Amazon Web Services User Group

Building the next generation of AWS professionals and promoting excellence in the development of AWS solutions

August 15th - Don't miss out!

AWS Community Day Aotearoa is an annual one-day, user-run single-day AWS technical conference that is planned, organized, and delivered by the AWS user group community leaders (much like a “Meetup of Meetups”). The goal of the Community Day is to facilitate the exchange of information amongst the AWS user community. The presentations are all given by speakers who are fellow AWS users sharing knowledge with their peers. This year’s event will be the second annual Community Day Aotearoa that will take place at Takina in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Welcome to the,

AWS Aotearoa User Group

We are here to:

Build the next generation of AWS professionals

Be inclusive of everyone

Help career progression and job matchmaking

Promote excellence in the development of AWS solutions

Whether you’re an AWS beginner or a seasoned pro, we’re here to help you on your AWS journey.
We have in-person meet-ups in Wellington and Christchurch including workshops such as AWS Game Days. We also host virtual meet-ups.

Please see our Meet Up and LinkedIn pages for details about upcoming events.

Kia ora e hoa,

Nō Aotearoa ake tēnei hapori-ā-kaiwhakamahi o AWS

Nau mai ki te hapori-ā-kaiwhakamahi o AWS
Kei konei mātau ki te:

whina i te reanga hōu o AWS

Whakakotahi i a tātau

Tautoko i te huarahi mahi me te kimi mahi

Whakapakari ake i te angitūtanga o ngā mahi a AWS

Ahakoa he tauhou koe ki AWS, he mātanga rānei, kei konei mātau ki te tautoko i ō wheako i runga o
AWS. Ka whakahaere hui-ā-kanohi mātau ki Pōneke me Otautahi, pēnei i ngā wānanga me ngā “Rā Kēmu – “AWS Game Days”. Ka whakahaere hui-ā-tuihono hoki mātau.

Mō te roanga atu o ngā whakamārama me ngā pānui o AWS, tirohia ā mātau whārangi “LinkedIn”
me “Meet Up”.

Our Committee


Mark Goatley, Deloitte

Slack: @Mark Goatley



Hrishi Hiremath, BNZ

Slack: @Hrishi


Seb Krueger, InIT Solutions

Slack: @Seb Krueger


Chris Watson, Contact Energy

Slack: @Chris Watson

Member – Website Lead

Terence White, Clearpoint

Slack: @Terence White (ClearPoint)

Member – IT + Wellington Lead

Gleidson Nascimento, GN Consulting

Slack: @Gleidson Nascimento


Daniel Surendran, AWS

Slack: @Dan

Member – Auckland Tools and Programming Lead

Geethika Guruge, CMD Solutions

Slack: @Geethika

Member – Sponsors Lead

Scott PattersonHealth New Zealand / Te Whatu Ora

Slack: @Scott Patterson

Member – AKL Uni Lead

Kobe Xu,


Slack: @Kobe Xu

Member – Auckland Lead

Riaan de Klerk,       AC3

Slack: @Riaan

Member – Christchurch Lead

Yoan Tresfield,      InIT Solutions

Slack: @Yoan Tresfield

Member – Swag

Lilupa Karu,          ACS

Slack: @Lilupa Karu


Tom Cully,      BlackRaven

Slack: @Tom Cully

Member – Wellington Lead

Arshad Zackeriya (Zack),


Slack: @Zack

Member – Social Media Lead + Wellington Lead

Ramaswamy Arunachalam (Ram),  Datacom

Slack: @Ram

Member – Northland Lead

Dylan Mama,


Slack: @Dylan Mama

Member – Auckland Lead

Kaylen Lim,          AC3

Slack: @Kaylen

Special thanks to our Sponsors!




What do we do?

Monthly meetups with community presentations, workshops and partner talks.

Fostered across social media websites and public slack communities.

Some meetups are uploaded to YouTube.

Meetups in Wellington, Christchurch, Northland and three in Auckland.

How are we organised?

Run by a committee made of community members, AWS Partners, and AWS customers

Registered as charity organisation under the “Advancement of Education” criterion

Bi-weekly meetings for running the meetups and managing the organisation.

Our Constitution

Our Regulations

Our Code of Conduct