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Everything you need to know about AWS re:Invent 2021 Developer & Community Talks

If this is your first or fifth time at re:Invent it's always good to have a handy pocket guide to help you along the way.

While there's a lot of great content at re:Invent this guide focuses on BuildOn.AWS and Community related events.

You can find all sessions here after you register> Enter the session ID (ex.BOA201) in the search bar> star the session to save it in your favorites> check your schedule for any overlaps.

There are two ways to attend: In-person & Virtual

PRO TIP: Pressed for time? Attend Chalk Talks & Workshops in-person, watch Breakout Sessions & Keynotes later on Virtual re:Invent once AWS makes them available on demand.

What to attend:

Breakout Sessions (available on virtual re:Invent)

-BOA201 15 years of AWS with Jeff Barr
-BOA301 Using events and workflows to build distributed apps
-BOA302 Build an app to find your next favorite brew
-BOA306 Twelve-Factor apps on containers, running everywhere
-BOA307 Analyze time-series data in real time and in your data lake
-COM204 Building data lakes in highly regulated markets
-COM303 Be prepared: Security is shifting left
-COM203 Enable continuous delivery and resiliency for a static website
-COM202 Drawing the New York City skyline with Amazon Aurora Serverless v2
-COM201 Productizing a serverless MVP
-COM301 Improving traffic congestion with machine learning

Chalk Talks

-BOA202 5 ways to stay on top of your cloud learning journey
-BOA303 Build end-to-end CI/CD pipelines for your iOS apps
-BOA305 Creating an immersive gaming experience with IoT & ML
-BOA308 Build production-ready full-stack apps with GraphQL
-BOA309 Emerging tech for the next 5 years: Future-proof your skills
-BOA312 Do computers dream of code? From human language to applications


-BOA304 We like to move it (to the cloud)!
-BOA310 Resilient and well-architected apps with chaos engineering
-BOA311 Boost application performance and security at the edge


Tuesday, November 30 (Expo Hall hours: 10AM-6PM)

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Meetup: Instant reactions - Adam Selipsky keynote
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Break / lunch hour
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Meetup: Serverless
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Break: no meetups
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Meetup: Containers
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Meetup: Happy Hour with Felipe LeMaitre

Wednesday December 1 (Expo Hall hours: 10AM-6PM)

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm: Meetup: AI/ML
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Break / lunch hour
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Meetup: Security & Identity
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Break - no meetups
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Meetup: Databases
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Meetup: Happy Hour with Jeff Barr

Thursday December 2 (Expo Hall hours: 10AM-4PM)

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm: Meetup: Instant reactions - Werner Vogels keynote
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Break / lunch hour
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM: Meetup: DevTools / CICD

Where To Go


-AWS Heroes Lounge @Venetian Expo
-Developers Lounge @Venetian Expo
-Midnight Madness Sunday 10:30 PM The Venetian
-Quirky activities 6:00 PM Caesars Forum, The Venetian
-re:Play party THU 7:30 PM Las Vegas Festival Grounds


-Follow @awsdevelopers Twitter for the more updates
-Checkout your local user group. I know some are doing local watch parties! thats a nice way to still feel part of it.

Need more?
-Check out Andra Glavan's re:Invent post
-Check out Bhuvaneswari Subramani post for re:Invent Builder sessions
-Watch Mike Chambers' YouTube Video for Virtual re:Invent tips
-Here's a guide on how reserved seating works
-Check out the AWS Hero Authored re:Invent Guides

Discussion (1)

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Thanks Sabeen,
This is really helpful!
For after hours events, try