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Did you miss re:Invent 2019๐ŸŽ‰? Let's re:Cap 'Getting Started on AWS' sessions

alejandra_quetzalli profile image Alejandra Quetzalli ๐Ÿพ Updated on ใƒป9 min read

Sad because you missed re:Invent 2019๐ŸŽ‰?

Well cheer up, my friends... it's time for a re:Cap!

Here's what I'm going to do.

In my PREVIOUS post, I shared major highlights from the AWS robotics๐Ÿค– track! And in THIS post, I'll summarize great sessions targeted for 'Getting Started on AWS'. These sessions are NOW available on YouTube!

FYI, by 'Getting Started' sessions, I mean sticking to 200 level talks that are more intro friendly. I realize most of these sessions expect some level of IT/DevOps knowledge, but I tried to ๐Ÿ’cherry pick๐Ÿ’ the sessions that would be easier to grasp if you're newer to AWS.


๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ (ARV201) Create 3D web apps with AWS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCW5EGM2OmU
Learn how to use Sumerian to compose a scene, add interactive elements using drag-and-drop tools or your own custom scripts, and integrate with AWS services such as AWS Lambda, AWS IoT Core, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Lex, and Amazon Polly. You'll also see how completed scenes are distributed globally within minutes, easily accessible via a browser.

๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ (ARV204) Create augmented reality experiences with AWS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS0lvm6Aky0
You no longer need to provision AR devices, download and update SDKs, build and deploy apps for testing, configure and maintain a content distribution network, or deal with the friction of app stores. In this session, learn how to create an AR experience with Amazon Sumerian, integrate it with other AWS services, and deliver it in minutes to users around the world via a simple browser URL.


โ›“๏ธ (OPN217) Enterprise blockchain: AWS's open-source approach
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK7BuycjqKk
This session explores how three popular open source blockchain frameworks โ€“ Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, and Ethereum โ€“ compare and how they are being used to address AWS's customer needs.


๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ (CMP202) Better, faster, cheaper compute: Cost-optimizing Amazon EC2
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dvh4P2FVbw
Learn how to use the power of Amazon EC2 with other AWS services and features such as Auto Scaling, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, Amazon EMR, and AWS Batch to programmatically optimize costs while maintaining high performance and availabilityโ€š all without breaking a sweat.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ (CMP211) Amazon EC2 foundations
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMMybKqC2Y0
Amazon EC2 provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud and makes web-scale computing easier for customers. This session covers the latest EC2 capabilities, including recent instance families available in Amazon EC2, the differences among their hardware types and capabilities, and their optimal use cases.


๐Ÿ“ฆ (CON217) Roadmaps for containers, app networking & Amazon Linux at AWS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQdUeq9dkKQ
This session covers recent announcements for containers, Amazon Linux, and application networking at AWS. Also discussed different ways you can help drive our product directionโ€”such as developer previews, publicly available roadmaps, and more!

๐Ÿ“ฆ (CON212) Running Kubernetes at Amazon scale using Amazon EKS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Fh0OzliJI
During this session, we dive into the details of how Amazon EKS empowers a small team to own this highly available, multi-tenant solution. Finally, we dive into how this hosted platform enables Amazon.com developers to focus on building great shopping experiences and remain blissfully ignorant of changes happening at the infrastructure level.

๐Ÿ“ฆ (CON215-S) Implementing Kubernetes on AWS with confidence
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUuNFSgRua0
Come along on Lending Tree's journey to Kubernetes on AWS. In this talk, Lending Tree shares its experience and lessons learned while migrating to Kubernetes with the help of Sumo Logic.

Cost Savings

๐Ÿ’ฐ(ARC209) Running lean architectures: How to be cost-effective on AWS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAowmVOweO4
Everybody can save money on AWS by optimizing your architecture! This session reviews a wide range of cost-optimization strategies. Get ready to learn about Reserved Instances, Spot Instances, AWS Auto Scaling, caching and offloading content to Amazon CloudFront to reduce backend load, and more...

๐Ÿ’ฐ(STG240) Guidelines and Design Patterns for optimizing cost in S3
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPzsRk2lFWE
Learn cost optimization guidelines for storing data in both synchronous and asynchronous storage classes. We also share design patterns for common Amazon S3 workloads to help you optimize for cost while meeting workload performance requirements.


๐Ÿ“Š (DAT209-L) Leadership session: AWS purpose-built databases
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q81TVuV5u28
Learn about the AWS purpose-built database strategy and why your application should drive the requirements for which database(s) to use, not the other way around. If youโ€™re trying to understand how to organize your data strategy, this session is for you.

๐Ÿ“Š (DAT212-L) Leadership session: Database and analytics
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfr4cs-avCQ
This session provides an overview of AWS database and analytics services, how customers are using these services, and our vision for continued innovation in this space.

๐Ÿ“Š (DAT220) Real world customer use cases with Amazon Neptune
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dHiJSMdbjc
Why do you need a graph database? In this session, we deep dive into the use cases of Amazon Neptune. You hear from Uber and NBCUniversal about how they have deployed highly scalable graph solutions with Neptune.


๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’ (DOP209) Introduction to DevOps on AWS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wugkTArXBYo
How do you scale your development team from 1 to 1,000? To answer these questions, it is essential to leverage some key DevOps principles and use CI/CD pipelines so you can iterate on and quickly release features. This session also covers best practices and using AWS tools to achieve your DevOps goals.


๐Ÿ“ˆ (OPN208) Building modern APIs with GraphQL
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aJItKmoeWo
With the rise of microservice architectures and mobile/web applications, APIs are more important than ever. Learn how to tackle modern API design challenges with GraphQL, an open-source API query language used by Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, etc.


๐ŸŒ (IOT221) Driving operational performance across industrial facilities with AWS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNqXkdGadeY
AWS IoT Core helps you monitor equipment to identify waste, production inefficiencies, defects in products, and equipment inefficiencies. This session walks you through how to unlock that data.

๐ŸŒ (IOT214) What's new with AWS IoT Device Software?
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPBlry5c3fQ
AWS IoT device software enables you to connect your IoT devices and operate them at the edge. Learn whatโ€™s new with AWS IoT device software such as AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS IoT Device Tester. You'll leave this session ready to connect, manage, and update your IoT devices with AWS IoT.

Machine Learning and AI

๐Ÿคฏ (MLS201) Machine Learning Summit
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQpHjk4DuY8
The Machine Learning Summit was a half-day of 30-minute lightning talks covering topics ranging from bias and ethics in AI, to how machine learning can be applied to solve some of our toughest societal challenges, including medical and environmental breakthroughs.

๐Ÿคฏ (CMY201) Future-proof your career: Java developer to ML practitioner
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW7wxU9GQzM
Kesha went from Java dev to ML practitioner by learning hands-on with AWS DeepLens, Amazon Rekognition, and Amazon SageMaker. She integrates technology into everyday life by developing ML models using computer vision on SageMaker to help us better connect with people around us.

๐Ÿคฏ (AIM214) Introducing Amazon SageMaker Studio, first full IDE for ML
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kou1gQmSmCU
Amazon SageMaker Studio is the first full integrated development environment (IDE) for ML that makes it easy to build, train, tune, debug, deploy, and monitor ML models at scale. It pulls together the ML workflow steps in a visual interface, simplifying the iterative nature of ML. You can quickly move between steps, compare results, adjust inputs and parameters, and more!

๐Ÿคฏ (GPSBUS205) Building ML practices to address the top four use cases
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i776QZO-VOs
Are you an AWS Partner Network Partner? Learn more about MLโ€™s top four use cases: personalization and recommendation engines, forecasting, computer vision, and natural language.

๐Ÿคฏ (AIM230) New Amazon SageMaker notebook experience: Share & collaborate at scale
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K59N25u4zak
Typically, starting notebooks requires spinning up compute instances, and there was previously no easy way to share and collaborate without tracking dependencies and other restrictions. Join us as we introduce the new Amazon SageMaker notebooks experience, which allows you to easily scale compute up or down, and the changes take place automatically without interrupting your work. You can even share notebooks by automatically reproducing the environment and library dependencies.

๐Ÿคฏ (AIM240-P) What can you build with AI? No ML experience required
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6IajUU6DsI
This presentation was recorded prior to re:Invent, so the neat studio background is nice! AI can enhance the customer experience in a contact center, automate content moderation in media, improve healthcare analytics, forecast demand more accurately, etc. Join this session to learn more about the ways that AI and AWS services can improve your business, even if you're not an ML guru.


๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ (NET201) AWS networking fundamentals
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj4CD73Wmns
In this session, learn the fundamentals of Amazon VPC. First, we cover build-out and design fundamentals for VPCs, including picking your IP space, subnetting, routing, security, NAT, etc. Then, we transition to different approaches and use cases for connecting your VPC to your physical data center with VPN or AWS Direct Connect.

Quantum Computing!

๐Ÿ™€(CMP213) Introducing Quantum Computing with AWS
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9TZWuAwyk
Quantum computing has the potential to solve computational problems that are beyond the reach of classical computers. Amazon Braket is a managed service that provides customers access to quantum computing resources and makes it easy to build, simulate, and test quantum computing applications. In this session, learn about the potential of quantum computing and how you can get started with the Amazon Braket service and the Quantum Solutions Lab.


๐Ÿ” (SEC209) Getting started with AWS identity
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvz-qYYhvMk
The number, range, and breadth of AWS services are large, but the set of techniques that you, as a builder in the cloud, will use to secure them is not. Your cloud journey starts with this breakout session, in which we get you up to speed quickly on the practical fundamentals to do identity and authorization right in AWS.

๐Ÿ” (SEC212) Vulnerability disclosure and response with AWS security
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxvMK4kAu0E
In May 2019, the AWS Security team received a report regarding the AmazonSageMakerFullAccess managed security policy. This session covers the vulnerability disclosure process and how AWS processed that report. Also... Corey Quinn makes an appearance!

๐Ÿ” (SEC205) The fundamentals of AWS cloud security
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMBkq6MrT2w
Learn fundamental patterns that you can apply to secure any workload you run in AWS with confidence. It covers the basics of network security, the process of reading and writing access management policies, and data encryption.


๐Ÿงฐ (CON213) Leadership session: Using containers and serverless to accelerate modern application development
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcXjZMRSCcU
In this session, learn how AWS can help you innovate faster with containers and serverless. Join us for a rare and intimate discussion with AWS senior leaders David Richardson, VP, Serverless, and Deepak Singh, VP, Compute Services, Containers, and Linux.

๐Ÿงฐ (SVS226) From prototype to org-wide serverless adoption: Key Considerations
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1jpS_XhZgc
Learn about best practices around serverless security, performance, cost, data management, CI/CD, tooling, and team organization that enable teams to adopt serverless microservices.

๐Ÿงฐ (SVS212) I didnโ€™t know Amazon API Gateway did that
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJZc3sJZ8E
This session is an introduction to Amazon API Gateway and the problems it is solving. You'll walk away with a solid understanding of why you should use API Gateway and what it can do.


๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ (STG203) What's new with Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUFX8W8bvjo
This session covers recently launched Amazon S3 features such as Amazon S3 batch operations, Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, Amazon S3 Block Public Access, and more to come!

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ (STG204) Get your data to AWS: How to choose data migration services
๐ŸŽฅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAuS-ge_X7Y
You have data you need to move to the cloudโ€”either once for a migration, or repeatedly for ongoing workflows. AWS data migration and transfer services move data securely and efficiently into and out of AWS. In this session, learn how to choose and combine servicesโ€”including AWS DataSync, the AWS Snow family, CloudEndure, and AWS Transfer for SFTP.


๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿญ (CON203) Getting started with Kubernetes on AWS
๐ŸŒ https://eksworkshop.com
In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of running Kubernetes, including cluster creation with Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), deployment and scaling controls, and running your first app.

See? It'll be like you were there too..

ยกGracias por tu tiempo!
~Alejandra๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & Canela๐Ÿพ

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Alejandra is an AWS Developer Advocate. Her favorite topic is Cloud Robotics ๐Ÿค–, but she loves helping newer audiences get started on their cloud journey. (Her Service Dog is named Canela.)


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I did miss re:Invent this year so it's the perfect post for me! ๐Ÿš€
Alejandra, we're you lucky to bump into these attending DEV.to members?

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Hey! Unless they attended my talks or workshop, not likely! AWS keeps me pretty busy that week. :)

But thank you for pointing me out other awesome profiles to check out.

p.s. I DID meet Hiro tho! They asked me to interview her for a series of vids we filmed for our scholarship attendees and it was great hearing about her LinkedIN courses. I'll prob do something with her later!