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Main Meeting #16: AWS, The Internet of Things (IoT) and Evrythng

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Metail ( will be kindly hosting us again at this meeting as we discuss The Internet of Things (IoT) on AWS

Firstly we welcome Dominque Guinard, the Co-founder and CTO of EVRYTHNG, which is a large scale platform for IoT. Dominique is a known IoT expert within the industry who has co-authored several books on the subject and is also a pioneer in Web of Things research.

Secondly we welcome back AWS Technical Evangelist Danilo Poccia. Danilo is a very popular speaker at many AWS functions and user groups on a variety of subjects including IoT, Mobile, Serverless and AI. He is also the author of "AWS Lambda in Action: Event-Driven Serverless Applications".

So come along and don't miss out on some great talks and of course, snacks, pizza and drinks, thanks to our sponsors CloudAcademy ( and our hosts Metail (

As always, this is a popular subject so remember to RSVP early as places are limited.


19:00 Introductions and Notifications

• Stephen Wilding - Hydras ( Green Adeptium (

19:10 DevOps and IoT: tools, best practices and anti-patterns

In this talk Dom be looking at what he learnt building the EVRYTHNG IoT platform which helps billions of things get smart since 2011. In particular he'll be talking about patterns and anti-patterns, tools and common architecture. Finally, we'll have little glimpse at the future of IoT from smart labels to LPWAN and blockchains. Expect some demo's also!

• Dominique Guinard - EVRYTHNG (

20:10 Break

20:20 Deploying Lambda Functions on Connected Devices

In this talk Danilo will be discussion AWS Greengrass, software installed on connected devices, that allows you to run AWS lambda functions, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely – even when not connected to the Internet. Using AWS Lambda, Greengrass ensures your IoT devices can respond quickly to local events, operate with intermittent connections, and minimize the cost of transmitting IoT data to the cloud

• Danilo Poccia - AWS Technical Evangelist

21:15 Refreshments (Pizza!), networking and Close

To get here:

Metail's based at Janus House, which wraps around and above a Maplin store. The entrance is to the right of Maplin

By car:

Park at Queen Anne's Car Park on Gonville Place, walk across Parker's Piece opposite, towards the University Arms (big hotel, lots of scaffolding and building works at the moment), 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 Maplin 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 ( 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.