August 10, 2012

'Startups and AWS Re: Invent in Las Vegas (27-29 November 2012)'

My role of Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services (AWS) implies that I meet a TON of startups, on a daily basis. I simply love it. The interaction is simply wonderful and very stimulating… At least, for me! :D

You might also know that on November 27th-29th, 2012, we are going to have the first global conference for Amazon Web Services. It’s called Re: Invent, and takes place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

If you are a very cool startup, have a story to share with me, and would like a discounted code to register for AWS Re:Invent, I’m happy to help. Please email me (simone at amazon dot com) with the subject line “AWS Re:invent startup”, and tell me who you are, what’s your startup about, and why you’re interested in attending the event. If everything plays right, I’ll give you a code. (if you need two, please specify it in your message).

What is a cool startup? Well, for example, one that has very nice plants in its own office downtown San Francisco. Lovely! See below :)

But now the question is: HOW MUCH does it cost to attend the conference? The regular price (as of Aug 10th, 2012) is 1,099 US$. If you can get one of my codes, you save 200 US$ (price goes down to 899 US$), plus you receive 300 US$ in AWS credits, effectively bringing the price down to 599 US$. Please note that I have a very limited quantity of these codes, therefore I won’t be able to give them to everybody. First come, first serve. And I don’t automatically send codes: I select startups that have that “cool” factor I’m talking about.

Once you’ve received the code, register here and enter the code on the “event selection” section, just after entering your basic information (name, company, etc). There are limited seats available at the conference, and also very limited rooms at the Venetian Hotel (which would be the best option for you), so if you plan to attend I suggest you to apply now.

So, to recap: 1. You are a cool startup. 2. Send me an email (simone@) and tell me why you’re cool, what you do, and why you want to attend. 3. Perhaps you’ll receive a code from me. 4. Use this code to register. 5. See you in Las Vegas.

Finally, if you know of any other cool startup that should read this… Please share this post with them. You can also share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thanks. See you in Las Vegas :)