AWS Innvoate 2018


Welcome to AWS Innovate – re:Invent Recap Edition 2018. This online conference is designed for executives, IT professionals, and anyone looking to leverage the AWS Cloud to build and transform their businesses.

Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will learn something new at AWS Innovate. This free online conference is designed to inspire and educate you about AWS services and help you develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.

Each November, AWS hosts re:Invent, our global cloud computing conference featuring Keynotes, Product and Service Announcements, a Partner Expo Hall, Breakout Sessions, Chalk Talks, Workshops, Builders Sessions, Training and Certification, and Hackathons that cover AWS core topics and embrace the emerging technologies we are developing.

This special Innovate edition brings you a recap of the event, breakout sessions, launches, AWS insights, live Q&A access to AWS experts, and more.

Presentations from AWS experts and customers on topics like: Machine Learning, AI, Big Data and Analytics, Databases, Serverless, Containers, Security, and more.

Visit virtual booths to learn more about AWS Training & Certification, AWS Partner Network, AWS Insights, AWS Industry and Products, and more.


AWS re:Invent is famous for multiple launches. AWS Innovate – re:Invent Recap includes all of the 2018 launches and related details.

This power hour keynote wraps up the announcements made at re:Invent 2018.

Why Attend?

We recognize customers are in many stages of their cloud adoption journey, from exploration to super-users and everything in between. This conference will enable you to maximize innovation with access to scalable and flexible infrastructure.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you are new to AWS or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Innovate. AWS Innovate is designed to help you develop the right skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.


Worldwide Lead Architect

Amazon Web Services

As the Worldwide Lead Architect for Amazon Web Services, Glenn is responsible for creating architectural best practices and working with customers on how they use the cloud and innovation to transform their own businesses or disrupt new markets.
Glenn has held previous roles in AWS as Head of Architecture for Asia Pacific where he managed regional teams working in the fastest growing region, and most recently as Head of Architecture for EMEA. Glenn has experience in working in mature and emerging markets, helping customers use the latest advancements to give them a competitive edge.


Recap Keynote:

During the week of AWS re:Invent there were over 100 announcements made. In this power hour keynote Glenn Gore is on a mission to highlight as many as possible, with AWS DeepRacer, AWS Firecracker, Amazon Quantum Ledger Database and more. Buckle up and enjoy the session!

AWS Speaker: Glenn Gore, AWS Worldwide Lead Architect

Chalk Talk Title
Chalk Talk Session Description AWS Speaker Session Level
Chalk Talk 1: SRV201 - Reactive Microservices with AWS Lambda In this talk, we cover the concepts of reactive microservices architecture, a set of patterns and best practices for implementing backend systems with very high scaling and availability guarantees. We show you how to implement these patterns and best practices as serverless applications using AWS technologies like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Kinesis. In addition, we demonstrate a serverless microservice and the pitfalls to consider when running these microservices in a production environment. Lu Hong (Software Development Engineer)



Chalk Talk 2: AIM358 - Human-in-the-Loop for Machine Learning   Businesses can benefit from both the efficiency of machine learning (ML) as well as the quality of human judgement. An increasing part of the ML solution is human-in-the-loop (HITL), where human feedback is provided to evaluate the output of ML algorithms, i.e., to determine its validity and help refine the result. An example is image classification, where the task might be too ambiguous for a purely mechanical solution and too vast for even a large team of human experts. In this session, learn how to effectively incorporate human-in-the-loop in your ML projects to achieve higher accuracy and better results with Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mechanical Turk). Trenton Lipscomb (Principal Engineer)



Chalk Talk 3: CON410 - Deep Dive into Container Networking Building microservices lets you decouple parts of your application so you can develop and deploy code faster. But once your microservices are running, how do you ensure they can seamlessly communicate with each other? In this session, we dive deep into microservices networking. We discuss how you can build, secure, and manage the communications into, out of, and between the various microservices that make up your application. We also cover key topics like service discovery, deployments, latency, and service mesh. Anirudh Aithal (Sr. Software Dev Engineer)



Chalk Talk 4: SEC204 - Well-Architected for Security  Security is an ongoing effort. In this session, we discuss best practice guidance for architecting secure systems on AWS, including identity and access management, traceability, automation, data protection, and incident response. The Well-Architected framework has been developed to help cloud architects build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications. This framework provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures, and provides guidance to help implement designs that will scale with your application needs over time. Ben Potter (Security Lead Well-Architected)



Chalk Talk 5: ARC304 - Architecture Patterns of Serverless Microservices In this chalk talk, we describe the architecture patterns you can use to deploy serverless microservices, the design considerations, and best practices. Sri Nannapaneni (Solutions Architect) and Xiang Shen (Solutions Architect)



Chalk Talk 6: DAT363 - Amazon Aurora Storage Demystified: How It All Works Amazon Aurora is a high performance, highly scalable database service with MySQL- and PostgreSQL-compatibility. One of its key components is an innovative storage system that is optimized for database workloads and specifically designed to take advantage of modern cloud technology. Hear from the team that built Amazon Aurora's storage system on how the system is designed, how it works, and what you need to know to get the most out of it. Murali Brahmadesam (Director of Engineering)



Chalk Talk 7: DEV307 - Serverless Application Debugging and Delivery Best Practices Moving from traditional enterprise applications to serverless applications shouldn’t mean you have to make sacrifices in your development release process. In this talk, we show you how to bring traditional debugging and deployment practices to your AWS Lambda based applications. Using the AWS Cloud9 IDE, we will set breakpoints that enable us to debug our application and follow the call path into the function code. We will install best practices by writing unit tests for our functions and then establish a release pipeline with AWS CodeStar that invokes those tests when we release application into testing or production. We will then use AWS X-Ray to trace and debug our distributed application in production. Steve Mayszak (Software Development Manager) and Sanath Kumar Ramesh (Software Development Engineer)



Chalk Talk 8: ANT360 - Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow: From Batch to Streaming In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the number of connected devices and real-time data sources. Data is being produced continuously and its production rate is accelerating. Businesses can no longer wait for hours or days to use this data. To gain the most valuable insights, they must use this data immediately so they can react quickly to new information. In this chalk talk, we discuss how to take advantage of streaming data sources to analyze and react in near-real time. In addition, we present different options for how to solve a real-world scenario and walk through those solutions. Jeremy Zigmond (Principal Solutions Architect)



Chalk Talk 9: NET405 - Planning Advanced AWS Networking Architectures Networking is the foundation supporting many applications and services on AWS. As such, it is one of the first and most important things to consider when architecting with AWS. In this session, we discuss planning for your advanced AWS networking architectures. Nick Matthews (Principal Solutions Architect) and Matt Lehwess (Principal Solutions Architect)



AWS re:Invent breakout sessions are lecture style and 60 minutes long. These sessions will cover all topics at all levels (200–400). You will find the recordings for 450+ sessions on demand that cover: databases, analytics & big data, security & compliance, enterprise, machine learning, and compute, to name a few.

These sessions provide an overview of AWS services and features, and they assume that attendees are new to the topic. These sessions highlight basic use cases, features, functions, and benefits.

These sessions dive deeper into the topic. Presenters assume the audience has some familiarity with the topic but may or may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution. Code may be shared, but it will not be the primary focus of the session.

These sessions are for attendees who are deeply familiar with the topic, have implemented a solution on their own already, and are comfortable with how the technology works across multiple services, architectures, and implementations. Presenters will dive into code, cover advanced tricks, and explore future developments in the technology.


Q: Where is AWS Innovate hosted?
AWS Innovate is an online conference. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation to access the platform using the log-in link provided.

Q: Who should attend AWS Innovate?
Whether you are new to AWS or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Innovate. AWS Innovate is designed to help you develop the right skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.

Q: What is the price of attending AWS Innovate?
AWS Innovate is a free online conference.

Q: Can I get a confirmation of my AWS Innovate registration?
Upon completing the online registration process, you will receive a confirmation email. To ensure you receive this, please check the box to receive communications relating to this event.

Q: I didn’t receive my confirmation email, am I registered to attend?
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Q: I received my confirmation but it didn’t have log-in details for the day of the event?
You will be provided with a “Login Details” email 24 hours prior to the start of the event (if you have registered). All you will need to do is click on “ Join the Event”, then enter in your email address (you registered with) on the login page and you will be set.

Q: Can I invite fellow colleagues and friends?
Yes, anyone around the world is welcome. We even encourage you to get your team together to watch the sessions or refer a friend.

Q: Is there any translation other than English in AWS Innovate?
For 2018 there won’t be any translations or sessions in languages other than English. There is one area to find a session in multiple languages; Inside the ‘Regional Update’ booth inside the ‘Expo Hall’.

Q: What IT considerations should my IT team consider for the AWS Innovate virtual event?
Please find the 'Computer Tips' and 'System Check' links below to confirm that you are all setup for the event.
Computer Tips
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Q: How can I contact the AWS Innovate virtual event organizers?
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