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Renato Losio 💭💥 for AWS Heroes

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AWS Free Tier: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

What is the AWS Free Tier? What safety nets can you put in place as a developer and what are the most common mistakes to avoid unexpected bills when experimenting with new services with the AWS Free Tier?

In the presentation I will cover the good, the bad and the more challeging parts of the AWS Free Tier, an amazing option to gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services. But a risky one as well.

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Rolf Streefkerk

Fairly recently, I'm not sure when this change was made, they've removed the ability for new accounts created to have full access to free tier if it's been placed under a billing account older than 1 year.

The only way to get out of this, is by converting every single account to be a billing account not placed in an Organization.

It's an unfortunate change that I wished AWS didn't make.

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