AWS Summit New York

Getting Ready for the AWS Summit in New York

Jerry Hargrove

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The AWS Summit in New York is right around the corner, July 17th at the Javits Center in NYC. It’s one of the few remaining AWS Summits for 2018 and one of my favorites to attend. It’s a great place to talk tech with colleagues I don’t often get to see in person and, for a Pacific Northwest native like me, there’s nothing quite like a visit to the Big Apple.

The New York Summit is also unique in that it’s scheduled about mid-year and midway between annual AWS re:Invent conferences. So it’s a great time for AWS to announce new services and features to maintain momentum and excitement, and historically, this is what they’ve done (see below). This approach works, so I don’t expect this year to be different. I’m excited to hear what AWS has in store for us.

AWS Summit New York

I’ll be attending the keynote in the morning to hear AWS CTO Werner Vogels and GM Matt Woods, and then I’ll sit in on a few breakout sessions (depending on announcements) and visit the Expo floor to see who’s there. After the Summit, I’m heading back to the Lucid office in Utah for our annual company hackathon and for my AI/ML meetup.

If you’re going to be at the New York Summit this year, DM me at @awsgeek or send me an email. Let’s get together and catch up!

If you’re in the Salt Lake Valley next week, you should really try to stop by the Lucid office in South Jordan and attend the AI/ML meetup. I’ll be talking about how easy it is to add AWS AI/ML services to your applications and some of the things you can do with them. It will be awesome!

Recap of past New York AWS Summits

New services announced

Amazon Macie: A machine learning-powered security service to discover, classify, and protect sensitive data.

AWS Glue: A fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service to prepare and load data for analytics.

AWS Migration Hub: A single location to track the progress of application migrations across multiple AWS and partner solutions.

New features announcedAWS CloudHSM, Amazon S3, AWS CloudTrail, Elastic File System


New services announced

Amazon Kinesis Analytics: A fully managed service for continuously querying streaming data using standard SQL.

Application Load Balancer: A Layer 7 load balancer with support for content-based routing and applications that run in containers.

New features announced

Amazon API Gateway, Amazon S3, AWS Snowball, Amazon EBS, Amazon ECS


New services announced

Amazon API Gateway: A fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale.

AWS CodeCommit: A fully managed source control service that makes it easy for companies to host secure and highly scalable private Git repositories.

AWS CodePipeline: A continuous integration and continuous delivery service for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates.

AWS Service Catalog: A service that allows organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS.

AWS Device Farm: An app testing service that lets you test and interact with your Android, iOS, and web apps on many devices at once or reproduce issues on a device in real time.

New features announcedAWS Lambda
New services announced

Amazon Cognito: A service that helps you add user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile apps quickly and easily.

Amazon CloudWatch Logs: A service that lets you monitor and troubleshoot your systems and applications using your existing system, application, and custom log files.

Amazon Mobile Analytics (since deprecated in favor of Amazon Pinpoint): A service that helps you engage with your customers by sending email, SMS, and mobile push messages.

Amazon Zocalo (since rebranded as Amazon WorkDocs): A secure, fully managed file collaboration and management service.

New features announcedAmazon SNS

About the author

Jerry Hargrove is a cloud architect and developer focused on guiding others on their journey to the cloud, enabling them to build secure, scalable and highly available solutions. Jerry has an extensive background in software development and brings with him over 20 years of experience working as a software architect, developer and manager for companies, including Rackspace, AWS and now at Lucidchart. Follow him on Twitter at @awsgeek.

About Lucidchart

Lucidchart, a cloud-based intelligent diagramming application, is a core component of Lucid Software's Visual Collaboration Suite. This intuitive, cloud-based solution empowers teams to collaborate in real-time to build flowcharts, mockups, UML diagrams, customer journey maps, and more. Lucidchart propels teams forward to build the future faster. Lucid is proud to serve top businesses around the world, including customers such as Google, GE, and NBC Universal, and 99% of the Fortune 500. Lucid partners with industry leaders, including Google, Atlassian, and Microsoft. Since its founding, Lucid has received numerous awards for its products, business, and workplace culture. For more information, visit

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