June 13th, 2024


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 6th annual Community Day | Midwest and will take place in Columbus, Ohio at Columbus State Community College. It was previously held at Chicago in 2018 and 2019, virtually in 2020, Columbus in 2022, and Chicago 2023.


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 Presentation


Darko Mesaroš
Principal Developer Advocate | AWS

Why does everyone keep talking about Generative AI?

In the world of 2024, everyone and their grandma keeps talking about Generative AI. Generative AI this, LLM that, RAG this, Token that... Well, what does this have to do with us builders? How do we get something out of this? Join Darko in this session, as we look at a few ways, Generative AI can help You, how you can build with and ON generative AI, and how to make it even more useful.


  • How Not to do a Cloud Migration
  • Managing EKS Clusters at Scale using Blueprints and Infrastructure as Code
  • Creating and maintaining DEV, QA, and UAT environments using unique domain names
  • It's Not the Network... Until It Is: Mastering native AWS network tools
  • Fact or Fiction? An Entertaining Quiz to Separate AWS Security Myths from Reality
  • How to Explain AWS to Non-Technical People
  • Go Beyond The Hype - How To Build Value with AI/ML + GenAI
  • Step Up Your SaaS Game: Serverless Orchestration and Automation for SaaS
  • Protecting Sensitive Assets: CIA Triad and DIE Model with AWS
  • Things AWS could learn from Azure (and things it shouldn't)
  • GRC Engineering - Automating Compliance Assessments with Audit Manager
  • Building Testable Serverless Applications with the Hexagonal Architecture and TypeScript
  • Tagging Compliance: The Tags are Coming!
  • DevOps My AI
  • User desktops in AWS for low latency and graphically intense applications
  • AI Assisted Data Engineering on the AWS Platform
  • LinkedIn profile and strategies for earning the Top Voice award
  • Maximize Performance and Savings with Comprehensive FinOps AWS Compute Optimizer
  • Exploring Amazon Security Lake for Real Risk Quantification and Prioritization Across Your AWS Environment!
  • Getting Started with AWS SAM: Developing Lambda Functions Locally with Docker, Python, and VSCode
  • Clinically-validated, online mental health diagnosis using AI/ML
  • It's Not the Network... Until It Is: Mastering native AWS network tools
  • S3 - Sophisticated Storage System
  • Getting Started with Serverless Website Analytics
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls with Hosting Machine Learning Models
  • Monitor All Your Stuff with OpenTelemetry and AWS
  • Intelligent Document Processing for Artificial Intelligence
  • Leveraging AWS services to streamline compliance
  • AWS Datasync to migrate objects from on-prem to s3
  • How does RAG REALLY work?
  • Generative AI in Real Life - GenAI and Manufacturing
  • Building a Generative AI Chatbot
  • We have HOW many documents? We have HOW many Documents? Architecting Modern Document Processing
  • First-Class Networking with AWS
  • Behind the Scenes of Amazon's Supply Chain & Logistics

... and more! Full agenda coming soon


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



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