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Are You Joining Us at the AWS Summit in Chicago?

…Training and Labs? Check. 

…Networking? Check.

…In-depth technical sessions? Check.

….APN Partner-specific events? Check.


Hosted around the world, AWS Summits provide you with a wealth of in-person resources to help you learn what’s new with AWS, and how to take advantage of the AWS platform. With the AWS Summit – Chicago fast approaching on April 18 – 19th, we want to highlight some of the benefits you can gain as an APN Partner by attending.



What Can You Expect at the AWS Summit – Chicago?


Training – Get 10 percent off AWS Technical Bootcamps purchased by March 1st!

Getting trained and certified on AWS is one of the most important steps in the APN Partner journey. Better trained APN Partners are generally more equipped to meet the needs of AWS customers, and we encourage all APN Partners to take advantage of opportunities to get trained on AWS.

There are five, full-day training bootcamps happening on April 18th, including:

  • AWS Business Essentials (Introductory Level) – This session helps IT business decision makers understand the benefits of cloud computing and how a cloud strategy can help you meet your business objectives.
  • AWS Technical Essentials (Introductory Level) – This session introduces you to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides IT technical end users with basic fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS solutions so that they can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on their business requirements.
  • Serverless Development on AWS: Build a Location-Aware, Search & Recommendations-Enabled Application (Expert Level) – In this session, you will walk through a real-world location-aware social application that displays information generated from a model created with Amazon Machine Learning.
  • Securing Cloud Workloads with DevOps Automation (Expert Level) – This bootcamp walks through the design considerations of operating high-assurance workloads on top of the AWS platform and provides hands-on labs on governance, configuration management, trust-decision automation, audit artifact generation, and native integration of these tasks into custom software workloads.
  • Taking AWS Operations to the Next Level (Expert Level) – This bootcamp is designed to teach solutions architects, SysOps administrators, and other technical end users how to leverage AWS CloudFormation, Chef, and AWS SDKs to automate provisioning and configuration of AWS infrastructure resources and applications. This bootcamp also covers how to use AWS Service Catalog to create, manage, and distribute portfolios of approved products to end users, who can then access the products they need in a personalized portal.

Sign up for a hands-on training bootcamp by March 1, and receive a 10 percent discount on the regular price of the bootcamp. This will end on March 1st, so don’t delay.


The Chicago Summit provides a great opportunity for you to connect with regional attendees from all across the Midwest. The Partner & Solutions Expo is the center of Summit activity, and is a fantastic place to connect with fellow APN Partners and customers alike. The Expo will be open on Tuesday, April 19th, from 8:00 am – 9:30 am, and 11:30 am – 7:00 pm.

In addition, there’ll be a networking reception in the Expo from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Don’t miss it!


There will be over 50 sessions available across a number of tracks, including deep dive technical sessions on new services. The session tracks are Big Data & Analytics, Enterprise, Security, and Services.

Building Your Practice on AWS: An APN Partner Breakfast Session – Tuesday, April 19th 

Join us from 8:30 – 9:30 am on Tuesday and learn how the APN can accelerate and support your cloud business strategy. Our breakfast session will highlight various programs and resources available to APN Partners looking to grow and develop their business on AWS. We will also provide you with insight into the Training and Certification offerings available to APN partners.

Have additional questions about the AWS Summit – Chicago? Visit the FAQ page.

Have you joined us at a previous AWS Summit? We want to hear about your experience! Leave us a comment.