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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 🙂

What a massive turn out as well! 600+ people turned up. 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 ECS and their Lambda service. Lambda shows real promise in the Micro Services space. The 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 🙂

AWS Summit Cape Town

July 11, 2016

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Yes you heard correct! AWS Summit is coming to little old Cape Town! The heart of South Africa. Probably the home of EC2 and a few other services. Not to mention a great place for developers to work,live and play. 🙂

If you haven’t already registered, it might not be to late. https://aws.amazon.com/south-africa/summit-cape-town.

Dr. Werner Vogels will be the keynote speaker. That should get you there by itself. Him being the CTO of Amazon and all. 😉

Looking forward to hear some cool announcements pertaining to Africa. Maybe an edge location in the making?