A guest post authored by Jennine Townsend, expert sysadmin and AWS aficionado
There were so many sessions at re:Invent! Now that it’s over, I want to watch some sessions on video, but which ones?
Of course I’ll pick out those that are specific to my interests, but I also want to know the sessions that had good buzz, so I made a list that’s kind of mashed together from sessions that I heard good things about on Twitter, with those that had lots of repeats and overflow sessions, figuring those must have been popular.
But I confess I left out some whole categories! There aren’t sessions for Alexa or DeepRacer (not that I’m not interested, they’re just not part of my re:Invent followup), and I don’t administer any Windows systems so I leave out most of those sessions.
Some sessions have YouTube links, some don’t (yet) have and may never have YouTube videos, since lots of (types of) sessions aren’t recorded. (But even there, if I search the topic and speakers, I bet I can often find an earlier talk.)
There’s not much of a ranking: keynotes at the top, sessions I heard good things about in the middle, then sessions that had lots of repeats. It’s only mildly specific to my interests, so I thought other people might find it helpful. It’s also not really finished, but I wanted to get started watching sessions this weekend!
Popular: Buzz during AWS re:Invent
SRV375 Lambda Layers and Runtime API (Danilo Poccia) - Chalk Talk
SRV338 Configuration Management and Service Discovery (mentions CloudMap) (Alex Casalboni, Ben Kehoe) - Chalk Talk
SRV355 Best Practices for CI/CD with AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway (Chris Munns) (focuses on SAM, CodeStar, I believe) - Chalk Talk
Popular: Repeats During AWS re:Invent
STG209 Amazon S3 Storage Management (Scott Hewitt) - Chalk Talk
ENT205 Executing a Large-Scale Migration to AWS (Joe Chung, Jonathan Allen, Mike Wittig)
DEV403 Automate Common Maintenance & Deployment Tasks Using AWS Systems Manager - Builders Session
DAT356 Which Database Should I Use? - Builders Session
SEC371 Incident Response in AWS - Builders Session