Welcome to the AWS Community Day Aotearoa !

AWS Community Day Aotearoa is an annual one-day, user-run single-day AWS technical conference that is planned, organized, and delivered by the 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. This year’s event will be the first annual Community Day Aotearoa that will take place in Wellington, New Zealand.

Listen to the Event Speakers

Peter Sbarski (Keynote Speaker)

Co-founder at hearthands.ai

Shafraz Rahim (Keynote Speaker)

Developer Community Lead - APAC & Japan AWS

Ali Haydar

Platform Team Lead Fergus Software

Ambica Dixit

Engineering Manager at BNZ

Dr. Andrew Lensen

Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Anchal Marwah

Solutions Architect at Digital Island

Blaise St-Laurent

Director of Cloud Security at ZX Security

Brad Jacques

Principal Engineer at Mantel group

Chamila de Alwis

AWS Senior Cloud Architect at Leaven

Chiwai Chan

Senior AWS Cloud Architect at CCL / Leaven

Dinesh Sharma

Senior AWS Consultant at Datacom

Daniel Surendran

Solutions Architect at AWS

Denys Tyshecky

Data practice lead at CyberCX

Geethika Guruge

Lead Consultant at CMD Solutions

Hai Shao

Software Engineer at Fergus

Heungsu Ha

Solutions Architect at AWS Korea

Hitarth Asrani

AWS Cloud Devops at Leaven

Hugh Walcott

Co-founder and CEO at SilverLining.eco

Kevin Shedlock

Indigenous Researcher

Lingxian Kong

Lead Cloud Consultant at Sourced Group

Paul Dunlop

National AWS Technology Lead at Datacom

Ramaswamy Arunachalam

Solution Architect at Baxter Healthcare

Sagar Donthineni

Senior AWS Architect at Deloitte

Stefan Evans

DevOps at CyberCX

Dr.Sara Bilal

Customer Success Manager at IBM

Suzana Melo Moraes

Developer Relations Engineer at Wunderbar Network







Christopher Watson
Christopher Watson
Delivery Manager at Cloud, Networks & Identity at Contact Energy
Charlie Hunter
AWS Developer at InIT Solutions Limited
Sebastian Krueger
Sebastian Krueger
Head of Solution Technologies at Amdocs
Arshad Zackeriya
Arshad Zackeriya
Senior Engineer at Xero
Yohan Tresfield
IT Cloud Consultant at inIT Solutions Limited
Hrishikesh Hiremath
Hrishikesh Hiremath
Platform Architect at BNZ
Jenny Chiu
Delivery Manager at Clearpoint
Paul Dunlop
National AWS Technology Lead at Datacom
Mark Goatley
Senior Specialist Lead at Deloitte Digital NZ
Lilupa Karu
Solutions Architect at ASC
Ramaswamy Arunachalam
Solution Architect at Baxter Healthcare

Code of Conduct

We firmly believe in the value and importance of an environment where all AWS Community Day participants feel welcome and safe. The purpose of our AWS events is to foster exchange of technical knowledge and encourage community discussion and participation. The terms of this Code of Conduct are non-negotiable and behavior that runs counter to it will not be tolerated. By attending this event, you agree to respect and follow these rules.

We expect the following from all participants (including AWS employees, attendees, vendors, sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and guests):

  • You will behave in a way as to create a safe and supportive environment for all event participants.
  • You will not engage in disruptive speech or behavior or otherwise interfere with the event or other individuals’ participation in the event.
  • You will not engage in any form of harassing, offensive, discriminatory, or threatening speech or behavior, including (but not limited to) relating to race, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other protected category.
  • You will comply with the instructions of event and venue staff.
  • You will comply with all applicable laws.

If a participant engages in inappropriate behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please report it to an organizer immediately.

In short, let's be excellent to each other!

This code of conduct was adapted from the AWS Community Code of Conduct.