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Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

Note! Due to a scheduling conflict this meetup will be held on the THURSDAY night

Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:15 pm start.

A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr ( for their sponsorship across 2019, and for presenting this month!

Don't forget if you can't make it on the night you can still watch the live stream:


We have two great presentations lined up so far this month:

  • Introductions and news
  • Mahesh Rayas: Painless (almost) Account Vending in AWS [Level 300]
  • Marketplace (Who's Hiring)
  • Pizza break
  • Archit Kejariwal: Experiences of a Junior Developer In An Enterprise Infrastructure team

Painless (almost) Account Vending in AWS

  • Mahesh Rayas

Level 300

There is a concept of Account Vending in AWS, when you go somewhere, click a button or two and get a fully-configured account with IAM roles, VPCs, SSO and other stuff, which you can start using immediately. We would love to share the experience we gained along the journey of building such a mechanism.

Experiences of a Junior Developer In An Enterprise Infrastructure team

  • Archit Kejariwal

Archit talks about his experience working for 3 months in the DevOps team of an enterprise organization. He shares the motivation for why they elected to have a front-end developer join the infrastructure team, the outcomes of this exercise and concludes with some advise for juniors and managers alike on how to make the most of this practice.

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Founded in July 2011, the Melbourne AWS User Group is Australia’s oldest Amazon Web Services-focused user group, and the eighth oldest such group in the world. From the original seven attendees in Melbourne’s York Butter Factory, we now regularly host meetups with 100+ attendees in the York Butter Factory’s Teamsquare ballroom on Bourke Street, as well as regular special events in the Melbourne AWS office. With 3000+ group members, we are amongst the 20 largest city-specific AWS user groups in the world.


With a combined experience with Amazon Web Services of more than 20 years, the organisers takes care of the regular operation of the Melbourne AWS User Group. From liaising with sponsors, to arranging venues, speakers, and catering, as well as ensuring the smooth operation of the event each night. They have overseen more than 70 successful AWS User Group meetups, with many more to come.

Rob Amos

Organiser, Event Host

Chris Coombs

Organiser, Event Host

Arjen Schwarz

Organiser, Event Host

Rob Linton

Founder, Treasurer