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Sponsor Announcement - Amazon Alexa | Platinum Sponsor for AWS Community Day 2019June 21, 2019

Amazon Alexa We're honoured to announce Amazon Alexa as a Platinum Sponsor for AWS Community Day Bengaluru 2019. Amazon Alexa, the cloud based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides access to thousands of skills that enable customers to voice control their world, whether it’s listening to music hands free, controlling their smart home devices with a simple ask of “turn on the lights…

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Sponsor Announcement - jFrog | Platinum Sponsor for AWS Community Day 2019June 21, 2019

jFrog We're honoured to announce jFrog as a Platinum Sponsor for AWS Community Day Bengaluru 2019. The JFrog Team is thrilled to be part of the AWS Community Day Bangalore 2019 ! JFrog offers solutions for developers and DevOps engineers which provide complete control, insight and binary management throughout the software development lifecycle. That way, DevOps teams have transparency and…

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Meetup report: June 2019 Meetup: Zero to 100 with #GraphQL on React WorkshopJune 15, 2019

June meetup started with an introduction and welcome note by Sathyajith , AWS Community Hero and co-orgainzer AWS User Group Bengaluru, setting stage for our speaker, Shahid from Hasura. Equal Experts' open office was quite conducive for the workshop! Thanks to Vijay Sali & Pratap R V from Equal Experts for having everything in place. Shahid started explaining why people are switching…

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Inviting #WomenInTech for @AWSCommunityDay Diversity Program, Register today!June 14, 2019

AWS User Group Bengaluru is bringing in the best brains who strongly believe Diversity & Inclusivity are key to future. Come, witness the Diversity Program; To broaden your perspective & to build a positive self-esteem; To be focused on goals & to gain a deeper appreciation of yourself; And ultimately to unlock your full potential, By joining hands with the cross-learning community! Register…

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AWSUGBLR presence at AngelHack Hackathon Bengaluru for @awsamplifyJune 14, 2019

Prashanth HN , co-organizer AWS User Group Bengaluru was very much excited over June 8th & 9th weekend at AngelHack Hackathon Bengaluru for AWS Amplify. As an Amplify expert, it was certainly a great moment for Prashanth to mentor the hackers at the AngelHack Hackathon, who were striving to make an impactful code with amplify and of-course he had the previlige to talk about AWS Amplify on behalf…

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Join us for our next free meetup/workshop: Zero to 100 with GraphQL on React June 07, 2019

Date and Time June 15, 2019, 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Venue Equal Experts India Pvt Ltd Sabari Complex, Field Marshal Cariappa Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025 Agenda Developers interested in GraphQL can come to this workshop and learn how to build full-fledged and full stack React apps with GraphQL using an open source stack. Unlike your typical GraphQL workshop, this…

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#AWSSummit Mumbai - A regional re:Invent to reminisceMay 22, 2019

With # AWSSummit announcement, Rashmi Shreedharan , Manager - Developer Marketing, AWS extended the invite to AWS User Group Leads and AWS Community Heros to join the India's largest IT event, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in Mumbai on May 15, 2019. I was glad to be part of # AWSSummit events as #awsugblr represent along with AWS Community Heros Jeevan Dongre & Sathyajith Bhat and AWS…

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#AWSSummit #Mumbai May 21, 2019

Early in the morning, at dawn (rather before the dawn), AWS Summit started to witness the attendees getting queued up for registration and not wanting to make them wait, registration counter was opened an hour earlier to welcome the attendees with the Welcome Kit. The first 2000 registrants got special SWAG - a laptop bag AWS logo! Registration Registration continued until it was stopped after…

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#awscommunityday #bengaluru 2019 - Secure your seat with Super Early Bird Offer May 19, 2019

Registration for AWS Community Day Bengaluru 2019 is now open; Secure your seat with Super Early Bird Offer - lasts until 31st May 2019. Here is the golden opportunity to join the fellow developers, architects, cloud engineers, technocrats, evangelists, from startups, SMB's, enterprises to different industries in Bangalore, on July 27, for a conversation about technology and human connection…

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May 2019 #Meetup Report: Dive into #DeepLearning by @smolixMay 18, 2019

AWS User Group Bengaluru and Bridgei2i were equally honoured to host our star speaker Alex Smola , Distinguished Scientist / VP - Machine Learning at AWS. Alex is recognized as one of the world’s top machine learning experts. Alex having keen interest in deep learning research, scalability of algorithms, statistical modeling, machine learning etc. We are also proud to annouce the first ever live…

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#AWSSummit Mumbai - #CloudWarriorsMay 17, 2019

CloudWarriors is a closed group invite only programme which aims is to bring together a group of recognized experts and trailblazing power users of AWS Cloud to share their experiences, learn from others and gain exclusive access to AWS resources. It is also a forum for most skilled customers to get more out of their AWS Cloud and become strong technology advocates. For 2019 CloudWarriors…

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#AWSSummit Mumbai - AWS #WomenInTech DayMay 17, 2019

AWS Women in Tech Day was a half-day conference aimed to inspire, educate and bring Female IT professionals together through technical discussions, demos and networking opportunities with AWS experts. Grand Hyatt Mumbai was all set to welcome the enthusiastic women aspirants to get them up to the speed on the hottest trends in cloud computing. Rashmi Shreedharan , Manager - Developer Marketing…

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May Meetup: ComputerVision GluonCV & D2L.ai - Zero to Hero in 3 hrs with Alex SmolaMay 03, 2019

Save the date! We're super excited to host our May 2019 meetup with a star speaker Alex Smola - Director of Machine Learning at AWS Agenda: Computer vision is one of the key applications of deep learning. Object recognition, detection, segmentation, and pose estimation are by now staples of modeling with deep networks. In this tutorials Alex will give a brief introduction to MXNet Gluon. This…

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Meetup report: April 2019 Meetup: Build with Serverless for AWS UG Sao Paulo friendsApril 29, 2019

The much awaited e-meetup for AWS UG Sao Paulo friends to Build with Serverless started with great enthusiasm. Marcelo Palladino , co-organizer AWS user group Sao Paulo introduced the speaker to the Sao Paulo user group members and Prashanth went through his live demo covering #amplify use case as detailed here . \ **Feedback from the Organizer: ** \ The Meetup worked perfectly. We had a good…

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AWS Women In Tech Day at #AWSSummit Mumbai - Register Now!April 29, 2019

AWS is hosting the first Women in Tech Day in Mumbai, India. It is a half-day conference aimed to inspire, educate and bring the women IT professionals together through technical discussions, demos and networking opportunities with AWS experts. Registrations are open; Join to get inspired! https://pages.awscloud.com/women-in-tech-day.html

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Announcing winners of FREE pass to GraphQL Asia Bengaluru 2019 conferenceApril 12, 2019

AWSUGBLR members were given a chance to WIN a FREE ticket to GraphQL Asia valued ₹6500. Thanks to our sponsor AWS Amplify: https://aws.amazon.com/amplify/ Due to overwhelming response from AWSUGBLR members in the raffle, AWS Amplify have announced 3 free conference passes and the Winners are Yeshwanth Reddy Anil Tiwari Vilva Athiban Hearty Congratulations and enjoy the conference..

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#AWSSummit Mumbai registration now openApril 08, 2019

India's most awaited largest IT event, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in Mumbai 🇮🇳 on May 15, 2019, is open for registration now! Enlighten yourself all day with demos, lightening talks, hands-on learning from #awscloud experts around the world focusing eight key themes - Operate, AL / ML, Analytics, Security, Migration, Media and FSI. Register for free today @ https://aws.amazon.com/events…

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April 2019 e-meetup: AWSUGBLR in collaboration with AWS UG Sao Paulo to help Build with ServerlessMarch 24, 2019

Owing to the success of our Feb 2019 meetup on Build with Serverless by Prashanth HN co-organizer of AWS User Group, Bengaluru and overwhelming appreciations in social media, we had a request from Marcelo Palladino, co-organizer AWS user group Sao Paulo to schedule an online presentation to the Sao Paulo user group members. That casual conversation in twitter didn't end there! Prashanth…

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Meetup report: March 2019 Meetup: Special Meetup with Gabe HollombeMarch 16, 2019

LogMeIn, Bengaluru was geared up to host AWS User Group Bengaluru's Special Meetup with Gabe Hollombe. It was unbelievable that by 6:15pm the hall was full. LogMeIn Team acted quickly to setup an overflow session in another conference hall with #gotomeeting, their trademark e-meeting solution. The most awaited session started with a warm welcome by Jeevan Dongre , AWS Community Hero and Lead…

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Call for Proposals for AWS Community Day Bengaluru 2019 are now open!March 04, 2019

AWS Users Group Bengaluru is back with a bang to host the most awaited event, AWS Community Day Bengaluru 2019 , unveiling success stories, use cases & much more from industry leaders. We're now inviting talk proposals for AWS Community Day Bengaluru 2019. Tell us about your use cases, success stories, lessons learned from failures, share your challenges and what you learned along the way. We're…

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AWSUGBLR Presence at India Cloud Summit - 2019March 04, 2019

About India Cloud Summit? India Cloud Summit is the place to explore new ideas learn from industry experts. This summit have put together a mix of thought leaders & industry experts to cover topics like Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML), Alexa, IoT, Migration, Big Data and Cloud Architecture best practices. The purpose of the summit is to network, share ideas and have meaningful…

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Special Meetup with Gabe HollombeFebruary 27, 2019

Build your own multi-tenant photo album web app with React & GraphQL using AWS Amplify & AppSync In this demo, we build a data-driven web app that lets users upload to shared, secure photo galleries. We use AWS AppSync to get up and running quickly with a GraphQL API that backs our data in Amazon DynamoDB. In addition, we demonstrate how to use AWS Amplify library to authenticate users…

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Meetup report: February 2019 Meetup: Build with ServerlessFebruary 27, 2019

Build with Serverless started with a warm welcome by Jeevan Dongre , AWS Community Hero and Lead - AWS User Group Bengaluru and introduced our speaker of the day, Prashanth HN co-founder of Wheelsbox.com . Talk started with the question: “What is Serverless Architecture ?” A serverless architecture is a way to build and run applications and services without having to manage infrastructure. By…

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February Meetup: Build with ServerlessFebruary 01, 2019

Agenda: Fastrack Serverless App Development with AWS Amplify by Prashanth HN Even though AWS has many serverless services, it takes a lot of time and effort to put them all together. AWS Amplify makes it really easy to add these capabilities to your application with ease and automates lot of details. In this session we will build a sample app using AWS Amplify and see how it can help accelerate…

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Heartwarming Hackathon in God's own country!January 10, 2019

The first ever Hackathon organized by AWS Community Leaders, AWS **and Intuit** in Kochi, India for the IT professionals and college students, the budding engineers, turned to be a huge success. And the event stands as a testimony for what a grand victory could be when all hands put together. With that self-contentment, would like to bring our involved experience to the table for you to…

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Meetup report: January 2019 Meetup: AWS re:Invent 2018 RecapJanuary 07, 2019

The January 2019 meetup was held at the newly opened Amazon Internet Services Private Ltd office. AWS re:Invent 2018 recap started with a warm welcome by Jeevan Dongre , AWS Community Hero and Lead - AWS User Group Bengaluru and introduced our speaker of the day, Madhusudan Sekhar , Principal Technical Evangelist and Head Digital Innovation, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited. Madhu took…

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Hackathon for Good @ Kochi, IndiaJanuary 01, 2019

Excited to announce the Hackthon for Good organized by AWS Community Leaders.. Be it a Seasoned Software Engineer or budding developer; here is an opportunity for you to team up to exhibit your deep thought to address social issue blend with the technology of your choice. Register for free @ https://lnkd.in/fGBdVjT Let's start the New Year in the Best Way!!! Looking forward for your…

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January 2019 Meetup: AWS re:Invent 2018 RecapDecember 19, 2018

AWS re:Invent has come and gone by with loads of announcements. Join us as we look back at re:Invent 2018. Madhusudan Shekar , Principal Technical Evangelist and Head Digital Innovation, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited has graciously accepted our request to take us through the week that was AWS re:Invent 2018. Agenda Intro Global Infrastructure Compute Storage and Analytics Databases AI…

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Journey through re:Invent 2018December 09, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ Though Jeevan Dongre and Rahul Jain have sent the nomination for #WomenInTech months ago, the invite from Amazon to AWS re:Invent 2018 as one among the 5 recipients across the globe for AWS re:Invent 2018 Community Leader Diversity…

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Keynote by Werner VoglesDecember 07, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ Keynote featuring Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com started with return of Skrillex to re:Play party. Based on suggestion from Alexa, Werner started with his worst day at Amazon, which was a stepping stone for evolution of today's…

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Welcome Dinner to AWS re:Invent 2018 Community Leader Diversity Scholarship recipientsDecember 05, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ The AWS team have hosted Welcome Dinner to AWS re:Invent UG Leader diversity scholarship recipients at AquaKnox Restaurant on Sunday - November 24. This restaurant is in what is called “restaurant row” in the Venetian/Palazzo (that…

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AWS re:Invent 2018 recap - The AWS Community Hero Private DinnerDecember 05, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ The AWS Hero annual private dinner is usually hosted on Monday evening of re:Invent week. This year, it was on November 26, 7PM-10PM, at the Foundation Room (which is on the top floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel) and around 40 guests aka…

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AWS re:Invent 2018 recap: AWS User Group Leader Workshop & Networking MixerDecember 04, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ The AWS User Group Leader Workshop & Networking Mixer was a private party hosted by Ross Barich during re:Invent week for all the AWS User Group leaders attending re:Invent. This event was from 4PM-8PM Wednesday, November 28 at the…

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Workshops @ re:Invent 2018December 04, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ Workshops are two-hour, hands-on sessions we were are expected to work in teams to solve problems using AWS. Workshops organized attendees into small groups and provide scenarios to encourage interaction, giving attendees the opportunity…

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AWS re:Invent 2018 recap - The RegistrationDecember 04, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ __ The magnanimity of the Registration counter and the SWAG counter reassured that #AWSReInvent2018 Team is all set to receive 50,000+ attendees. This is a series of blog posts chronicling my experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 . Hope you…

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Keynote by Andy JassyDecember 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my experience at _[ AWS re:Invent 2018 ](<This is a series of blog posts chronicling my experience at AWS re:Invent 2018. Hope you enjoy the posts.>) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ Keynote featuring Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS, was full of launches, previews, and pre-announcements. Andy Jassy was no doubt the **Man of Millennium **with strong memory than the AWS…

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Vegas City gearing up for ChristmasDecember 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ Vegas City gearing up for Christmas - some clicks from Caesar Palace & Crystal Mall Its unbelievable that I have gone extra-mile to cross 32k steps, walking along the Vegas Strip on 30th Nov 2018. Will I break this walking record in…

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AWS User Group Booth @ re:Invent 2018December 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my experience at _[ AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ "Wow! we have our own booth at the worlds biggest AWS User conference Expo." And that's the feel good factor for the leaders of 300+ User Groups across the globe. Each of the User Group leader who attended the re:Invent, voluntarily…

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Diversity SessionsDecember 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ DVC201 Making AWS User Communities More Inclusive At technical community gatherings, Meetups, or events, the majority of attendees and speakers tend to be men. Women often feel uncomfortable attending such events, leading women in…

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AWS Certification Lounge & ReceptionDecember 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ Becoming AWS Certified helps individuals gain credibility for their AWS expertise and enables organizations to identify skilled professionals to lead IT initiatives. AWS Certification Lounge & Reception at Re:Invent 2018 was a good…

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Glimpse of Vegas CityDecember 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ Here is the glimpse of the man made miracles standing tall with sky raised buildings with far & wide facilities - waiting to house 50000+ re:Invent attendees and tourists around the world.

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Overflow SessionsDecember 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ __ Overflow Sessions just conveys one thing in common - Sit back and relax! With the re:Invent sessions spanned across 10+ huge locations and if your favourite sessions do not have much time gap for you to commute from one venue to the…

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EBC MeetingsDecember 03, 2018

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[ experience at AWS re:Invent 2018 ]( https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/ ) . Hope you enjoy the posts._ One good reason from Amazon to continue to run as the reign and undisputed champ in both Internet retailing and Cloud Computing may be because they customer obsessed hence not competitor obsessed, understands very well that focusing on…

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Watch re:Invent with us! Presenting the AWS re:invent Watch Party 🎉November 27, 2018

Missing out on re:Invent? Here's a chance to experience the event as it unravels at Vegas from right here in Bengaluru. What happens in Vegas does not necessarily stay in Vegas always 😀 The AWSUGBLR in association with Bridgei2i is glad to host the AWS re:Invent watch party! Register and RSVP Fill up the form https://go.awsugblr.in/reinvent18-live to register and RSVP for the event and to…

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Meetup report: November 2018 Meetup on Cost OptimizationNovember 18, 2018

The November 2018 meetup was held at the newly opened Amazon Internet Services Private Ltd office. The session started with a Welcome note by Sathyajith , co-organizer, AWS User Group Bengaluru. It was followed by a deep dive session on Cloud Financial Management Fundamentals by Spencer Marley , Commercial Architect, Amazon Web Services. The second session was by Chakravarthy(Chakra) Nagarajan…

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Two Big wins from AWS Users Group BengaluruNovember 16, 2018

Yay! Two BIG reasons to celebrate and cherish 🍺 Our friend at #awsugblr have bagged another AWS Community Hero 🎉🏆 Congratulations, Sathyajith Bhat 💥👏🍺. He is the man behind the successful AWS Community Day - Bangalore & AWS meetups. Congratulations, Bhuvaneswari Subramani 💥👏 for being selected by AWS as #WomenInTech from India as one of the 5 recipients for the AWS re:Invent 201…

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November 2018 Meetup: Cost optimization with spot instancesNovember 13, 2018

The November meetup of AWSUGBLR will feature exciting list of international speakers on the theme of cost optimization with spot instances. The event will be held on November 17, 2018 at the new Amazon office on Raj Bhavan road. Agenda: Time Agenda Speaker 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Registration & Networking 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Cloud Financial Management Fundamentals Spencer Marley, Commercial Architect…

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Welcome to the AWS UG BLR Blog!October 29, 2018

AWSUGBLR is volunteer driven, group of passionate Amazon Web Services (aka AWS) {Developers, Architects, Users, Evangelists} who meet to {share best practices, discuss up coming features, pit falls, etc} in Bengaluru. AWSUGBLR meets regularly and until now, the meetups were not documented. This blog aims to capture our learning and share them. We will also be sharing meetup updates, community…

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