What we're about

Pretoria Amazon Web Services User group for developers, admin, sysops.

Community driven monthly meetup to discuss various aspects & services of Amazon Web Services. If you are curious about what AWS is, or want to start using it, or a seasoned veteran, join us for the monthly discussion around all things AWS.

We hang out in #pretoria in AWS Community Africa Slack Group (https://aws-community.africa/) and also in #aws within the ZATech Slack ( https://zatech.co.za/ )

If you have something interesting to talk about, please get in touch as we are always looking for speakers.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/awspta

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVp44P72J3peOqxuITZScXw

We are always looking for speakers, please reach out! :)


Not in Pretoria? There are 2 other AWS Meetup groups that might be closer to you:

- Johannesburg: https://www.meetup.com/AWS-JOZI/

- Cape Twon: https://www.meetup.com/Cape-Town-AWS/

Upcoming events (1)

Lambda Caching Rabbit Hole + Refactoring a distributed monolith to microservices

📖📖 Abstract 📖📖
This session will feature 2 ⚡(lightning) talks.

⚡Derick Schmidt (Head of Product: Client Data Platform @ Capitec Bank)

Derick will be talking about caching API tokens for use within Lambda functions.

⚡ Rehan van der Merwe (Senior Cloud Developer @ Swipe iX)

This talk looks at how to refactor a distributed monolith to a microservice architecture using AWS EventBridge. This breaks tight coupling, introduces BASE consistency and increases the system resiliency to failure.


🎚️ Level 🎚️

📢📢 Speakers 📢📢

🧍 Derick Schmidt is an experienced Cloud Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Microsoft Azure, AWS, C#, Python, SQL, NoSQL and Agile Methodologies.


🧍 Rehan van der Merwe organizes the AWS PTA Meetup, he blogs over at https://www.rehanvdm.com and is always helping the AWS community where possible, usually lurking in all the #aws slack channels and answering questions. He is an AWS Community Hero and loves working with anything AWS serverless.


🎉 Sponsors 🎉
- Swipe iX: Innovative and Scalable Cloud Computing Solutions. https://www.swipeix.com
- Digitata: Delivering intelligent pricing, subscriber engagement and mobile network management solutions. https://www.digitata.com

🎁 Swag 🎁
Lucky draw of 2 x $25 AWS Credit

🏚️ Venue 🏚️
Online Zoom Meeting. Get the link by RSVP of yes.

✏️ Requirements ✏️
Free, no requirements, come as you are.

⏳ Agenda ⏳
18:40 - 19:00 🌍 Socializing & networking for those that want to participate
19:00 - 19:30 ⚡ Derick Schmidt
19:30 - 20:00 ⚡Rehan van der Merwe
20:00 - 20:10 💲 lucky draw

Past events (23)

This is My Architecture #2

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