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Comsum Manchester. April 2019

10:00 BST

Welcome and Introduction

Phil Horn

Co-organiser  - ComSum

Phil takes us through what we've got planned for the day.

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10:05 BST

Keynote

Darren Hardman

VP, General Manager, UK & Ireland at AWS shares his thoughts on the AWS community

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10:20 BST

ServerFULL Working with – and against – state in AWS Lambda

Rhys Evans

Principal Engineer - Financial Times

Serverless environments are not so ephemeral as the marketing would have you believe. I’ll tell you how you can write nodejs that makes use of their surprising statefulness to increase inefficiency and save money, and cover some of the pitfalls to avoid

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10:50 BST

An introduction to AWS re/Start

Stephen Hughes 

Director of Programmes & Partnerships - re/Start

AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers. A technology background is not required to apply and the program is focused on unemployed or underemployed individuals, including military veterans and their families, and young people.

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10:55 BST

CI/CD in the Serverless era
+ Live Q&A 

 

Efi Merdler-Kravitz

Director of Engineering - Lumigo

In this session, we’ll learn about building a fast and robust Serverless CI/CD pipeline used for delivering a Serverless product.
Get prepared to learn about the

  • Tech stack

  • Development process

  • Staged release using a step function

  • Parallel testing

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11:25 BST

AWS Community Mastermind

Ricardo Sueiras

AWS Technical Evangelist 


AWS Mastermind is back... this time it's you guys in the chair!

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11:40 BST

Serverless Application Development - Real Stories from the trenches. + Live Q&A

Gareth McCumskey

Solutions Architect - Serverless Inc.

Serverless is a revolutionary way to build web applications but is it any good? What are the gotchas and issues? This talk is based on real world development using Serverless technologies

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12:35 BST

Spot: Sponsor interview

Phil Horn / Byron Berrisford

Spot are on a mission to enable companies to run their cloud right, ensuring that their applications run on the most scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure at the lowest possible cost.

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12:40 BST

re/start interview

Phil Horn

Co-organiser  - ComSum


Further conversation with the re/start guys

12:45 BST

Why Global Infrastructure Matters and How AWS Helped Us + Live Q&A

Serhat Can

Technical Evangelist - Atlassian

The Cloud helps us move fast, reduces time to develop & ship, and eventually saves us time and money. But we often forget about how the cloud helps us build reliable apps. In this talk, I take a closer look at an important part of Cloud’s reliability promise: Global Infrastructure.

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13:15 BST

AWS Community Mastermind

Ricardo Sueiras

AWS Technical Evangelist 


AWS Mastermind is back... this time it's you guys in the chair!

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13:25 BST

Infinity Works: Sponsor interview

Phil Horn / Adrian Hesketh

Phil has a quick chat with Adrian from Infinity Works

13:30 BST

Terrifying Blue Green Deployments + Live Q&A

Simon Clifford

DevOps Engineer - Money Supermarket Group

We’ve been working on a new approach to Blue Green style deployments of EC2 instances which provision on boot. We have taken the approach to be as DRY as possible and are using Terraform to generate Terraform in lieu of count/for_each being available for modules. We plan to use an ALB traffic switch

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13:45 BST

Bridgecrew: Sponsor Interview

Phil Horn

Phil catches up with Bridgecrew for a quick chat.

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13:50 BST

AWS Control Tower and landing zone 

Zamira Jaupaj 

AWS APN Ambassador - Mobiquity Inc

In this session, I will show you the main problems that companies are facing to govern their secure data and systems, basic Landing Zone solution provided by AWS Control Tower in the cloud. As a result, I will show you also what are the next steps. some limitations and how to extend the landing zone.

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14:30 BST

AWS Community Mastermind

Ricardo Sueiras

AWS Technical Evangelist 


AWS Mastermind is back... this time it's you guys in the chair!

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14:40 BST

Serverless development strategies for stateful applications + Live Q&A

Benjamin Smith

Senior developer advocate for serverless - AWS

Serverless is inherently a stateless paradigm but many applications still have state, so where does the state go? There are several strategies to handle state when writing business logic in serverless applications. This session will explore the relative merits and limitations of each, with real world examples from some of our most successful serverless customers.

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15:10 BST

You're a Machine Learning Rock Star with AWS DeepComposer

Kesha Williams

Trainer @ A Cloud Guru, ML Hero, Alexa Champion

AWS DeepComposer is a machine learning enabled keyboard that allows you to explore the complexities of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) in a fun, interactive, and hands-on way. In this session, you'll develop machine learning skills (and maybe score your first recording contract) by using Generative AI and AWS DeepComposer to compose a totally unique music track. You'll learn about music composition and the power of machine learning to create something new. By the end of the session, you'll be a machine learning rock star!

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15:40 BST

AWS Community Mastermind

Ricardo Sueiras

AWS Technical Evangelist 


AWS Mastermind is back... this time it's you guys in the chair!

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15:50 BST

Sponsor interview 

Phil Horn

Co-organiser  - ComSum


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15:55 BST

Ric Harvey's Nearly 4 o'clock Funtime

Ric Harvey

Staff Cloud Architect - Doit International


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16:30 BST

Wrap Up / Breakout Rooms

Phil Horn

Co-organiser  - ComSum


phil wraps up the day and launches the breakout rooms.

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