Past Meetup

AWS Meetup #1

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The inaugural meet up of the AWS South Wales user group. We've got a fantastic line up, so look forward to welcoming lots of people and kicking off the community in style.


17:45 - Doors open and refreshments

18:15 - Welcome

18:20 - Lewis Richards (aka 'Digital Chef (') and special guest

Lewis Richards will bring along some of his XLab ( to introduce everyone to the world of Virtual Reality. The launch event will then be streamed live in VR using HugVR with a room setup in Altspace VR, as well as broadcasting on Facebook Live, Periscope and Be prepared to be amazed, and look out for a welcome from a special guest

18:40 - Paul Burne - Update from AWS

19:00 - Break

19:15 - Short Talks including the following speakers:

Gavin Davies, Automation Engineer/Coder at (

Rise of the Machine Users - With the rise of microservice architectures, an increasing amount of what we do is weaving parts of Amazon Web Services (AWS) into distributed applications. This lightning talk will cover some best practises for automation with AWS that limits what an attacker can do if a part of the system is somehow compromised.

Daniel Vartanov, CTO at Veeqo (

Veeqo provide multi-channel inventory management software to sell across marketplaces such as Ebay, Amazon, Woocommerce, Magento and Shopify. They are one of the UK’s most promising start-ups, having presented at 10 Downing Street, raised more than £1m through equity crowd funding, and expanded to the United States. Daniel will talk about their current experience migrating off Heroku onto AWS

Justin Lewis, Director at Skybrid (

Solving scaling issues with Amazon CloudFront - Justin talks through real life case studies of using CloudFront to solve scaling issues for organisations like the Cardiff Devils

20:00 - networking till close


Special thanks to our sponsors:

TechHub Swansea ( for allowing us to use their venue

Skybrid ( for providing refreshments

A Cloud Guru ( for supporting the meetup and providing offers to members attending