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AWS Summit Notes

July 12, 2016

 

What a great first AWS Summit on African soil!

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Even had the honour of getting a quick pic with the legend himself šŸ™‚

What a massive turn out as well! 600+ people turned up.Ā Never knew the interest in AWS was this big in Cape Town.

We had great talks from Mix telematics on how they manage 66TB data.

 

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How Jumo world came to trust AWS security in the unsecured lending space. Some points I took with me were around compliance reporting. Which I might need in the future.

Other key points of discussion were ECSĀ and their Lambda service. Lambda shows real promise in the Micro Services space. TheĀ Serverless Architecture demo was great. Non technical, but reducing the cost of running a website from $4000 to $13. Really got a lot of oohs and aahs.

There was a voice deploy demo using Amazon Echo. The backend was powered by AWS Lambda. It in turn triggered a CodeDeploy job to update code using a voice command. Some cool shit!

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Werner ended the day off with a talk on Machine Learning (Kudos for his AVB t-shirt and red chucks). Discussing how Machine Learning has become the differentiator in some spheres of business.

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All in all it turned out to be a good day. We even had some time to mingle over a beer or 6 and exceptional wines from Saronsberg šŸ™‚