Must-Watch Videos From Every AWS Re:Invent Ever


Feb 3, 2016


From fireside chats to DJ DeadMau5, the following vids provide a front seat to life at AWS Re:Invent.

AWS Re:Invent is only a handful of years old, but it’s blossomed into a crucial conference for anyone associated with the cloud.

It’s not a cheap conference. The registration fee last year was $1,299 (but Amazon helped by creating thistemplate to help participants wanting to attend justify it to their manager). If you missed the event, you can catch most of the presentations online. Here are seven must-watch videos from past events.

2012 re:Invent Day 1 Keynote: Andy Jassy


It’s AWS SVP Andy Jassy again, but this goes back to 2012. It’s the keynote presentation, so it’s all about updates and introductions of new services.

This video remains popular because of the behind-the-scenes stories Jassy talks about. You’ll hear about NASA, the Obama campaign, Netflix, and RedShift. One helpful commentator states that you can get a quick five-minute overview of and understand all the acronyms Jassy uses if you first jump to about 46:56 on the video.

2012 re:Invent Day 2: Fireside Chat with Jeff Bezos & Werner Vogels


Watch the fireside chat with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and CTO Werner Vogels. With over 67,000 current views, this AWS video takes the top spot in terms of popularity. In this 40-minute conversation, Bezos and Vogels wrap up the 2012 event.

Even though it’s light in information specifically about AWS, viewers give it high marks because of Bezos’s words of wisdom about lean start-up principles and the nature of innovation.

A Day in the Life of a Billion Packets (CPN401) | AWS re:Invent 2013


If you want a conversational walk through Amazon’s cloud service, you’ll appreciate this 43-minute video. You get the history of Amazon’s move to the cloud.

Security and scalability is always a concern for VPC networks. This video helps you understand how Amazon approaches the AWS solution and how they ensure customer isolation. There’s a lot of detailed information which can helpful from a reference perspective.

AWS re:Invent 2013 | Day 2 Keynote with Werner Vogels


AWS CTO Werner Volgels kicks off the second day of 2013 event with this keynote speech with more of the rollouts for that year. It’s nearly two hours of great inside information and backstories about how AWS approaches product launches.

You’ll learn what Werner calls “working from the customer backwards.” It’s a philosophy at Amazon that defines how they approach development. For example, before they write a single line of code, they write a press release that describes the product they plan to deliver. Before they can move forward, they also write the product FAQ. It helps them achieve their goal to deliver only the features a customer wants.

Many of these featured videos are AWS product demos. This one includes one for Kinesis.

AWS Re:Invent Re:Play 2013 With DJ DeadMau5


Never let be said that AWS Re:Invent is just about technology. Amazon knows how to keep participants entertained. This short video features DJ DeadMau5.

You’re not going to learn anything about AWS, but you know what they say about all work and no play. Turn up the sound and enjoy the snippet of this 90-minute set.

AWS re:Invent 2014 | (SPOT301) AWS Innovation at Scale


This is a session breakout video presented by AWS VP James Hamilton. If you want insight on how Amazon is innovating to keep their AWS product as a leader, you’ll get it with this 48-minute talk.

James discusses technical details about AWS networking. He also talks about the work AWS is doing with databases.

AWS re:Invent 2015 Keynote | Werner Vogels


Over 19,000 attended this AWS event, and many were excited to hear CTO Dr. Werner Vogels take them deeper into the AWS Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

During the 90-minute video, you learn more about:

  • AWS Mobile Hub
  • Amazon EC2 Container Registry
  • Python support for AWS Lambda

Much of this video content references cloud computing trends. You also are treated to more AWS customer spotlights (BMW, John Deere, Remind, and Intel).

AWS re:Invent 2015 Keynote | Andy Jassy


Watch the keynote presentation by AWS SVP Andy Jassy. This video is from the fourth annual holding of the AWS event. If you’re looking for case studies, Jassy talks about how Capital One, GE, Accenture, Stripe, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) are using AWS to transform their businesses to better meet customer needs.

It’s nearly two hours in length, but Jassy had a lot to talk about. You’ll hear him discuss:

  • Amazon QuickSight
  • Amazon Kinesis Firehose
  • AWS Input/Output Snowball
  • Amazon RDS for MariaDB
  • Amazon Inspector

At CloudHesive we’re looking forward to a great year of innovation and service. For details you can visit here.

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