the non-attendees guide to re:Invent
As half of your team and your vendors’ ops teams are in Vegas, you are stuck in a post-Thanksgiving turkey hang-over trying to understand why everything is on fire.
This article, in it’s entirety, was exactly what I needed to read, exactly when I needed to read it. And while I have about a dozen “favorite" pays, this actually sent a chill down my spine!
Moving read. I also fear we are closer to the situation of a civil war. Trump essentially declared war with his inaugural addresss. The two visions, the two systems, almost can not coexist anymore. One or the other has to prevail overwhelmingly now. And that is exactly what happened in 1860.
I’m well aware of that left side reactionism in San Francisco. Not good, but also not immobilizing. California is by no means perfect. Much more to figure out and innovate. But this region is closer to where we have to go than anyplace else that I’m aware of. A burgeoning economy is and will make it a lot easier to transition.
How to make the most out of re:Invent
If past performance is any indicator, the annual event hosted by AWS will have at least 50,000 people in 2017. Your experience and your takeaways however can be very different and hopefully much better if you follow the following tips.