AWS Community Day events are one-day, community-led conferences where event logistics and content is planned, sourced, and delivered by community leaders. They feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world. Community Day events deliver a peer-to-peer learning experience, providing developers with a venue for them to acquire AWS knowledge in their preferred way: from one another. In many ways they are events put on "by the community, for the community".
AWS Community Days have taken place in cities all around the world. Click on a city near you to learn more about that event and gain access to the insights shared in that community.
Community Day events are planned and executed by a group of self-organized community leaders. The planning of each Community Day event usually begins by forming a “community advisory board” which becomes the event planning team. This community advisory board is typically composed of up to 10 local community leaders, a mix of AWS Heroes, local AWS User Group leaders, and other passionate local AWS enthusiasts. Most often, the advisory board has members from multiple companies.
After you have a group of interested community members to plan the event, contact an AWS Community Day Core Team member near you to gain access to how-to documents to help you start an AWS Community Day. Please list the city of interest in the email to the Core Team. Core Team members are expert organizers who have run successful Community Day events, and serve as mentors to new organizers. They are available to answer questions about event planning and provide access to relevant resources.
Are there event planning resources available?
Yes! The AWS Community Day Core Team can provide how-to documents to help with:
✓ Venue selection
✓ Speaker sourcing
✓ Website templates and design assets
✓ Event promotions
✓ Budget management and securing sponsors
✓ On-site event best practices
And more! Contact a Core Team member to share your vision and take the next step bring an AWS Community Day to your city.
What are AWS Community Days?
AWS Community Days are community-organized cloud education events, featuring technical discussions and hands-on workshops led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world. At an AWS Community Day you’ll learn best practices for deploying applications on AWS, optimizing performance, monitoring cloud resources, managing security, cutting costs, and more. The goal of these events is to deliver a peer-to-peer learning experience, providing developers with a venue for them to acquire AWS knowledge in their preferred way: from one another.
Is AWS involved?
Community Day events are for the community by the community, meaning external community organizers own the overall event including event planning, content curation, speaker selection, and on-site logistics. AWS only acts as one of many sponsors of these events.
How much does it cost to attend an AWS Community Day?AWS Community Days are offered to attendees free of charge in most regions.
Are submissions for speaking spots accepted?
What is the AWS Community Day Code of Conduct?
- You will not engage in any form of harassing, offensive, discriminatory, or threatening speech or behavior, including (but not limited to) relating to race, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other protected category. Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
- You will not engage in disruptive speech or behavior that interferes with the event.
- You will comply with the instructions of event and venue staff.
- You will comply with all applicable laws.
If organizers believe you are not complying with the code of conduct it is at our sole discretion to remove you from the event. If removed from the event you will not be eligible to receive a refund of any fees related to the event.
What are the benefits of sponsoring an AWS Community Day?
As a sponsor of an AWS Community Day you will have the opportunity to increase brand awareness and network amongst expert AWS technologists in the region. These events reach a subset of AWS developers and builders who have a strong preference for peer-to-peer learning. Each Community Day sponsorship package is unique as they are owned by the community organizing team. Most sponsorship packages include conference passes, demo table(s), and sponsor logo placements. All Community Day speakers are expert AWS builders from the community and typically sponsored talks are not offered.
How do I secure a sponsorship package?
Starting an AWS Community Day
How do I start an AWS Community Day in my region?
There's already an AWS Community Day in my region. How do I get involved?
AWS Community Day Core Team
What is the Core Team?
The AWS Community Day Core Team is a group of AWS community leaders who serve as mentors to new AWS Community Day organizers. Core Team members have the most experience and knowledge on the AWS Community Day planning process and are therefore the best resource to assist on-boarding and vetting new AWS Community Day organizers. Visit the Start Your Own page to contact a Core Team member today!
What can I contact the Core Team about?
The Core Team was created to serve as a group of mentors to new organizers. They are generally not able to directly help with event planning. Thus, contact towards Core Team members should be about general guidance, mentorship, and best practices. It shouldn’t be about asks to directly support event logistics, planning, speaker sourcing, or promotions. Please list the city of interest with in the email when contacting Core Team members.
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