Upcoming Events & Meetups

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

The Arts Centre

1 Hereford Street



Thursday, November 24, 2022

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM NZST

Meetup Link

Christchurch November 2022 Meet-Up

EC2s in ECS Cluster automatic updates with Cloudformation and SST serverless app

In this session, we have 2 speakers

Ronil Prasad, Cloud Architect Amazon Web Services, presenting a solution to automatically Updating EC2s in ECS Cluster – Rolling Updates using Terraform and CloudFormation.

Daniel Chong presenting
SST: Serverless Stack, SST is an open-source serverless application platform that deploys to your AWS account, helping you go from idea to IPO and making it easy to build full-stack serverless apps.
Come for a demo of some of SST’s features and make AWS less intimidating.

Everyone welcome, bring your friends or colleagues along!
Free Pizza and Beer at the end of the event!

Please RSVP via the meet-up link.

The Green Man pub

25 Victoria Street



Tuesday, December 6, 2022

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM NZST

Meetup Link

Wellington December 2022 Meet-Up –

re:Invent recap

Tēnā Koutou AWS Wellington Community,

Green Man Pub is confirmed as our venue for this meetup.

4.30pm – Doors Open, Networking, Drinks, Nibbles
5pm – Talk Track – Varous: Re:Invent Announcements
6pm – Wrap Up, Networking, Fun

It’s that time of the year. Re:Invent is the week before this meetup, end end-of-year holidays are approaching, plenty of reason to get together and celebrate the year that was and is yet to come.

Meetup Talk Track:
The theme for this meetup is (surprise surprise) re:invent announcements!

As always, we’re looking for more speakers. If you’re keen to close out 2022 with a cool 5 min slot on a new announcement that you thought was especially cool, send a quick message to Seb to get on this list (at sebkr@amazon.com or via LinkedIn).

Current speaker lineup for the re:invent recap:
– Andrew Frazer (LinkedIn)
– Seb Krueger (LinkedIn)
– Terence White (LinkedIn)
– Mark Goatley (LinkedIn)
– Scott Patterson (LinkedIn)
– Kobe Xu (LinkedIn)
– Arshad (Zack) Zackeriya (LinkedIn)
– Daniel Surendran (LinkedIn)
– Chiwai Chan (LinkedIn)

We thank our sponsors for keeping our community alive and funded.

  • Datacom and Consegna for providing actual $$$, significantly contibuting to covering the monthly expenses of the AWS User Groups across Aotearoa (Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland).
  • We thank AWS for covering the refreshments and venue costs for our meetups.

Without our sponsors we would not be able to run these community events. Ngā mihi maioha!

See you at the meetup! Mā te wa.


RSVP via the Meetup Link

AWS Office AKL

PWC Tower Level 13, Commercial Bay, 15 Customs Street West,  Auckland


Thursday, December 8, 2022

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM NZST
Every 1st Thursday of the month

Meetup Link

Auckland December Meetup

re:Invent recap

Join us for our December edition of AWSAKL meetup!

Due to security protocols at AWS’ office you must complete this form 24 hours prior to the start of the event (Decmber 8th at 5.30pm). It is compulsory to complete this form for all attendees to gain access into the venue. You will need to provide photo ID to building security upon arrival.

Geethika Guruge – An experienced solutions architect with a software engineering background, he is a strong advocate for cloud based infrastructure, and dev ops practices. He will be talking about “EKS Blueprints” which is a collection of open-source, infrastructure as code (IaC) modules to bootstrap an EKS cluster with popular Kubernetes tools.

Kishan Gunaratna – Principal Consultant in the Data and Analytics Practice at Servian. He has been building on AWS since 2014. During the last 8 years Kishan has used AWS services to build innovative solutions for businesses ranging from Serverless Data Lakes to transformative Contact Center experiences using Amazon Connect, Lex and Kendra. Being a passionate AWS enthusiast, Kishan makes it a point to watch the keynotes live every year to be one of the first to know about what disruptive new services are being announced at re:Invent.

Peter Joseph – 12 years’ experience in cloud with 22 years in the industry. Starting out as a Cisco network engineer and expanding into converged infrastructure a move in 2010 to the rapidly emerging world of cloud computing was natural. Although only at AWS for a short time, with stints at a large US telco, another cloud provider and supporting two large AWS partners in building their cloud practice, Peter brings over seven years AWS experience to the table.

Alex Zhong – Founding engineer of Zorbi (40% monthly retention rate), NFT startup founder (acquired by a US agency this year), open-source contributor (my GitHub handle is 0xYao). Infrastructure backed by AWS.

Doors open at 5pm
o 5:30 pm – Start Networking
o 6:00 pm – TBC
o 7.00 pm- Networking
o 7:30 pm Finish

RSVP via the Meetup link