AWS re:Invent 2016 – Getting there

Las Vegas Boulevard South

Coming Soon: AWS re:Invent 2016. Photo courtesy of D-Stanley(CC Attribution)

Are you planning to be at AWS re:Invent in November? qwikLABS is going, and we hope to see you there! 

This is the first in a series of posts we’ll write leading up to the event. You will see all kinds of information, from packing lists to treasure maps. Today’s topic? How to get your ticket.

The easiest way, of course, is to register. 

Looking for a challenge? There are a few ways to get to re:Invent for less…

Win a ticket with the Serverless Chat Bot Competition

  • The challenge: Build a chat bot and win a ticket to re:Invent 2016! 8 tickets (plus other goodies) are up for grabs.
  • Deadline: Sept. 29
  • Click here for official details from the AWS team
  • Wondering where to start? Sign up for a free webinar from AWS. The webinar promises in-depth exploration of the skills you’ll need to master to build your own chat bot. 
  • … and finally, qwikLABS can help you learn to build a serverless chat bot! (Handy, eh?) With this Slack Chat Bot lab, you’ll get step-by-step instructions and a template for creating a chat bot. You can customize it to your heart’s content, then use it to enter the competition!

Earn the Alexa Developer Discount

If we find other nifty competitions or promos, we’ll be sure to share them. Good luck! 

qwikLABS road trip: AWS Summit NYC

Were you at the AWS Summit in NYC? We hope you had time to swing by the hands-on lab room! Even if you didn’t make it, we hope to see you at the next one

AWS Summit: Hands-on labs

Lab-takers hard at work.

While you’re at an AWS Summit…

There’s always a ton of speakers, events, and programs with AWS experts and super-users. Usually you can find qwikLABS there too! If you haven’t been to one yet, or if you’re thinking of going to the next one, here’s why you should make the trip:

    AWS Summit Tokyo 2016:ラボのお時間を確保ください!

    AWS Summit Tokyoにご参加の予定はありますか? (  今年のSummitは、過去最大規模で開催されます。3日間に渡り、100以上の最新のAWSクラウドのトレンドが紹介され、役員から開発者まで全員を対象としたものとなります。


    新たなAWSのスキルを身に着ける最善の方法は、ハンズオンで経験することです。qwikLABSラボを利用すれば、新たなスキルを演習で試し、実際の AWSコンソールを使用できます。AWS Summit Tokyoにご参加される方は、ラボセッションにご参加いただくことが可能です。スケジュールはこちら ( でご確認ください。ラボセッションには3つのトピックが選ばれています。またセッションは AWSテクニカルトレーナーによって提供されます。AWSテクニカルトレーナーは10分間ほど説明を行い、その後、皆さんがラボを完了するご支援を致します。

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    Get your lab on at AWS Chicago Summit

    Are you in Chicago? Check out the AWS Summit, happening now. Say hi to Dave, the qwikLABS on-scene expert!

    Many labs were taken.

    One for the road

    Snag a token (or 2) and take a free lab at the event, or save it for later. Bring one home to your friend while you’re at it – save your souvenir budget.

    New look, same price (free!).

    If you’re in Chicago, I hope you swing by and take a lab or two. And if you’re not in Chicago, no worries, qwikLABS AWS labs are available anywhere with an internet connection. Take a look at our catalog and find your next lab.