Article Resource October 28, 2016

Our Pro Tips for AWS re:Invent 2016

AWS re:Invent 2016 is only a few weeks away—are you ready?

We’re looking forward to heading down to Vegas again for the largest cloud computing event of the year. With a few of these under our belts, we wanted to put together a quick rundown of things to think about, check out, and plan ahead for:

Save your seat
If you haven’t already, jump into that agenda and start planning your sessions—now! (CloudCheckr’s own Aaron Newman will be presenting Hackproof Your Cloud: Responding to 2016 Threats on Tuesday, check it out!) AWS hosted a handy webinar about how to reserve your seats. If sessions fill up, waitlists are available… but why wait? Be sure to allow some time for transit between venues.

Know what you don’t know
AWS is hosting one of their special re:Invent webinars on November 16th to help attendees plan ahead—register here. As the source of truth on all things, re:Invent, their webinar promises to deliver everything you need to make the most of your time in Sin City, including an overview of session types and after hours activities.

Don’t forget to unwind
With back-to-back sessions and nonstop networking, it’s important to kick back when you can. We’re looking forward to jumpstarting a whirlwind day at the re:Invent 5k on Wednesday. Plus, we’ll have the Pub Crawl that evening as a hearty reward! From burgers and beers to soul food and sushi, there’s sure to be something for virtually everyone.

Why not make it official?
As AWS Certified Partners, we’re obviously major proponents of AWS certification. re:Invent offers on-site exams to get your technical prowess officially recognized. Be sure to save your seat in advance because, as with everything at re:Invent, it will fill up! Plus, you get a special gift upon completion.

Bring your schwag bag
Actually, you can probably find one upon check-in. But be ready for loads of great gear from all of the AWS vendors on site. CloudCheckr will be there with bells on: we’re handing out re:Invent exclusive shirts and other schwag at Booth #2229, as well as raffling off a few Amazon Dots every hour… and more! Be sure to swing by.

Finally, our not-to-miss session on Tuesday, Hackproof Your Cloud: Responding to 2016 Threats, will certainly fill up—mark your calendar!

If you do happen to miss it, or are double-booked, just drop us a line to schedule a meeting with us. We’d love to share a coffee! We look forward to seeing you there.

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