Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

This is a past event

170 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 6:30 pm.

A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr ( 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:


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 ( 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: