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Xero Office

23 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington


Thursday, 16th May, 2024

4:30pm to 6:30pm NZST

Meetup Link

Wellington May 2024 Meetup

The Case for Kubernetes Gateway API & Who is Claude?

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 – “The Case for Kubernetes Gateway API” and “Who is Claude and why should I care?“.

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 – Carlo Columna – “The Case for Kubernetes Gateway API
5:30 PM – Talk Track #2 – Shivonne Londt – “Who is Claude and why should I care?
6:00 PM – Wrap Up, Networking, Fun, Pizza

Meetup Talk Track:
🎤 Speaker Carlo Columna (LinkedIn): “The Case for Kubernetes Gateway API”

The Ingress solution is widely used in Kubernetes. However, it has known limitations and challenges. To try and solve these issues, the K8s community worked on a project considered to be the most collaborative API in Kubernetes history and after 4 years produced the Kubernetes Gateway API which offers a standardised way to manage network traffic and to address traditional Ingress flexibility and extensibility limitations. Dubbed as the next evolution or next generation of not only Kubernetes Ingress but also Load Balancing, and Service Mesh APIs, in this talk, let’s examine if Kubernetes Gateway API will live up to the hype?

About the speaker

I’m Carlo, engineer from Xero. I’m a chemical engineer and beer brewer who, after falling in love with tech, made the leap of faith to pursue a career in IT. I work primarily in Cloud Native, Containers and DevOps space. As an AWS Community Builder, my advocacy is to write and share how to leverage new technologies in solving real-world problems.

🎤 Speaker Shivonne Londt (LinkedIn): “Who is Claude and why should I care?”

An introduction to using Claude 3 models on Bedrock, what the different models are capable of, and a demonstration of the multi-modal capabilities that Claude 3 offers.

About the speaker

I am a Senior Solution Architect, currently working in the public sector team at AWS. I’ve been at AWS for just over three years now, looking after customers in the Weather and Research vertical in New Zealand. I also support research customers in Australia. I am part of the AI/ML Technical Field Community, specialising in Computer Vision and Generative AI and am the ML Champion for Education across the APAC sector.


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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