WED, 6th FEBRUARY @ ORMEAU BATHS / 6.00pm
AWS User Group | Belfast
Join us on Feb 6th for 2 x HOURS of 1st CLASS TALKS, DEMOS, INSIGHTS, CONVERSATIONS, BEER, FOOD, MUSIC, PRIZES & NETWORKING.
6pm - AWS - Philip "Fitz" Fitzsimons
Every year AWS Solution Architects dedicate hundreds of thousands of hours to helping customers build architectures that are cloud native. Through customer feedback, and real world experience the team sees what strategies, patterns, and approaches work best for users.
Fitz leads the Well Architected team in AWS, and we are delighted to announce he will address the Belfast user group!
Fitz's talk will centre on current thinking informing the Well Architected approach.
If you have questions about the Well Architected framework, Fitz will be on hand to address these directly!
6.40pm - Kresten Thorup, CEO & Founder, HUMIO
----------"Feel the Hum of your (Cloud) System"
We used to run entire IT systems on a single computer – you could see, touch and hear how the system was doing. Today, when things go wrong, they can go badly wrong – and for a long time – before we realize what happened. In the world of microservices, DevOps and cloud, it's difficult to get a feel for your system and feel the hum. You don’t know what to look for before it’s too late.
Kresten will share how to design and monitor your systems and create a team culture to be able to react and monitor systems effectively. This is a talk from the trenches with real world examples of how bad things can go when you don’t get a feel for your system; and what a bliss it can be to run a system when you do!
* 7.10pm - BREAK
* 7.25pm - Luciano Mammino & Domagoj Katavic, VECTRA
----------"Processing TeraBytes of data every day and sleeping at night."
This is the story of how we built a highly available data pipeline that processes terabytes of network data every day, making it available to security researchers for assessment and threat hunting. Building this kind of stuff on AWS is not that complicated, but if you have to make it near real-time, fault tolerant and 24/7 available, well... that's another story. In this talk, we will tell you how we achieved this ambitious goal and how we missed a few good nights of sleep while trying to do that! Spoiler alert: contains AWS, serverless, elastic search, monitoring, alerting & more!
Luciano Mammino (Cloud Architect at Vectra and certified AWS Solution Architect) was born in 1987, the same year Super Mario Bros was released in Europe, which, by chance is his favourite game! Luciano started coding at the age of 12, hacking away at his father's old i386 armed only with MS-DOS and the QBasic interpreter. Since then he has been a professional software developer for more than 10 years.
Luciano is currently a Solution Architect at Vectra AI in Dublin where he is automating the hunt for cyberattackers.
He loves the fullstack web, Node.js & Serveless so I co-authored "Node.js design patterns" (http://amzn.to/1ZF279B), launched fstack.link and Serverlesslab.com
Domagoj Katavic (Principal Software engineer at Vectra) is a technology enthusiast coming from Split, Croatia. From his early days, Dom has enjoyed playing with technology, starting with programming robots in PBASIC, to gesture recognition and tinkering with FPGA. Dom has always liked programming so his first job was building a cloud editor Codeanywhere and teaching programming at a local university. Now he is a Software Engineer at Vectra AI where he is making the hunt for cyber attacks as easy and automated as possible.
* 7.45pm - TBC
AWS COMMUNITY PARTNERS | Belfast
* Barclays Eagle Labs
* Deloitte Cloud
We're delighted to acknowledge our sponsors Barclays Eagle Labs, Humio & Singlepoint.