AWS Community Day Live Stream


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Join the largest AWS community event in Australia with Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist & VP
AWS Community Day Australia is a free full-day event dedicated to AWS User Groups and Meet Ups, "for the community, by the community." Showcasing some of our local community speakers, influencers and innovators; we will cover topics from AI, Machine Learning, Serverless, Containers, VR and more.

As the second large scale event in Australia we aim to inspire, educate and bring developer and IT communities together through technical discussions, free hands on labs, demos and plenty of opportunities to network with AWS experts.


Live Stream Agenda
Time Topic
09:30am - 09:35am Acknowledgement of Country
09:35am - 09:50am Welcome Message

Aileen Gemma Smith, CEO Vizalytics Technology, AWS Community Hero
09:50am - 10:25am Keynote - Journey to the Cloud

We are now about 13 years into a multi-decade shift to the cloud. From the early days where cloud computing was simply centralised compute and storage, operated on an on-demand, pay-as-you-go basis. Today, the cloud has become the industry-wide locus of innovation, host to a multitude of services. Jeff’s talk will recap the most important developments of the past, summarise the current state of the art, and share some tips & tricks for the best ways to keep abreast in a world of constant change.

Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist & VP, Amazon Web Services
10:25am - 10:45am Morning Tea
10:45am - 11:10am Cutting Edge Technology at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup | Football Federation Australia

Kate Cohen, National Team Analyst, Football Federation Australia
11:15am - 11:40am Creating more perfect software together: How to thrive in a software-driven, cloud-native world

Ashima Gera Kulkarni, Chapter Lead Capability PO (API Gateways and Orch), Telstra
Jill Macmurchy, Senior Technical Director Asia Pacific, New Relic
11:45am - 12:10pm 5 Ws of Accessibility

Rhiana Heath, Front End Ruby Developer, reinteractive
12:10pm - 01:00pm Lunch
01:00pm - 01:25pm The Art of Making Art with Machines

J. Rosenbaum, Contemporary and Computational Figurative Artist
01:30pm - 01:55pm Cloudy with a Chance of Global Change at Swinburne

Andrew Roadknight, Principal Advisor for Industry 4.0, Swinburne University of Technology
02:00pm - 02:25pm Welcome to Imposter's Anonymous

Micah Silverman, Senior Developer Advocate, Okta
02:40pm - 02:50pm Alexa Workshop Feedback and Results
02:50pm - 03:15pm Data Science with Data the Dachshund

Emma Arrigo, Masters of Data Science Student, University of Melbourne
03:20pm - 03:45pm Serverless in Production: Lessons from a Skeptic

Kris Howard, Manager of Solutions Architects, Amazon Web Services
03:45pm - 03:55pm Deep Racer League Feedback and Results
03:55pm - 04:20pm My experiments with AWS ML, AI & VR services

Shruti Kembhavi, Cloud Specialist, IAG and AWS Dev Warrior
04:25pm - 04:50pm Datalake - A step towards being data driven

Leila Sagharichi, Head of Data Collection and Engineering Platform, carsales.com.au
04:55pm - 05:20pm Fireside Chat

Aileen Gemma Smith, CEO Vizalytics Technology, AWS Community Hero
05:20pm - 05:35pm Closing Remarks

Aileen Gemma Smith, CEO Vizalytics Technology, AWS Community Hero
Keynote Speaker
Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist & VP, Amazon Web Services

Jeff Barr joined Amazon in 2002, became the company’s first web services evangelist in 2003, and founded the AWS Blog in 2004. In his role as Chief Evangelist, Jeff strives to explain the benefits of cloud computing and web services to anyone who will listen. He has written over 2900 posts for the AWS Blog and another 1100 for his personal blog, records weekly AWS update videos, and maintains an active social media presence.

Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from American University and his Master’s degree in Communication and Digital Media from the University of Washington. Before coming to Amazon, Jeff held development and management positions at Microsoft, KnowNow, eByz, and Akopia, and was a co-founder of Visix Software.

Jeff has been a technical reviewer for 4 books on web services, wrote a chapter on advanced scripting for a book on Second Life, and is the author of Host Your Website in the Cloud, published by SitePoint in 2010.

Friday, 30 August 2019
9:30am - 5:35pm AEST

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