Practically every enterprise-level company uses AWS or Amazon Web Services. This cloud-based service platform offers data storage, program access, and other significant services from the web. As AWS evolves, modern developers must have the opportunity to network and communicate with both each other and Amazon itself.
That’s where AWS re:Invent comes in. Read on if you plan to attend this Las Vegas conference in 2022. If you’re still on the fence, read on; we’ll discuss 10 of the best, most fun parties happening at this event in detail.
What is AWS re:Invent?
Put simply, AWS re:Invent is one of the most important conferences hosted by Amazon Web Services. While it was a digital event in 2020, it returned to Las Vegas in 2021 and is set to come back to Sin City from November 28-December 2, 2022.
If you or your coworkers attend re:Invent, you’ll have the opportunity not just to learn much more about upcoming AWS services and features but also the chance to network with important AWS personnel, other industry experts, and so on. AWS re:Invent is also a perfect chance to attend certification training, check out keynote announcements, and explore after-hours events.
In short, it’s a fantastic social and professional B2B event with a lot to offer. There’s just one problem: you can’t possibly attend every event at AWS re:Invent.
Instead, you’ll need to pick and choose which events you attend, including fun, sociable parties. With dozens of different parties happening throughout the re:Invent event, it can be tough to pick the right shindigs to stop by.
The Top 10 re:Invent Parties to Attend
Fortunately, Vendelux is here to help. Here are the top 10 best re:Invent parties to attend based on their sponsors, likely attendees, and fun factors.
Monday, November 28, 2022
- Aviatrix Cocktail Reception: 7-9pm
- Salesforce Welcome Reception: 7:30-10:30pm
- Amazon Personalize & Amplitude Kick-Off Party: 8:30-10:30pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
- Cockroach Labs Restaurant Reception: 6-8pm
- Lacework Mixer: 6pm
- Cocktails & Networking with ActionIQ and Merkle: 6-8pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
- McKinsey & Co. Annual Poker Tournament: 6-10pm
- DevOps & Darts: 6:30-9:30pm
- Topgolf with DuploCloud & AWS: 8-10pm
- The Desert Disco: 9pm-1am
First up on the list is the Aviatrix Cocktail Reception. It’s scheduled to be held from 7 PM to 9 PM at Canaletto in St. Mark’s Square. Why attend?
Simply put, it’s set to be great fun! There are sure to be dozens of cocktails available, plenty of networking opportunities, and other things to keep your interest as you chat the night away with your friends and coworkers.
Perhaps more importantly, Aviatrix is a major partner of AWS. Aviatrix’s Networking Competency services assist enterprises with their cloud networking and help boost cloud networking visibility. If this is in your wheelhouse or your professional sector, it may be wise to attend this event to learn more about what Aviatrix has coming up and how your industry or organization can benefit from it.
You can count on one of the biggest CRM companies in the world to have a foot in the game. Fortunately, Salesforce is hosting a welcome reception on the first day of re:Invent, November 28.
The event is set to be held from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM and offers an exclusive range of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Visit the iconic Casa Playa Restaurant at Encore Las Vegas to stop by. You just need the basic AWS re:Invent attendee badge to enter.
Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy local entertainment and live music from the restaurant, plus have your fill of tasty cocktails. This event is sort of a welcome or kick-off party for the rest of the re:Invent conference, so it could be a good way to start your time at this annual get-together.
Amazon has partnered with Amplitude for a November 28 kick-off party for the rest of the re:Invent event. It’s held from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM and is intended to celebrate the new partnership between AWS and Amplitude Recommendations.
Not only does this event include an open bar, but it also has appetizers from the TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub. Music, dancing, and other entertaining events are expected, so it’s sure to be a great time whether or not you plan to network exclusively or are more in the mood to socialize outside of work goals.
Note that space for this event is very limited, so sign up early to ensure you can squeeze in.
Cockroach Labs is cohosting a restaurant reception with LaunchDarkly and Kasura on November 29, Tuesday, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Mercato Della Pescheria in The Venetian. This official AWS re:Invent restaurant reception is perfect for unwinding after a long day of networking and conference meetings, so it includes a well-stocked open bar, photo booth, food options, and lots of tables for you to kick back and relax.
Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, one of the largest and most popular distributed databases that use standard SQL for cloud applications. It powers many big companies such as Comcast, Lush, and Bose. As a result, attending this restaurant reception could be wise if you want to network with individuals inside this important company.
You can visit the International Smoke Restaurant at the MGM Grant Hotel and Casino on November 29 at 6 PM to check out Lacework and AWS’ mixer. The International Smoke Restaurant is one of the newest award-winning restaurants located on the strip, so odds are you haven’t eaten here before, even if you have attended the re:Invent event previously.
This event is purely a social occasion, as Lacework wants to bring people throughout the industry together so they can chat not just about cybersecurity but also about their daily lives. Still, this could be a good opportunity to mingle and socialize if you are in the cybersecurity sector.
Tuesday, November 29, also has Cocktails and Networking with ActionIQ and Merkle from 6 PM to 8 PM. These companies are hosting an exclusive cocktail event focusing on MarTech employees, so check it out if you’re in this sector professionally.
The event is hosted at the Wynn’s Lake of Dreams, and it offers craft cocktails and bites to eat from David Middleton, a popular Las Vegas chef. You can bet on ecosystem customers and partners, AWS principals, and team members from ActionIQ and Merkle themselves; you can rest assured there will be plenty of networking opportunities here, plus camaraderie! Keep in mind that spots are limited, so reserve your seats early.
Like to play poker? Celebrate the re:Invent with your friends or coworkers (for workplace rivals) with the annual poker tournament from McKinsey & Co. McKinsey is focused on cloud technologies and developments, so it’s a great party to attend if your work focuses on these technologies as well.
The poker tournament itself is set to follow the Texas Hold ’em tournament style rules. You have to register to enter this tournament, so decide quickly. There may be no better way to prove your professional chops than to beat your coworkers in a game of poker!
DevOps & Darts is set to be held on November 30 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Flight Club in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. As its name suggests, it’s a place for DevOps professionals to congregate, socialize, and challenge each other to friendly games of darts. What’s not to like?
While most of your time will be spent playing the aforementioned darts, you’ll also be able to sip tasty drinks and chat with others in your industry about whatever comes to mind.
Topgolf is a unique and alcohol-friendly gaming experience held only at special arenas. You can attend your own Topgolf game with AWS and DuploCloud on November 30 from 8 PM to 10 PM.
It’s a perfect opportunity to play a unique game with industry peers and friends, as well as discuss B2B lead generation or data-driven event marketing with technology and industry enthusiasts after a long day learning everything you can at the re:Invent event. Beer, cocktails, burgers, and other bites are served straight to your tables or seats as you play Topgolf.
10. The Desert Disco
You can alternatively get your dance on from 9 PM to 1 AM on November 30 at The Desert Disco. This is a great way to wrap up the re:Invent event for 2022. It’s set to include featured guests such as DL Malibu Cathy, who will perform a live set at 9:30 PM.
Attend this event, and you’ll be sure to dance your butt off. It’s held at the Emerald Lounge at Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill, located at The Venetian Hotel.
In the end, any of the above re:Invent parties could be fantastic fun to attend, particularly with your coworkers and friends. But don’t hesitate to make up your own party schedule. Re:Invent only comes once a year, so make the most of it by attending the parties you think are best. Check out Vendelux to discover which sponsors and attendees are set to visit specific events so you can plan out your re:Invent time wisely.
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