• AWSome Holiday joy!

    Transport Brewery

    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.
    So come spend some time with AWS and your local User Group. This event will start at 5 PM and last until 7 PM(or later). This will be an informal meetup as we have not done anything in a very long time. And, we just wanted to say Hi to any new members.

    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)

  • Pragmatic Cloud Incident Response - with Rich Mogull

    Online event

    From prep to post-mortem learn the latest cloud incident response techniques. Join as as we cover building your cloud jump kits, supercharging your monitoring and alerting, and learn where to start when the (hopefully virtual) pager fires and it’s time to get to containment and eradication.

    This is an online event. We will update the event link prior to the event.

    About Rich:

    Rich is the CEO of Securosis, a security research and analysis firm, and the CISO of DisruptOps, a cloud security automation platform based on his research. He has over 25 years of security experience and currently specializes in cloud security and DevSecOps, having starting working hands-on in cloud nearly 10 years ago. He is also the principle course designer of the Cloud Security Alliance training class, primary author of the latest version of the CSA Security Guidance, and actively works on developing hands-on cloud security techniques. Prior to founding Securosis and DisruptOps, Rich was a Research Vice President at Gartner on the security team. Prior to his seven years at Gartner, Rich worked as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager at the University of Colorado, and systems and network administrator.

    Rich is the Security Editor of TidBITS and a frequent contributor to industry publications. He is a frequent industry speaker at events including the RSA Security Conference, Black Hat, and DefCon, and has spoken on every continent except Antarctica (where he’s happy to speak for free -- assuming travel is covered).

  • 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

    Needs a location

    Original Meetup Link:

    NOTE: this is an online event. Please signup from the KC Java Meetup to get the link.

    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.


    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:


    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!


  • 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:


    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

    Boulevard Brewing Company

    Robert Zhu, AWS Principal Developer Evangelist

    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.