As AWS experts, we always look forward to AWS re:Invent, which brings together the cloud computing community for a week of collaboration and insights regarding all things AWS. There are major highlights and takeaways every year and here is what we’re most excited to see at this year’s event in Las Vegas taking place October 6 through 9.
If you’re new to AWS re:Invent, check out our guide for navigating AWS re:Invent for everything you need to know to maximize your time throughout the week.
The keynote speech from Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogels, including the various featured sessions are always crowd-pleasers. In addition to those, there are countless breakout sessions to check out if you’re looking for a deep dive on particular topics spanning architecture, big data and analytics, databases, DevOps and more.
We’re hosting two sessions this year, one of which will be a joint presentation with McDonald’s CTO, Frank Ellermeyer, taking place on Wednesday, October 7 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Murano 3203. Stop by to hear us discuss the work we’ve been doing to develop the company’s first born-in-the-cloud mobile application. In the session, we will discuss the ongoing process of moving an iconic global enterprise into the 21st century, including the factors the company considered before moving to AWS and security concerns that needed to be addressed.
We will also be hosting another session titled “Building and Deploying a Modern Big Data Architecture on AWS” on Thursday, October 8 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in Delfino 4002. It is no surprise the AWS platform enables enterprises to use data to solve business problems. However, to truly take advantage of AWS, enterprises need a way to collect, store, process, analyze, and continually execute on their data. Jason Woodlee, Senior Director of Cloud Products at Datapipe, will discuss the technical details of designing and deploying a modern big data architecture on AWS, including application purpose and design, development environment and language overview, DevOps automation best practices, and continuous build and test frameworks.
At its core, AWS re:Invent is a learning conference, bringing together AWS users of all skill levels to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS. Be sure to check out the Hands-on Labs throughout the week, which provide more than 70 self-paced training lab topics.
Developers, AWS engineers, and other cloud ninjas from around the globe are participating in AWS’ annual AWS re:Invent Hackathon. This event provides the opportunity for hackers to come together to solve real-world issues while competing for an Amazon Echo, plus seats to Werner Vogel’s keynote and lunch with Technical Evangelist, Jeff Barr. We’re looking forward to watching members of the community battle it out for the top title.
Work Hard, Play Hard
After a long day of networking, mingling, and learning, it’s nice to sit back and relax, or even get out and enjoy the city. This year AWS will be hosting a Pub Crawl at The Palazzo and The Venetian on Wednesday, October 7 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Also, be sure to check out the re:Play party on Thursday, October 8 from 8:00 pm to midnight. This year’s event will be hosted outdoors in the LINQ parking lot. The party will feature headlining music performance, free food and drinks, and tons of activities featuring drones, video games, rides, and more.
And of course, remember to stop by the Datapipe and DualSpark booths (#220 and #724 – both right next to the AWS booth) to catch up on Datapipe latest happenings, hear lightening talks, speak with our key executives and learn more about the newly announced acquisition of DualSpark. You can find out everything you’d want to know on our dedicated AWS re:invent page on the Datapipe site.
If you’re unable to be in Las Vegas for re:Invent, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered, as we’ll be live-tweeting throughout the event. We will also have blogs before, during and after the conference with plenty of event news, so keep an eye open there. Follow us on Twitter, keep up with the hashtag #reInvent, and most importantly, have fun!