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Weolcan at AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 4

Posted by Koen van Schijndel on 4-dec-2017 9:00:00

After DJ Shiftee welcomed the audience with some early-morning beats, AWS CTO Werner Vogels was welcomed to the stage. Vogels decided to structure his keynote around reflecting on the vision he stretched during his keynote at re:Invent five years ago, in 2012, which at that time, did not contain any new announcement or features. Therefore, Vogels started by saying: "if you're only here for new announcements, than please leave now, because there won't be any....naah, actually there might be one or two". Since our minds were already blown by all the new announcement that were made by Andy Jassy the day before, we were happy to sit back, relax and enjoy Vogel's vision and enthusiasm! In this blog we wil provide you with a brief summary.

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Weolcan at AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 3

Posted by Christian van Barneveld on 1-dec-2017 8:00:00

This morning (29th of November 2017) we felt like 16-year old girls at a Harry Styles concert. The amount of new features and services that was announced by AWS CEO Andy Jassy during his keynote this morning, almost made us faint. Jassy compared "builders" (=Cloud Architects) with musicians. Both do not want to be limited by the building blocks when 'composing' an application. Therefore, AWS is willing to do everything in their power to facilitate these builders in this. In this third day's blog, we're happy to share some of the most interesting announcements. 

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Weolcan at AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 2

Posted by Koen van Schijndel on 30-nov-2017 9:00:00

For Koen, Day 2 started with the 4KM Charity Run over the streets of Las Vegas, with the goal to support the Girls Who Code foundation, which is aimed at closing the gender gap in tech. Looking at the average visitor of re:Invent 2017 (over 80% men?) this is definetely needed. We'll use this day's blog to bundle insights from several sessions that we've followed.

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Weolcan at AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 1

Posted by Koen van Schijndel on 29-nov-2017 9:00:00

After a comfortable flight we arrived safely in Las Vegas, where the 23rd floor of ‘The Mirage’ -with Strip view- will provide us with some good night’s rest to be able to absorb all that re:Invent 2017 has to offer. With 50.000 visitors (twice as much as the largest VMworld USA conference) the event has completely sold-out, which makes us already wondering what next year’s event will bring in terms of location and logistics.

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