AWS Meetup at OpenValue

Wed Jun. 26 2024 17:30 OpenValue Utrecht, Werkspoorkathedraal, Tractieweg 41

Join us at the OpenValue office in Utrecht to meet the AWS community and listen to a very varied set of speakers! Brooke Jamieson (AWS) will share their insider knowledge of Amazon Q Developer, Bert Jan Schrijver (OpenValue) will show how he migrated the NLJUG conference app to serverless AWS, and Jair Josafath will share his student journey and experience with AWS Cloud Clubs.

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Join us at the OpenValue office in Utrecht to meet the AWS community and listen to a very varied set of speakers! Brooke Jamieson (AWS) will share their insider knowledge of Amazon Q Developer, Bert Jan Schrijver (OpenValue) will show how he migrated the NLJUG conference app to serverless AWS, and Jair Josafath will share his student journey and experience with AWS Cloud Clubs.

Information before you register

The OpenValue Utrecht office is in the Werkspoorkathedraal, a large factory hall. The main entrance is a black facade with lots of glass on the side of the Tractieweg. You’ll find a panel with multiple doorbells on the right-hand side of the entrance. Please ring the doorbell labeled “41 - N”. The office is located on the top floor. Take the stairs up or take the elevator to floor 3. Walk into the hallway; you’ll find the office on your right-hand side. Free parking is available next to the Werkspoorkathedraal. When signing up, please provide your full name (first name + last name) to ensure smooth access to the building. Also see: https://www.openvalue.eu/route/

Agenda at a glance

  • 17:30 — Doors open, walk-in 🚶🏾
  • 18:00 — Dinner 🍴
  • 18:40 — Welcome 👋🏼
  • 18:45 — Talk 1 by Brooke Jamieson 🎙️
  • 19:15 — Talk 2 by Jair Josafath 🎙️
  • 19:45 — Short break 🧘🏻
  • 20:00 — Talk 3 by Bert Jan Schrijver 🎙️
  • 20:30 — Drinks and networking 🍺🥤🍷

Sessions

An Insider’s Guide to Amazon Q Developer: Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Gems

Brooke Jamieson, Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Join Brooke Jamieson, Senior Developer Advocate at AWS, as they share their insider knowledge of Amazon Q Developer, the AI-powered coding companion from AWS. Brooke, with their extensive work on Amazon Q Developer, has gathered many tips, tricks, and hidden gems to share. In this engaging session, you’ll learn how to use this tool to write code faster, debug like a pro, and transform code bases between language versions. With live examples and demos, Brooke will show how Amazon Q Developer can streamline your workflow, boost your productivity, and improve your management skills.

Brooke is a Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where they leverage their data analysis and engineering skills to help customers build, deploy, and scale intelligent solutions on the cloud. With years of professional experience in the data and technology field, they have a strong background in mathematics, data engineering, and financial mathematics, as well as multiple certifications in AWS, Azure, Power BI, SQL, and Google Cloud Platform.

Brooke is also passionate about promoting STEM pathways to young women and members of the LGBTIQA+ community, as well as sharing their knowledge and insights at various international events, universities, and online platforms. They are a former AWS Machine Learning Hero, and a frequent speaker and mentor on topics such as data, design, and strategy. Brooke’s mission is to find the questions and the answers that drive innovation and impact in the data and technology space.

A student journey on AWS

_ Jair Josafath, Student at Hogeschool Utrecht_

Jair will talk about his journey as a student aiming at a future role as Solutions Architect. He will talk about his experience with AWS Cloud Clubs, his student and AWS journey so far, and his plans for the future.

Jair Josafath is a student at Hogeschool Utrecht and a future Solutions Architect.

Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS Lambda

_ Bert Jan Schrijver, CTO at OpenValue_

A conference app backend makes the ideal candidate for a serverless architecture: almost no traffic during the year, and peak traffic during conference days.

In this talk, Bert shows how he migrated the backend for the NLJUG conference app (used to rate talks for conferences with 1500+ attendees) from a traditional approach with Java and Spring running on Linux VM’s to a fully serverless architecture with Quarkus, GraalVM native images, AWS lambda, API gateway and DynamoDB.

He’ll talk about (and demo) the Quarkus development experience, migrating code to Quarkus, creating native images and the caveats involved, testing, deploying to AWS with the SAM CLI, monitoring, costs and more.

After this talk, you’ll know enough to get started with building and deploying Quarkus native images on AWS Lambda yourself!

Bert Jan is CTO at OpenValue and focuses on Java, software architecture, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Bert Jan is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rock Star speaker, Duke’s Choice Award winner and leads NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code. Bert Jan is easily reachable on X at @bjschrijver.

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