What we're about

This group is aimed at anyone within the Cambridge area who wants to know more about cloud computing and Amazon Web Services , and network with like-minded people. Whether you are C-Level, a techie or in a business or management role, there will be something here for you.

We have both informal - usually pub - meetings, and more organised meetings.

At the organised meetings, we'll have a schedule, with presentations on cloud computing in general, and Amazon Web Services in particular. They'll be covering a range of levels, from beginner through to guru.

There might be an UnPanel - Google it! - and probably food and drink provided by sponsors. (Veggie food and non-alcoholic drinks included, of course.)

Oh, and if we can get enough people interested, we might even put in a team for the Dragon Boat races!

This is one of the youngest of the AWS User Groups around the country, so you tell us how you like it.

Upcoming events (3)

Meeting #26: Machine Learning/Serverless Analytics and SAP in the Cloud

Details In this meeting we have two great presentations for you! First up is Jeff Forrest of BP whom will be giving us a high-level overview of some of the decisions that need to be taken into account when considering the AWS Cloud. Jeff will describe these decisions in-light of a large scale SAP migration that was performed recently within BP. Secondly, we have AWS Evangelist and regular visitor Danilo Poccia whom will showing us (with demos!) how you can use Machine Learning to conduct Serverless Analytics in order to extract insights and actionable information in a cost-effective manner. We are hosted, as ever, by our dear friends from Metail. We look forward to welcoming you! 18:30: Arrival 19:00: Announcements - Jon Green (Adeptium) 19:10: PRESENTATION: “BP SAP in the Cloud - Overview of BPs SAP Journey in AWS and the Benefits Achieved” – Jeff Forrest (BP) In this talk Jeff will be describing some of the decisions taken when BP recently undertook a large-scale SAP migration to AWS. Jeff will describe the reason BP took the decision to move their SAP estate to AWS, along with some of the architectural considerations made along the way. This talk is perfect for those considering a journey into AWS as it covers some of the basic questions that need to be asked 20:10: Break 20:20 : PRESENTATION/DEMO: "Using Machine Learning for Serverless Analytics" - Danilo Poccia (AWS) Extracting insights and actionable information from data requires a broad array of technology that can work with data in an efficient, scalable, and cost-effective way. AWS offers a comprehensive set of services to handle every step of the analytics process chain, without having to think about servers and the underlying infrastructure. In this session, we’ll implement step-by-step a serverless analytics platform that can process static content (such as files) or real-time data (such as video, audio, application logs, website clickstreams, and IoT telemetry), enrich data using API-driven machine learning services, query data instantly, and build visualizations to perform ad-hoc analysis. 21:20 Social, Pizza, Networking, Close. As usual Metail will be hosting us for this evening and will be providing refreshments. How to get here: Metail's based at Janus House, which is next door but one and above of Sainsburys local store By car: Park at Queen Anne's Car Park on Gonville Place, walk across Parker's Piece opposite, towards the University Arms (big hotel), and then along St Andrew's St. in the same direction. Or park at any Park and Ride car park, take the bus into town, and get off at Drummer Street. Walk down Emmanuel St. to St Andrew's St., turn left, and it's about 200yds on the left. By train: To Cambridge Station, then walk down Station Road to Hill's Road junction. Turn right, and it's about a mile's walk. Or catch the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 8 (or 1A) bus from the Station, towards town - the bus stops are to the left, as you exit the station. Get off when you see a Sainsburys on the right! By bus: Too many bus routes serve the area to cover here: quite a lot of them stop just outside. Check the Cambridge Buses ( https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20017/buses ) website for details. By bike: There are a few bike loop sets nearby. The closest is directly opposite the main entrance outside the council building, also just round the corner near the Mai Thai restuarant and a tiny bit further on the otherside of the University Arms by Pizza Hut. Those are all exposed. There's an underground bike park in the Lion Yard/Grand Arcade. The bike entrance is just under Carluccio's.

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