June 15th, 2023


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.

This year's event will be the 5th annual Community Day | Midwest and will take place in Chicago, Illinois. It was previously held in Chicago in 2018 and 2019, virtually in 2020, and Columbus in 2022.


Keynote Speaker
Keynote Audience
Computer lab session
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 Presentations

Using ML to solve life's problems

- Ross Stuart, Senior Solutions Architect | AHEAD -


Generative AI on AWS

- Suresh Poopandi, Senior Solutions Architect | Amazon Web Services -

Sessions & Speakers

The sessions and speakers have been chosen!

The schedule for AWS Community Day | Midwest 2023 includes 4 tracks with over 35 speakers and sessions! Topics include:

  • Disaster Recovery Strategies on AWS
  • AWS Certification FAQ
  • AWS Security Reference Architecture: Visualize your security
  • Build a portable platform with Red Hat OpenShift on AWS
  • First Lambda function using VSCode
  • Modernization of monolithic applications using Amazon VPC Lattice networking
  • AWS Lake Formation: A Complete Guide to Centralized Data Management
  • AWS CDK​ - Beyond the Introduction
  • Local Microservice Development in EKS
  • Enhancing DevOps Practices with Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring
  • Building Enterprise SaaS Applications on AWS.
  • AWS IAM Identity Center (SSO)
  • How Redshift Serverless is Revolutionizing Cloud Data Warehousing
  • Using Jupyter Notebooks to Improve Operational Efficiency


Tickets include event entry, lunch, drinks & coffee all day, and an evening happy hour.



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acorn sponsors Midwest Community Day 2023
Couchbase sponsors Midwest Community Day
acorn sponsors Midwest Community Day 2023
GitLab sponsors Midwest Community Day 2023



Veeam sponsors Midwest Community Day 2023


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