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Top Ten Sessions at AWS re:Invent 2013

by Jeff Barr | on | in AWS re:Invent |

I am counting down the days to AWS re:Invent and am looking forward to meeting as many of my loyal readers as possible.

With just a week to go, I thought it would be fun to let you know a bit more about the most popular sessions and to share some interesting stats and facts about the sessions.

Most Anticipated Sessions
We announced the session list last month and made the Session Builder available so that you could make the most out of your time at the conference. Based on the sign-ups to date, here are the ten most anticipated sessions at the conference:

  • SPOT205 Why Scale Matters and How the Cloud Really is Different.
  • SPOT201 Managing the Pace of Innovation: Behind the Scenes at AWS.
  • SPOT401 Leading the NoSQL Revolution: Under the Covers of Distributed Systems at Scale.
  • ARC202 High Availability Application Architectures in Amazon VPC.
  • ARC307 Continuous Integration and Deployment Best Practices on AWS.
  • ARC305 How Netflix Leverages Multiple Regions to Increase Availability: An Isthmus and Active-Active Case Study.
  • ARC308 Architecting for End-to-End Security in the Enterprise.
  • ARC302 Data Replication Options in AWS.
  • CPN204 Architecting for Availability with Elastic Load Balancing.
  • DAT203 AWS Storage and Database Architecture Best Practices.

Session Stats and Highlights
As you can tell from the Session Builder, you have even more choices this year.  We have a total of 202 sessions across 13 tracks. That’s 34% more sessions than we had in 2012.

We’ve signed up a total of 361 speakers, 175 from the AWS team and 186 from our customer base.

Our customers are doing a lot of amazing things with AWS and they are ready to talk about their work at re:Invent! Attendees will get to hear from the hottest startups and the most progressive enterprises, with speakers from Dropbox, Riot Games, Yelp, Shazam, SmugMug, Twitter, The Weather Channel, Dole, Intuit, NASA, Boeing, Nike, Netflix and more.

We have added a Spotlight track to highlight some of the most popular content including a Scale talk from James Hamilton, Startup launches hosted by Werner Vogels, a Pace of Innovation talk from Charlie Bell and Khawaja Shams, and a NoSQL / DynamoDB talk from Swami Sivasubramanian.

We have created a Japanese-language track, with 13 sessions and simultaneous translation.

We have scaled up the rooms for many of the sessions to accomodate even more attendees, and we have put the most popular content in the biggest rooms.

See you in Vegas!

– Jeff;