• AWS UG Raffle + Survey

    Needs a location

    AWS Summit Tel Aviv is tomorrow, and we have some updates to share with you. AWS User Group Booth If you’re coming to the AWS Summit, make sure you visit our AWS User Group booth as well. Our team is going to be there to meet you! We have cool stickers and a limited number of t-shirts. Feel free to schedule a 30 min face to face meeting during the summit to explore speaking, partnership or volunteer opportunities. http://bit.ly/2HjfehV Survey + Raffle We want to improve our meetups and provide a better experience. Help us learn how. We're hoping that you'll take 1 minute of your time to share your feedback. Complete this super short survey and enter a raffle online! Our AWSome Prizes: 2 x Amazon Echo Dots 2 x AWS IOT Button https://bit.ly/2VRohcK Call for Papers is open! If you know of any potential speakers that may wish to speak at AWS User Group, please direct them to our Call for Papers. http://bit.ly/2CdRkQH AWS Summit Tel Aviv This is your last chance to RSVP to AWS Summit in Tel Aviv Date: March 13, 2019 Time: 08:00 - 17:30 Location: Tel Aviv convention center, Pavilion 1 https://pages.awscloud.com/summit-tel-aviv-2019-registration.html Very best, AWS UG Team

  • Overcoming messy things on AWS

    Imperva office, 27th floor

    Doing certain things on AWS can be a real pain in the a** . It's sure a lot better to learn how to do them from people who already faced these challenges and managed to overcome them. Join us in this upcoming meetup to hear from our community members about how they overcame and managed to implement some of the less "sexy" needs on AWS. 18:00 - 18:15 - Gathering, Food And Drinks. 18:15 - 18:30 - AWS News 18:30 - 19:00 - Super charge your AWS Storage by Shlomi Avihou, Senior DevOps Engineer at Zadara. You'll hear about How to consume Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service in AWS: Connectivity (via AWS Direct Connect) Enhanced Storage capabilities in the cloud: Capacity utilization – Deduplication , compression Data Protection - Mirroring, Snapshots, backup to object etc. 19:00 - 19:30 - Compliance in the Cloud and how it can prevent the next data breach by Offir Zigelman, Product Manager at Dome9. Compliance is not only regulations – there are standards that help your environments to be secured. You will learn what is compliance, and why it applies to everyone. We will see the challenges of compliance in the modern cloud environments, and discuss some practical suggestions. 19:30 - 20:00 - Replacing network rules with application identity by Ran Marom, Director of Product Management at Portshift. Security Groups on AWS can often get messy - the amount of effort required in order to map your application to the right network rules usually doesn’t worth it. Most companies either give up and have ‘flat environment’ or struggling to keep up and ending up with a huge mess of thousands of rules that has nothing to do with the actual security and application needs. In this talk, Ran will present an internal tool Portshift developed in order to automatically discover and mitigate problems in Security Groups configurations, share common mistakes DevOps engineers usually do with their network rules, and showcase a solution that enables you to replace your Security Groups with identity-based application policies. See you there!

  • AI & ML on AWS

    Facebook TLV

    18:00 - 18:30 - Gathering 18:30 - 19:00 - The flywheel of machine learning systems Machine learning is not only mathematical or statistical algorithms. Machine learning is the engine that drives massive businesses such as Amazon.com, Netflix, Intuit, Autodesk and many others. The Flywheel of machine learning is hard to start spinning, but once it is spinning it can move huge markets. After working with these giants and contributing my share to their flywheel, I'll be happy to share what I learned and how you can get the most out of your business using the agility of the cloud and the power of machine learning technologies that are available through it. - by Guy Ernest VP Data and AI at AllCloud 19:00 - 19:30 - What led us to build SageMaker and features under the hood - How Hyper-parameter Tuning Works - How Auto-Scaling works - How automatic A/B Testing works - by Vladimir Zhukov Director of Engineering, Machine Learning and AI at AWS Vlad Zhukov leads engineering teams for Amazon SageMaker, a fully-managed platform that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale. In addition to Amazon SageMaker, since joining AWS in 2016, Vlad has helped to build several AWS machine learning services in the natural language processing (NLP) space. Before AWS, Vladimir has held engineering and leadership roles at Here Technologies, Nokia, and Oracle. 19:30 - 20:00 - Questions & Networking

  • Bad Practices On AWS

    Amazon Web Services Offices - Azrieli Sarona Tower

    In the last couple of meetups we had people approaching us, telling how they did something using AWS services and things didn't go as expected. So for this meetup, we decided that we will speak exactly about these cases. in this meeup, we'll hear about the "dark side" of cost effectiveness on AWS - how instead of saving money, Avishay Ish-Shalom, the speaker, ended up spending more. The second speaker is Ofer Mark and he will share a few use-cases where the use of AWS services didn't go as expected and the solutions he came up with. 18:00 - 18:15 - Gathering, Food And Drinks. 18:15 - 18:30 - AWS News + Kahoot with Prizes 18:30 - 19:00 - Cost Effectiveness On AWS - The Dark Side by Avishai Ish Shalom 19:00 - 19:30 - Scheduling and sending tens of thousands of emails per day with AWS services by Ofer Mark - VP R&D in Cybeready. You'll hear about the problem that Cybeready needed to solve and the way that they went through in solving it. This is a good chance to see how services are working in real life production environment compared to in lab conditions. Ofer will go over services such as: Lambda, DynamoDB, Cloudwatch, Step function, SES, SNS and push the limits of each. 19:30 - 20:00 - Serverless Best Practice by Danilo Poccia - Evangelist, Serverless at Amazon Web Services If you'd like to submit a talk please email- Shimon - [masked] and Niv - [masked]

  • Production Engineering on AWS. Debugging, Blue/Green, Canary, DB consistency

    *** Location changed to Azerli Sharona building floor 28 AWS offices 18:00 - 18:15 - Gathering, Food & Drinks 18:15 - 18:30 - AWS News & Kahoot with prizes 18:30 - 19:00 - Cloud-Native distributed tracing using open source - Jaeger and opentracing Developers and engineering organizations are trading in old, monolithic systems for modern microservice architectures, and they do so for numerous compelling reasons: system components scale independently, dev teams stay small and agile, deployments are continuous and decoupled, and so on.” - opentracing Opentracing was born from the pain of debugging micro-services, and the (almost) impossible way of finding the root cause and causality when dealing with multiple services with proper tooling. In this meetup i will show why is it so important to use distributed tracing,And How to use some very cool CNCF tools (opentracing/ jaeger) to make your system more robust and improve the observality. Jaeger - a Distributed Tracing System -https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger Vendor-neutral APIs and instrumentation for distributed tracing - https://github.com/opentracing by Itiel Shwartz - Lead Production Engineer @ Rookout 19:00 - 19:30 - Blue/green deployment, canary releases and database consistency by Tomer Admon R&D Team Leader & Scrum Master at Quali Email [masked] and [masked] to propose a talk / Host meetup

  • Guest Meetup: AWS Cloud Financial Governance Practice

    Feel free to join @ AWS Cloud Center of Excellence: http://meetu.ps/e/Fz7WN/DdKJk/f - 18:00 - 18:15: Gathering and welcome - 18:15 - 19:00: Intro to cloud financial governance * Why cloud & why AWS? * Financial challenges cloud presents * Conscious planning’s of your cloud financials - 19:00 - 19:15: Break - 19:15 - 20:00: cloud cost mgmt. * Cost mgmt. tools (CloudHealth, Cloudyn..) * Cost optimization best practices * CCoE (Cloud Center of Excellence) team - why? when? * FinOps role in CCoE team *** Pizza & beer will be served ****

  • Big Data on AWS

    AWS Offices.

    18:00 - 18:15 - Gathering, AWS news, Food And Drinks. 18:15 - 18:30 - AWS News + Kahoot with Prizes 18:30 - 19:00 - How to squeeze ETLs performance from hours to minutes. by Eitan Sela - System Architect, WeissBeerger - an ABInbev company. Eitan will share from his own experience how they managed to reduce their ETLs run time from hours to minutes, using Amazon EMR service and Big Data Frameworks like Hadoop, Hive and Spark. 19:00 - 19:30 - Squeegee - Open Source, "Serverless" AWS Cost and Usage Analysis at Scale - by Elliott Spira Squeegee is an open source tool built by Atlassian to manage the processing and analysis of complex data from the cost and usage report. Squeegee shows off a lot of serverless services (Athena, Glue) and is a good showcase of how big datasets can be processed in a lower maintenance, more cost-effective fashion. Elliott is the co-founder of GorillaStack, an Australian software company that creates tools that save time and money for developers and DevOps engineers. Elliott is visiting Israel on a government trade mission and is looking for partnerships with Israeli companies. 19:30 - 20:00 - Advanced GPU operations on AWS - by Gil Bahat GPUs/AI workload requires certain experience to operate. In this talk we will look how external factors and multiple requirements could make this task more complex than the usual. In particular we’re looking at spot market requirements, supporting a joint GFX workload, adding requisite AI acceleration libraries and maintaining streamlined operations * Spot market for GPUs * Right-sizing for your payload * To docker or not to docker * NVIDIA-ML library and some random nuances * NVIDIA GLX / X11 and random nuances * Video acceleration * AI acceleration libraries * Keeping devs in check About Gil: I am an independent DevOps consultant currently employed by Magisto, after a 4 year tenure as resident one-man-team DevOps engineer, with particular interest in the areas of GPU usage for both AI and GFX purposes. If you'd like to submit a talk please email- Shimon - [masked] and Niv - [masked]

  • Guest Meetup: AWS Cloud Financial Governance Practice

    Perion Networks Holon

    *** Pizza & beer will be served **** - 18:00 - 18:15: Gathering and welcome - 18:15 - 19:00: Intro to cloud financial governance * Why cloud & why AWS? * Financial challenges cloud presents * Conscious planning’s of your cloud financials - 19:00 - 19:15: Break - 19:15 - 20:00: cloud cost mgmt. * Cost mgmt. tools (CloudHealth, Cloudyn..) * Cost optimization best practices * CCoE team - why? when? * FinOps role in CCoE team - 20:00 - 20:30 : Guest Speaker - Avner Tamir * How did we reduced cloud costs by 50%?

  • Kombinot on AWS - Running Beyond Cost Effective

    SimilarWeb - Azrieli Sarona, 42nd floor

    In this meetup, we will hear about FinOps and Cost-Effectiveness best practices when running on AWS from leading companies in Israel with (very) large amounts of traffic. {ironSource, Yotpo, SimilarWEB} 18:00 - 18:30 - Gathering, Food and Drinks + AWS NEWS 18:30 - 19:00 - ironSource - ELB hacks Cut your AWS billing and make your CEO happy. Cut your data transfer bill using CloudFront & reduce ELB processing fees. Avi Keinan - Devops @ ironSource 19:00 - 19:30 - Yotpo - Cloudfront vs DIY CDN Use case matters. Small amount of traffic isn’t always cheap with CDN. When small objects cost more. Andrei Burd - DevOps Team Lead @Yotpo 19:30 - 20:00 - SimilarWEB - Migrating Hadoop to AWS without busting the bank. How we are migrating our 6PB, 200 physical nodes, Hadoop cluster to AWS in a cost-effective way Liran Vaknin - Production Engineer @ SimilarWeb

  • Security on AWS, master IAM & AWS GuardDuty, Macie & Software-Defined Access

    18:00 - 18:30 - Gathering, Food, Drinks and a Quiz with prizes! 18:30 - 18:45 - Introduction to Amazon Security Services - Amazon GuardDuty & Amazon Macie Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. As an AWS customer, you will benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. An advantage of the AWS cloud is that it allows customers to scale and innovate, while maintaining a secure environment. In this talk at AWS Israel user group we’ll review some of new Security Services: Amazon GuardDuty & Amazon Macie by Shllomi Ezra - Global Business Development Manager, Security Services Amazon Web Services 18:45 - 19:15 - Zero to Ninja - Learn to master IAM by Niv Yungelson - DevOps Engineer at Symantec (SkyCure) 19:15 - 19:45 - Software-Defined Access to Your AWS Resources – Challenges, Opportunities, Blueprint for a solution You’ve just deployed your new application infrastructure in AWS. Congratulations! Now you need to consider how various role-players will access it: How will your employees use applications hosted in AWS? How will Developers and DevOps Teams connect to this infrastructure? What if you need to provide access to 3rd parties, like contractors or partners? You can try to approach the above questions using the traditional network security and remote access tools, or you can learn from leading companies, and apply a different approach altogether - Software-Defined Access based on Zero Trust Network principles - and gain the following benefits: Drastic reduction of attack surface on your infrastructure Full integration with your Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines Full visibility and auditing of all activities in your AWS resources Simplified auditing and certification of your environments Would like to work like Amazon or Google, but don’t necessarily have the same resources? Join us to learn how you get there without investing lots of time and effort. by Leonid Belkind, Co-Founder and CTO, Luminate Security. 19:45 - 20:00 - Open-stage & Networking - Social not VPC ;-)