What we're about

The Amazon Web Services - Wellington Users Group is about all things Amazon Web Services for past, present and future users of all persuasions; tech and business, newbie to guru. 
Our shared purpose:
• Build the next generation of AWS professionals
• Inclusive of everyone
• Career progression and job matchmaking
• Promoting excellence in the development of AWS solutions
If you are interested in Amazon Web Services and cloud computing then this is where you can hang out with the AWS crowd. We share our learnings and experiences and keep everyone up to speed on the latest news and developments.

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February, 2023 (#56) - Wellington AWS Meetup

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Tēnā Koutou AWS Wellington Community,

Xero Wellington Offices are confirmed as our venue for this meetup.
Address is: 19/23 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

5.15pm - Doors Open, Networking
5.30pm - Talk Track #1 – Aseef Ahmed – EKS Security
6.00pm – Talk Track #2 – Kasun De Silva – Step Functions / Lambda
6.30pm - Wrap Up, Networking, Fun, Drinks, Pizza

Welcome back to the AWS User Group Wellington Meetup Series. We kick off the year with two amazing speakers on some very hot topics. Special thanks to Xero for providing the venue for the event!

Meetup Talk Track:
Talk # 1 – EKS Security via an AWS VPN
Speaker: Aseef Ahmed (LinkedIn)

Session Overview: In this Session, we will give a quick walkthrough on securely accessing EKS with AWS Client VPN endpoint and AWS SSO. In this session, we will take an approach to understanding how to set up an AWS VPN Endpoint to secure your EKS clusters. We will cover topics such as creating a VPN endpoint, configuring AWS SSO, and troubleshooting common issues. By the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills to confidently implement these security measures in your own EKS environment.

About Aseef (in his own words): As an AWS Authorized training instructor and holder of 10 AWS certifications, I am excited to share my knowledge and experience with the rest of the world. With over 5 years of experience in the cloud industry and a focus on the public sector for the last three years, I am well-equipped to guide you through the complex world of cloud computing. I have closely worked with government agencies such as MSD, Land Information NZ, NZTA, and MOH, among others, and understand the unique challenges and requirements of the public sector. Whether you're new to the field or looking to expand your knowledge, I am confident that my insights and expertise will be of great value to you.

Talk #2 – Using Step Functions to Automate Custom Workflows
Speaker: Kasun De Silva (LinkedIn)

Session Overview: I will walk you through on how we can utilise AWS Step Functions and Lambda capabilities to automate a custom workflow. In this particular case I will use step functions to automate patching process for multiple Linux Servers.

About Kasun (in his own words): I’m a Senior Engineer at Xero PaaS team. I have many years of DevOps Cloud exposure: and a total Linux geek. I’m pretty much interested in Cloud and Serverless computing, Distributed Systems, and Microservices architecture.

We thank our sponsors for keeping our community alive and funded.
· Datacom and Consegna for providing actual $$$, significantly contributing to covering the monthly expenses of the AWS User Groups across Aotearoa (Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland).
· We thank Xero for covering the refreshments and venue costs for our meetups.
· AWS for ordering the pizza and drinks.

Without our sponsors we would not be able to run these community events. Ngā mihi maioha!

See you at the meetup! Mā te wa.

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