Wednesday, November 30, 2016

AWS re:Invent Day 3

How do you feed 30,000 people?  Hangar 1
Intense day 3!
  • 5 breakout sessions.
  • Breakfast at 7:30am, first session 10:00, last session ends at 6:00pm.
  • Reception in the vendor hall from 6-7pm (lot's of tee shirts and goodies!)

Read on for some session recaps...

AWS re:Invent Day 2

Monday, November 28th is bootcamp day.  Attended an AWS Solutions Architect Associate prep course given by some Amazon employees.  Excellent overview of what to expect in the Associates exam with pointers on how to interpret the questions and what you should be focusing on.

Yeah, but where's the holodeck?
The bootcamp was 4 hours (8am-12pm) at the Wynne Encore.   After taking the bootcamp I feel confident in passing the test, but am reminded of how many services AWS encompasses and how deep the information for each service is.  I'll study some  more.  ;-)

A lot of this is also a moving target as the certification test questions are not keeping up with the announcements being made regarding increasing capacity, capabilities and decreasing prices.

AWS re:Invent Day 1

Here we are at the Amazon annual re:Invent for another year of mind blowing technological advancement in cloud computing.  This is my fourth year attending and so far I can tell this is going to be filled with exciting technology, even more walking than 2015 (argh!) and even more standing patiently in line.

Over 30,000 people are registered so it's grown beyond the ability of the Venetian to hold the event.  This year there are events at the Mirage and the Wynne hotels in additon to the Venetian, making the logistics of schedule making a real challenge for both attendees and the conference coordinators.

Arrived on Sunday and picked up my SWAG...yet another hoody...and a surprise.  An Echo Dot sponsored by Capital One!

I'll be posting some notes about each day...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bedrock & Regular Expressions

Regular expressions are a powerful tool that every programmer should be familiar with.  Perl programmers are typically well versed in using regular expressions but you can find many tools and languages that support regular expressions.   Even Bedrock!