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Navigating AWS re:Invent 2015


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This webinar will present a broad overview of what you should expect from AWS re:Invent 2015 and how attendees should gain value from the conference.

This webinar will speak to all facets of AWS re:Invent: technical sessions, training, bootcamps, hands-on labs, GameDay, Hackathon, partnerships and sponsor activity, customer presentations, networking, afterhours, AWS certification exams, the Pub Crawl, re:Play party, and more.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the value and benefits of AWS re:Invent 2015

Target Audience:
• Anyone who has registered to attend AWS re:Invent 2015

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Navigating AWS re:Invent 2015

  1. 1. © 2015, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Tracy Laxdal, Head of Global Events, AWS Sept 29, 2015 Navigating AWS re:Invent Oct 6-9, 2015
  2. 2. What you will learn today • Conference Agenda & Key Activities • Networking with Attendees & AWS Employees • After Hours Activities • Managing your Time • Top Tips
  3. 3. Top Reasons to Attend re:Invent Attendee Survey: What is your primary reason for attending AWS re:Invent? To gain a deeper understanding of the AWS services I already use 45% To learn more about new AWS services 29% For new business and networking opportunities 9% To meet other AWS customers and partners 7% To get your AWS questions answered directly by the AWS team 6% To find new job opportunities 1%
  4. 4. Agenda & Key Activities
  5. 5. Agenda – Mon & Tues Monday, October 5 8:00am - 5:00pm Training Bootcamps 1:00pm - 4:30pm Certification Exams Tuesday, October 6 7:00am - 10:00pm Certification Exams 8:00am - 5:00pm Training Bootcamps 8:00am - 5:00pm Hands-on Labs 8:00am - Midnight Hackathon 10:00am - 6:00pm GameDay 11:00am - 5:00pm Global Partner Summit 5:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception 7:00pm - 10:00pm Hands-on Labs
  6. 6. Agenda – Wed & Thurs Wednesday, October 7 7:00am - 7:30pm Certification Exams 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast 8:00am - 5:00pm Hands-on Labs 8:30am - 10:30am Day One Keynote 10:30am - 6:00pm re:Invent Central Expo 11:00am - 5:15pm Breakout Sessions 11:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch 5:30pm - 7:30pm Pub Crawl Thursday, October 8 7:00am - 6:00pm Certification Exams 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast 8:00am - 5:00pm Hands-on Labs 9:00am - 10:30am Day Two Keynote 10:30am - 6:00pm re:Invent Central Expo 11:00am - 6:30pm Breakout Sessions 11:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch 8:00pm - 12:00am re:Play Party Note the new start time for Day One keynote: 8:30am
  7. 7. Agenda – Fri Friday, October 9 7:00am - 3:30pm Certification Exams 7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast 9:00am - 12:00pm Hands-on Labs 9:00am - 12:30pm Breakout Sessions
  8. 8. Key Activity: Breakout Sessions 3 Levels - Intro (200) - Advanced (300) - Expert (400) 13 Track Topics 14 Workshops 270+ Sessions 470 Speakers Track Topics Architecture (ARC) DevOps (DVO) Compute (CMP) Big Data & Analytics (BDT) IT Strategy & Migration (ISM) Developer Tools (DEV) Databases (DAT) Mobile Developer & IoT (MBL) Security & Compliance (SEC) Networking (NET) Storage & Content Delivery (STG) Gaming (GAM) Spotlight (SPOT)
  9. 9. Notable Customer Speakers • Biogen (HPC) • Boingo (Redshift) • Choice Hotels (IT Transformation) • Finra (IT Transformation) • Fox (Migration) • GE (Migration) • Gilt (Architecture) • Harvard (TCO) • Hearst (Analytics) • Intuit (x4 Security, DevOps) • Johnson & Johnson (Architecture) • McDonald’s (Migration, Global Expansion) • Netflix (x8) • Riot Games (Gaming) • Scholastic (IT Transformation) • Sony (DR) • The Weather Company (Architecture) • Thermo Fisher (Architecture) • Trip Advisor (Redshift) • Twitter (S3) • Disney (Rendering, EFS, Spot) • Yahoo (Redshift) • Yelp (Architecture)
  10. 10. Key Activity: Keynotes
  11. 11. Keynote Address Oct 7 & 8 Day One Keynote • Wed, Oct 7, 8:30am-10:30am • Featuring Andy Jassy, SVP, AWS Day Two Keynote • Thurs, Oct 8, 9:00am-10:30am • Featuring Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon Attend live in Hall B or watch the live stream Note: 8:30am start time
  12. 12. Key Activity: Training
  13. 13. Training Bootcamps • 18 Training Bootcamps offered Monday & Tuesday • Bootcamp seats still available: • AWS Business Essentials – Full Day • AWS Business Professional Accreditation (for Partners) – Full Day • Exam Readiness: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Half Day • Exam Readiness: AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Full Day • Mobile Gaming with Lambda – Full Day • Action: Log into your re:Invent account and add a bootcamp to your registration.
  14. 14. Hands On Labs • AWS Hands-on Labs walk you through common AWS workloads and services so you can gain confidence with the AWS Console in a live practice environment. • Hands-on Labs open Tuesday through Friday – 70+ lab topics • Late Night Labs on Tuesday from 7-10pm • No pre-registration required. No limit. Each lab takes about one hour to complete.
  15. 15. Certification Exams • Onsite testing for 5 exams, available Monday through Friday. Exams available in multiple languages. • Benefits of AWS Certification include: • Recognition for your proven AWS technical knowledge and skills • Opportunities for career advancement • Special designation on your re:Invent name badge • Complimentary AWS Certification gift • Access to AWS Certification Lounge and Appreciation Reception • Action: Sign up for an exam in advance or book onsite. Get test results immediately!
  16. 16. Key Activity: re:Invent Central
  17. 17. Visit re:Invent Central • 400 Partner Booths • AWS Booth with Cloud Bar and Ninja Legos • Developer Lounge • IoT Pavilion & Chip Maker Bar • Startup Pavilion • Partner Pavilion • Activity Midway
  18. 18. AWS Booth
  19. 19. AWS Partner Solutions Explorer • Tues-Thurs, Artist Foyer, Level 2 • Use our interactive, self-paced tool and find AWS partners that meet your needs • Find them in the expo and receive partner details, Marketplace AMIs, Test Drives, Quick Starts, and more.
  20. 20. Networking Networking
  21. 21. Who is coming to re:Invent? Over 18,500 attendees from 123 countries and 1,900 cities Job Role
  22. 22. Who is coming to re:Invent?
  23. 23. Networking Find other customers like you: • Login to the Mobile App and go to Networking • Turn on profile, you can search and contact other attendees • Use Beacons in re:Invent Central to find/meet new people • Participate in Birds of a Feather lunches, Hall G/ meal room, Wed & Thurs, 12-1pm Find AWS employees: • Visit the AWS Booth and Developer Lounge to talk to AWS solutions architects and engineers
  24. 24. Your Profile GameBeacon
  25. 25. After Hours Activities
  26. 26. After Hours Activities Welcome Reception • Tues, Oct 6, 5-7pm, re:Invent Central, Hall C Pub Crawl • Wed, Oct 7, 5:30-7:30pm, Venetian/Palazzo bars Tatonka • Wed, Oct 7, 6-7pm, Lagasse Stadium re:Play • Thurs, Oct 8, 8pm-12am, Linq Parking Lot
  27. 27. Managing your Time
  28. 28. Session Catalog Now: Search and find sessions and activities Search by: • Keyword • Day • Track • Session Level • Session Type • Industry Focus Session IDs = Track + Level Example: ARC311 = Architecture, Level 300
  29. 29. Add Sessions to your Calendar Now: Login to your AWS re:Invent account and add sessions and activities to your Schedule Builder calendar Click to add to your schedule or favorites
  30. 30. Export your calendar to Outlook
  31. 31. Managing Your Time Onsite: 1. Download the AWS re:Invent mobile app (coming soon in Amazon App Store, Apple App Store, and Google Play) 2. Login to your AWS re:Invent account and download your calendar to Outlook or access within the mobile app 3. Follow Twitter to stay up to date @AWSreInvent
  32. 32. Main Menu My ScheduleLog In
  33. 33. Top Tips Get your name badge early – registration is open Monday & Tuesday. Don’t forget to bring your photo ID to registration
  34. 34. Top Tips Sessions are first come first serve – get there early
  35. 35. Top Tips New sessions and repeats are added daily – check the session catalog for *New Sessions – Just Added*
  36. 36. Top Tips Lunch hours have been extended 11am-1pm
  37. 37. Top Tips Plan to leave your hotel at 8am. If arriving by taxi, have them drop you off at Sands Expo (Sands Ave)
  38. 38. Helpful Sites To Know AWS re:Invent Website Access Your AWS re:Invent Account AWS re:Invent Agenda AWS re:Invent FAQs McCarran Airport Shuttles The Venetian Hotel The Venetian Campus Map AWS re:Invent Maps AWS re:Invent After-hours AWS re:Invent Contact / Support
  39. 39. Things to Bring
  40. 40. Thank you! @AWSreInvent