Though it's not officially over at the time of my writing, AWS re:Invent 2018 has ended for me. As you might expect, it's been a pretty hectic week filled with keynotes, sessions, chalk talks, expo floor excursions, hunting for the Ms. PacMan arcade game, rarely finding a chair to sit on in the certification lounge, … Continue reading AWS re:Invent – The Ultimate Team Building Experience?
I suppose we all have our favorite places to go....personally those cities with MLB baseball teams rank among my favorites, especially if the home team is in town and I can catch a game. Las Vegas (this city itself) however, is not one of my personal favorites though I do like that I can walk … Continue reading 2017 Review in Pictures – Las Vegas, NV | AWS re:Invent 2017
Here are some raw notes from GPSTEC319 -- GPS: Build Once, Deploy Many: Architecting and Building Automated, Reusable Reference Deployments with AWS CloudFormation what they learned from building over 50 reference deployments by automating deployments, we can reduce human error A day in the life of IT (stages) discover solutions to a business problem (partner, vendor, … Continue reading AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC319 — GPS: Build Once, Deploy Many: Architecting Deployments CloudFormation
I must be getting tired. Honestly, I thought posting my session notes would be a pretty straightforward task but because I love documentation so much, I've made it harder than it needs to be. My note taking problem is that I try to jot down everything as opposed to what may ultimately matter. Anyway, on … Continue reading AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC302 — GPS: Anti-Patterns: Learning from Failure
As you might guess, there was a lot of interest in this topic as the session was filled to capacity. At a high-level, VMware on AWS architecture was reviewed along with how to use native AWS services with VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) workloads with the goal that those attending would walk away with practical … Continue reading AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC321 — GPS: VMware on AWS Cloud Technical Deep Dive & Native AWS Services Integration
Here's a couple interesting fun facts in the form of numbers from yesterday (11/27), 6.46 and 0. Going to and from the various sessions, I walked 6.46 miles yesterday and I had 0 desserts. 0 desserts! I had a dessert Sunday night, a good one called "The cookie jar". The cookie jar was a big, … Continue reading AWS re:Invent Notes: SID331 — Architecting Security and Governance Across a Multi-Account Strategy
Before you read any further, I want to make it clear once again, that these are my notes from the AWS re:Invent sessions I'm attending. I certainly want these to be helpful and informative, I hope they fuel your desire to learn more about AWS, I just don't want you to take them "as gospel … Continue reading AWS re:Invent Notes: FSV301 — Security Anti-Patterns: Mistakes to Avoid
Good morning everyone, I'm writing to you this morning from Las Vegas in the AWS re:Invent Certification Lounge and I'm looking forward to getting the most out of this conference. The Certification Lounge is a great place with all kinds of arcade games at ones disposal! My particular weakness, a Ms. Pac Man / Galaga … Continue reading AWS re:Invent 2017 – Day 0