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AWS re:Invent 2016

July 6, 2016

The dates have been set! Time for the largest gathering of AWS users in the world. If you are lucky to attend this year, there’s a few things that you should know before going.

Book the closest hotel.

That would be the Venetian. As it all goes down there. Second choice would be the Mirage. The Encore/Wynn are very classy hotels, but they are quite a walk away from the Venetian.

Arrive early.

Try and be there a day early. So you can adjust to the weather etc. And the side-effects of jet lag.

Don’t try and walk!

Everything is damn far from everything. Rather jump on a bus and walk from the nearest stop. You can get a 3 day bus pass instead. +-$22. Money well spent.

Get connected.

Get yourself a sim card for your phone. There’s wireless in the Venetian, but not all places outside are free. Install the official app to stay in touch with conference activities.

Nothing good happens after 12.

If you would like to partake in the majority of events, get back to your room by 12. (That’s my age talking) Always have a coupling with you. Good to have buddies nearby.


It’s year end. And if you looking for bargains, there are bargains to be had. Mainly off The Strip though. You might even decide to pack light, and get there a day early to shop for some jean pants and the like 🙂


Use Tripadvisor to see what’s cool to do in the area, if you have spare time. There’s a ton of stuff to do! (Besides the obvious! 😉

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