If you’re an AWS partner, and you’re interested in building a Quick Start, follow these steps. (Not a partner? Learn more about the AWS Partner Network.)

Quick Start process and timeline

Contact your AWS Partner Development Manager or Partner Solutions Architect to pitch your idea. You’ll want to provide a brief spec and an architecture diagram, so we can determine whether your proposal is a good fit for the Quick Start catalog.

If your proposal is approved, we’ll schedule a kickoff meeting. We’ll also ask you for a few more details:

  1. Project name
  2. Project description
  3. GitHub user names (so we can give you permissions to the repository)
  4. List of all software that your Quick Start installs, distributes, or uses. For each, specify:
    • Software package name
    • License requirements
    • License type: BYOL, trial, open-source, other (please specify)
    • How the software is installed (with the Quick Start or from another site)
  5. Brief description of how the Quick Start code will function.
  6. Description of each AWS CloudFormation template included in the Quick Start:
    • Template name
    • What the template does
  7. Contact names for:
    • Development-related questions
    • Launch and marketing-related questions
    • Post-release maintenance questions
    • License-related questions

When the project is approved, you can start coding.

Follow the builder’s guide to plan your architecture and build your AWS CloudFormation template. Follow the tester’s guide to validate your templates, and provide us with content for your deployment guide.

Use the templates and examples from our quickstart-examples) repository:

When your development and documentation tasks are complete, the Quick Start team will publish the AWS CloudFormation templates and documentation (here’s what we publish).

The Quick Start team also coordinates promotional content and activities, including an announcement on the AWS website) and social media. (See the FAQ for more information on these.) We also ask you to promote the Quick Start on your own website with blog posts, web pages, links, and social media. It will make a big difference in visibility and user adoption.

Keep your Quick Start up-to-date. After launch:

  • Plan for proactive updates
  • Respond to user queries and fix bugs
  • Have a well-defined support path or contact person for issues
  • Obsess over your customers and iterate quickly on feedback

If you have any questions, contact us at quickstart@amazon.com.