Today’s technology landscape is changing ever more rapidly, so staying up to date with the latest and greatest tools and techniques is of the utmost importance for our colleagues. The environments we build and manage are changing at an intimidatingly high pace, in order to leverage what technology vendors make available to support our customers’ businesses.
To a large extent, this pace is dictated by the tools and services provided by the three largest public-cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Google. To stay abreast of the latest developments in the AWS ecosystem, colleagues from Schuberg Philis have for many years been visiting AWS’s flagship technology conference: “re:Invent” in Las Vegas.
At Schuberg Philis, it is customary that colleagues who travel to such an event share their new insights with the whole Schuberg Philis family upon their return to the mothership. This family includes, of course, our customers. Hence, in January 2020, after attending re:Invent the month before (together with the Dutch AWS User Group), we organized and hosted a so-called “re:Cap” event for approximately 200 participants (colleagues, customers, and members of the wider local AWS community) to scrutinize specific product announcements and more general technology developments.
Centering on the theme of Big Data, re:Cap featured experience reports and case studies presented by cloud practitioners from Schuberg Philis and a technology showcase by AWS’s Antje Barth. It’s gatherings like this that provide us with much-needed but also fun opportunities to share with our relations the know-how that is so critical for achieving success in current-day IT.