Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the AWS Cloud Computing universe? You’re probably not alone. And you’re definitely not alone!
You’re probably not alone in that there are bound to be plenty of other IT professionals whose heads are left spinning by the frequency and size of AWS service introductions and updates.
But you are definitely not alone since you’ve got Cloud Academy – along with its resources and community – on your side.
Besides Cloud Academy, Amazon itself sponsors all kinds of ongoing outreach events like webinars and conferences – both virtual and real. If you really want to connect yourself to the kind of people and information that can make a big difference, you should keep your eyes open for an event that’s right for you.
So, just to give you an idea of what’s available, here are a few examples of upcoming attractions:
- This coming Tuesday (September 8), developers, IT managers, and architects are invited to a Security Best Practices webinar. Join in for a great introduction to AWS’s Identity and Access Management, secure VPC designs, and the AWS shared responsibility model. (Of course, you can also get a pretty good introduction to all that from Cloud Academy’s own Security Best Practices on AWS course.)
- If you’re in the Asia Pacific region, maybe you’d prefer Wednesday, September 2’s virtual conference focusing on helping you tap into the power and flexibility of the Amazon cloud. The conference will start with a keynote by AWS’s Glenn Gore (Head of Architecture, APAC), and will then let you choose from a total of ten sessions on multiple levels and led by some pretty serious talent.
- Or perhaps a free, one-day session a bit closer to wherever you happen to live is what you’re after. September will see travelling “AWSome Days” in locations throughout Europe.
Which isn’t to say that you should ignore the biggest event of them all: AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. While this coming re:Invent, scheduled for October 6 – 9, 2015 – is already sold out, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep an eye out for the news and analysis that are bound to follow.
Amazon has an obvious business interest in introducing technical and enterprise customers to their many AWS products. But you’ve got business interests, too. And if those interests happen to intersect at an online or real-world conference, so much the better!