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AWS meetup #15 - The one with the last minute panic!

Hello everyone, 

I'm very pleased to finally confirm the details for our May event - we've taken it uncomfortably close to the wire for this event, and I do hope to see many of you old and new!

For Meetup 15 we will be returning to Minster Exchange - a great subterranean venue with a handy bar right in the room.  The date is Wednesday May 27th, and we'll be keeping to our usual schedule of arrivals from 18:30 for a prompt 19:00 start.

A very big thank you to our sponsor Cloudreach who kindly stepped in at our hour of need and offered to sponsor. Many more of you stepped up and offered to help to, and for that I'm profoundly grateful.

So, what do we have in store for you?

The confirmed Agenda for the evening:

18:30 : Arrival, with soft drinks, beer, and wine available. 

19:00 : Introduction, Norman Driskell, group organiser

19:05 : Sponsor's welcome, Cloudreach

19:10 : Session 1 - The AWS London Summit Hackathon team - at the last meetup Ijaz put out a call for people to join a user group hackathon team - the team ill share with you how it turned out.

19:30 : Session 2 - Overclocking CloudFormation with Custom Resources, Darius Aliabadi, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Azoomee

Darius has been using CloudFormation to deliver over 40 production workflows for years. Over the last 12 months he's been experimenting with Custom CloudFormation resources using him to help push deployment logic out of wrapper scripts and back into CloudFormation. 

20:00 : Break - Refreshments

A variety of drinks and food courtesy of Cloudreach, please say "thanks!" to their team.

20:20 : Session 3 - Infrastructure as Code: Common mistakes, Alex Pop, Customer Engineering at Chef

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.

20:40 : Session 4 - AppStream: Beyond the obvious, Adam Ocsvari, Cloud Systems Developer, Enablement Team, Cloudreach

Even though Amazon AppStream may have been around for over a year now, there are only a few companies using it today. AppStream gives new opportunities in all sorts of fields, such as modern game development, but there are practically endless possible use cases. This presentation will explain why is AppStream is a good platform for engineering applications and what challenges can be solved with this entirely different software structure. The presentation will also discuss the security challenges of the different AppStream components and the solutions to these new challenges.

21:00 to close : Networking  

We can't wait to see you, it's going to be a great evening of chat, learning, and networking!


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  • Ian M.

    Another great meetup last night. Thanks to all the speakers, Cloudreach for sponsoring the evening and, of course, Norm and Ijaz for their great work in organising these events for the AWS User Community in London.

    Here are details of the upcoming AWS events in London that I mentioned in my very short talk.


    AWS Summit Replay: Technical Sessions, June 5:

    https://aws.amazon.com/events/replay-tech-london/

    AWS Startup Talks in London TechWeek, June 16:

    https://aws.amazon.com/events/startup-talks/

    AWS Summit Replay: Enterprise Sessions, July 8:

    http://aws.amazon.com/events/replay-enterprise-london/

    1 · May 28, 2015

  • Philip S.

    Thanks for letting me talk/listening.. That was my first...

    2 · May 27, 2015

  • Matt W.

    again excellent speakers

    May 27, 2015

  • Graham B.

    Sorry for the late notice, something has come up and I am in the wrong part of town and will not be able to make it.

    May 27, 2015

  • Matt W.

    was an option on previous meet ups but not on this one...anyways the registered themselves thanks john

    May 26, 2015

  • Matt W.

    can i bring a guest or are we now full?

    May 26, 2015

    • Jon G.

      Looks like there's still 31 slots, so you should be able to adjust your RSVP for a +1.

      May 26, 2015

  • Don C.

    I prefer to be the smart man rather than the cheeky (err sorry wise) man ;-)

    May 21, 2015

  • Humayun J.

    Cloudreach wow..what an excellent sponsor :)

    3 · May 18, 2015

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