Past Meetup

Summer Meetup: AWS automation, Queuing and Nim.

This Meetup is past

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We're back!

Change of plan from the initial announcement – the talk on Reactive Development on the JVM will now be replaced by a couple of lightning (⚡) talks .

Also please be advised that Beyonce is playing in the Millennium Stadium on the same date – make travel plans accordingly.

Gavin Davies (, Automation Engineer/Coder at (

⚡Rise of the Machine Users – With the rise of microservice architectures, an increasing amount of what we do is weaving parts of Amazon Web Services (AWS) into distributed applications. This lightning talk will cover some best practises for automation with AWS that limits what an attacker can do if a part of the system is somehow compromised.

Craig Marvelley (, Head of Platform at Bipsync (

⚡Form an Orderly Queue – If there's one thing Brits understand, it's . If there are two things, it's that and also how to queue. In a short war story we'll look at how Apple's NSOperationQueues helped us implement an automated file download feature in our iOS app.


Fred@Bootstrap (, Freelance full-stack developer

An Introduction To The Nim programming language – "Nim is a statically typed, imperative programming language that tries to give the programmer ultimate power without compromises on runtime efficiency. I will go through Nim's basics and explain why you should take stand up and take note."


6.00 – Start

6.15 – Lightning talks

7.10 – Nim

7.40 – Pub