I get to attend a free 1 day training based on the AWS Essentials Course during today’s AWSome Day. The training covers basic knowledge on key AWS services and did not change much from last year’s AWSome Day (even the location has not changed) but I still come knowing what to expect and I see myself coming again in the coming years.
Basically we’re given this 250+ pages of AWS Technical Essentials Student Guide and the sessions will go through the book throughout the day and ends with certification for all those attending.
Having attended the same training before and being an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate myself, I was there mostly for a refresher to the topics and to keep myself up to date with AWS in general via the keynote. My current work doesn’t require me to use AWS so it’s important for me to keep myself current in the topics or I will probably start to lose the knowledge over time to junks or other not so importing things that constantly fight for precious space in my head.
Talking about the keynote, the demo with Sphero with built in Intel Edison and how it works with Raspberry Pi and AWS services such as Alexa, IoT and Lambda was quite fun. The geek side of me always wanted to play with such things but I couldn’t even get myself to buy a Raspberry Pi kits that I’ve always been contemplating to get since the first edition was released, which was many, many years ago. Also, the demo which uses iPhone camera displayed in macOS which I assume is done via the simulator app which is included in Xcode reminded me on my plan to start with iOS programming which never came to fruition. It’s a pity that Xcode was the first app that I installed when I first get my MacBook but I never get past the iOS Playground app up until now.
Looking forward for AWSome Day Kuala Lumpur 2017 and I hope I’ll get my associate SysOps and DevOps AWS certificate by then.