Past Meetup

Blockchain on AWS + Multi-Cloud Strategies + Cryptojacking in the Cloud

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SURF Incubator

999 3rd Ave #700 · Seattle, WA

How to find us

We will be in the Surf Cafe. Walk in, turn left and walk towards the windows. Food and drinks in the kitchen!

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Three great topics at this meetup! Details follow.

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Food & Networking
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Presentations

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~~ Introduction to blockchain and AWS Blockchain Templates ~~

Blockchain is a technology that makes it possible to build applications where multiple parties can record transactions without the need for a trusted, central authority to ensure that transactions are verified and secure. In this session, we explore blockchain frameworks, example use cases, and how AWS Blockchain Templates makes it easy for customers to experiment with these new technologies.

Bio: Jonathan Fritz is the Principal PM for AWS Blockchain Templates, an easy way for customers to use popular open source blockchain frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum. Previously, he ran the product management team for Amazon EMR, managed service which enables customers to process vast amounts of data with Apache Hadoop and Spark ecosystem.

~~ Cryptojacking in the Cloud ~~

Crypto miners in the cloud may be using your cloud hosts or web browser to mine crypto currencies. This is a lightning talk adapted from a presentation Teri gave at BSides Vancouver.

Teri Radichel is CEO of 2nd Sight Lab. She teaches Cloud Security Architecture and Operations for SANS Institute, the largest security training organization in the world. Her classes are sold out until October. Find out more at

~~ Multi-Cloud Strategies ~~

Find out how Zipwhip is approaching a multi-cloud strategy and some of the challenges faced along the way. Find out the pros and cons of working in different cloud environments and strategies for managing cross-cloud deployments.

Kolby Allen serves as a Platform Engineer at ZipWhip. He has formerly held positions as an IT and Networking Consultant, Cloud Platform Engineer and Cloud Architect working with AWS, and is one of the co-organizers for the Seattle AWS Architects and Engineers Meetup. He is passionate about automation, microservices, containers, security and creatively utilizing the cloud to provide the best tools possible.