• IndyAWS + Boston AWS Joint Meetup

    Online event

    Agenda:

    This month will be a special partnership between IndyAWS and The Boston AWS Meetup Group!

    AWS Hero Chris Miller will talk about a series of rather strange ML projects he's working with (it's a lot of fun). The event will kick off at 5:30pm ET, so make sure to note the time change from the regularly scheduled IndyAWS event.

    Never scared of a new challenge, Chris Miller, CEO of Cloud Brigade, has built and led a team of passionate, like-minded individuals for over 15 years. His knowledge hungry entrepreneurial spirit and over 25 years of IT, development and operations experience has resulted in hundreds of companies adopting internet technologies in the cloud. Whether it's a community-driven innovative contest to build a fully automated brewery (Ottobrew) or building out the global presence for #1 ranked supplement company Nordic Naturals, Chris thrives on solving problems that have not been solved before, or require a better solution than is currently available. Mentorship and community building are a consistent priority throughout his career, and are carried through his personal and professional relationships and desire for collaboration and teamwork. If Chris isn't working on the next innovative machine learning project, you can find him paddle boarding, ocean swimming or e-biking around Santa Cruz.

    Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own Meetup account!

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  • IndyAWS: AWS CDK

    Online event

    Join us virtually this month to discuss AWS CDK with guest speaker Ken Winner!

    Agenda:
    4:00p - 4:15p: Announcements

    4:15p - 4:55p: "AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK): Type-Safe Infrastructure as Code" by Ken Winner
    AWS CDK has been gaining adoption over the last two years as many engineers are leaning into the CDK over raw cloudformation for many tasks and reusable components. Come see why you should switch and how to get started! We will cover applications, stacks, constructs, and pipelines in regards to AWS CDK. We will also briefly cover projen as a tool for creating and managing constructs. Don't be a psychopath, use the AWS CDK! (Reference: https://twitter.com/rchrdbyd/status/1187824437544050688?s=20)

    4:55p - 5:00p: Closing Notes

  • IndyAWS: Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

    Online event

    Join us virtually this month to discuss Amazon EC2 Spot Instances!

    Agenda:
    4:00p - 4:15p: Announcements

    4:15p - 4:55p: Presentation on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances by Dave
    Crumbacher, AWS Solutions Architect
    In this session we will discuss Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, which allow customers to take advantage of unused EC2 capacity in the AWS cloud and get up to a 90% discount compared to on-demand prices. We will cover key components of how Spot works, customer use cases, ideal workload types, and best practices.

    4:55p - 5:00p: Closing Notes

  • IndyAWS Meetup: The whats and whys of OpenTelemetry

    Online event

    Join us virtually this month to discuss OpenTelemetry!

    Agenda:
    4:00p - 4:15p: Announcements
    4:15p - 4:55p: "The whats and whys of OpenTelemetry" by: Dave McAllister
    During this session we will discuss the need for tracing, dive into the why (and what) you would want to trace via OpenTelemetry tracing, and delve into the OpenTelemetry specs and architecture, including metrics and logs, and look in on how we can tailor (or tag) our traces. You’ll leave with an understanding of semantic context in OpenTelemetry and how it might help you understand your applications.

    4:55p - 5:00p: Closing Notes

  • Python Web Conference 2021

    VIRTUAL

    >> REGISTER AT: https://pythonwebconference.com <<

    The 3rd annual Python Web Conference is back. This interactive, thought-provoking virtual experience will take place from Monday, March 22nd through Friday, March 26th, 2021 (8am-12pm ET). The event will feature international tech experts presenting on 48+ topics such as Django, machine learning, Big Data, AI, deployment best practices, serverless architecture, GraphQL, Docker, Plone, and much more.

    Talks will be split into 4 engaging tracks: "App Dev", "PyData", "Cloud" and "Culture". Each track will be accessible via LoudSwarm, Six Feet Up’s virtual event platform. The full list of speakers can be found on the Python Web Conference site, where you can also grab your ticket for the event.

    WHEN:

    Tutorials: March 22, 2021, from 8am ET to 2pm ET (UTC -4h)
    Talks: March 23-26, 2021, from 8am ET to 2pm ET (UTC - 4h)

    WHERE: Online via LoudSwarm

    REGISTER TODAY: Professionals: $199 | Students: $99

    Why attend a virtual conference?

    - Cost effective: it’s cheaper than a regular conference
    - Convenient: watch from your office or home
    - Time effective: no travel required, pick and choose which talks to attend

    What you get:

    - Choose from 5 expert-led tutorials
    - Access up to 48+ presentations
    - Get an exclusive pass to recordings
    - Interact with speakers, sponsors and attendees
    - Ask questions during presentations
    - Participate in virtual evening socials
    - Cast your vote for next year's topics

  • IndyAWS Meetup: Making an Alexa Skill Feel More Natural

    This month, we will be meeting virtually to discuss Amazon Alexa. RSVP today for the Zoom information!

    Agenda:
    5:00p - 5:15p: Announcements

    5:15p - 5:55p: "Making an Alexa Skill Feel More Natural" by Brian Tarbox
    There are a hundred thousand Alexa skills but only a handful are "high engagement". We'll show how the Premier League skill works to maintain the illusion that the user isn't talking to a computer. We'll look at the voice interaction code, the Python based Lambda code, and the Skill Dashboard to see how to make any skill better. For reference, Premier League gets 16,000 invocations a month. We'll also take a quick look at OBS to see how to make your Zoom presentations more interesting.

    5:55p - 6:00p: Closing Notes/Networking in Gather.town

    Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own Meetup account!

    About the speaker:
    Brian Tarbox is an AWS Community Hero, leads the Boston AWS MeetUp and holds 10 US Patents. He has degrees in Linguistic Philosophy and Cognitive Psychology (for his work with bottlenosed dolphins at the University of Hawaii). He's won innovation awards from IBM and Atlassian and wrote an open source system to convert log files into music so you could listen to your program.

  • IndyAWS Meetup: Deep Dive on Amazon Personalize

    Online event

    We'll be meeting virtually this month to discuss Amazon Personalize, a Machine Learning service that helps you provide real-time personalized recommendations to your customers - with no ML experience necessary!

    Agenda:
    4:00p - 4:15p: Announcements

    4:15p - 4:55p: "Deep Dive on Amazon Personalize" by James Jory
    In this session we will take a detailed technical look at the end-to-end process to build a state-of-the-art recommendation system using Amazon Personalize. We’ll discuss use-cases, data ingestion patterns, model training and tuning, approaches to inference, and techniques to operationalize Personalize for production.

    4:55p - 5:00p: Closing Notes

    About the speaker:
    James Jory is a Senior Applied AI Solutions Architect at AWS. He works closely with AWS customers and partners on their integrations with Amazon Personalize to improve their customer experiences through personalization.

  • IndyAWS Meetup: re:Invent re:cap

    Online event

    NOTE: This Meetup will be at a special time: 6:30pm ET!

    We'll be meeting virtually this month. Register for the Zoom meeting here:
    https://sixfeetup.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkce2oqTsrHd0YsqRi3_reO7xqvI4lCzKv

    Agenda:

    6:30p - 6:45p: Announcements

    6:45p - 7:55p: Presentation
    "AWS re:Invent re:cap" with Robert Zhu
    IndyAWS is collaborating with the AWS Portsmouth User Group this month! Join us as we review the newest announcements, products and features to come out of re:Invent 2020. We'll talk about what this means for your business in 2021, and what additional changes you can expect in the coming months. Grab a friend or coworker and let's discuss!

    7:55p - 8:30p: Closing Notes/Networking

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    Robert Zhu is a Principal Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services. He focuses on APIs, Web, Mobile, and Gaming. Prior to joining AWS, he worked on GraphQL at Facebook. While at Microsoft, he worked on the .net Framework, Windows Server, and Microsoft Game Studios. In his spare time, he loves learning about history, economics, and psychology. You can reach him @rbzhu on twitter or directly via telepathy.

  • IndyAWS - Open Discussion and Support (Machine Learning)

    To ensure the health and safety of our attendees, we will be meeting online. Register for the event here: https://sixfeetup.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscOitqDspGNAgJrM3frou4tc7jzpQ4ka1

    This month, we will be coming together to talk about all things Machine Learning with some AWS Machine Learning Tools. The format is open discussion, so come join Six Feet Up and your fellow Amazonians to chat about ML, any AWS issues you might need help on, and the latest in AWS!

    Agenda:
    4:00p -4:15p: Announcements
    4:15p - 4:55p: Open Discussion
    4:55p - 5:00p: Closing Notes

  • IndyAWS - Open Discussion and Support (Serverless)

    Online event

    To ensure the health and safety of our attendees, we will be meeting online.

    This month, we will be coming together to talk about all things Serverless with some AWS Serverless Heroes. The format is open discussion, so come join Six Feet Up and your fellow Amazonians to chat about Serverless, any AWS issues you might need help on, and the latest in AWS!

    Agenda:
    4:00-4:15p: Announcements
    4:15-4:55p: Open Discussion
    4:55-5p: Closing Notes

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