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Top 5 Mini AWS Projects To Build (Beginner - Advanced)

PLUS: AWS Oct Opportunities

In Today’s Cloudbites:

🎯 Top 5 AWS Projects

👩‍💻 How to Get Started with it

🌟 [Oct] AWS Learning Opportunities

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Hi friends, welcome back to Cloudbites. Today, I’ll be recommending 5 mini AWS Cloud Projects. These projects can be built quickly and you can add them onto your resume or portfolio to showcase your experience.

🎯 5 Mini AWS Cloud Projects to Build (Beginner to Advanced)

  1. Host a website on AWS (Beginner): Web-hosting is a fundamental use-case that every Cloud Engineer or Solutions Architect should know. This beginner-friendly project will guide you through setting up a personal website using Amazon S3 and connecting it with a custom domain through Amazon Route 53.

    Est time: 30mins - 1 hr

  2. Visualize Data with Amazon Quicksight (Beginner): In this project you’ll be visualizing data through charts and dashboards using Amazon S3 and Amazon Quicksight. You’ll be drawing from a dataset of 50,000 best-selling products on Amazon.com.

    Est time: 1 - 2 hrs

  3. Integrate Amazon Lex ChatBot with Facebook Messenger (Intermediate): In this project you’ll integrate an Amazon Lex ChatBot with Facebook Messenger. You could use this to create a customer service chatbot, a booking system or even a trivia game.

    Est time: 2-3 hrs; depending on the complexity of the chatbot

  4. Fortune Teller Application (Intermediate): This project is a fun one - you’ll be creating a "Fortune Teller" application using AWS Lambda, that answers "yes", "no", or "maybe" to user questions.

    Est time: 2-3 hrs

  5. Multi-Tier, Highly Available, Fault-Tolerant Web Application (Advanced): This application features a VPC with 6 subnets, and internet gateway, an S3 bucket and a few other AWS services. While this is a more advanced project, AWS has a step-by-step tutorial explaining how to build everything.

    Est time: 4-6 hours

👩‍💻 How to Get Started

Like the sound of these projects but not sure where to start? Check out my Youtube video where I dive deeper into each project. I also have a Github page with step-by-step instructions you can follow along with for each project.

🌟 [Oct] AWS Learning Opportunities

Looking for more ways to develop your AWS skills? Here are some opportunities to look out for this month:

  1. AWS Discovery Day - Demystify Generative AI [Oct 9] (LINK)

  2. Free Exam Prep: AWS Cloud Practitioner [Oct 10] (LINK)

  3. AWS Technical Essentials Day [Oct 31] (LINK)

  4. New AWS Cloud Quests available! Sign-up for a 7-day Free Trial of AWS Skill Builder (LINK)

  5. Latest video: 5 Mini AWS Cloud Projects to Build (Beginner to Advanced) (LINK)

That's all for now. Thanks for reading! 😊

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