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AWS Community Day Ireland 

11th Nov, 2021


Agenda – Tech Talks



09:00 – 09:30 – Welcome Session

09:35 – 10:05Cloud Security Tooling – Top Considerations
Stuart Green, Checkpoint Software

10:10 – 10:40Refactoring a Serverless application: Batching, Idempotency, and Ports & Adapters.
Heitor Lessa, AWS Principal Specialist Solutions Architect

10:45 – 11:15 – Making the Well Architected Serverless Journey
Matthew Dorrian, Cloud Architect, Liberty IT

11:20 – 11:50IOT in 2021 – Augmenting Building Systems with AWS IOT
Sanjiv Kumar, Version 1

 12:10 – 12:40 – AWS Observability made simple for the Serverless world
Luciano Mammino & Eoin Shanaghy, FourTheorem

12:45 – 13:15 – The Smart Factory
Richard Nunan, Deloitte

13:20 – 13:50 – Improve Resilience with Controlled Chaos Engineering
Gunnar Grosch, AWS Serverless Hero, Developer Advocate

13:55 – 14:25 – DevOps at Netflix 
Tejas Chopra, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix


Agenda II – Roundtables


14:30 – 15:00 – TECH AUTHORS
Leading Community Authors discuss the How, What, Where and Who of writing &
publishing a Technology Book. 

Ronan Guilfoyle, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS (Mod)
Luciano Mammino
, Senior Engineer, FourTheorem
Danilo Poccia, AWS Chief Evangelist, EMEA
Peter Elger, Co-founder, FourTheorem
Julien Simon, Chief Evangelist, HuggingFace

15:05 – 15:35 – STARTUP REPUBLIC
Setting up a company is easy. Building a business is hard.
Insider tips on how AWS can smooth the path to success.

Heitor Lessa, AWS (Mod)
Oisín de Condúin,
Lana Kalashnyk, Digital Asset Ventures
Alan Kiernan, Parly
Fiona McKenna, FourTheorem 


Conor Maher, Senior Engineer, Conjura, Leader
AWS User Group Waterford (Mod)
Heitor Lessa, AWS Specialist Principal Engineer, AWS
Luciano Mammino
, Senior Cloud Architect, FourTheorem
Danilo Poccia, AWS Chief Evangelist, EMEA
Jose Todea, Engineer, Deloitte

16:15 – 16:45 – SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

Merritt Baer, AWS Principle Security Architect (Moderator)
Stuart Green, Engineer, Checkpoint Software
Darry Dowling, Liberty IT

16:50 – 17:20 – AWS  – AWS – Driving Innovation in the Public & Private sectors.
DevOps & Architecture; Landing Zones, Migrations, WARs and AWS Solutions

Mark Finlay,
AWS Head of Public Sector
Colin Willis,AWS Team Lead, Version 1
Gar Mac Críosta,
Product Manager, HSE
Joe Dowling, CTO Sidero
Willhelm Pettersson, Hermitage Medical Clinic


Arte Merritt, Lead Conversational AI Partnerships, AWS (Mod)
Alan Kiernan, CTO
Kyran O’Mahoney, NCBI
Sophie Hind, 



Register Now

On November 11th 2021, AWS Communities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are running the first all-island
AWS community event.
Join members from Startups, Enterprises and the Public Sectors in Belfast, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Waterford, for
a full day of technical deep dives, demos and discussions.


Note: A full agenda will be published closer to the event date


Well-known leaders, experts and pioneers from the world of AWS, both local and global.
Get direct access to their takes on the latest AWS innovations. 

Gunnar Grosch

Gunnar Grosch

AWS Serverless Hero

With a focus on building reliable and robust serverless applications, Gunnar has been one of the driving forces in creating techniques and tools for using chaos engineering in serverless. He regularly and passionately speaks at events on these and other serverless topics around the world.

Lana Kalashnyk

Lana Kalashnyk

Founder, FIS Ventures

Lana heads up FIS Ventures a new startup in the blockchain space. Lana will share her insights into those blockchain / crypto innovations likely to make the most impact in the immediate future.

Lana was previously Principal Architect at the AWS Enterprise Blockchain division.


Julien Simon

Julien Simon

Chief Evangelist, Huggingface


Hugging face is a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Software company on a journey to solve and democratize artificial intelligence through natural language.

Julien was formerly AI Evangelist with AWS and ran blogs on AWS Blog and Medium, as well as an AI/ML podcast

Alan Kiernan

Alan Kiernan

CTO, Co-founder Cation Consulting

AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer, Certified Scrum Master, AWS SME, AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder

Delivering Across: Cloud Systems & Solutions Engineering, Performance Engineering, Operations, Voice & Conversational AI.

Would YOU like to speak, or to host a roundtable? Answer the Call for Papers here.

Community Roundtables

Free-flowing discussions by between local and global industry and community leaders on diverse AWS-related topics such as scaling & securing enterprise applications, Implementing automation effectively, becoming a technology author, finding the right AWS integration partner, AWS and the public sector, selecting the right co-founder & building a Startup on AWS! 

Networking Slots

 Set up appointments during the event and connect directly with aws architects, speakers, sponsors and other participants. 

Technology Talks

Hear industry and community leaders speaking on topics such as the latest AWS dev tools & platform capabilities, building robust serverless applications, the latest innovations in machine learning… and tonnes more!

Moderated by AWS Heroes

Conference content is curated by leading AWS advocates who have been recognised and awarded by the global
AWS Community Hero program.

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As a community-led conference we thank our sponsors for their support.

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