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Amazon AWS 101 Cloud Computing Business Seminar–everyone but me, thanks

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 10-Oct-2011 18:56

I registered to the Amazon AWS 101 Cloud Computing Business Seminar event happening in Wellington and Auckland. I am a tech guy, and I use technology. A lot. That's how we keep Geekzone running - we use the lot, including databases, performance optimisation, content delivery networks, balanced DNS, analytics, etc. Because that's how we keep the site running, and that's how we have it on the top.

So naturally I thought learning about Amazon AWS would be awesome and I could at some point use this.

But when I registered I put my title as "blogger" instead of "director". Because that's what I do for a living. The "director" at my company is just the signing title.

Then I got a strange phone call from Amazon asking what is my title, followed by this email:

Thank you very much for your interest in our Business Seminar in Wellington on Oct 13. This event is a customer-focus event and therefore not appropriate for Media and Bloggers. However, we would be very happy to answer any of your question and therefore set up a meeting with our PR Manager. Please let me know if you'd like to that.

So, there you go.

After I replied to this note with a clarification they sent me an email saying I am welcome to the event.

I think not.



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