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AWS re:Invent 2016 Keynote with Werner Vogels

This is a liveblog of the Thursday keynote at AWS re:Invent 2016. Today’s keynote is led by Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon Web Services. Unlike yesterday, today I opted not to attend the keynote in the main hall, viewing the keynote instead from an “overflow” area. Turns out the “overflow” area has drinks, tables, and power! That’s a far better option that being crammed in the main hall, though in the past I’ve found it more difficult to liveblog when not viewing the keynote directly. We’ll see if that continues to hold true.

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Liveblog: Introduction to Managed Database Services on AWS

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Introduction to Managed Database Services on AWS” (DAT307). The speakers for the session are Steve Hunt, Alan Murray, and Robin Spira, all of FanDuel; and Darin Briskman, from AWS Database Services.

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Liveblog: How News UK Centralized Cloud Governance

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “How News UK Centralized Cloud Governance Using Policy Management” (DEV306). The speakers for the session are Joe Kinsella from CloudHealth Technologies and Iain Caldwell of News UK/News Corp EMEA.

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Liveblog: Automating Cloud Mgmt and Deployment

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Automating Cloud Management and Deployment for a Diverse Enterprise Application Portfolio” (DEV319). The speakers for the session are David Lowry and Amul Merchant, both from Infor Global.

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AWS re:Invent 2016 Keynote with Andy Jassy

This is a liveblog of the Wednesday keynote at AWS re:Invent 2016. Today’s keynote is led by Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services. The crowd gathered for the keynote is pretty immense, despite the availability of numerous overflow locations spread across the multiple re:Invent venues.

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Thoughts on AWS re:Invent Day 1

As I wrap up Day 1 of AWS re:Invent 2016 in Las Vegas (can I consider today to be day 1?), I wanted to capture a quick summary of thoughts about the sessions, the content, the attendees, and the event (not necessarily in that order).

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Liveblog: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck with EC2

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck With #EC2 #Winning” (CMP202). The speaker for the session is Joshua Bergin, General Manager, EC2 Spot Business. According to the abstract, this session is supposed to focus on effectively using on-demand instances versus spot instances and reserved instances.

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Liveblog: Hybrid Architectures, Bridging the Gap to the Cloud

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Hybrid Architectures: Bridging the Gap to the Cloud” (ARC208). The line to get into this session, as with the previous session, was quite long—and that was for attendees who’d already registered for the session. Feedback I’ve heard from folks who weren’t registered for sessions was that they weren’t getting in, period. The speaker for the session is Jamie Butler, Manager of Solutions Architecture at AWS (focused on state/local government).

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Liveblog: Scaling to Your First 10 Million Users

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Scaling to Your First 10 Million Users.” It’s my first session of the week here at re:Invent; yesterday’s sessions were full and I couldn’t get into anything. (The crowds here at the event are pretty significant; I think I heard 32K attendees total.) The speaker for the session is Joel Williams, an AWS Solutions Architect.

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Installing Ansible 2.2 on Fedora 25

As part of my ongoing investigation of the usability of various Linux distributions and desktop environments, I’ve been working with Fedora 25. As part of the investigation I need to see how to perform certain tasks, one of which is working with Ansible. As a result, I needed to install Ansible 2.2 on Fedora 25, and it turns out it wasn’t as simple as pip install ansible.

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