AWS re:Invent 2018 recap - The AWS Community Hero Private Dinner

AWS re:Invent 2018 experience by Bhuvaneswari Subramani

This is a series of blog posts chronicling my _[experience at AWS re:Invent 2018](https://www.awsugblr.in/tags/awsreinvent-2018/). Hope you enjoy the posts._

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The AWS Hero annual private dinner is usually hosted on Monday evening of re:Invent week. This year, it was on November 26, 7PM-10PM, at the Foundation Room (which is on the top floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel) and around 40 guests aka heros were expected. Thanks to Ross Barich for inviting us (Bhuvaneswari Subramani, Ana Luca Diegues, Zamira Jaupaj & Jocylyn Sy), the re:Invent UG Leader Diversity Scholarship recipients as Special Guest.

To make our life easier to reach the venue, we were provided one-way coach shuttle transfers from the Venetian main entrance to the Foundation Room. Two large black mini coaches with an “AWG Ambassador” chauffeur company logo in red on the side was convenient to locate as it sounded similar to AWS.

There were arrangements set up at the dinner venue to watch re:Invent Monday Night Live. How many watched is a mystery though :)

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Marvelous moment was caught in a frame with Werner Vogels for the #awsreinvent2018 Community Leader Diversity Scholarship recipients at AWS Community Hero Dinner. Great photo during the event with Ana Luca Diegues, Zamira Jaupaj & Jocylyn Sy. Thank you, Ross Barich for clicking one during Werner's guest appearance.

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Joy knew no bounds when you are surprised with a Golden Ticket to witness Andy Jassy and Werner Vogels unveiling awaited announcements in the grandeur at #aws #awsreinvent2018 and we 4 - Ana Luca Diegues, Zamira Jaupaj, Bhuvaneswari Subramani & Jocylyn Sy - are fortunate along with AWS Community Heros to get the Front Seat! We were pretty excited for the Priceless Sessions and thanks to Ross Barich for yet another surprise.

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