. (If you're lucky enough to have picked up your own DeepRacer car feel free to bring it along as well!) This is also your opportunity to practice on a real track ahead of the dedicated DeepRacer events at the Melbourne AWS Community Day (https://aws.amazon.com/events/aws-community-day-melbourne/) and the DeepRacer Nights meetup (https://www.meetup.com/DeepRacer-Nights/). There has been a lot of interest in the DeepRacer, but not a lot of participation. So we'll give the track one last go before reverting to our old meetup format. Feedback on this or anything related to the format of our events is always welcome so please hit us up on Slack, via email ([masked]). ---- We still have space for a second lightning talk, so if you're interested in speaking about your experiences or an area of expertise get in touch: https://melb.awsug.org.au/submit-talk/ First time speakers are welcome! You don't need to have a full presentation deck and "interesting" topic to speak about – some of the most interesting presentations we've seen are basically "here is a cool tool or trick I found". If you have an idea and are unsure reach out to @bok on Slack or email [masked]. ---- August Agenda: * Melbourne DeepRacing (5:45pm to 6:30pm – includes pizza) * Introductions * Chris and Jean-Manuel: What's new in AWS * Pete Yandell: From Serverless to Observerless [Level 200] * Marketplace (Who's Hiring) * Short break * Jean-Manuel Becker: AWS achieved PROTECTED [Level 100] ⚡️ ---- # From Serverless to Observerless - Pete Yandell Level 200 Cutting through the BS to seed, build, deploy and then crash a Serverless application in under 30 minutes. A live-coding talk in three parts where I will seed and deploy the build pipeline for a Serverless application. Next, I will deploy the application code and take it for a spin. Finally, I'll overload the application and use AWS X-Ray to see what's broken. ---- # AWS achieved PROTECTED ⚡️ - Jean-Manuel Becker Level 100 A short note on acronyms and definitions and what it means for your Enterprise and Public Sector Agencies. ---- If you would like to volunteer or present at a future meetup please get in touch via the website: https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved

  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month). Arrive at 6:00 pm for food, beverages and hard-core racing action! Presentations kick off from 6:30 pm. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for making these events possible across 2019. Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: https://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- This month we'll have the AWS DeepRacer track out for the first part of the meetup again. If you've seen @arjen's DeepRacer introduction from the last meetup (https://youtu.be/vC24wX7Ll34) and want to try your hand at racing, make sure you bring along your trained models to try it out on our two DeepRacer cars. (If you're lucky enough to have picked up your own DeepRacer car feel free to bring it along as well!) We also have two great presentations this month from community members, be sure to come check them out. ---- July Agenda: * Melbourne DeepRacing (5:45pm to 6:30pm – includes pizza) * Introductions * Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS * Guy Morton: Go the Low-Code Road with Node (-RED) [Level 200] * Marketplace (Who's Hiring) * Short break * Hamid Nazari: Giving the IAM Control Back to Users [Level 400] ---- # Go the Low-Code Road with Node (-RED) - Guy Morton Level 200 If perl was the duct tape of the Internet, Node-RED is a Swiss army knife. Node-RED is a Node.js application that started life within IBM as a tool for wiring together IoT devices, but has evolved to become "a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways". While you can run it on a Raspberry Pi, you can also run it on AWS with high-availability and at scale. You can even go serverless! In this talk I'll cover the flow-based programming model of Node-RED and explore some common use-cases. I'll show how it can leverage npm to extend its default capabilities. I'll also talk through some deployment models & challenges for different scenarios. ---- # Giving the IAM Control Back to Users - Hamid Nazari Level 400 In this talk I will discuss why it is time to throwaway the straitjackets and give IAM control back to users without compromising on any security or regulatory requirements. ---- If you would like to volunteer or present at a future meetup please get in touch via the website: https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved

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  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month). Arrive at 6:00 pm for food, beverages and hard-core racing action! Presentations kick off from 6:45 pm. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for making these events possible across 2019. And to our silver sponsors AC3 (https://ac3.com.au/) for their presentation this month – a fantastic intro to Amazon Sumerian. Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: https://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- This month we took delivery of our very own AWS DeepRacer track! So we're going to change the structure of the meetup around a bit and include some racing. If you've trained your own DeepRacer (https://aws.amazon.com/deepracer/) model on AWS' virtual track bring it in on a thumb drive (not USB-C) and try it out on our two DeepRacer cars! Our second presentation this month is an intro to AWS DeepRacer as well, so if you haven't had a chance to check it out we'll give you all the tools you need to participate in future months. ---- June Agenda: * Melbourne DeepRacing (6pm to 6:45pm – includes pizza) * Introductions * Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS * Greg Cockburn and John Ferlito: Teach Amazon Sumerian to play Rock, Paper, Scissors [Level 200] * Marketplace (Who's Hiring) * Short break * Arjen Schwarz: DeepRacer: From Start to Finish [Level 200] ---- # Teach Amazon Sumerian to play Rock, Paper, Scissors - Greg Cockburn and John Ferlito Level 200 Would you like to know how to teach Amazon Sumerian how to play Rock, Paper, Scissors? Come listen to Greg Cockburn and John Ferlito talk about how they built the AC3 booth game for the AWS Sydney Summit. ---- # DeepRacer: From Start to Finish - Arjen Schwarz Level 200 DeepRacer! Miniature self-driving cars! What's not to love about it? In late April AWS released it for all of us to use, and now the User Group has its own track. To celebrate this I will give an introduction into the service: What is reinforcement learning? How do you build your models for the race? And most importantly, how do you then use this to race in the User Group league? ---- If you would like to volunteer or present at a future meetup please get in touch via the website: https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved

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  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    Our regular monthly meetup on the last Wednesday of every month. Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:10 pm start. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for making these events possible across 2019. Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: https://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- We have another two excellent presentations for this month, including a fantastic look at DynamoDB presented by our silver sponsors A Cloud Guru (https://acloud.guru) * Introductions * Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS * Dale Salter: Maximising writes into DynamoDB with Lambda [Level 300] * Marketplace (Who's Hiring) * Pizza break * Amrith Raj Radhakrishnan: Patching Immutable and in-place EC2 instances using Step functions and AWS Systems Manager [Level 300] ---- # Maximising writes into DynamoDB with Lambda - Dale Salter Level 300 There are a lot various ways to do async messaging in the Serverless world, Kinesis, SQS, DynamoDB. Each of these approaches make sense for varying data requirements (latency, throughput, etc). This talk is going go through the design tradeoffs of various messaging systems when building a completely Serverless, elastic, leaderboard with DDB & lambda. ---- # Patching Immutable and in-place EC2 instances using Step functions and AWS Systems Manager - Amrith Raj Radhakrishnan Level 300 EC2 instances can be launched in seconds with a few clicks. Some instances have short lifespan and gets terminated in few hours or days, while some instances live for a longer period of time - months or years. All instances that are running must have their OS updated regularly. Vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed, Spectre and Meltdown reminds us that patch management is a crucial component of operational excellence. Immutable architectures are also prone to vulnerabilities if instances are not replaced or updated regularly. In this session we uncover the various lifecycles of an EC2 instances and approaches we can take in ensuring that they are patched for all situations. We talk about in-place patching using AWS Systems Manager and we also talk about situations where immutable EC2 instances can be at risk of not being patched and how to overcome it using AWS Step Functions. ---- If you would like to volunteer or present at a future meetup please get in touch via the website: https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved

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  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month). Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:10 pm start. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for making these events possible across 2019. Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: https://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- We have two great presentations for this month! Including the return of Matthew Merriel due to popular demand for a look at AWS Amplify (full details of his talk to be posted later). * Introductions * Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS * Nicholas Hollings: AWS Direct Connect - Changes to Connectivity [Level 300] * Marketplace (Who's Hiring) * Pizza break * Matthew Merriel: AWS amplify - hosting, auth, data storage and analytics all rolled into one ---- # AWS Direct Connect - Changes to Connectivity - Nicholas Hollings Level 300 AWS Direct Connect is a way to provide private connectivity to AWS tenancies to reduce latency, increase bandwidth and manage costs. There have been many recent changes to the way Direct Connect works, especially around Direct Connect Gateway and the coming Transit Gateway. ---- # AWS amplify - hosting, auth, data storage and analytics all rolled into one - Matthew Merriel Level 200 In this presentation I'll be taking a look at AWS amplify, a library released by AWS to assist in building sophisticated cloud-powered apps. I'll work through the feature and demonstrate how you can build, deploy and manage a simple web application. ---- If you would like to volunteer or present at a future meetup please get in touch via the website: https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved

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  • Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

    YBF Ventures

    **Note! Due to a scheduling conflict this meetup will be held on the THURSDAY night** Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:10 pm start. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr (https://innablr.com.au) for their sponsorship across 2019, and for presenting this month! Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream: http://melb.awsug.org.au/live ---- # Agenda We have two great presentations lined up this month: * Introductions and news * Mahesh Rayas (Innablr) and Shane Lavelle (BetEasy): Painless (almost) Account Vending in AWS [Level 300] * Marketplace (Who's Hiring) * Pizza break * Archit Kejariwal: Experiences of a Junior Developer In An Enterprise Infrastructure team ---- # Painless (almost) Account Vending in AWS - Mahesh Rayas (Innablr) and Shane Lavelle (BetEasy) Level 300 There is a concept of Account Vending in AWS, when you go somewhere, click a button or two and get a fully-configured account with IAM roles, VPCs, SSO and other stuff, which you can start using immediately. We would love to share the experience we gained along the journey of building such a mechanism. ---- # Experiences of a Junior Developer In An Enterprise Infrastructure team - Archit Kejariwal Archit talks about his experience working for 3 months in the DevOps team of an enterprise organization. He shares the motivation for why they elected to have a front-end developer join the infrastructure team, the outcomes of this exercise and concludes with some advise for juniors and managers alike on how to make the most of this practice. ---- If you would like to volunteer or present at a future meetup please get in touch via the website: https://melb.awsug.org.au/get-involved

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