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Birth Announcement: The First Amazon Web Services User Group

About a month ago we made a call for leaders to form AWS User Groups. Reponse was immediate and from all corners of the world.

So I’m proud to say that my evangelism trip to New York State includes the inaugural meeting of the very first AWS User Group meeting: the Rochester AWS Users Group (RAWSUG).

Mitch Garnaat and David Kavanagh, both enthusiastic and long-time AWS developers, said “We’re proud to announce the formation of a local Amazon Web Services users group”. Har to say who is prouder — them or the AWS team here in Seattle. It’s going to be a fun and interesting evening!

The first meeting will be on Thursday, September 20th from 6-8pm at the Doubletree by Hilton. There will be directions to the meeting room once you enter the hotel lobby. Please note that if you received the the AWS Newsletter, the location in it was incorrect.

The meeting agenda is as follows:

  • Introductions/mission/regular meeting format – 10-15 minutes
  • Special presentation by Amazon Web Services – 60-90 minutes
  • Networking – time remaining

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— Mike

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Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.