AWS Road Trip

14 User Groups, 5500 Miles, One Evangelist

Final Road Trip Report

Introduction

AWS Road Trip Final Report Jeff Barr MCDM Independent Study for Professor Brian Marr June 5, 2013

Job Description

User Groups

Goals

Planning Process

Routes

Route Planning Tools and How They Suck

Finding and Connecting with User Groups

Social Media

Blog Creation

  • Static Hosting on S3 with Octopress
  • Image Processing and Uploading
  • Foursquare
  • Twitter
  • Contour

Sponsors & Supporters

Cloud-Powered

Solicitation Process

Results

  • Red Lion
  • Ford
  • Contour
  • Waze
  • fourquare
  • Reddit
  • Dropbox

Final Preparation

  • Reservations
  • Packing
  • Maps, or the Lack Thereof
  • Content (Presentation)

Risk Management

Daylight Driving

Weather

Vehicle

Staying Alert

Operational Concerns

Tires

Phone Health

Phone Connectivity

Survey

The Trip

Daily Routine

  • Departure Checklist
  • Social Media
  • Presentation

Customizing Content

Speaking

  • Group
  • Present
  • Q&A
  • Swag

Results

Metrics

Driving

Attendance

Hits, Tweets, etc

Anecdotal Feedback

Learnings

Planning is Key

Keep it Simple

Surprises

Press

Acknowledgements