AWS Summit - Toronto 2019

Here’s my notes from the AWS Summit Toronto 2019:

  • Was raining had to Uber to the Allandale train station
  • Late arrival; missed breakfast
  • Tweeted some nice pics and vids of I.C.E. protesters during keynote (meh.) https://www.newsflare.com/video/316198/ice-protesters-at-toronto-aws-summit

  • Did a lab on CloudFormation approx 1.5hrs
  • Missed lunch
  • Gave contacts to 3 “vendors” IBM; DataDogs; and AWS support for Public Service
  • Listen the following talks:
    • “AWS Workspaces”
      • PCoIP (fancy remote desktops)
      • VM on the cloud
      • Very cost effective
    • “Full-Stack Web & Mobile / AWS Amplify & AppSync”
      • Nail polish app example
      • AppSync covers multiple platforms
      • Amplify makes testing and deploying “better”
    • “Terraform and AWS” / Eric Wright
      • Very interesting; straight forward
  • Check my damn Apple ID / LinkedIn…… again!
  • Play with:
    • AWS AppSync
    • AWS Amplify
    • AWS Rekognition
    • AWS Cognito
    • Elastic Search
    • Terraform
  • ONICA had a meetup every month in Toronto/ I think I joined the group
  • Find more references and arguments for Terraform vs. CloudFormation and others (that Gruntwork article looked good)
  • Reduce AWS monthly bill…… AGAIN