Sooooo AWS Summit 2017

So today was the AWS Summit 2017 in London and it was an interesting one. Loads of tracks (lectures) covering loads of interesting topics. What can I say, I’m a fan and it was a good day. Thanks again to AWS for this great opportunity to get some insight into how better to use “The Cloud” and extra insights on approaches to common difficulties in implimenting things.

I can say this though. If you are thinking about moving workloads/apps/components/micro services to the cloud then check out how “easy” AWS can make your life. Also if you have never attended one of the summits pop over to AWS Summits and see when there is one close to you. You won’t be sorry.

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Obviously, not all presentation slides are in this post.

I had planned on putting up a bunch of pictures taken during the day, but my phone and I seem to have has a dissagreement and most of the pics i wanted to post are out of focus! I think I only have a few I can add, and yes they will be BIG and HEAVY.

Clicking on an image will load the image, unfortunately not in a new tab/page, so open in new tab/page if you prefer not to be clicking back alot.

Multiple MB download warning!

My day panned out something like this.


  • Interesting as always, good insight into “the current points of interest”
  • Informative
  • Packed



AWS Summit 2017 Keynote Crowd


AWS Summit 2017 Keynote Crowd 2


AWS Summit 2017 Keynote Crowd 3



Security at scale:

  • Informative (as well all I attended)
  • Entertaining
  • Gave some good ideas to test out and impliment


Deep dive with ECS Systems Manager:

  • Informative
  • Loads of things to go and try out
  • Few new approaches to looking at things


Deep dive: AWS X-Ray (Because I was a little late and Best practices for Microsoft Architectures on AWS) Not many pictures unfortunately due to me sitting in a rather odd position to see round the gent in front of me.


Lunch time:

  • Good munchies from our friends at AWS (Thanks)
  • Little short on time to really get around all the exhibits

Pictures are just before lunch time, except the one above.


Oh and a quick smoke break.


Scaling Up to Your First 10 Million Users:

  • Informative
  • Nice insight to some options
  • Chuckled at a few slides


Automating Security in Cloud Workloads with DevSecOps:

  • My last one of the day and some awesome insights
  • Informative
  • Nice direction
  • Good level of detail

And lastly home time, before most of the crowds. I don’t stay for the networking sessions/drinks.