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AWS Wellington User Group - #12 - Rekognition and Automation

Welcome to AWS Wellington User Group meetup #12

This is the first event for the year! We've secured the Adam Auditorium once again, so come along early to make sure you get a spot. 

We have selected the time from 4.00pm to 5.30pm to allow for those that have to leave early to still come along to the group.

Presentation 1: Jethro Carr - Bad actors in the real world.

We all pay careful attention to cybersecurity, but what about malicious threat actors in the real world? In this presentation, Jethro will demonstrate the use of various off-the-shelf AWS products such as Rekognition and Lambda to (relatively) quickly build a system capable of detecting unwanted humans loitering around your layer one infrastructure.

Lightning Talk: Terence White - Lambda with Java

What use is Lambda if we are a traditional development shop with Java developers who know desktop or Enterprise Edition? There are lots of examples of using Node.js and Python code in Lambda, but not so much on the Java and C# side. Hear Terence talk about his experiences with Java for Lambda and API Gateway in personal projects, including an analysis of mistakes made along the way - so you don't have to.

Presentation 2: Ben Fellows - Enterprise cloud adoption

Ben talks about his love/hate relationship with Enterprises and how he has learnt through his experience some of the keys to a successful Enterprise cloud migration using Automation. He'll cover CloudFormation, CI Tools, APIs, SDKs, and practical real world examples from NZ, Australia and USA. Ben will also talk about the challenges you can expect when the two worlds of traditional Enterprise IT and Cloud collide. The Cloud Adoption Framework is an essential tool in helping Enterprise customers embrace the 'cloud way' with CI, Automation, and Serverless.

See you all there!

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  • Wyn A.

    This was a great meetup! I've uploaded some photos. I'm looking forward to the next one as well Scott. There are 620 members here now. I'm thinking that this must be the premier AWS networking meetup in NZ.

    3 · February 17

  • Scott P.

    Hey team, cheers for coming! We're looking for a venue for the next Meetup in March. If you have a cool space that you can offer for a lunchtime then I want to hear from you. Reach me at [masked].

    Here are links to Jethro and Terence's presentations:

    1 · February 17

  • Terence W.

    I've passed my presentation link on to Scott and I'll pass on the gitlab link for teh codez once I've tidied it up a bit. Open call for topics for my next presentation (I see Opsworks requested below), I'm happy to research and present on anything that has a free tier!

    1 · February 17

  • Jeremy V.

    Good quality presentations and great topics

    1 · February 17

  • Jethro C.

    Thanks all whom came along. The video from my talk as well as links to the source code is up at:

    4 · February 17

  • Chris Q.

    Excellent presentations - it'd be good to have something on Opsworks

    2 · February 16

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