AWS Skills Day

7 March 2019

It will be our pleasure to see you on this event

Location: Beograd, Hotel Metropol Palace, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69

 

AWS Skills day is being organised for the first time in Serbia and aims to bring together Business, Developer and Human resources community around the latest AWS technology and skills needed for developing a successful business based on AWS solutions.

In recent period there has been significant development in AWS Cloud Computing Services. More importantly, number of businesses that use AWS services has grown together with the AWS developer community. This event will be an opportunity for everyone to explore the latest AWS solutions, identify knowledge and skills gaps and learn how they can address them.

This event is for executives, support staff and developers from companies that are already using AWS and is also a great opportunity for everyone who is considering possibility of using AWS in the future and recruiting and developing its staff.

Speakers

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Darko Mesaroš – AWS, Solutions Architect

Darko Mesaroš is a Solutions Architect working for AWS in Berlin, Germany. As a SA within AWS, he helps shape the strategy and enable the broad use of Amazon’s utility computing web services by directly working with customers. Darko owns the technical engagement and defining implementation architectures, developing deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how about how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform. He comes from Subotica, Serbia.

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Bojan Dimovski – AWS, Solutions Architect

Bojan Dimovski is a Solutions Architect working for Viaplay in Stockholm, Sweden. He is part of the Product Intelligence team working with a group of data scientists directing the activities for building services that are based on machine learning algorithms. Challenged by vast amounts of generated data, Bojan is responsible for crafting the technical strategy for delivering solutions throughout the full development cycle. He is also an Amazon Authorized Instructor at the Semos Education Center, delivering AWS courses. He comes from Skopje, Macedonia.

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Ceko Todorovski – AWS, Business Development Manager

Ceko Todorovski is Business Development Manager and Head of AWS training department in Semos Education. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the IT field, working on different management and decision-making positions. His resume includes business developing, product and project management on large scale projects in cooperation with companies as Apple, Cisco, Oracle, AWS. As part of the IT Board and Executive Board in Semos Education he has experience in strategic planning and developing business potential in different markets around Europe, as well as adopting and implementing the latest IT technology trends into perspective of driving the agility of the company to the market.

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Slobodan Stojanović – AWS Serverless Hero

Slobodan Stojanović is AWS Serverless Hero and CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio based in Montreal Canada, and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a simple Slack-based leave management system for teams. He is based in Belgrade and is the JS Belgrade meetup co-organizer. Slobodan is the AWS Serverless Hero, Claudia.js core team member, and co-author of “Serverless Applications with Node.js” book, published by Manning Publications.

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Miroslav Strugarevic – Professional Services Team Lead working for BEPECS

Miroslav Strugarevic is Solutions Architect, Professional Services Team Lead working for BEPECS – in Belgrade, Serbia. As a Team Lead for AWS Professional Services division at BEPECS, Miroslav enjoys mentoring and building stronger and better AWS Professional team. Working for some of the biggest names in the industry: AWS, Capgemini and ABN AMRO, Miroslav gained deep technical and organizational experiences.

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Djordje Smiljanic – Senior Developer and CTO at Two Desperados

Djordje Smiljanic is a senior developer and CTO at Two Desperados, a video games development studio in Belgrade. Their most successful product has over 20 million players worldwide. His work on the project included implementation of various services within the AWS system. His daily routine also covers tracking of the new IT trends and their integration into video games.”

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Aleksandar Simović – AWS Serverless Hero

Aleksandar is an AWS Serverless Hero and an experienced senior software engineer at ScienceExchange, a biotech company based in Palo Alto, California, that is helping scientists, research laboratories and big pharma companies get faster in experimentation and research. Co-author of “Serverless Applications with Node.js” book, published by Manning Publications. He is based in Belgrade and co-organizer of JS Belgrade, Map Meetup Belgrade and Serverless Belgrade. One of the core team members of Claudia.js, contributor to AWS SAM, AWS Lambda Builders and many other open source libraries.

Additional speakers to be confirmed shortly

If you are interested to share your knowledge with AWS community in Serbia, please please contact our colleague from Belgrade Aleksandar Borisavljevic.

Agenda

Please have in mind that this agenda might be subject to change

9:00 – 10:00
Registration
10:00 – 10:30
Official opening of the event
10:30 – 11:15
Keynote, AWS Customer showcase

Presenter: Darko Mesaroš, AWS Solution Architect

In this first session, we are welcoming Semos as a new training partner for AWS Training & Certification. We will look at the challenges in the cloud market, in particular around skills needed for a successful cloud journey and how our customers and partners benefit from AWS services. With Semos as an AWS Training Partner, we also want to review what training modalities and certification paths are available to help you in getting started right away

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee break and networking
11:45 – 12:10
Developing AWS skills and certification

Presenter: Ceko Todorovski, Semos Education

Ceko will explain the AWS training and certification paths that will help you elevate your AWS knowledge and prepare you for the official certification. He will present the AWS learning paths and certifications, what kind of skill set will they offer, what value will they add to your position and explain the benefits you will access by being AWS Certified.

12:10 – 13:00
Architecting on AWS

Presenter: Bojan Dimovski, AWS Authorized Instructor, followed by Q&A

Bojan will introduce the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. He will explain how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, he will go true the AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, show-case how to set-up part of infrastructure in guided hands-on activity.

13:00 – 13:45
Lunch and networking
13:45 – 14:45
Panel “AWS for Digital Transformation”

Moderator: Darko Mesaroš

14:45-15:15
Serverless and startups, the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Presenter: Slobodan Stojanović, Slobodan is CTO of Cloud Horizon & Vacation Tracker, the AWS Serverless Hero, and co-author of “Serverless Applications with Node.js” book, published by Manning Publications.

Serverless seems to be perfect for startups. The pay-per-use pricing model and infrastructure that costs you nothing if no one is using your app makes it cheap for early-stage startups. On the other side, it’s fully managed and scales automatically, so you don’t have to be afraid of large marketing campaigns or unexpected traffic. This presentation will show you the benefits that startups, and other small and medium companies, have with serverless. It’ll also show some of the potential issues, such as vendor lock-in, etc. And describe the way we use serverless to build our product, Vacation Tracker.

15.15 – 15.30
Break
15.30 – 16.00
Running Kubernetes workloads on AWS

Presenter: Miroslav Strugarević, Team Lead for AWS Professional Services division at BEPECS (Bronze partner)

Miroslav will showcase how AWS EKS simplify and greatly reduce operational overhead compared to self-managed Kubernetes platform on AWS. Miroslav’s presentation will cover advantages when AWS EKS is used, including integration with AWS services like IAM, VPC, Cloudtrail, Cloudwatch, AWS X-Ray, AWS CodePipeline, and CodeBuild etc.

16:00 – 16:30
AWS for Video Games Development

Presenter: Đorđe Smiljanić, Senior Developer and CTO at Two Desperados.

Đorđe will present his team experience in using AWS services to support development of Woka Woka game that has over 20 million players worldwide. He will present how these services helped them to be successful and advantages it has created for them. In his presentation he will cover using CloudFront, EC2, ElasticBeanstalk, S3, SNS, DeviceFarm, RDS, DynamoDB etc.

16:30 – 17.00
How we’ve built our serverless error-tracking developer tool, Desole, over one weekend

Aleksandar Simovic
Presenter: Aleksandar is an AWS Serverless Hero and an experienced senior software engineer at ScienceExchange

Serverless is not only great for building small or enterprise-level applications, but also developer-friendly tools that you are already using on a day-to-day basis. There are many serverless backend monitoring, logging and tracking tools available on the market, but we should not forget about frontend developer tools, most importantly client-side error tracking. Frontend developers usually have no choice but to estimate tool usage, estimate capacity and use pay-per-month services even just to track their client-side application errors. In this session, we will show you how over one weekend a team of three developers built a free serverless error tracking solution and made it available AWS Serverless Application Repository. You will learn how we utilized AWS Lambda, CloudFormation, SNS, S3, Amazon Pinpoint, ElasticSearch and built a complete error tracking solution. Also, you will see how easy it is and how little time it’s needed to build your own serverless developer tools and enable other developers to deploy them to you account in an instant.

17:00
Closing the event

AWS

Globally Amazon Web Services (known as AWS) is on top of the game in web application services. With so many companies shifting their servers to the cloud, making it easier to save data and even access it, there is significant demand for AWS specialists.

Locally, the demand for cloud computing and cloud system architecture technicians and experts is also growing significantly and requires strategic skills planning and preparations to respond to client and customer needs.

Semos Education

Semos Education is one of the largest IT training providers in the region. Our customers are governments, businesses of all sizes and individuals that are starting their IT careers. Until today we have helped over 60,000 individuals to improve their IT skills.

Recently, Semos Education has become the first and only AWS Authorized Training Partner for Serbia and other Western Balkans countries. You can find more about our portfolio of trainings on this address.

Language

This event will be mostly delivered in Serbian language, while some sessions might be delivered in English language only.

How to apply?

To register for AWS Skills day, please complete this application form by 5 March 2019.

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