Past Meetup

AWS User Group UK Meetup #35

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Hello everyone,

We are excited to announce our first meetup of 2019 on the 6th Feb!

We have two talks for you - the first by Danilo Poccia, Principal Evangelist Serverless, AWS (@danilop).

Building a serverless “smart” chat using AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon AI Services

In this session we’ll dive deep into how to use WebSockets with the API Gateway, providing as an example a real-time chat services using Lambda functions. Using AI services such as Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Translate, it is easy to add additional features to the chat such as automatic translation and sentiment analysis. The result is a pay-per-use, highly scalable and reliable architecture.

The second will be by Jermila Dhas (@JermilaD) Senior Engineer at the FT.

Govern your cloud platform: How to avoid embarrassing security breaches and a bill of millions.

FT has given all delivery teams their own AWS accounts. They have deployed a standard architecture across all the accounts to make sure that the applications and the resources in the accounts adhere to compliance requirements (best practices and security guidelines)

This talk will provide tips and advice on:

+ What can/should be monitored in the cloud platform
+ How to keep control of costs when anyone can spin up infrastructure
+ Tools provided by AWS to govern your cloud infrastructure
+ How governance is done at the Financial Times
+ Stories of the FT’s cloud journey


• 18:30: Arrival, Registration and Networking

• 19:00: Talks starting

• 20:30: Food and drinks provided due to the generosity of our Sponsors!

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 6th Feb.

Remember to follow us @AWSUserGroupUK ( for the latest updates and you can find videos of our past meetups here (

A massive thank you to our Sponsors.

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