AWS Sofia 2018

AWS Sofia 2018 is the first Amazon Web Services conference organised in Bulgaria by TechHuddle. It was held on 19 April 2018 in Inter Expo Centre, Sofia. Sponsors of the conference were Holiday Extras, Tide, and Bede Gaming. Main topics discussed were serverless applications, containers, artificial intelligence and machine learning (find conference agenda below).

The keynote speaker Julien Simon is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and holds all seven AWS certifications. Prior to joining AWS, he spent 12 years in the Telecom industry. He has served for 10 years as CTO/VP Engineering in top-tier web startups where he led large Software and Ops teams in charge of thousands of servers worldwide.

The conference was a great success. We received extremely positive feedback from the participants:

  • 95% rated the overall organisation (venue, registration, location and refreshments) from "Good" to "Excellent" with the majority rating excellent.
  • 93% rated the AWS presentations from "Good" to "Excellent" with the majority rating excellent.
  • 97% of the respondents would attend a future event organised by TechHuddle.

For those of you who missed the conference, we have posted the presentations online. Find all materials on the following links:


Opening by Richard Yeo, CEO of TechHuddle

Serverless Applications on AWS, presented by Julien Simon

A quick refresh on AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway and serverless architectures as well as demos of several development frameworks (AWS SAM, Serverless, or Chalice).

Containers on AWS, presented by Julien Simon

An overview of container services available on AWS - Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon ECS for Kubernetes (EKS) and Amazon Fargate.

AI ad Machine Learning, presented by Julien Simon

How to add AI capabilities to your applications using the Amazon AI service family and build your own models with Amazon SageMaker.

AWS Use Case, presented by Simon Wood from Holiday Extras

How AWS help increase agility and reduce cost; from idea to production in under 5 minutes.

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