• Talks from Women and Non-Binary AWS users

    Accenture

    It was so nice we're doing it twice! We're celebrating our fellow Chicago AWS users who identify as women, non-binary, and trans. Please RSVP via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-women-and-non-binary-aws-user-showcase-registration-65818594187 It's a regular user group event, but with all the content coming from women and non-binary members of our group. Watch for talks and updates soon! Agenda: 5:30pm Welcome & pizza - your AWS organizers 5:45pm 5 min sponsor talks: 6:00pm talks Talk 1: 7:30pm Q&A 7:45pm Networking with beers Talk 1: About this event: **This event is open to all AWS experience levels.** All AWS jargon will be explained and topics will range in expected experience level. All AWS ugroup members are welcome to attend, speak, sponsor and join us, but we are giving priority to women and NB folks. This is not a public event. You must be on the list to attend. All attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://chicagoaws.com/codeofconduct.html).

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  • Financial Operations (FinOps) in AWS

    Morningstar

    Bring your finance and accounting friends to AWS We're hosting the first user group event focused on managing spending, how to budget, and cost optimization best practices in AWS. We're calling it FinOps. Bring your colleagues who might not otherwise come to a "tech meetup" event. We want to bring together the dollars and cents with the bits and bytes! RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finops-in-aws-managing-cost-spending-and-budgets-in-aws-accounts-tickets-67531577767 Agenda: 5:30pm Welcome & pizza - your AWS organizers 5:45pm 5 min sponsor talk - Morningstar 6:00pm Talks Talk 1: "FinOps and its role in Arity / Allstate" - Mike Rosenberg, Engineering Operations Manager at Arity Talk 2: "Cost Star Ratings to score team's AWS optimization at Morningstar" - Katelyn Decraene, Cloud Finance Manager, Cloud Services at Morningstar 7:45pm Q&As, beers, mingling What is "FinOps" ? FinOps is the operating model for the cloud. FinOps enables a shift — a combination of systems, best practices and culture — to increase an organization’s ability to understand cloud costs and make tradeoffs. In the same way that DevOps revolutionized development by breaking down silos and increasing agility, FinOps increases the business value of cloud by bringing together technology, business and finance professionals with a new set of processes. We're hoping this finance focused AWS user group can bring together folks who might have been struggling with AWS bills on their own. We hope to create a sub-group of the AWS user group to tackle cloud cost complexity, starting with what we know: AWS. Have an idea for a talk? Want to get updates on FinOps in AWS Chicago? Let us know!

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  • DevOpsDays Chicago August 27-28

    UIC Forum

    Join the DevOps Chicago folks for the annual two-day conference! Register now: https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2019-chicago/welcome/ DevOpsDays Chicago brings development, operations, QA, InfoSec, management, and leadership together to discuss the culture and tools to make better organizations and products. The format of DevOpsDays Chicago includes a single track of 30 minute talks in the morning of each day, followed by Ignite talks (5 minute lightning talks). We spend the rest of the afternoon in Open Spaces, which are considered a key portion of the event. Learn more: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-chicago/welcome/ Register with code CHICAGO-AWS to get 20% off your ticket and rep the AWS User Group Community in Chicago! https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2019-chicago/welcome/ to attend this event.

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  • DevOps + AWS Tech talks

    ActiveCampaign

    DevOps in AWS - Joint meetup with DevOps Chicago Join the DevOps Chicago user group (https://www.meetup.com/devops/) to talk about implementing, using, and living DevOps in AWS. Talk 1: Closing the Loop Between Dev and Analytics - Zach Miller, Senior Data Scientist at CreditNinja Talk 2: "Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight: Your broken culture might be because of your tools" - Stephen Weinberg, Director of Software Engineering, Site Reliability at Morningstar Agenda: 5:30pm Welcome & pizza - your AWS & DevOps organizers 5:45pm 5 min sponsor talk - 6:00pm Talks 7:45pm Q&As, beers, mingling Hosts & Sponsors: ActiveCampaign RSVP on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devops-aws-tech-talks-registration-63680603399

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  • OWASP + AWS hands on security workshop

    Morningstar

    RSVP on the OWASP meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Chicago-Chapter/events/262257871/ OWASP Chicago and the AWS Chicago user group are teaming up to bring you an interactive security demo "Game of Code" Follow along as presenters simulate security scenarios in cloud. Game of Code: Chicago When you play the Game of Code, you win or you lose — maybe not your head, but money, clients, and, potentially, your business. Never fear! Armor is full of knights, sworn to protect client data, working hand-in-hand with the Kings of the Realm, like AWS, to ensure your infrastructure is secure from start to finish. We add human wisdom and ingenuity to real-time intelligence and insights provided by our unique tool set and Armor’s cybersecurity platform. We go beyond blowing our horns to alert you of White Walkers and, instead, take to the front lines with dragon glass, methodically identifying and remediating the threats as they enter our kingdom. Join Armor’s battle-hardened knights for an interactive security demonstration that takes you behind enemy lines – showing you exactly how a hacker can infiltrate your system and ways you can protect your business from attacks. It will be a night you won’t forget. Agenda: 5:30p.m: doors open - pizza and drinks 6:00pm: Welcome from your OWASP + AWS organizers 6:15p.m: Introduction from Armor 6:30p.m: Presentation & Q/A session 7:30pm Wrap up & additional networking *A Game of Thrones Cutting Board will be raffled off to one lucky winner at each stop! About this event: This event is open to all experience levels. Prerequisites: Bring your laptop to participate. Note: This is not a public event. You must be on the list to attend. All attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://chicagoaws.com/codeofconduct.html).

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  • AWS Community Day Midwest 2019

    Guaranteed Rate Field

    AWS Community Day | Midwest is a one-day, user-run AWS technical conference that is planned, organized, and delivered by AWS user group community leaders (much like a “Meetup of Meetups”). The goal of the Community Day is to facilitate the exchange of information amongst the AWS user community. The presentations are all given by speakers who are fellow AWS users sharing knowledge with their peers. Learn more: https://midwestcommunityday.com Agenda coming soon! RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aws-community-day-midwest-2019-tickets-56674053620 * Your ticket gets you: event entry for 1, breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee all day, and an evening happy hour. Tickets are non-transferable, or cannot be shared with others. If you cannot attend please cancel your ticket.

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  • DevOps Chicago: CI/CD Pipeline-driven AWS CloudFormation Authoring and Testing

    Join the DevOps meetup group to talk CI/CD in AWS using CodeCommit, CodePipeline, CodeBuild, and CloudFormation. Remember to RSVP on the DevOps group's page: https://www.meetup.com/devops/events/261407356/?rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDZjMmM1NDVhLWUwZWQtNDBhMS05NTFlLTJkNDQ4NzFlZTFlYg Learn about the latest Infrastructure as Code best practices by setting up an end-to-end development, testing and deployment project using AWS CloudFormation. The end to end project will cover setting up an initial repository, your coding environment, setting up a pipeline, as well as testing stages. We will discuss several authoring and testing tools and demonstrate a reference example. Our presenter Luis Colon is a Senior Developer Advocate with AWS. Attendees will have to check-in at the front desk to get a pass to OCC's floor. Please bring photo ID. –––––––– All attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://chicagoaws.com/codeofconduct.html) and the DevOps group's CoC: (https://www.meetup.com/devops/pages/19194929/Code_of_Conduct/)

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  • Women and Non-Binary AWS user showcase

    Enova International

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-and-non-binary-aws-user-showcase-registration-54951024995 Happy Galentine's Day! If you never watched Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galentine) is celebrated as a day for “ladies celebrating ladies.” Plus, we're celebrating Pride month and welcome all women, non-binary, and trans friends in Chicago using AWS. It's a regular user group event, just with all the content coming from women and non-binary members of our group. Watch for talks and updates soon. Agenda: 5:30pm Welcome & pizza - your AWS organizers 5:45pm 5 min sponsor talks: 6:00pm talks Talk 1: Talk 1: "using sagemaker to build and deploy ml models in production" - MJ Berends, Data Engineer at ActiveCampaign Talk 2: "DeepRacer, not just a fancy racecar. ALSO a fancy racecar" - Abby Dryer, Sr. Project Manager at Morningstar 7:30pm Q&A 7:45pm Networking with beers Talk 1: About this event: **This event is open to all AWS experience levels.** All AWS jargon will be explained and topics will range in expected experience level. All AWS ugroup members are welcome to attend, speak, sponsor and join us, but we are giving priority to women and NB folks. This is not a public event. The AWS user group will not check IDs or require registration for this event - come on up to Enova's offices. The Enova space is accessible and will have gender-neutral restrooms. All attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://chicagoaws.com/codeofconduct.html).

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  • AWS Summit Chicago

    McCormick Place

    *AWS event* Join the AWS Summit in Chicago and learn how the cloud is accelerating innovation in businesses of all sizes. Be the first to find out when registration is open in your area! Click the button below and we'll notify you when registration is live. Visit the AWS Summit website for registration: https://aws.amazon.com/events/summits

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  • Navigating the Amazon Partner Network

    SPR Headquarters

    Please register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-amazon-partner-network-registration-59494899847 Navigating the Amazon Partner Network Agenda: 5:30pm Welcome & pizza - your AWS organizers 5:45pm 5 min sponsor talks: SPR 6:00pm talks Talk 1: "Navigating the APN: The good, the bad, and the ugly" -Adam Dillman, Managing Partner at Uturn Data Solutions Talk 2: "5 lessons for being an AWS partner" - Wayne Geils, Technical Evangelist at ServerCentral Turing Group 7:45pm Networking with beers Sponsors and Hosts: SPR ~~ Note: Building security may require your full (legal) to get into the building security* This is not a public event. You must be on the list to attend. All attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://chicagoaws.com/codeofconduct.html).

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