Hi. I'm David Shepherd. I'm the guy behind reInventParties.com
This is a personal project. Designed, developed & promoted by me.
To be clear, I'm not making money on this and I have no sponsors.
My boss agreed to send me to re:Invent this year. Sweet!
This is my first year attending, so I started collecting guides. I posted a collection of them to my personal blog. I don't get much traffic on my blog, so I shared it on the AWS subreddit. It got a few comments and one of the redditors suggested a list of parties would be helpful.
I took the bait and committed to creating one.
At the same time I was taking the Certified Solutions Architect-Associate course from Ryan Kroonenburg at A Cloud Guru. In the course there is a lab on building and serving a static site from an S3 bucket. I have been managing webservers forever and the idea intrigued me. I like the idea of having the functionality of a webserver without the cost of an EC2 instance. I also wanted to see what a site with some OK traffic would cost to run and this project seemed like a good fit.
So I followed the lab and learned the tools.
My original reddit post had just 31 upvotes and 42 comments. At least half those comments were from me.
This site did better
Tweet activity over 28 days.
This is web site sessions & new sessions from October.
Tweet activity from November.
Site sessions & new sessions from November.
Nowhere close to what I expected.
Total Project costs = $15.40
About the price of a Large Pizza and drinks.
|Most Sponsors tolerate being listed||Some will demand removal. :(|
|Some Vendors are simply AWESOME||Like @LucidChart, @DeloitteDigital & @PGSSoftware|
|Be VERY CLEAR that your site is not AWS affiliated or endorsed||Thankfully AWS was cool about it|
|Tweets with images get traction||ALWAYS add an image|
|Maintaining the site by hand is painful||Need a tool to manage content|
|People are willing to help||Need tools to make helping easy|
This has been tons of fun. Thanks for being part of this little adventure.
Phone: (571) 339 9877
Party: (804) 53P ARTY