• Using Graph and AI to power new insights

    Online event

    AWS provides managed services for Graph Databases and pre-trained AI services for advanced text analytics and chatbots. In this talk, we’ll show how to use Amazon Neptune, Amazon Comprehend, and Amazon Lex together so that users can query the Graph for relationships between documents, images, and be used as the source for information using a chatbot. This event is co-listed with Kansas City Graph Databases Meetup.

  • Going Serverless with AWS Lambda (Redux) - Cross Promote w/ Java KC

    Original Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/KansasCityJUG/events/272102635/?_xtd=gqFyqTE5MDc5MjU0NaFwpmlwaG9uZQ&from=ref NOTE: this is an online event. Please signup from the KC Java Meetup to get the link. Details AWS Lambda is an event-driven, serverless computing platform provided by Amazon as a part of the Amazon Web Services. It is a computing service that runs code in response to events and automatically manages the computing resources required by that code. Come learn how to leverage your Java Skills to build and deploy AWS Lambda services and jump into the AWS Serverless ecosystem. About the speaker: Andrew Rubalcaba is a Java Developer for 806 Technologies. He has spent the last couple of years developing Spring/JEE solutions for various clients. When Andrew is not programming he enjoys traveling with his wife Sonia and spending time with their dogs Bootsy and Dixie Belle, crossfit, drinking craft beer, and going to concerts. Schedule: 5:30 pm Stream goes live + meet & greet 5:35 pm Java/Meetup News 5:40 pm main presentation

  • Cross-promotion: INTERFACE Kansas City

    Overland Park Convention Center

    Please use the following link for a no cost registration: https://f2fevents.com/evite/kcm20-aws/ AWS Kansas City User Group invites you to attend a CPE-accredited educational conference for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in this constantly changing information technology environment.

  • Virtual Event: AWS Community Day Midwest

    Needs a location

    This event has a $5.00 fee, please see: https://midwestcommunityday.com/ for registration, and session information. You must be registered and have a valid EventBrite ticket to attend this virtual conference. AWS Community Day | Midwest is an annual one-day, user-run AWS technical conference that is planned, organized, and delivered by AWS user group community leaders (much like a “Meetup of Meetups”). The goal of the Community Day is to facilitate the exchange of information amongst the AWS user community. The presentations are all given by speakers who are fellow AWS users sharing knowledge with their peers. In light of the current situation, we have decided to make the AWS Community Day | Midwest 2020 a virtual event. We hope you can join us to create a unique and valuable experience together! https://midwestcommunityday.com/health-safety-update-covid-19/

  • AWS Immersion Day Webinar

    Online event

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR VIA ZOOM IN ORDER TO ATTEND: https://jelecos.com/event/aws-immersion-day-webinar/ This 3-hour technical workshop is designed to provide hands-on training for core AWS services including EC2, S3, and VPCs. AWS Solutions Architects will provide training for these AWS services and proven customer approaches to successfully run applications on AWS.

  • Application Modernization Training

    Grid Collaborative Workspace

    Join us for a day of learning presented by AWS and Jelecos! All skill levels welcome! The focus of this event is transforming legacy applications and cloud-native development. It includes a local case study and hands-on labs! Feel free to indicate your attendance through meetup.com, but please also register at the following link: https://jelecos.com/event/application-modernization-training-2/ The above registration will ensure you can participate in the hands-on labs. 10 AM – Strategy Overview •Leverage modern application development practices to accelerate business value/ROI •Assessment of target teams and target applications •Strategy sessions with the joint teams to determine the priorities/efforts •Use Lighthouse projects to show short, pointed, outcomes of incremental modern application development practices in your organization •Modern post-release operating and support models 11 AM – AWS Serverless Offerings Deep Dive •Dive into the foundations of serverless, what it is and what it isn’t •Understand the cost benefits of building and running serverless applications •A sample serverless architecture, from idea to production application •How to get started with serverless 11:45 AM – Case Study with AWS user Christine Adcock The case study will highlight the use of native AWS services to create a content management system capable of storing and retrieving billions of highly regulated documents. 12 PM – Lunch 12:30 PM – Hands-on Lab •Attendees will use modern services like AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Fargate, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EKS, etc. to experience CICD/Serverless/SDLC •Lab will demonstrate the full lifecycle of software development, from idea to customer’s hands, delivered in an immutable, serverless architecture 3:30 PM – Q&A 4 PM – Happy hour! Jelecos is a technology consulting company specializing in AWS cloud solutions. We’re an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Certified Solution Provider focused on migration, optimization, transformation and cloud-first application development. We are one of the only service providers in the region with third-party PCI certifications in both infrastructure and application development. Lear more about Jelecos here - https://jelecos.com/about/

  • The Official AWS re:Invent re:Cap w/ Robert Zhu, Principal Developer Evangelist

    Presenters: Robert Zhu, AWS Principal Developer Evangelist Agenda: Community time along with food and drinks: Noon to 1:00 PM Presentation: 1:10 PM to 3:45 PM Leaving time for lots of Q/A(so bring your questions) and more Community Time. Robert will give a recap of keynote announcements and share insights and views on the recent launches from AWS re:Invent – AWS’ global cloud computing conference that gathers over 60,000 attendees for a week of knowledge sharing and immersion in the latest emerging technologies for builders. About: Robert Zhu is a Principal Developer Evangelist 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. His personal blog is: https://updateloop.dev/. And a big thank you to Balance Innovations, who is helping sponsor this event. Balance Innovations started in 2004 with a simple purpose: help retailers reconcile their funds faster. The VeriBalance platform yields store-level efficiency and gives corporate a clear view of currency operations in real time, regardless of the scale or format of their enterprise. We're here to help transform cash management from a costly burden into a strategic benefit. https://www.balanceinnovations.com/

  • AWSome Holiday joy!

    Fox & Hound

    Come join your local Kansas City AWS User Group in spreading joy for the Holiday. This event has two things, you show up with a great smile and (optional)bring a small toy that will be given to a local charity. All food and drinks will be provided. We'll have small talks on different AWS topics, you can join in on those if you like. Also, if you want to talk about something you have done with AWS, this will be a perfect time to do so. Do you have questions, or need some guidance, folks from AWS will be around and open to discussion. So come spend some time with AWS and your local User Group. This event will start at 5 PM and last until 8 PM(or later). If bringing a toy donation, please consider the following: non battery or corded items, single person items. New items that work best are(but not limited to): Matchbox cars/trucks Toy dinosaurs, insects, animals Cards; Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase Ten, playing cards Non-violent action figures Sketch pads, drawing pencils, colored pencils Journals (no spiral) Word search, Mad Libs, crossword puzzles, and Sudoku books Wooden puzzles (peg & latch)

  • How to create an accurate budget with AWS Forecast

    Town Pavillion

    Established in 1997, NIPR is a not-for-profit technology company simplifying the world of insurance producer licensing. After years of utilizing in-house products for volume and revenue projections to create budgets, NIPR moved to AWS Forecast for their needs. As a member of the Forecast preview group, NIPR used Forecast to predict their 2020 budget and look to Forecast for future projection needs. Join us for a look at the process of learning and understanding AWS Forecast and putting it to real business use. P.S. Thanks to DisruptOps for covering the food!