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Tuesday, JUNE 6th 2017


Special Event - Featuring AWS Chief Evangelist, IAN MASSINGHAM & Alexa Chief Evangelist, DAVID LOW.


VENUE: Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. (

17:45 – DOORS OPEN / Registration / Networking

18:00 – AWS User Group Update - Founder Jason Ó Conaill

18:10 – IAN MASSINGHAM deep dives AWS Code Star.

AWS CodeStar ( a cloud service designed to make it easier to develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS by simplifying the setup of your entire development project.

In this deep dive, we'll take a look at how AWS CodeStar's use of project templates for common development platforms enables provisioning of projects and resources for coding, building, testing, deploying, and running your software project.

IAN MASSINGHAM is the Chief Evangelist for Amazon Web Services in the Europe, Middle and Africa regions.

He leads a team of senior technologists who work to increase awareness of AWS cloud services and to help AWS customers understand the benefits that taking advantage of the cloud can deliver. Ian also works directly with customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to help them benefit from the adoption of AWS. Ian's technology specialisms include IoT and connected device applications, and architectures for delivering and operating large scale gaming infrastructure in the cloud.

Ian has almost 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, working in technology and engineering leadership roles within telecomnications operators, and hosting and cloud service providers, and has worked primarily with cloud computing technologies and services since 2008. Prior to joining AWS, he lead a systems engineering team focused on the creation of cloud computing services for the alliance partners of a leading high technology product company.

18:40 – MONGO DB - Welcome back Joe Drumgoole from Mongo DB to the Dublin stage for this Developer Tools special.

Atlas : MongoDB's DBaaS running on AWS.

Compass - Mongo DB new GUI Tool for working with MongoDB

Whats new in 3.4 latest release.

MongoDB Atlas is the only database as a service from the team that builds MongoDB. Launching an application on any database typically requires careful planning to ensure performance, high availability, security, and disaster recovery and these obligations continue as long as you run the application. MongoDB Atlas provides all of the features of MongoDB, without all of the operational heavy lifting, all through a pay-as-you-go model billed on an hourly basis, enabling you to focus on what you do best.

MongoDB 3.4 is the latest release of the leading database for modern applications, a culmination of native database features and enhancements that will allow you to easily evolve your solutions to address emerging challenges and use cases.

19:10 – Francis Barry - GM of Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).
IRELAND is the centre of the Global Aviation Industry.

8 of the top 10 international airline leasing companies have their HQ in the country where the industry employs 40,000 people and contributes €4bn to the local economy.

The IAA is responsible for the management of Irish controlled airspace, the safety regulation of Irish civil aviation and the oversight of civil aviation security in Ireland.

It is also a major shareholder and active participant in AREON, a space project to "MAKE GLOBAL AIR TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE A POWERFUL REALITY"

Aireon announced in January 2017 the successful launch and deployment of the first ten satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system.

Part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network will transform air traffic management capabilities, providing real-time air traffic surveillance and flight tracking across 100 percent of the planet. Currently, more than 70 percent of the earth, including oceanic and remote airspace, has no existing air traffic surveillance.

Aireon, formed by Iridium Communications and investors NAV CANADA, ENAV, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Naviair, will be operational in 2018.

Francis will bring us through a 20 minute presentation focusing on the organisation's use of AWS in pursuing its mission.

19.25 -
BREAK - Food / Beer / Networking

19.55 - David Low - Alexa Chief Evangelist, EU

David Low is Principal Evangelist for Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) in Europe.

With the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), designers, developers, and brands can build engaging skills and reach millions of customers.

David's talk tonight will focus on the practical side of skill development and will shine a spotlight on testing strategies and conversational design. We'll also take a look into the future of conversational interfaces and their application across various sectors of the economy.

David Low works with developers to create new and innovate experiences around voice and has held several technical leadership roles during a career spanning almost 20 years. Prior to joining Amazon, he created and led the Developer Relations team at Skyscanner. He has a passion for early adoption of technology, with a particular interest in digital media, and has a track record of working with partners to develop new products, including Skyscanner’s bots and voice services, and Scottish television’s STV Player

8.30 - Prize Draw / ENDS