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AWS Startup Day in Sydney

JP Costales
Nov 3
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My colleagues Steve Gilles, Hannah Field and I were delighted and honoured to attend to the AWS Startup Day event in Sydney. It was a great half day mini conference, held at the beautiful AWS offices in the Sydney CBD. We attend a number of conferences, and were pleasantly surprised at the half-day, two-stream (business and technical) format 👏

The talks were inspiring, the questions were thoughtful, and the crowd was engaging and welcoming. As an added bonus, we got to see our ex-Lookahead colleague Matt Allen 🎉 host the Business-focused stream and chair a panel of startup industry leaders. Awesome job AWS on your inaugural Startup Day Sydney 🇦🇺 event!

Here’s a brief recap of the day’s events, with a few of our favourite tweets.

Amazing Keynotes from Mackenzie Kosut (AWS) and Chris Sharkey (Autopilot)

VC Do’s and Don’t’s - What makes you jump out of bed?

“If you’re talking to a VC who promises to solve all your problems - run a mile! That’s not how it works.” James @airtreevc #AWSStartupday

— Catherine Eibner (@ceibner) November 1, 2017

Some good advice for start-ups working with VCs

Keynote speaker @mkosut giving some impressive stats about startups launching with AWS. #AWSStartupday

— Kris Howard 💃 (@web_goddess) October 31, 2017

Interesting Startup and AWS services growth stats

“Friends don’t let friends use SQL for user authentication” - Ed Lima @ #AWSStartupDay 😂

— Glenn Gillen (@glenngillen) November 1, 2017

Friends and SQL - Funny and also useful!

Video Recap of AWS Startup Day, Sydney Version

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