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As one of the AWS Community Builders, I have been watching and reacting to all the news, events and announcements coming out of AWS re:Invent 2020. I mostly post my thoughts / comments on Twitter but in this post I am hoping to pull together reactions from the wider Community Builder population.
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AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global cloud computing community. The event features keynote announcements, launches, sessions, and more.*
In the past it used to attract over 50,000 people and was hosted in Las Vegas. This year due to the global situation, it has gone free and virtual. This has opened up the conference to those who may have previously been unable to justify the cost of the conference, travel or be able to take the time out of their schedule to attend.
I have been fortunate to attend 2 prior re:Invent conferences (2018,2019) and also re:Inforce (their security conference in 2019 that was cancelled for 2020). The biggest thing I miss about this year's re:Invent is the "hallway track" - talking to the attendees there... So if you have anything interesting about re:Invent or AWS to talk about in general - hit me up on Twitter !
Coverage of the newly announced "CloudShell"
Catchup on re:Invent news on the CloudPod podcast
The latest live stream covering re:Invent news is also available on youtube (below)
May not directly be related to re:Invent but with a lot of Serverless announcements - this pattern is super useful (and required in many cases)
A run through of AWS Amplify Admin UI by Community Builder Alex Patterson with Rene Brandel of AWS Amplify team.
Post combining a few recent launches - ECR Public, ARM based Graviton2 instances and the popular Tensorflow framework.
Starting off with not a blog but a shoutout to fellow Community builder Ken Robbins who has built an excellent tool for planning all the re:Invent sessions! I had used this tool last year to calm the madness that was session planning and it's even better this year.
You can filter for latest launches, focus on specific day or time, make a wish list that you can come back to later and more! Highly Recommended!
A number of people covered Andy Jassy's keynote - a few summaries by Community Builders below.
A "re:Cap" of Andy Jassy's keynote in German by Andreas Rütten with other AWS Developer Evangelists and AWS Heroes
Coverage of latest "ML" announcements from the "new to re:Invent" dedicated keynote covering all this Machine Learning
Using the newly launched feature of using Container images for Lambda
With over 500 sessions repeated multiple times there are over 1800 events to pick from! A few community builders have posted what they are looking forward to...
My AWS ReInvent first-week schedule and why it matters by Lucas Moura
Data Sessions Week 1 by Matt Houghton
AWS re:Invent 2020 Day 2: AWS is coming to a data center (or pizza parlor) near you! by Luc van Donkersgoed
A collection of re:Invent news by Andreas Rütten
See how the newly announced AWS Amplify Admin UI can help
Another post on the newly announced AWS Amplify Admin UI
The following are the list of key service updates announced by Andy Jassy in his keynote speech today (December 1) as collected by Tom Spencer
ML Training Chip custom designed by AWS to deliver the most cost-effective training in the cloud. Available on EC2 or Sage Maker
It's a different experience this year. The chat with my teammates is a mixture of discussion about new features and pictures of good times in Vegas from previous re:Invent conferences.
Andy Jassy has finished the first keynote of 2020 and I was not disappointed. Lots of great new features that we have use cases for.
Here are my favourite data related features announced during the Andy Jassy re:Invent keynote.
The process of defining a service template involves the definition of cloud resources, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, and observability tools. AWS Proton will integrate with commonly used CI/CD pipelines and observability tools such as CodePipeline and CloudWatch. It also provides curated templates that follow AWS best practices for common use cases such as web services running on AWS Fargate or stream processing apps built on AWS Lambda.
Infrastructure teams can visualize and manage the list of service templates in the AWS Management Console.
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A fellow Community Builder, Tom reached out and offered up his list and some additional tips on formatting and content. Thank you!