AWS Usergroup Dublin MeetUp #16

AWS User Group Dublin
AWS User Group Dublin
Public group

Button Factory

2 Curved Street · Dublin

How to find us

Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 - D02 RD26

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17:45 – Doors Open / Registration / Networking / Grab a Drink

18.10 – START - AWS | User Group Network (Dublin)

Intro to Speakers & Sponsors, update on User Group news and Raffle details with Jason O'Conaill.

With thanks to Amazon AWS, we'll have plenty of AWS $50 credits to give away during the evening for best questions and audience feedback.


Thanks again to our sponsors who keep us in prizes, light, heat, food, drink ...and wifi.

Take a bow...!

Global Knowledge, Stelfox, Telnyx, Metalman Brewing


18.20: Ronan Guilfoyle - AWS (

We're delighted to welcome Ronan Guilfoyle,
AWS Solutions Architect, to the UGN stage once again.

Ronan will run through what's new from AWS this month. Also, for all the 'Alexa Heads' in the audience, we'll run some demos and look at skill development. This is a must attend presentation for those working and innovating with AWS and/or Alexa.


19:00 - Steven Purcell - Global Knowledge


19:20 Networking break - Drinks & Food


19:40 Jim Brikman - Founder, Gruntwork

Talk Title: A quick intro to running Docker on Amazon ECS using Terraform

Wondering what this Docker thing is all about? Not sure how to run Docker containers on AWS? Curious about how Terraform compares to CloudFormation? In this talk, we're going to answer all three questions by walking (sprinting) through a real world example. We'll show how to package an app as a Docker container, run the container across a cluster of servers using the EC2 Container Service (ECS), and deploy new versions of the container with zero-downtime using the ECS scheduler and an ELB. And we're going to get this all done in just 15 minutes, because under the hood, we've defined all of this infrastructure-as-code using Terraform—and put all that code on GitHub so you can follow along and try it yourself.


20:00 David Langton from Matillion (

Title: Using Jenkins+Docker on AWS for building Test Environments

David Langton is Product Development Manager for Matillion ETL for Redshift, a product built for and sold on the AWS Marketplace.

Matillion: Matillion delivers technology that helps companies exploit their data, using the Cloud. Matillion is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and one of less than 20 AWS Big Data Competency holders worldwide.


20:10More from Amazon Alexa Echo Developers Group in Ireland. Join Up here (

20:30: Prize Giving & Wrap Up and More Networking


This is your opportunity to meet with other members!
Speakers will also be available to answer any queries not covered in their respective Q&A's.
Food is also provided courtesy of our sponsors and we may even play some music.

Members interested in getting involved with the running of the user group should chat to Jason or Ronan during the break.

We're always on the lookout for new speakers and sponsors, so if you've got recommendations to make on these fronts, please do so during the break.