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All Things AWS re:Invent 2019

AWS re:Invent is the biggest and most exciting conference in cloud. Follow AWS Community Hero @marknca for all of the latest leading up to and during the show!

All Things AWS re:Invent 2019

AWS re:Invent 2019 started on December 2nd, 2019. There is going to be a ton of things happening during the week and leading up to it. This page is the only way I can keep it all straight. Come back regularly to see what’s going on leading up to and during the show!

The ultimate guide to AWS re:Invent

Every year, I write an “Ultimate Guide” to the conference. It may not be “ultimate” (but only because I hasn’t battled other guides officially) but it is a very useful resource. The guide is updated regularly as AWS released more and more information about the week, so please check back often and let me know if anything is missing.

Thanks to A Cloud Guru for publishing the guide on their blog.

My official AWS re:Invent guide

Last year was the first time AWS invited a number of AWS Heroes. It was a smashing success! He continued those efforts at AWS re:Inforce in the spring and now we’re back for AWS re:Invent 2019.

My guide is called, “Practical Security”.

In the guide, I recommend a number of sessions that will help you modernize your security practice and get the most out of building in the AWS Cloud.

I’m speaking at AWS re:Invent 2019

This year, I have the privilege of speaking at the show. This will mark talks #15 and #16 at the show for me. Every year I try to deliver at least one talk that either shows a new side of modern security or brings everyone up to speed on the bigger picture around modern security.

This year, we’re back to big picture.

I’ll be delivering SEC204-S, “Strong security made simple: Putting all the pieces together”. Here’s the description from the session catalog:

Organizations struggle with extending their security practices to the cloud. Traditional approaches don’t work, and new cloud-only practices duplicate work for an already overtaxed team. The goal of cybersecurity is simple: to ensure that what you build works as intended and only as intended.
This session teaches you how the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework and Well-Architected Framework can help you create a cloud security strategy. For tactics, learn how to integrate key AWS security services, open-source tools, and AWS Lambda automations into the workflow of your organization. Strong security doesn’t have to be complicated; this session shows you how.

Here’s the talk in full:

I’ll also be delivering a portion of DOP204-S, “Transforming IT pros to DevOps gurus: How to secure your new tech stacks”. This is a joint session with Trend Micro customer, Pivvot and it’ll mainly be Jason stage share his and his team’s experiences with their cultural & technology shift away from traditional IT to a true DevOps philosophy. Jason’s a great speaker, you should definitely come check out this talk.

Here’s that talk in full:

Road to AWS re:Invent 2019

Leading up to the show, I’ll be streaming regularly on LinkedIn. These streams usually last 30 minutes and in each one, we tackle a specific service, technique, or issue. The goal is to help introduce different parts of the AWS Cloud to the audience before we all dive into a week of crazy learning at AWS re:Invent.

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