Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG

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March 2011 VIJUG Meeting – Amazon Web Services

Thanks to our very own Kerry Wright we are proud to be able to host a meeting at UVIC teaching us more about Amazon Web Services and cloud computing from a technical and business point of view straight from the long time web service pro and Amazon employee Jeff Barr.

University of Victoria, Engineering Computer Science Building (ECS), Room 125, Victoria, BC
Tuesday, 22th March 2011, 17:30-19:30
Amazon Web Services presented by Jeff Barr from Amazon

Have you heard the term cloud computing? Are you interested in learning more about it for your own coursework, research, startup, or enterprise? Amazon’s Jeff Barr will present an introduction to the Amazon Web Services from a technical and business point of view. After an introduction to the concept of cloud computing, Jeff will describe the principal Amazon Web Services including the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the Simple Storage Service (S3), the Relational Database Service, and the AWS Elastic Beanstalk. The talk will include technical details, use cases, and even a demonstration or two.

An employee since 2002, Jeff Barr has been writing and speaking about web services for over eight years. Jeff writes the AWS blog ( and is the author of Host Your Web Site in the Cloud, published in the fall of 2010.

We will raffle off a personal license for IntelliJ IDEA sponsored by JetBrains. JetBrains
a JRebel license from zeroturnaround Zeroturnaround
All VIJUG members and anybody else interested are welcome to attend. If you intend to come please send an email or register with the Facebook event

We hope to meet you there.


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