Events

All events are hosted the 1st Tuesday of the Month.

πŸ—“ 9/12 AWS re:Invent Recap

AWS and Deloitte are hosting the re:Invent Recap in Wellington on 9 December. See here for more details - this is a FREE event, come join us for an AWSum lineup, beer and pizza πŸ˜ƒ

At AWS the culture of Innovation drives much of what we do and much of the innovation is driven by customers themselves. There is no bigger event showcasing AWS Innovation than AWS re:Invent so for those who are unable to attend this event in person, you can experience the key announcements explained by a team from AWS alongside Premier global cloud partner Deloitte.

re:Cap will be presented by a team made up of AWS Solution Architects and Deloitte Cloud Engineering team providing information on key insights and hot off the press announcements for AWS users in New Zealand. The session will run from 4-7 pm and be followed by a chance to mingle with industry peers over pizza and beer - a great opportunity to discuss the great new developments.

In the words of Jeff Barr- "The Journey Begins with You. No matter what your role is in your company’s cloud efforts, you’ll walk away with the technical knowledge to help you and your company refine your cloud strategy, increase application performance, and so much more."

Join us in experiencing the highlights and unique learning of re:Cap for yourself.

πŸ—“ 3/12 AWS Hands On Lab πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

We're doing something new! Instead of speakers we're going have AWS experts helping you work through AWS public labs on your laptop in your AWS account. We'll be doing an introduction to cloud lab, and couple more challenging labs like this

Event details and RSVP on Meetup.

Once again, BNZ are sponsoring the venue for us. Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

Hands On Lab

πŸ—“ 5/11 IOT and CDK

We have a great lineup for our November meetup πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

BNZ are sponsoring the venue for us. Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

ITINERARY:

  • 4:30 - 4.55pm Ben Fellows, "Internet of Things in Agriculture with Kinesis" Intermediate level
  • 4.55 - 5.05pm User Group Updates
  • 5.05 - 5.30pm Kasun Dilunika, "Using the AWS Cloud Development Kit for Serverless Applications" Intermediate level
  • 5.30pm - Pizza / Drinks

Don't miss out! Event details and RSVP on Meetup.

πŸ—“ 1/10 Cloud Giants & Go Web Apps

BNZ are sponsoring the venue for us. Thank you! 🌼

ITINERARY:

  • 4:30 - 4.45pm Session 1 - AWS UG Updates from the Committee
  • 4.50 - 5.10pm Session 2 - Seb Krueger, "The Cloud Giants and Strategic Choices"
  • 5.15 - 5.30pm Session 3 - Edmon SebitDeploying Go Web Apps and a Go Server on Amazon EC2
  • 5.30pm - Pizza / Drinks

Event details and RSVP on Meetup.

πŸ—“ 3/9 Scam Economy, Mixy 🍸

Session 1

A quick update from the AWS User Group Committee.

Session 2

Tom Cully (Black Raven) - Innovation not Disruption - Avoiding the Scam Economy in Digital Transformation πŸ™…πŸ»β€

Are we as an industry asking β€˜What problems do our customers want to solve?’ or ’What is the smallest value at the highest price that can we get away with?’ At the close of the decade, it seems everyone is trying to sell their latest AI-powered, Blockchain-enabled, Cloud-ready Digital Transformation silver bullet.

Black Raven believes that Disruption is good for business, but not for technology; that Disruption without substance is toxic - and conversely, that being Innovative is about using amazing new technologies to solve real problems for real people, and delivering real results.

Get tips from a pro on how to both avoid bullshit and bullshit artists in the age of pervasive bluster and lies, and how to make sure you’re not inadvertently becoming one of them.

Session 3

Lynda Bushe from Accenture will present on Mixy, the smart IoT Cocktail Mixer using an Internet connected Raspberry Pi. Full voice control with Alexa / Amazon Echo, streaming commands into AWS via Kinesis πŸš€

Imagine a world where you just say β€œAlexa, tell Mixy to make me a β€˜Pollys Punch’”? Or an β€œAlexa’s Revenge”? Come and have a drink on us from an AI cocktail maker driven entirely by AWS.

Mixy was originally built for the 2017 AWS Reinvent and since then we have used Mixy to highlight AWS services, have some creative thinking about what to do with the Raspberry Pi sitting unused in your drawer and to discuss what other innovation can be designed with AWS. Mixy isn’t just about getting a drink, Mixy is the output of Design Thinking and rapid prototyping – all able to be done quickly through AWS.

Our Accenture AWS Mixologist is entirely driven by AWS and includes Alexa voice services, Lambda, DynamoDB, AWS IOT and of course – the key ingredient – vodka! Come and hear how Mixy was built, how it works and join in a conversation on innovation using AWS services. β€œStormy cloud” anyone?