AWS re:Invent – Day 1 Recap
One thing that you can’t deny about the AWS re:Invent event is the demand in place to take it all in. The crowd seems beyond the level that you’d expect in a space that the Venetian was designed for, and it isn’t just an illusion. It’s validating the shift as upwards of 24,000 people come to learn about Amazon Web Services and what has already become the clear leader in the public cloud industry.
Numbers are fuzzy, but even if we bet on 24,000 as the mark to measure against, that is larger than VMworld (23,000), Microsoft Ignite (estimated 20,000), and any of the largest open source ecosystem events. In 2012, the event was called a huge success by then Netflix Director of Web Engineering, Adrian Cockroft. This year, Adrian will be on site in front of 24,000 people in his new role as the VP of Cloud Architecture for AWS. Rather fitting if you ask me.
Scenes from the Expo Floor
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