What we're about

Meet highly motivated Cloud enthusiasts across the Greater Philadelphia Area and share Amazon Web Services knowledge. The Greater Philadelphia AWS Users Group (GPAWSUG) meets once every month to discuss the latest capabilities introduced in Amazon Web Services as well as present business cases and real-world examples to the members of the group with the goal to enhance everyone’s adoption of this transformative technology.

The Meetup agenda typically consists of a one hour presentation followed up by open-ended, round table discussions where user group members share their experiences applying AWS capabilities in real-world scenarios. After the presentations and discussions there is usually a happy hour to socialize and interact with group members and speakers.

User group members are encouraged to submit any topic ideas related to AWS along with an abstract to the group organizers. The GPAWSUG is intended to be a collaborative community of AWS end-users sharing knowledge and real-world experiences. We try to avoid sales pitches and presentations around deeply vendor-integrated solutions, unless the group deems the topic valuable from a conceptual standpoint.

Sessions range from introductory to advanced. Everyone is welcome to join this Meetup group.

The GPAWSUG is not intended for use as a marketing or recruiting channel. Vendors of closed-source products may discuss technical or business problems their products solve, but product demos are not permitted. Because AWS is itself a commercial Amazon platform, we will occasionally invite AWS experts employed by Amazon to deliver detailed presentations about AWS products. Developers of open-source AWS-related products will be welcome to present those products and demo away.

Upcoming events (1)

Demystifying the AWS CLI and Boto3

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AWS offers a robust toolset outside of the web console that allows you to execute queries against your resources and we want to help get you started on your journey utilizing it!

Complimentary to the actual command line interface is a Python library that enables you to write a seemingly infinite repository of AWS scripts from small hacky utilities to complex automations. The AWS CLI and Boto3 library are the must-have tools in your AWS utility belt so if you are looking to level-up your SysOps, DevOps, SecOps, or any *-Ops knowledge come join us for an evening of technical wisdom sharing.

Speakers (will update as more people offer to showcase):

Jeremy Wheeler leads Alpine Cyber's Infrastructure Services Line of Business and is a Solutions Architect, DevOps Engineer, and co-organizer of the Greater Philly AWS User Group.

David Yocum is a SysOps Engineer for Alpine Cyber supporting customers with various AWS solutions deployed and is a co-organizer of the GPAWSUG.

Larry Kuhn is an IT professional with years of experience supporting software development efforts and recently has focused his efforts in the cloud spectrum.

Keith Gregory is the AWS Practice Lead at Chariot Solutions, a Philadelphia-based applications-development consulting firm. He is a frequent speaker at this and other local meetups.


5:45- 6:00 | Introduction and settle-in

6:00 - 7:30 | Demystifying the AWS CLI and Boto3

7:30- 8:00 | Open Forum - Bring your questions, successes, and stories!

At this meetup we’re going to be giving away a few $25 AWS credits to a few lucky attendees. You must be present to win.

Past events (70)

Following the trail... CloudTrail

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