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AWS re:Invent 2016 Session Planner available: Reserved Seating and talks not to miss

By Andrew Nhem on August 11, 2016
The official AWS re:invent 2016 Session Planner is now available, and we’re keeping an eye on interesting sessions with a cloud management focus. Read on to hear about how AWS is reserving session seating for attendees this year (huge!) and learn about talks that we’re excited about.

The official AWS re:invent 2016 Session Planner is now available, and we’re keeping an eye on interesting session prompts that have a cloud cost management focus. Read on to hear about how AWS is reserving session seating for attendees this year (huge!) and learn about a few talks that we’re excited about.

Reserved Seating available at re:Invent 2016

AWS added a new Reserved Seating function to this year’s event, which is great news to attendees wanting to ensure they can experience re:Invent to the fullest. According to our own staff, customers, and past attendees, it can be quite a challenge to attend your favorite subject or exciting new session due to limited seating or trouble accessing talks in the busy venue.

This year, when attendees add breakout sessions to their AWS re:Invent calendars, they will also automatically reserve a seat in that session. This could deliver some peace of mind to folks wanting to ensure they get the most out of this amazing time. Folks who sign up after sessions are filled will be added to a waiting list. They’ll fill seats as they become available.

According to AWS, the session scheduling tool will go live about a month before re:Invent. We’ll keep tabs on the release of this tool as well, and let our community know when it’s out.

Know where to go for your events

AWS also added Full-Day Technical Deep Dives, Breakout Sessions, and an Industry Focus Pre-Day to its available sessions for 2016. For people wanting to maximize on getting the most out of re:Invent 2016 (and earning the right to party hard later on), know which venues contain which re:Invent events.

Review AWS’ quick venue breakdown for a high-level look at where events are at.

Cloud cost management tracks to not miss

We’re delivering our own breakout session this year called, “Driving AWS Cost Efficiency at Your Company.” If wrangling cloud costs and pushing AWS efficiency is a goal for 2017 and on, we recommend attending this talk. The new Reserved Seating function ensures that folks won’t miss a beat once signed up (once it’s released!).

Another upcoming session that could deliver great cloud cost management tips and concepts is “ENT303 – Manage Cost Optimization at Scale.” Any conversations around wrangling growing cloud costs should be interesting ones!

We’ve had the privilege of helping companies scale their AWS usage (and costs) and have seen the growth in cost and responsibilities first-hand. We hope this talk focuses on how having a functional cost management strategy in place keeps Ops, IT, and finance on the same page. We look forward to seeing what kind of great cloud cost management tips come from this breakout session.

Browse more sessions on the AWS Session Catalog for re:Invent 2016.

See also: Understanding and optimizing EC2

There are a handful of breakout sessions that are great for users wanting to learn about EC2 Reserved Instances and how to get the most out of the AWS EC2 catalog. Here are a few talks that stand out to us:

Get more re:Invent 2016 updates from us

We’ll continue to keep an eye on interesting AWS cost management and optimization-type talks. Sign up for exclusive re:Invent 2016 Session Planner and Breakout Session updates here:

Until then, get excited for one of the biggest cloud events of the year. We’ll keep in touch with new updates as we get them.

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