• AWS Meetup: Legacy to Modern Apps: Rebuilding Familiar Services with Serverless

    Hi AWSome friends! Looking forward to seeing y'all next month. We will have a "Senior Technical Evangelist" from AWS come join us to share details on AWS Amplify and how you can improve your front end development. Looking at existing systems and patterns today, and reimagining them built using a serverless architecture, can be challenging. It’s important to identify how you can transition to build services around event-driven patterns and to remove state stored in monolith applications. We’ll first take a look at the advantages of building with a serverless architecture and some of the best ways to think serverlessly. Next, we’ll learn how to re-architect familiar services to take advantage of the scale and cost-efficiency built in to serverless. We’ll look at how to structure a webhook service, an audit trail service, and a document versioning service first from a legacy standpoint, and then how to translate each into working within a serverless architecture. Along the way, we’ll discover which AWS services are common in serverless architectures, and we’ll visit tools like the AWS SAM CLI and AWS SAM templates that can help with provisioning and deployment for serverless applications. Finally, don’t forget your laptop so you can code along as we dive into implementing the architecture we define and actually build a serverless webhooks service. Food and drinks will be sponsored by: Onica

  • Austin AWS Meetup- Containers!

    SHI International Corp. Building 1501

    Hi AWSome friends! We will be hosting our first MeetUp for 2019! Come join us and our sponsors SHI + Flux7 for a learning session on how to get started with Containers. Learn from their experience with other customers and pick up some new best practices to take back with you. Please make note that we are in a new location again- VERY close to where we had our Meetup in October, BUT not the same office building- the one right next door.

  • Austin AWS Meetup- Save the Date

    AWS Austin Office

    Hello AWSome Users! Save the date for our next Meetup. We will be reviewing some of the announcements from re:Invent. See you there!

  • Austin AWS Meetup - New Location!


    Hello AWSome friends! We are hosting our Meetup this month at a new location! The team at Lifesize has generously offered their space up to host the Austin AWS Community. ~6:10 - Welcome + AWS Lambdas + Firehose ~6:30 - Lambda Army: Using Lambda for simulating website users for load tests ~7:00 - Real world Serverless: How Lifesize is using the AWS Serverless stack to build of our new architecture ~7:40 - Sponsor- Lightstream

  • Austin AWS User Group Meetup

    AWS Austin Office

    Hello AWSome users! We are still finalizing the agenda, but excited to see everyone next week! We will have a presentation from Hashi Corp: Terraform and AWS - You've heard of infrastructure as code, but perhaps you didn't know we meant *all* your infrastructure. SSL doesn't need to be difficult or time consuming. Learn how you can automatically deploy Amazon Certificate Manager SSL certs to your load balancers using Terraform. More to come!

  • Austin Event Annoucement: Get Launched

    Capital Factory

    Please register here: www.microchip.com/promo/get-launched-austin Austin’s Get Launch event is entirely free and includes hardware for participation in technical workshops, one-on-one access to experts and partners, food and refreshments and more. All technical workshops for the Austin event are listed below. Individual registration for workshops is required in advance and space is limited so sign up today. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Microchip Technology Bob Martin, Wizard of Make Effortless Design Workshop: Advanced Arduino® Debugging 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hallsten Innovations Jonathan Hallsten, CEO Napkin Sketches to Product with Hallsten Innovations 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Microchip Technology Mamun Ahmed, Marketing Applications Engineer Effortless Design Workshop: Rapid Prototyping with Sensors 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mozilla Mozilla Product Evangelist Hands-on with SAM W25 Xplained Pro evaluation kit (MCU and Wi-Fi®): Turning an IoT-ready Device into a “Web Thing” 4:30 p.m. Microchip Technology Bob Martin, Wizard of Make Microchip and the Maker Community 5:00 p.m. Hallsten Innovations Ltd. Jonathan Hallsten, CEO From Napkin to Reality: Beyond Hot Glue and Dev Boards 5:30 p.m. Mozilla Mozilla Product Evangelist Presentation Mozilla IoT Demo with the Microchip SAMW25 6:00 p.m. Digi-Key Mike Almond, Area Director, Business Development, South Central Digi-Key Innovation 6:30 p.m. Got Interface Dan Skiba, President Idea to Revenue: The critical steps along the journey 7:00 p.m. Amazon Web Services Paul Underwood, AWS Solutions Architect Developing IoT Applications with AWS

  • Operational Security by Design with AWS, Alienvault, and Onica

    To ensure Operational excellence, Security should be embedded into the design. Strategy for securing your key resources and code pipeline needs to be implemented while the application is being built. This will help customers meet their compliance requirements and ensure appropriate security of the environments while smoothly transitioning into Production phase. Agenda 6:15 Introduction and opening note by AWS Fatima Ahmed- Security Specialist - Technical Account Manager, AWS “Security Automation in the AWS Cloud” Abstract: How AWS customers can leverage AWS services to automate security monitoring, logging and threat detection. Automation can help reduce lead times for operational activities with ease of maintenance for the infrastructure. 6:45 Alienvault – AlienVault USM Anywhere: Building a Security SaaS In AWS In Six Months Ernest Mueller is Director of Engineering Operations at AlienVault, and organizes DevOpsDays Austin and the CloudAustin user group. Abstract: AlienVault decided to become a SaaS company, and set a very aggressive timeline to get there. And once we got there, we needed to become PCI/ISO/HIPAA/GDPR compliant. Here’s how we did it, what AWS services we used to get there, and how the sausage was made. 7:15 Onica – Company overview / Presentation 7:30 Networking

  • Angelbeat Austin Seminar

    Embassy Suites Austin Central

    The AngelBeat Seminar is coming to Austin. Come join us to hear from several thought leaders in the industry, including AWS of course! Register here: http://2018abaus.eventbrite.com Use discount code: Amazon for a FREE PASS! Agenda: http://www.angelbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/AngelbeatAgendaAusJun20.pdf

  • Austin AWS Meetup: Security Identity/Auth for Serverless Apps + New Relic

    AWS Session Title: Security Identity and Auth for your Serverless Applications Summary: Many applications need a way to manage end user identities and support sign-ups and sign-ins. Join this session to learn how you can implement serverless authentication and authorization for your web and mobile applications, including secure sign-up and sign-in, IAM-based authorization, and social and enterprise identity federation via use of Amazon Cognito, AWS IAM, AWS Labmda, and Amazon API Gateway. New Relic Session Title: Catalyst Cloud Adoption Solution Summary: Our sponsor New Relic will share how they monitor a customer's use case during the Plan-Migrate-Run stages of their AWS journey.

  • AWS MeetUp: Presentations from CloudHealth, Alert Logic and SHI, Oh My!

    Hi AWSome Users! We will be hosting another MeetUp next week! Get excited to hear from SHI, CloudHealth and Alert Logic! AGENDA 6:15- How a Global Education Publishing Company Achieved Success in the Cloud In just six weeks, an education publishing company migrated over 800 VMs to the cloud with the help of AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, SHI International. Learn how they were able to find success on their cloud journey with SHI and CloudHealth Technologies — from saving over $100,000 a month on their AWS spend by finding inefficiencies in their infrastructure, to implementing preventative policies to maintain governance as they scale. Bonus — we’ll also be raffling off a drone at the Meetup! 6:45- Alert Logic’s Cloud Journey: Managing Security & Cost In this presentation, you will learn about how Alert Logic leverages AWS and helps their customers manage their security. They will also share the challenges they had with managing spikes in costs while keeping the infrastructure nimble and scaleable. 7:15- Questions and Networking