Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

This is a past event

198 people went

Every last Wednesday of the month until October 29, 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 food, beverages and hard-core racing action! Presentations kick off from 6:45 pm.

A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr ( for making these events possible across 2019.

And to our silver sponsors AC3 ( 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:


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 ( 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: