My colleague Matt Jackson and I gave a talk on AWS certifications at the AWS UK User Group, an online event streamed live on Twitch. The slides are available here and a recording of the event is available on YouTube. It was a very slick and well organized event (kudos to the organizers!) and our presentation was preceded by an interesting panel discussion on re:Invent 2021 so check out the full stream on YouTube if you missed it.
I recently gave a talk on assessing EKS security with kube-bench at two AWS User Group meetups, namely at AWS User Group Liverpool on 26th October 2020 and at Cambridge AWS User Group on 10th November 2020. These were two online events and the organisers and the audience were very friendly as you would expect from a good meetup! The slides are available here.
Sometimes I have the need to keep a local copy of an S3 bucket. Using the AWS console is ok if you just have few objects in the S3 bucket. But what do you do if you have hundreds of objects in your S3 bucket? The aws cli comes to rescue with this simple command:
aws s3 cp --recursive s3://my_s3_bucket .
The recursive flag downloads the entire S3 bucket recursively into the local directory (that’s what the dot at the end is for). The operation may take some time depending on the number of objects stored in the S3 bucket so be patient!
I recently wrote a blog post for the AWS blog. The blog post is available on the AWS Public Sector blog and describes how we are using AWS in the Dictionaries department of Oxford University Press to make high-quality language data available to licensees, software developers, and the wider public.