Successful AWS Boulder-Denver Meetup!

Written by Rajat Bhargava on January 29, 2014

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We just wrapped up an awesome first AWS Boulder-Denver meetup. We were blown away with the response. Folks came from Colorado Springs (2+ hours away) to hang out for the scheduled two-hour-long meetup! Thank you! Gerrit Padgham spent over an hour talking about how to secure your AWS instances and even provided us with a hands-on demo of what to do and what not to do. I could see a lot of heads nodding and a lot of folks taking notes. This category is very important to us at JumpCloud® as our Directory-as-a-Service® platform not only centralizes user management, but it is also a critical identity management platform for security. It was also nice to see a lot of back and forth towards the end of the session with lots of questions and some good debate about different approaches companies should take.

We had a nice cross section of folks from startups to big companies in attendance, including a couple of the largest companies in the Denver area being represented. It’s clear that cloud and AWS are important topics to enterprises as well as startups. It was also nice to see a few CU students show up to learn as well!

We kicked the evening off with some casual mingling and networking and some dinner and drinks. It was a very nice sized crowd with a lot of folks eager to learn. We went around the room and did intros and shared what we were most interested in. The group was really open to learning from each other and teaching each other. That’s exactly what a meetup like this should be about. We did record the event and will plan to post it sometime soon. In addition, we’ll ask Gerrit to make his slides available.

Here’s To The Next Meetup!

We were proud to host it and look forward to seeing everybody in Denver on February 25th at Galvanize at 6pm for the next meetup! If you are interested in speaking or hosting, let us know via the Meetup site. While JumpCloud is a core sponsor and participant, we’d love to have many others involved in the Meetup.

Rajat Bhargava

Rajat Bhargava is co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud, the first Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS). JumpCloud securely connects and manages employees, their devices and IT applications. An MIT graduate with two decades of experience in industries including cloud, security, networking and IT, Rajat is an eight-time entrepreneur with five exits including two IPOs, three trade sales and three companies still private.

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