AWS re:INVENT is fast approaching. A big tech conference the week after Thanksgiving seems like an odd choice. I would imagine for some it will be a scary two full weeks out of the office. Luckily (or unluckily) our world is ultra-connected, and we can all work from anywhere. The good news is you can walk off those post-Thanksgiving calories!
I won’t make it to re:INVENT this year however it is still pretty exciting. As a VMware employee, I am particularly excited about VMware Cloud on AWS. Since it’s announcement, it has been the very top of mind with customers and partners. VMware has some partners lined up to present how VMware Cloud plus expertly managed services and native AWS expertise all combines to digitally transform any business. VMware is also a Diamond sponsor so come check out the booth!
The session list is impressive with 1186 session spread across 8 hotels. If you are going then hopefully you are on the website making a plan. If you are going with colleagues, you may even have to divide and conquer to get the most out of the trip.
If you are new to AWS, there are plenty of boot camp and other learning opportunities. You may also want to take advantage of getting your certs knocked out as well. It is always good to take advantage of these types of opportunities while you are away from the stresses of everyday life.
Maybe you are still thinking about going but wondering how you can convince your boss that it is worth it. Lucky for you Amazon has that all worked out. All you have to do is fill out this justification letter, give it to your boss, and BOOM like magic… trip approved. If you try to use the letter, please tweet me @kafflab and tell me the outcome. I’m laughing just thinking about it. HA!
Whether you go or not, you can check back to this page for the latest tweets on re:INVENT and VMware Cloud on AWS below.