A Kaleidocode team attended AWS Summit 2018 last week in Cape Town. It was a very well supported event, with delegates from around the country and Africa making it to the convention centre.
There was a broad array of international and local speakers covering best practice and the latest advances on the AWS platform.
Some of the areas that were covered were; Aurora Serverless, EKS for managing Kubernetes on AWS, and AWS Pinpoint for mobile.
There was a large number of breakout sessions that covered Containers, Security, IOT, and Advanced Architecture. One interesting session detailed how to build scalable and resilient applications in the cloud by applying practices such as event driven and server less architectures coupled with database sharding and read write separation.
All in all a valuable and instructive event. Consider getting down to the 2019 edition if you can spare the time, well worth the flight.