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August 23 – AWS Lunch and Learn

Title: AWS OpenSearch Service at the College of Education

Speaker: Bryan Jonker


At the College of Education, we have the need to store free-text information like publications and public resources and retrieve it using filters and search terms. We went with a Platform as a Service cloud approach using AWS OpenSearch Services as our data, and Azure Function Apps as our middleware to store and retrieve this information. This presentation will focus on the AWS OpenSearch Services side, showing how we leveraged the service while keeping costs down and our hands away from servers.

Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome & Introductions (5mins)
  • Presentation (30-40 minutes):
  • Q&A, Networking and Open Discussion (15 mins)

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