I was excited when earlier this year I noticed the announcement of AWSome Day coming to Atlanta. We don’t get many events from Amazon in Atlanta…or at least not to my knowledge we haven’t…and so this one was a must attend for me. And I have to say that after attending yesterday, on the 2nd of April, I was definitely not disappointed!
It was a full day of lecture by Nathan Hast (@), a technical trainer at Amazon, covering all the basics of Amazon Web Services. While I’ve been using Amazon Web Services for storage now for many years and I’ve experimented with EC2, I really didn’t know much about all the other services so hearing them all explained over the course of the day was very helpful and provided me with a much better insight into how both large and small technology solutions can and should be architected on the AWS platform.
The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead…starting at 9am and ending at 3:45. Afterwards there were really nice all you could eat hors d’oeuvres and a happy hour with free drinks on the hotel patio. Lunch was also awesome with tomato basil soup and three kinds of gourmet pizza. This was a first class event much appreciated by everyone I talked to.
I’m not sure how many people attended but it looked like hundreds. They were virtually all men by the way. I don’t think I saw more than a dozen women at the event. We’ve really got to get more women into technology!
At the end they announced another AWS event coming to Atlanta on June 9th…AWS Big Data Solutions Day…also being held at the Intercontinental Hotel. I’ve already signed up!