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.
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- Manage your infrastructure like you would your application using AWS CDK &ProjenHealthVerity, Philadelphia, PA
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has always been an opinionated field. Do you use HCL or just write raw CloudFormation templates? Maybe you get through the day writing SAM templates. What if there was an easier way? What if there was a way to write your infrastructure alongside your application in the same language? One deployment pipeline, all based in CloudFormation so it can utilize the native AWS roll back and drift management.In this session, we'll be looking at how to build stacks using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). We'll go over some code samples, how it distills down to CloudFormation, and how to build re-usable constructs to iterate quickly. In addition, we'll also be exploring Projen, a, "batteries-included" project orchestrator and toolset.
Target Audience: Developers, Architects, DevOps engineers, engineering managers
Tech Level: 300
HealthVerity was started because the healthcare industry needed a more accurate and reliable way to combine disparate datasets (in a HIPAA-compliant manner) to reveal patient insights and power innovation. As we set out to solve these challenges, the vision for what could be accomplished with our comprehensive data ecosystem and ever-evolving technologies became something much greater than a solution to data interoperability.