June 11th, 2020

This event has ended

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the first ever
Virtual AWS Community Day | Midwest! We hope to see you in Columbus in 2022!

Moments from the virtual event


Track 1


Virtual "Happy Hour" groups


Session slide + Poll


Slack community


Attendees will be notified when session recordings are made available. 
Click here to access presentation slide decks. 

About the Event

AWS Community Day | Midwest is an annual one-day, user-run AWS technical conference that is planned, organized, and delivered by AWS user group community leaders (much like a “Meetup of Meetups”). The goal of the Community Day is to facilitate the exchange of information amongst the AWS user community. The presentations are all given by speakers who are fellow AWS users sharing knowledge with their peers.

In light of the current situation, we have decided to make the AWS Community Day | Midwest 2020 a virtual event. We hope you can join us to create a unique and valuable experience together!

Keynote Speaker
Keynote Audience
Computer lab session
AWS Usergroup Leaders

AWS Usergroups

The Midwest AWS user groups are run by volunteers. We organize, coordinate and often speak at each event. Community events are free, open to the public and focused on all things AWS. We are not run by AWS, but frequently work with Amazon SAs and account reps.

Midwest UsergrouPS

Aside from the annual Community Days, many usergroups organize sessions on AWS  topics throughtout the year. Find your local usergroup below and get involved!

Keynote Speaker

Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at AWS

Randall Hunt is a Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at AWS. He currently works with the Amazon Connect team to build solutions for customers launching next generation contact centers. Previously he traveled the world meeting customers, building solutions, and speaking at events. Prior to working at AWS, Randall launched rockets and NASA and SpaceX but he found his programming passion at MongoDB. He is a total space nerd. You can reach Randall anytime on twitter @jrhunt or by email

Sessions & Speakers

Breaking Down that AWS Silo - Bob Lee III

Your Lambda function, your IDE, let's debug live - Wallace Wilhoite

Environments as Cattle - Derek DeJonghe

Getting Certified for Fun and Profit - Andrew May

Building a PaaS for Forensic DNA analysis using AWS - Seth A. Faith

Avoiding data breaches and risk from misconfigurations before it is too late - Eric Wing

Single Table Design with DynamoDB - Nathan Menge

DynamoDB costs analysis - Lyle Seaman

Simple S3 Security - Andrew May

AWS Certifications for Product Managers - Abhay Shah 

Computer Vision for developers - Mena Salwans

AWS Educate for Teacher and Student - Tasha Penwell

Build a dynamic website for less than $1.55/month using S3 and Lambda functions - Marshall Magee

From Zero to Machine Learning in 45 Minutes - Harnoor Minhas

How make your cloud SASE - John Merline

Analytics and Data Visualization pipeline backed by AWS Glue & Athena - Piyali Kamra

Securing AWS with Event Driven Security - Hunter Lynne

Serverless Frenemies: Serverless Containers in Lambda and Fargate - Amy Arambulo Negrette

Network Connectivity Troubleshooting - Ross Stuart

Enhancing Local Serverless Development using AWS SAM and Docker - Val Chapman 


Tickets are good for a full day of live virtual content featuring multiple session tracks. It will also grant you access to an online community group where you can network and engage with fellow participants.







Thank you for joining us, we had a great time!