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Full day AWS Workshop and Unconference on 10 Nov 09


Amazon Web Service Chennai Enthusiasts 

Amazon Web Services is becoming more compelling with announcement of new service or enhanced feature every couple of weeks. On the other hand Google Application Engine is supposedly more easier, with Google’s typical free mantra. Is the paid-AWS still relevant and compelling? Find out for yourself....


AWS Chennai - 26 May Event was attended by ~60 people from diverse background.




Venue:  IIT - Madras( Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research - IC&SR) - Adayar Chennai 36.

[Venue, demos facilitated by CSS Corp as part of their opensource community outreach]

Here are some Photos by Sukumar



       Based on feedback from the community, this events theme is Getting Started with AWS with focus on peer to peer showcasing. If you are already into AWS, here is an opportunity to showcase your application, share your experience/expertise.

         During the event, Jinesh Varia, tech Evangalist from Amazon Web Services will be presenting an interactive session.


 The takeaways for attendees



  • A overview of scalable distributed computing with AWS.
  • Demos/Hands on Sessions on Getting started with AWS.
  • Tips on Saving/Making money with AWS
  • Opportunity to network with individuals/startups/enterprise sharing interest in AWS.


The format of the event


5:00pm-5:30pm Networking over High Tea. Demo setup time if you are showcasing.



5:30pm - 5:40pm: Settling down, Welcome, event format outline.

 5:40pm - 6:30pm : Interactive presentation by AWS Evangelist - Jinesh Varia. Topic: Cloud Computing for Startups and Enterprises.


6:30-7:10pm Peer-to-peer Showcasing/demos. Networking.

7:10-7:40pm  Question and Answer Session.



Entry: Free, Registration Required - limited seats


If you would like to volunteer/organize the event have a look at the Organizer Page .


Jinesh Varia, Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

As a Web Services Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps developers take advantage of disruptive technologies that are going to change the way we think about computer applications, and the way businesses compete in the new Web world. He is focused on furthering awareness of web services and often helps developers on 1:1 basis in implementing their own ideas using Amazon’s innovative services.

Jinesh has over 7 years experience in XML and Web services and has worked with standard working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh’s publications have been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University. He plays tennis and loves to trek.



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