AWS Meetup October 2019

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13200 Woodland Park Rd

13200 Woodland Park Rd · Herndon, VA

How to find us

Parking: garage is next to the building. Please take a ticket and bring in to reception to be validated.

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***NEW parking procedure! You can still park in the garage, but the gate will be down. Please take a ticket and bring it to reception to be validated.
This may take longer than previously so plan to arrive with time to spare. Thanks!***

Hey folks, we'll be meeting at the AWS Woodland Park Office. AWS has requested an attendee list, so you must RSVP "yes" and submit your name by noon on Friday, October 11 in order to attend. RSVPs will close on that date. Thanks!

Here's what we have planned for this meetup:

6:00pm-6:30pm - Networking and food/drink sponsored by Fugue

6:30pm - 8:30pm-ish – Talks:

- Using AWS X-Ray for metrics and application awareness - Doug Toppin.

The AWS X-Ray service provides the ability to add metrics to your applications with minimal development effort and cost. These metrics can provide application service access, timing and service call outcome information. The metric data can be provided for all usages or sampled at a desired rate to reduce the cost of the service. Within 2 days of my first use of X-Ray it proved its value by identifying the location of a slow down during request processing. This talk will contain an overview of X-Ray and an example using a Python Flask service running in Fargate.

- AWS HackDay - From Problem to Implementation in 14 Hours - Vinit Patankar and Robert Donovan.

This talk is about our Solution Proposed to the UNHCR during the AWS Public Sector Summit Hack Day challenge.
We implemented a POC leveraging the Comprehend Custom Entity Detection Service to re-classify the data to a Persona. Once reclassified, we exposed an API using Serverless Stack and Serverless Application Model to generate a response payload that can not only leverage the model but also be consumed in multiple platforms including Social Media to provide actionable content to the donors.