Australia's First AWS User Group

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Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

Our regular monthly meetup (on the last Wednesday of every month).

Arrive at 6:00 pm for a 6:10 pm start.

A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr ( for making these events possible across 2019.

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

We have two great presentations for this month! Including the return of Matthew Merriel due to popular demand for a look at AWS Amplify (full details of his talk to be posted later).

  • Introductions
  • Arjen and Chris: What's new in AWS
  • Nicholas Hollings: AWS Direct Connect - Changes to Connectivity [Level 300]
  • Marketplace (Who's Hiring)
  • Pizza break
  • Matthew Merriel: AWS amplify - hosting, auth, data storage and analytics all rolled into one

AWS Direct Connect - Changes to Connectivity

  • Nicholas Hollings

Level 300

AWS Direct Connect is a way to provide private connectivity to AWS tenancies to reduce latency, increase bandwidth and manage costs. There have been many recent changes to the way Direct Connect works, especially around Direct Connect Gateway and the coming Transit Gateway.

AWS amplify - hosting, auth, data storage and analytics all rolled into one

  • Matthew Merriel

Level 200

In this presentation I'll be taking a look at AWS amplify, a library released by AWS to assist in building sophisticated cloud-powered apps. I'll work through the feature and demonstrate how you can build, deploy and manage a simple web application.

If you would like to volunteer or present at a future meetup please get in touch via the website:

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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