Stockholm | Friday, 31 January 2020

The AWS Community Day is a free full day event for AWS users organized by the community. Once a year all AWS users come together to network, learn from each other and get inspired. At this event, there will be no vendor talks, no partner talks, no sponsored talks. All speakers are expert AWS users from the community - including AWS User Group leaders and AWS Heroes - with real life experience in the AWS topics they are presenting.

Date & Venue

This event is being held Friday, 31 January 2020 at the charming and classic location Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm.

Tickets and registration

Tickets for AWS Community Day in Stockholm are free. That's right, free! Register on the link below to get your ticket before they run out.

Agenda

Please note that the agenda is subject to change. Always check back here for the latest version of the agenda.

Time Track 1 Track 2 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10 Opening Remarks
Gunnar Grosch
Lezgin Bakircioglu
9:10 - 09.50
(9:20 Track 2)
An overview of purpose built databases in AWS
Anurag Kale
GitOps in action, powered by Alexa
Jimmy Dahlqvist
   
10:00 - 10:40 No more AWS keys for you
Nicole Yip
Integration testing a cloud-native application with JavaScript
Markus Tacker
Serverless Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Yan Cui
Alexa Skill Development
Goran Vuksic
10:40 - 11:05 Coffee Break    
11:05 - 11:45 Kubernetes from Zero to Hero!
Amit Bar Oz
Machine learning methods for shopping cart data
Markus Eriksson
   
11:50 - 12:30 Infrastructure as code for multi-account & multi-environment architectures with AWS Cloud Development Kit
Ari Palo
Practical FinOps in Practice
Petri Kallberg
Michal Czerwinski
   
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 - 14:10 Serverless Data Streaming at Scale
Anahit Pogosova
Experiences of transitioning from monolithic architectures for large scale mission critical real time communication services towards Serverless
Jorgen Bjorkner
Get the most from Terraform AWS modules
Anton Babenko
The Hitchhiker's Guide to AI & ML in AWS
Bruno Amaro Almeida
14:20 - 15:00 The Art of Microservices Communication with AWS EventBridge
Sheen Brisals
DynamoDB: Untold stories
Angela Timofte
   
15:00 - 15:25 Coffee Break
15:25 - 16:05 Essential open source tools for a serverless developer
Yan Cui
Alexa Skill Development
Goran Vuksic
   
16:15 - 16:30 Closing Remarks and Community Raffle
Gunnar Grosch
Lezgin Bakircioglu
16:30 - 18:30 After Party and Networking

Talks & Speakers

We strive to cover all technical levels, so you can have an interesting day no matter if you're an AWS expert or just getting started in the cloud.

No more AWS keys for you
Nicole Yip
An intro to AWS account security and and how we are moving our team at The LEGO Group towards security best practices by giving them one less thing to worry about and taking away their personal AWS keys (and making the process of acquiring temporary AWS keys as easy as running a command).
Serverless Data Streaming at Scale
Anahit Pogosova
Everything fails, all the time. This is what Dr. Vogels likes to say. This is what we have learned over and over again while implementing serverless data streaming at scale. I’ll take the example of my customer, Yle, and talk about the services we used, issues we faced and lessons we learned.
GitOps in action, powered by Alexa
Jimmy Dahlqvist
GitOps in action will be a talk about GitOps with focus on demonstration. We build a CI/CD pipeline, using AWS Code products, then we integrate everything with an Alexa skill to be able to trigger builds, get status, deploy using voice.
Integration testing a cloud-native application with JavaScript
Markus Tacker
In this talk I will take you through the challenge of testing a cloud-native application. I will cover the challenges when developing solutions on top of serverless components which you cannot run on your own machine and how I designed a BDD driven approach to run the integration tests.
The Art of Microservices Communication with AWS EventBridge
Sheen Brisals
Streamlining microservices communication has always been a challenge. This caused confusion and proved challenging for engineers. AWS EventBridge alleviates these concerns and offers a unified approach to employ even driven computing. This talk will guide you to achieve this with real use cases!
Experiences of transitioning from monolithic architectures for large scale mission critical real time communication services towards Serverless
Jorgen Bjorkner
Telecom providers still debates how to embrace virtulization to modernise their data centers and are stuck with monolithic applications… This presentation share experiences building a platform providing serverless functions for real time communications.
Essential open source tools for a serverless developer
Yan Cui
In this session, AWS Serverless Hero Yan Cui will share the open-source tools and frameworks that he has found so useful in his journey with serverless. The list features libraries, deployment frameworks, plugins, middlewares, Lambda layers and much more!
Infrastructure as code for multi-account & multi-environment architectures with AWS Cloud Development Kit
Ari Palo
I’ve been running CDK in production almost a year now in a big media company; This talk focuses on the best practices I’ve found working with CDK: How to simplify complex architectures, how to manage multi-account & multi-environments and how to refactor shared functionality into components.
Alexa Skill Development
Goran Vuksic
In this talk I’ll give an introduction to Amazon Alexa and its ecosystem. Attendees will see how to build Alexa skill from scratch by programming AWS Lambda function in Node.js, data will be stored in DynamoDB database, and I’ll show how to use SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language).
DynamoDB: Untold stories
Angela Timofte
The favorite database at Trustpilot is DynamoDB, but this wasn’t always the case. In this talk you’ll hear talk about what we’ve learned from working with DynamoDB, misconceptions and mistakes. We’ll look at some real life examples of how to model your data in DynamoDB and how to use of its features.
Machine learning methods for shopping cart data
Markus Eriksson
Having an attractive assortment is important for any retail company in the grocery industry. This talk describes machine learning methods that analyze large sets of shopping cart data and automatically identifies relationships between products, which can be very helpful for assortment planners.
An overview of purpose built databases in AWS
Anurag Kale
Building a new application? Which database should you choose? Should it be relational/NoSQL/both? How much re-skilling my team would need? Is there a simpler way? Sure there is. I plan to cover all the DB offerings in AWS portfolio. This will help people to choose the right DB for their next app.
Kubernetes from Zero to Hero!
Amit Bar Oz
During this session, we will discuss why using K8s: The core concepts, architecture, real-life scenarios and what are the difference of using vanilla K8s vs Amazon EKS. In addition, we will discuss how to scale your K8s infrastructure while saving 80% of your cloud costs by using EC2 Spot Instances.
Practical FinOps in Practice
Petri Kallberg
Michal Czerwinski
Learn what happens when you task group of engineers to manage and optimize AWS capacity worth of several millions euros in a month. What are the easy wins you absolutely must do and how to drive non-trivial optimizations.

Workshops

There will be held four workshops during the AWS Community Day. These will have limited number of seats and reserved seating. Information about when reservations open will be sent to everyone with a registered ticket for the community day.

Serverless Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Yan Cui
In this workshop you will learn how to troubleshoot issues in your serverless application, including log aggregation, monitoring & alerting, capturing and forwarding correlation IDs and tracing executions through both synchronous and asynchronous micro-service communications. You will learn about AWS services such as CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs and X-Ray, how they work and where they fall short, and how tools such as Lumigo can help you go further.
Alexa Skill Development
Goran Vuksic
In this workshop I’ll give an introduction to Amazon Alexa and its ecosystem. Attendees will learn how to build Alexa skill from scratch by programming AWS Lambda function in Node.js, data will be stored in DynamoDB database, and I’ll show how to use SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language).
Get the most from Terraform AWS modules
Anton Babenko
Let me explain and demonstrate how Terraform AWS modules (https://github.com/terraform-aws-modules) which are used by hundreds of companies worldwide can help you to build your AWS infrastructure in minutes.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to AI & ML in AWS
Bruno Amaro Almeida
A workshop, tailored for technical folks without prior data science knowledge, to learn hands-on about AI and ML in AWS. Includes an overview of algorithms and the concepts of data collection and prep., and on a practical level AWS services such as: Sagemaker, Rekognition, Comprehend & Transcribe.

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Contact & Organizers

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Gunnar Grosch - Cloud Evangelist at Opsio

Lezgin Bakircioglu - Innovation manager at Daniel Wellington

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