AWS re:Invent 2018 Hits

I’ve attended my first AWS re:Invent last week. This was a unique experience for me. I’ve never seen a conference at this scale — not sure if there are any tech events as big as 53k people. Also, this was my first time in Las Vegas. “Scale” has a new meaning for me 🙂

As a new AWS Community Hero, I enjoyed meeting most of my Twitter friends in person.

Another big thing for me was to watch the keynotes in special seats, courtesy of Ross and AWS for the community heroes!

Let’s talk about the hits now. Please keep in my that these are the most important announcements “for me”. It really depends on your interests and there is a lot of value to at least know what an AWS service does in general (I know it gets harder and harder but …).

Top 5 keywords of the conference

#Builders
#Databases
#MLforThePeople
#Security
#WorldDominationNotJustTheCloud

Top 5 announcements

Top 5 most interesting and innovative tools

Recommended blog posts on the most important capabilities and tools from re:Invent 2018

I will update the recommended blog posts as I read more.

Cheers!

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Originally published at serhat.io on December 4, 2018.