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Xero Office

23 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington


Wednesday, 17th April, 2024

4:30pm to 6:30pm NZST

Meetup Link

Wellington April 2024 Meetup

AWS Lambda SnapStart & Community Builders: Your Map

Tēnā Koutou AWS Wellington Community,

Welcome back to the AWS User Group Wellington Meetup Series. Join us for another enlightening meetup and talk that covers two exciting topics – “Accelerating Serverless Performance with AWS Lambda SnapStart” and “Navigating AWS Community Builders Program: Your Builder’s Map“.

Special gratitude to Xero for providing the venue for the event.

Xero Wellington Office is confirmed as our venue for this meetup.
Venue details:
Xero, Level 3
19/23 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

Special Note About the Venue Access: Take lifts from the ground floor to Level 3 Xero Reception area.

4:30 PM – Doors Open, Networking
5:00 PM – Talk Track #1 – Geethika Guruge – “Accelerating Serverless Performance with AWS Lambda SnapStart
5:30 PM – Talk Track #2 – Ramaswamy Arunachalam – “Navigating AWS Community Builders Program: Your Builder’s Map
6:00 PM – Wrap Up, Networking, Fun, Pizza

Meetup Talk Track:
🎤 Speaker Geethika Guruge (LinkedIn): “Accelerating Serverless Performance with AWS Lambda SnapStart”

In this presentation, I will dive into the AWS Lambda “SnapStart” feature and how it’s taking serverless performance to new heights, specifically for Lambdas written in Java. This session will explore how SnapStart revolutionizes the startup time of Java-based Lambda functions, significantly reducing cold start delays and improving overall execution efficiency. It’ll uncover the technical details behind SnapStart, and provide practical insights and best practices for leveraging SnapStart effectively in your own serverless projects. Furthermore, this presentation will offer valuable knowledge and actionable takeaways for optimizing Java-based AWS Lambda functions and discovering how it can supercharge your cloud applications and workflows, especially when working with Java.
About the speaker:
Geethika Guruge, an experienced Solutions Architect with a background in software engineering, is an AWS APN Ambassador, an AWS Community Builder, and serves as a Lead Consultant for Mantel Group. He is a strong advocate for cloud-based infrastructure and DevOps practices. When he’s not busy helping organizations migrate and adopt cloud-native solutions, he is also a very active supporter of local communities and meetups.

🎤 Speaker Ramaswamy Arunachalam (LinkedIn): “Navigating AWS Community Builders Program: Your Builder’s Map”

Join us for an insightful discussion on the AWS Community Builders program, an exclusive program designed to empower and support individuals passionate about Amazon Web Services (AWS).Learn about the extensive benefits, including access to exclusive events, networking opportunities, and early access to new AWS technologies. We’ll also explore the application process, providing valuable tips on eligibility criteria, and how to be successful with the application.
Whether you’re a seasoned AWS enthusiast or new, this meetup will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to make the most of your AWS Community Builder experience.


A special thanks to our sponsors – Deloitte, Datacom, CyberCX and MongoDB for their generous financial contributions, which play a vital role in supporting the monthly expenses of AWS User Groups across Aotearoa (including Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland).
A big shout-out to AWS for generously providing pizza, enhancing the overall experience for our attendees.

Our sponsors are the lifeblood of our community events, and without their support, none of this would be possible. Ngā mihi maioha!

We look forward to seeing you at the meetup!


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