I had the opportunity to attend Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing conference, “AWS re:Invent” at the end of 2013. I had a lot of fun, it was a lot of work, and I also went through the typical three phases of a conference attendee:
- Shock and Awe -- The overwhelming stimulus input at the beginning of the show
- Bewitchment -- The infatuation with the great ideas and marketing
- Oversaturation -- Inability to take in one more presentation, product, or discussion about cloud computing.
Overall, AWS re:Invent, was one of the best conferences that I’ve been too in a while. Here are some of my key takeaways from the event.