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Melbourne AWS User Group Monthly Meetup

February 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

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

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

A huge thanks to our Gold sponsor Innablr ( for their sponsorship across 2019.

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


We have two presentations lined up this month:

  • Introductions and news
  • Christopher Grainger: Automating machine learning pipelines with AWS Lambda [Level 300]
  • Marketplace (Who's Hiring)
  • Pizza break
  • Matthew Merriel: Static Site Generators and AWS - are they a match made in heaven? [Level 200]

Automating machine learning pipelines with AWS Lambda

  • Christopher Grainger

Level 300

As a researcher and data scientist, I'm much happier when I can focus on research. But ML models need quick access to clean data and then need to make a journey into production, and both of these tasks are engineering-intensive. This talk covers the lifecycle of a cloud-based machine learning model from research to production, and how automating everything but the research using Lambda makes for happy developers and happy scientists.

Static Site Generators and AWS - are they a match made in heaven?

  • Matthew Merriel

Level 200

In this talk, I will go through the process of setting up the Gatsby static website generator in a brand new AWS account. We will go through the process of creating the S3 Bucket to hold the site, CloudFront to delivery it and CodeCommit & CodeDeploy to host and manage it's deployment. At we progress through the solution we will also take a look at the pros, cons and gotchas and decide if a Static Website is right for you.

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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