What we're about

Whether you are an avid user of Amazon Web Services (AWS) today, or you just want to find out more about the advantages of using AWS, we welcome you to join a passionate group of enthusiasts who want to exchange ideas, thoughts, best practices and questions in a comfortable setting where everyone is welcome.

Sometimes we will have a sit-down session, often with subject matter experts (from Amazon or local service providers). Sometimes we will have someone from a local business present their use case for the cloud. And other times we will have an informal happy hour so that we can get to know each other better and to help grow our personal networks.

We are organizing this group because we are passionate about AWS and the cloud. The primary intent of this group is education - not sales. All presentations will be educational in scope. That being said, the AWS ecosystem includes many roles - technical users, service providers, staffing, training and others. All are encouraged to participate and contribute!

If you or your company would like to sponsor a future session for educational purposes, or if you would like to present at a future session, please contact Jeff Fudge (jeff@jefffudge.com).

Upcoming events (4)

AWS Security Controls and Auditing

Robert Half Technology

Jeremy Rasmussen, the CTO of Abacode, will provide an introduction to the security and monitoring capabilities of AWS, along with how to conduct vulnerability scans and assessments. If time permits, Jeremy will also be discussing security and auditing of IoT environments as well. About Jeremy: Jeremy is Chief Technology Officer of Abacode, a Florida-based company that provides managed cybersecurity services to growing businesses across all industries. Abacode employs global thought leaders and industry experts in ethical hacking, corporate governance, and incident response to provide its clients with a holistic view of cybersecurity. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida and founder of the USF Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC). Since 2000, he has taught USF courses in cryptography and network security, ethical hacking, digital forensics & investigations, and mobile & wireless security. He has more than 25 years of experience in performing R&D and developing cybersecurity solutions for government and commercial customers. Jeremy is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Project Management Professional (PMP). He was named the 2017 Tampa Bay Technology Leader of the Year.

What, Why and Tools for Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Keiser University Tampa

About Presenter Chuck Griess has been building solutions for companies in AWS and Azure cloud for Tribridge and DXC for the past 5 years. He has been engaged building a next generation learning experience platform utilizing Kubernetes to orchestrate micro-services in the AWS cloud. As a principal at DXC he has been charged to lead innovation and adoption of tools to empower the DevOps team to support multiple software solutions hosted in the cloud. Presentation A brief explanation of what is Infrastructure as Code. A simple example of why it is important and why companies should adopt Infrastructure as Code to manage AWS. A survey of tools that are available to use for Infrastructure as Code. An example using Terraform to stand up server, modify a server and remove server from an account. Sponsored by Criterion Executive Search

March Placeholder - Greenpages

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Past events (23)

re:Invent Recap

Feather Sound Country Club

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