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I’ll be going to @awsreinvent for the first time this year. I asked my colleagues for their top tips for first time #AWS #ReInvent attendees.

Here’s what they said …
@AWSreInvent (2/10)

“Don't worry too much about where you stay as there's a very regular and efficient bus service going between all venues”
@AWSreInvent (3/10)

“If you want to avoid awkward conversations with hotel reception about your room bill, don't just pull random items out of the bar fridge to see what they are - they are on pressure plates that automatically bill your room, and some of things are ... not food or drinks.”
@AWSreInvent (4/10)

“spend some time trawling through the online agenda and planning what you want to do, I'd advise trying to align sessions in the same venue or allowing a decent amount of time to get between venues, as it's a bit of a mission getting between them.”
@AWSreInvent (5/10)

“Reserved Seating opens for Re:invent next week, but if you don’t get a spot there are spare seats for walkups if you turn up 30 mins before the session begins.”
@AWSreInvent (6/10)

“Popular sessions are often held a second or third time and the agenda is updated daily so you'll probably be revising your agenda daily while you're there anyway.”
@AWSreInvent (7/10)

“Get along to some hands-on sessions, most are great for seeing how things work in practice - although some were very technical and a couple were in the evening, so depends on how you're feeling after a long day!”
@AWSreInvent (8/10)

“Decide whether you want to take notes by hand, on a tablet or on your laptop.. Note that almost all sessions will be online at some point after the event anyway.”
@AWSreInvent (9/10)

“Blogging at the end of the days events really helps lock in what you’ve done that day memory-wise, there’s so much going on you’ll forget half of it by the end of the week otherwise.”
@AWSreInvent (10/10)

“Make some time to visit the Expo area and the AWS specialist area. You can bend the ear of real live AWS technical specialist and ask them any burning questions you have.”
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