AWS Summit 2018

This week I attended the AWS Summit held at the ICC. It was an amazing event, and the venue was much better and more spacious than last year’s (which was one of my main complaints). It was pretty amazing, and the main theme was clearly AI and machine learning.

Pretty packed event, with heaps of opportunities to learn about new technologies and get advice on best practices. I had quite a lot of fun!

Also, the AWS certified lounge had these oldschool arcade games – so much fun! I played space invaders for a quite a while I think.

AWS Certification Meetup & Head of Innovation

Really excited for the AWS summit that’s coming up in the next 2 days, I went to the certification appreciation event at the all hands brewhouse in Darling Harbour. I thought at the least it will be some decent free food and drinks… but I was pleasant surprised!

Oliver, the AWS Head of Emerging Technologies AP was there to give a brief preso about machine learning and AI, which was in itself interesting – but I had an equally long talk to him to delve deeper into this stuff and how it’s going to apply to web applications. His takeaway was that machine learning was going to become the new norm, whereby it will be embedded in all new software because of so many opportunities that it has to add value.

We also talked about AWS translate (which was released about a week ago) and some principles surrounding AI translations, where it’s at, and where it’s going. Overall, an amazingly interesting chance to talk to someone who’s clearly very smart. Not often you get the chance to do that after work over a beer!

Big thanks to AWS for flying over these brilliant individuals to Sydney for a few days.

VueJS Sydney Meetup – so much fun!

Went to my first Vue.js meetup today. I have to say, it was great fun, and both talks were amazing. Special kudos to the Ukranian guy, the entire talk was super funny (as well as useful) !

Me and my colleague topped the scoreboard for the pokemon demo progressive app.