As a first-time speaker representing Intowow, I was a little nervous but very excited by an invitation to present at AWS Startup Day. Unlike my day job in software development in which I only have to make sure that my “language” is logically understood by compiler and server, preparing a speech requires much more effort to figure out the most comprehensive way to deliver my ideas in front of a human audience.
I am not a very experienced speaker. When I got up on stage, I really just wanted to talk to myself. I didn’t want to fumble my words or lose my pacing. My job was to navigate through all the slides in the allotted 25 minutes. Maybe next time I will be a bit more relaxed and enjoy the process and experience of giving a speech more. Now that it’s behind me, I am very pleased that the theme and content of our session aroused the interest of many listeners. In the subsequent conversations we had, we had the chance to share more about how we use AWS Organizations for multi-account management as well as for developing our homemade cross-account, multi-region DevOps tool.
I’m proud to have had the chance to be a guest speaker for an event held by the biggest cloud provider in the world. It’s a great opportunity to promote our product and let people become aware of how innovative Intowow engineering is. The overall experience was great. The facilities and schedule arrangement by AWS made the whole event really smooth and enjoyable. I am also happy that the topic we shared received some attention and led to several further discussions after our session finished.
Last but not the least, the Intowow marketing team played an extremely important role behind the scenes. They made every effort with unflagging patience to make our slides and demo video professional and easy to understand. We could not have rounded off our presentation in such a successful way without their support.