AWS Summit in Paris was held on 19th June 2018 in Palais des Congrès. It was a real success with more than 4000 visitors and 56 sessions.
The opening started with the Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO amazon.com, who gave a very inspiring speech, providing a nice insight in today’s best practices and giving us a hint what we can expect to come in the near future when it comes to exciting AWS universe.
Attendees were then able to pay a visit to 7 sessions trails:
- Développer en 2018: DevOps, Containers, Serverless
- Migrez vos Datacenters vite et bien
- Valoriser vos donnés en toute sécurité
- Intelligence artificielle et Machine Learning
- Démarrer sur AWS
- Retours d’expériences clients
Lectures were mainly focused on presenting new attractive AWS services and approaches, and most of the sessions were backed up by customer success stories on using AWS technology in their enterprises.
Some of these customers are among the largest and most famous enterprises in France, so the feeling of being a part of something huge and important was a pretty much common thing for all those AWS enthusiasts.
The trail I personally found most interesting was “Développer en 2018: DevOps, Containers, Serverless”.
Overview of sessions attended:
- Architecting your AWS applications for millions of users by Adrian Hornsby, Technical Evangelist (AWS) – a general presentation on AWS technologies being able to handle use cases which cover very high traffic internet platforms.
- Containers on AWS: Fargate, EKS by Abby Fuller, Senior Technical Evangelist (AWS) – was a great talk on container related AWS services and useful real-world use cases. Abby spoke about Fargate, an emerging and exciting service from AWS which provides a container-based infrastructure without the need to maintain server instances manually. Also, use case provided in this talk was very interesting, describing the use of Kubernetes and AWS EKS in an infrastructure with over 2000 cloud objects.
- What’s new for Serverless: Lambda, API Gateway by Heitor Lessa, Specialist Solutions Architect, Serverless (AWS) – a talk about serverless architecture, the top trending approach recently, and related AWS services. Heitor also described an alternative to classical REST API approaches with AWS AppSync services and GraphQL in serverless architecture, definitely something worth exploring and trying out, as it provides simple HTTP interface and removes the necessity for having numerous API endpoints for each different action.
- CI/CD, DevOps tools: Code*, Cloud9 by Tara Walker, Technical Evangelist (AWS) – Tara gave an overview on AWS Code* services, AWS’s effort to provide users fully functional CI/CD solution on its own. Special emphasis was on CodeStar, a service that wraps all CI/CD stages and provides the seamless starting point in CI/CD layer.
Overall experience is very satisfying and I personally left the congress hall very inspired and determined.