AWS Community Day expands to find solution to problems together

Sunil Pradhan
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

I have been part of may community day events and in India people are eager to learn and always want more.” — Aileen Gemma Smith, AWS Hero and Founder & CEO, Vizalytics

PUNE: Expanding the novel initiative of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Community Day, AWS User Group Pune conducted its first “AWS Community Day” event in Pune at Hotel Hyatt Regency on Saturday.

AWS Community Days are community-organised cloud education events, featuring technical discussions and demonstrations led by expert AWS users and industry leaders. Organised ‘by the community and for the community’, these events take place in several cities across the world.

AWS currently has 15 user groups in India, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi and others. The Pune ‘AWS Community Day’ witnessed more than 600 participants – technology professionals working in enterprises, startups, and students churning their minds together to find solutions to address their technology problems. The event hosted more than 28 sessions and speakers on a variety of topics including Chaos Engineering, Disaster Recovery using AWS, Serverless Frameworks, Microservices Design and Best Practices on AWS, Big Data and Analytics, and Security. 

Speaking on the benefits of holding AWS Community Day, AWS Hero and Founder and CEO, Vizalytics, Aileen Gemma Smith, said that AWS Community Day events are helping to knockdown the barriers for entry. She said that the people are coming together to solve the issue of scalability, technology and cost. She shared that server less architecture is helping start-ups to focus on their innovation and not worry about their servers.

“The member strength of the AWS User Group in Pune has doubled since last year, an indication that the city’s tech community is eager to expand its knowledge and understanding of cloud technologies. The AWS Community is a powerhouse of cloud computing knowledge and resources, and AWS Community Day is an ideal showcase for community outreach, learning, networking and enhancement of technology knowledge – this is especially important as having an open mind to learning is critical for technology professionals today,” said Bhuvaneswari S, an AWS Hero and Diversity Scholarship Winner and Director-Engineering Operations, Infor.

AWS community leader, Jayesh Ahire said that Pune is a services industry hub, featuring enterprises in domains like pharmaceuticals, automotive, manufacturing and startups.

“Many of the companies in these industries use AWS cloud extensively. A number of start-ups, software developers are showing interest in the monthly meet up sessions,” added Jayesh.

AWS re:Invent Diversity Scholarship global recipient and Technology Leader, Agilisium Consulting, Sridevi Murugayen said that the event helps in showcasing your skills at a global platform. “It also gives you an opportunity to interact with people from fields of technology and business on a global level which boosts your confidence.”

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