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[THREAD] what's the difference between all the #aws events like #reInvent and #AWSSummit etc? 🤷‍♀️

answering this one in super duper thread format down below 👇👇👇
so first off, there are a ton of #aws events happening all around the world, all the time. i definitely try to make it to a lot of them! i am rich in frequent flyer miles 🌎✈️

here's a rundown of a few of the different types:
🗣️ an #AWSSummit is a 1-2 day event w/ multiple tracks of breakouts, a keynote + often workshops/labs/partner talks. summits are generally pretty big, + there should be something for almost everyone, at various skill levels and jobs. global list here:
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As a guy who adores simplicity, I'm a huge fan of @webtaskio! They really simplified the typical #FaaS offering. Here's why 👇 (thread)
You can write your functions right in your browser by just visiting It features a simple code editor with exactly what you need. Nothing more, nothing less. You can try it now!
In this remote browser based session, unlike #AWS C9, you don't need to worry about the servers/os/env that is running your under-development functions. There's no terminal. You need to install an npm package? just add it from the UI.
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When I tell people I am the founding PM on Lambda, the question I often get is how the idea for #AWS Lambda/#Serverless came about in the first place. The truth is, its way too hard to point to one person/event as the defining moment.
It took 100s of customer conversations notes from multiple AWS folks where they told us 1/all the things they wanted to minimize/ not do at all while building applications; 2/architectural patterns they were repeating and wanted a way to build into their development flow.
It took some serious leaps of faith and acceptance of risk from the people involved, and a constant iteration on what we wanted the final product to look like. This is where I first saw the AMZN "Working backwards" process in action and its brilliance in driving the right focus.
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