• AWS Community Day Kochi - 2019

    Four Points by Sheraton Kochi Infopark

    AWS User Group Kochi (AWSUGKOCHI) is proudly presenting first-ever and the most awaited event, AWS Community Day Kochi 2019, unveiling success stories, use cases & much more from industry leaders and community heros. Visit https://communityday.awsugkochi.in for more details and registration.

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  • AWSUGKOCHI - An Introduction in to AWS Infrastructure Security Best Practices

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    **** RSVP Here : https://forms.gle/gTSESyPkz2aW99fb7 **** Shibu Basheer is the Co-founder and CTO at Cabot Technology Solutions, a software services company that develops enterprise-class applications in Healthcare and Financial Sectors. Shibu recently attained an AWS Certified Professional DevOps Certification and has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. In this session, Shibu will guide us through the basic best practices and tools to help enhance security with administration, DevOps, and Development on AWS Infrastructure. Any queries, please contact [masked]

  • June Meetup - AWS UG Kochi - AWS EC2 Spot Instances - Save 90% on your EC2 costs

    Please note that the RSVP for this Meetup should be marked on the below Google form and will be closed in this URL. This is for better logistics. ======================================== https://forms.gle/r37m5wYPemGW8i7M9 ======================================== INTRODUCTION =============== The value of AWS cloud is in its elasticity and on-demand nature, which frees up developers and IT to instantly gain access to resources to solve business problems. Amazon EC2 Spot Instances offer spare compute capacity available in the AWS cloud at steep discounts compared to On-Demand instances. Spot Instances enable you to optimize your costs on the AWS cloud and scale your application's throughput up to 10X for the same budget. This is an invite for a half a day; technical workshop for customers who want to learn about AWS EC2 Spot as a consumption model. The goals of this technical training is to equip you with the best practices and recommendations for using EC2 Spot across different workloads and balance your compute capacity between the different consumption models in AWS cloud. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ======================= 1. EC2 Spot - Basics 2. EC2 Spot – Pricing model 3. EC2 Spot ready Workloads and AWS Managed Services 4. EC2 Spot Diversification Best Practices 5. Handling Spot Instance Interruptions 6. EC2 Spot Orchestration options - Spotfleet & Auto Scaling Groups (ASG) with EC2 Fleet 7. Demo - Spotfleet and ASG 8. Deploying specific Workloads on EC2 Spot instances (eg. Containers, Data Anaytics, ML, Web Services, etc) Please note that the RSVP for this Meetup should be marked on the below Google form and will be closed in this URL. This is for better logistics. ======================================== https://forms.gle/r37m5wYPemGW8i7M9 ========================================

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  • Virtual Meetup - w/ Alex Smola on ComputerVision - Zero to Hero in 3 hrs

    Details Please note that this is a virtual event which AWS UG Kochi is conducting with the help of AWS UG Bangalore. All you need to have is an internet connection to watch the Live Streaming. We will share the URL here as well as in the WhatsApp group. In case you haven't joined our WhatsApp group, please use the link - https://chat.whatsapp.com/GXnzQEZaVvJ1OtgNXd7vDU We're super excited to host our May 2019 meetup with a star speaker Alex Smola - VP & Distinguished Scientist at AWS (https://alex.smola.org/). He's also one of the world's leading ML scientist. Agenda 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM: Meetup/Workshop (URL will be shared by 9:30) About the Meetup / Author / Topic Computer vision is one of the key applications of deep learning. Object recognition, detection, segmentation, and pose estimation are by now staples of modeling with deep networks. In this tutorials I will give a brief introduction to MXNet Gluon. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of modern convolutional networks, including ResNet, ResNext and SENet. We will cover models for detection such as YOLO and SSD. This is followed by image segmentation (e.g. via MaskRCNN) and semantic segmentation. We conclude by reviewing the problem of pose estimation and a review of content available at D2L.ai, a novel open source textbook on deep learning, based on Jupyter notebooks, that is fully executable by its readers. The tutorial will consist of slides, Jupyter notebooks and a live demo of associated models. Unit 1 - Introduction to MXNet Gluon (tensors, Autograd, devices, basic training) Unit 2 - Modern convolutional neural networks (ResNet, ResNext, SENet) Unit 3 - Object detection (YOLO / SSD) Unit 4 - Image Segmentation (Mask RCNN) Unit 5 - Pose Estimation Unit 6 - Dive into Deep Learning (D2L.ai) About the speaker: Alex is Vice President of Science and Distinguished Scientist at AWS. Alex is recognized as one of the world’s top machine learning experts. He comes to AWS after helping grow the widely respected machine learning department at Carnegie Mellon, where he still holds a professorship. Alex is a prolific and widely cited author within the academic research community, writing or contributing to 462 titles with 75,000+ citations (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Tb0ZrYwAAAAJ) https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/machine-learning/in-the-research-spotlight-alex-smola/

  • AWS Meetup - March Edition - Getting Started with Amazon Alexa Skill kit

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    We are excited to announce our next meetup - Getting Started with Amazon Alexa Skill Set. This session will be conducted by Cicil Thomas, an enthusiastic Alexa developer and one of the Alexa community influencer of 2018. RSVP ---------------------------------------- https://goo.gl/forms/7JlCeu8nxCiKkdMI2 Details ---------------------------------------- https://awsugkochi.in/blog/2019-03-13-aws-awsugkochi-meetup-announcement-2019-march Agenda : ---------------------------------------- 17:30 - 17:45 - Introduction and networking 17:45 - 19:45 - Session - Cicil Thomas 19:45 - 20:00 - QA and Networking

  • AWS Meetup - Feb Edition - Serverless Computing, an Introduction

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    Please note that RSVPs in the Meetup page is closed. For RSVP, please use the link for better logistics management. https://goo.gl/forms/2IvLXUDxRBmgD1UP2 Agenda : 17:30 - 17:45 - Introduction and Networking 17:45 - 19:45 - Session - Kannan KR 19:45 - 20:00 - Q&A and Networking Details : Kannan KR, is an AWS Solution Architect, Data engineer, Serverless Computing technology practitioner and an Alexa enthusiast. Kannan will walk us through:- Serverless Computing, an introduction. - Lambda - the core service - Serverless Web Hosting - ServerLess batch processing - Security and Auth Pre-requisite: - Basic AWS exposure - Knowledge on web hosting and/or batch processing and/or ETL can help to understand use cases

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  • AWS Reinvent Recap

    Cafeteria - IBS Software Services

    We will be doing a recap of AWS re:Invent after the AWS Hackathon Agenda: Intro Global Infrastructure Compute Storage and Analytics Databases AI/ML Security IoT New Business Initiatives (Robots, Space) Closing Note

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  • AWS Hackathon for Good

    IBS Software Services

    Register yourself at https://kochi-hackathon.eventbrite.com/ . Don't use this to RSVP the hackathon. There will be separate event for Reinvent Recap RSVP. This is a hackathon to inspire you to develop solutions that will bring lasting change. There are a lot of seemingly insurmountable problems in society today. For example: bad roads, air and noise pollution, corruption in government, income disparity, outdated methods of education, unequal access to resources, reduced opportunities for women, etc. It is not easy for an individual or organization to fully solve any of these problems on their own. But each of us can make a small contribution to the complete solution. Is there a problem you are passionate about tackling with technology? Then this hackathon is a place where you can find like minded engineers and programmers to team up with and create new solutions. re:Invent recap At the same time we will also have the Kochi Edition of re:Invent recap at the same location. Start early! If you already have an idea or a team and want to get started immediately, you can do so. The project does not have to start on Jan 5. You can start now. Register yourself at https://kochi-hackathon.eventbrite.com/ . You have to BYOL, Free WIFI will be available at the venue. Don't use this to RSVP the hackathon. There will be separate event for Reinvent Recap RSVP.

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  • Kubernetes in AWS - EKS & AWS Cloudformation stacks using Jenkins

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    Announcing the next AWS meetup. And this time it is a hot topic very much useful for those software development companies who pursue CI/CD pipelines and also develop and architect systems in microservices or use docker. To brief you, Docker is a technology which enables you to build, ship, and run any app, anywhere and Kubernetes does the scaling, load balancing and any other docker container management tasks. Our schedule for the meeting will be as follows. 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM -- Know each other session. 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM -- Getting Started with Kubernetes in AWS - EKS -- Session by Dijeesh Paniharethil, Network Redux. 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM -- Managing Cloudformation stacks using Jenkins -- Session by Anusree Devarajan - Network Redux See you all on 26th September 5:30 PM @ Nasscom Startup Warehouse !!

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  • AWS Learning Series - Serverless, Lex, Lambda, API gateway, Transcoder

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    Agenda [1] Brief introduction [2] Transcoder + Lambda + API Gateway - Session by Arun Wilson, a full stack developer at Travalour.com [3] Overview of Amazon Lex, a deep learning chatbot service - Session by Vipin Venu, Technical Director, ActiveLobby Information Systems Pvt Ltd. [4] Overview of Amazon VPC - Networking in AWS - Dijeesh Padinharethil, Senior Systems Engineer, Network Redux [5] Conclusion and Q & A. PS: This is a free meet-up and no contribution is needed. Will be sharing AWS Stickers :)