AWS User Group Cologne - October Edition (virtual)

Oct 21, 2021 · Cologne, Germany

Hey everyone,

once more, we're fully virtual on October 21st with the following agenda:

18:00 – Get together
18:15 – Intro by Lars, administrative details by Jan
18:30 – Christian Frank: Deploying Kubernetes Cluster on EC2 with Rancher 2.6 and Terraform
19:00 – Q&A (15 minutes)
19:15 – Short break (5 minutes)
19:20 – Vladimir Dobriakov & Günter Faes: Help, my notebook is too small! Getting started with AWS for R users
19:50 – Q&A (15 minutes)
20:05 – Socialising / chatting via Wonder (

Our first speaker is Christian Frank. He will talk about deploying Kubernetes Cluster on EC2 with Rancher 2.6 and Terraform. He likes to discuss how to use Rancher 2.6 to deploy production-ready Kubernetes clusters on EC2, with and without EKS, using Terraform 1.0 plans. Depending on your use case, maintaining control over the control plane can be beneficial and Christian will show an easy path on how to achieve this.

Christian is a Senior Lead Solution Consultant in the Cloud and Data Centre automation space with many years of experience in IT Transformation and the Telecoms Industry. He is an ardent supporter of Rancher, Kubernetes and other Open Source projects such as OpenStack, and his current focus is to firmly establish Cloud Native Computing in Enterprise IT.
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The second talk will be held by Vladimir Dobriakov and Günter Faes. The title of their talk is: "Help, my notebook is too small! Getting started with AWS for R users". In this session for AWS beginners, Günter and Vladimir will look at things like how to quickly get a VM instance and start doing computations, where to store the results of computations, and how to save money with the Spot instances.

Vladimir Dobriakov is AWS Certified Solutions Architect and does consulting for AWS, OpenStack, Ansible, Puppet, Kubernetes, Postgres, reliability engineering, and cloud computing topics.
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Günter Faes is Data Scientist and author around the topic
of data analysis. He takes care of the YouTube channel "R-Statistik"
and is provider of the Deutsches R-Forum.
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