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All right, the @awscloud #reinvent Expo Nature Walk livetweet thread!
Before we begin, remember that we're guests in these noble creatures' habitat. Don't disturb them; they're more scared of you than you are of them.
Also, make sure not to let any of them scan your badge. It disrupts their ecosystem; we don't want them to grow to depend upon #reinvent attendees to survive.
Here, we see the a very old species: @IBM. In the past 150 years they've had two "household name" breakout success projects: Watson and the Holocaust. They're very much hoping that "Cloud" will be the third. #reinvent
Here we see Akamai, a curious organism that's evolved a Jason API. "Don't you mean JSON?" I do not! Their API opens a ticket that a gentleman named Jason fulfills. #reinvent
In the far corner where it's protected, we find @CenturyLink. They're a timid organism, hiding from their natural predator: the mighty backhoe. #reinvent
Here we see an evolutionary dead end. Super evolved to pivot, @pivotal got so good at it that eventually all it could do was sit and spin. #reinventnaturewalk
Next on the #reinventnaturewalk we see @MongoDB. It's known for its curious mating call that starts "Use our software!" but then trills up three octaves into a shriek "NO NOT LIKE THAT!"
Here we find @CockroachDB on our #reinventnaturewalk. When everything else in the Expo is gone, this hardy fellow will still be here.
Over in this part of the preserve, we see on our #reinventnaturewalk the @awscloud API consistency team hard at work!
Over here we see an unhealthy specimen. 😞 @SnowflakeDB has grown fat and happy on the easy leavings from VCs, and has evolved ever-more ridiculous plumage to attract new investors. Here it takes the form of a racecar! #reinventnaturewalk
Next on our #reinventnaturewalk we see this curious fellow! @CapitalOne timidly emerges from its burrow. If it hears a whisper about "their data breach" it immediately dives back into its burrow, leaving us with six more months of no-talking-about-cloud.
Next up on the #reinventnaturewalk we see @thousandeyes! "We'll just see about that" muttered @amazon darkly, and then acquired @ring.
Here we see @fastly on our #reinventnaturewalk. They're a much more reactive and responsive Cloudfront, a distant cousin.
Here's the Scamall theatre. Local organizations use it to talk about Blockchain. #reinventnaturewalk
Here we see a particularly capricious predator, @DXCTechnology. It's known to play with its food before killing it--for an example of this, see Eucalyptus--which was hunted to extinction. #reinventnaturewalk
In the 19th and 20th centuries, monarchies gave way to democracies around the world. This posed a problem for @splunk, as the world rapidly ran out of princesses to kidnap for ransom in order to pay for its services. #reinventnaturewalk
Here we see the apex predator, @awscloud itself. It builds and baits a nest that's also a trap; in effect, some organisms actually pay to be eaten! I know; I don't understand it either. #reinventnaturewalk
Here we see @InfluxDB. It's similar in some respects to the mythical "Amazon Timestream," but unlike that beast of legend, this one actually exists. #reinventnaturewalk
I steer clear of @accenture on the #reinventnaturewalk. A fortune teller once told me I'd one day work there. You can't escape destiny--but I'm in no rush to meet it.
Here we see @rubrikInc near @theCUBE (which is a bunch of squares). They have to be kept apart for obvious reasons. #reinventnaturewalk
On this part of the #reinventnaturewalk we see @netflix. They hire brilliant engineers who can change the foundations of the world, then use them to stream movies.
Next up on our #reinventnaturewalk we see the @awscloud Multi-Cloud Pavilion.
Here we see a prehistoric creature, unchanged for millions of years. Like the deadly crocodile, be careful--@Cisco can still kill if one falls on you. #reinventnaturewalk
Here we see one of its children-by-adoption, @AppDynamics. Once a bright, promising candidate, it's now clearly an evolutionary dead-end due to its parent. #reinventnaturewalk
Here we see @densify on our #reinventnaturewalk. Last year it was proficient at "sending hotel staff barging into #reinvent attendee rooms to deliver swag." We're testing to see if they've evolved this year to the point of busting into toilet stalls.
Here we see @LookerData. Once a very promising alternative to others such as @tableau, it was acquired by Google and is thus on borrowed time until being shuttered or having its terms changed to something monstrous. #reinventnaturewalk
Here we see @nginx! Like most open-source companies, its primary ecosystem role is 'food.' #reinventnaturewalk
We conclude our #reinventnaturewalk with @amazon's Alexa. It stands as a testament to @awscloud's total dedication to listening to its customers.

Thanks for joining us!
We had a great time, and only lost 12 guests this time to the @datadog badge scanners. Successful #reinventnaturewalk concluded!
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