Events & Webinars

Check out upcoming AWS events or events that AWS will be participating in:

AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofits Symposium
Washington, DC, United States
When: June 24-26, 2014
Summary: Join us for one of the largest public sector cloud events on the East Coast. This complimentary, two and a half-day event targets government, education, and nonprofit leaders and technical professionals seeking an introduction to the AWS Cloud, advanced guidance on architecture and engineering, opportunities to share and exchange ideas, and partners looking to build business relationships.

The AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofits Symposium will feature customer presentations, case studies and technical sessions led by subject matter experts and AWS engineers. You can customize your learning experience by choosing from multiple tracks. Take advantage of our sessions focused on new AWS services or dive deep into services you may already use. Learn about popular cloud use cases and understand best practices for security, big data, data center consolidation, open data and more. With over 40 sessions, you will have an opportunity to tackle your current cloud challenges and uncover ways to ramp up quickly.
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AWS Summit New York
When: July 10, 2014, 9:30am - 7:00pm
Where: Javits Convention Center, New York
Summary: This free, one-day event will feature a keynote address from Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer,, customer presentations, and technical content specifically designed for new and experienced users.
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EMEA Journey through the AWS Cloud Webinar Series
Summary: The Journey through the AWS Cloud, monthly webinar series, covers a range of business and technical topics that will provide you with all the pertinent information on the AWS Cloud services and products.
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EMEA Masterclass Webinar Series
Summary: The Masterclass webinar series includes deep-dive and technical training curated by subject matter experts with a focus on real life business challenges and solutions to help provide you with a thorough understanding of specific AWS products and services. Our AWS Solutions Architects will be available to answer your questions raised in the webinars.
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Enabling Business Agility - DevOps for the Enterprise
Summary: Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a flexible environment that facilitated the successes of organizations like Netflix, Airbnb, Etsy, and many others that embraced DevOps. This series of webinars deconstructs the elements of DevOps that made those success stories and provides best practices and practical examples on how to get started on DevOps with AWS, regardless of the size of your organization.
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Webinar: Delivering Dynamic Content using Amazon CloudFront
When: July 22, 2014, 10:00am PT
Summary: In this webinar delivered by the Amazon CloudFront product team, we'll provide an overview on how you can use Amazon CloudFront to help architect your site to deliver both static and dynamic content (portions of your site that change for each end-user). We will also discuss new Amazon CloudFront features like Device Detection, Geo Targeting, Host Header Forwarding, and CORS Support.
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Webinar: Design for Availability
When: July 23, 2014, 9:00am PT
Summary: Design for failure and nothing fails. How do you build a system which is designed from the beginning to withstand failure? This session will cover many techniques to develop a system which can remain available during times of disaster and failure. Take advantage of AWS Availability Zones to spread your system across multiple physical locations to isolate yourself from physical and geographical disruptions. Replicate your database and state information to increase availability. Attend this complimentary webinar to learn more.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to design for failure
  • How to use distribute your application across Multiple Availability Zones (physically different data centers)
  • How to scale your application as traffic grows and / or shrinks
  • How to make your application self-healing
  • How to add loose coupling into your application to make it more survivable

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Webinar: Cost and Performance Optimization in Amazon RDS
When: July 24, 2014, 11:00am PT
Summary: Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale, relational databases in the cloud. The service offers a variety of techniques for optimizing the performance level delivered, as well as optimizing your spending. In this webinar, we will show a variety of techniques for implementing the right performance level for your application.
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Webinar: SANLess Windows Server Failover Clustering in Amazon EC2 for Mission Critical Applications
When: July 29, 2014, 11:00am PT
Summary: You don't need shared storage to get high availability protection for your enterprise applications running in Amazon EC2. Learn how SANLess clusters eliminate the cost, complexity, and single point of failure risk of traditional SAN-based clusters. Get the protection and configuration flexibility you need to run mission critical applications in the cloud.

We'll be discussing ways to protect SQL, SAP, File Servers, and other enterprise-class Windows applications in Amazon EC2. Learn how leading enterprises have used SANLess clusters to meet their HA and DR objectives quickly and easily. Watch in real time as we create a SANLess WSFC cluster.
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Webinar: Amazon CloudFront Office Hours - July
When: July 30, 2014, 10:00am PT
Summary: Join technical experts from Amazon CloudFront, AWS’s content delivery network, for an interactive “Office Hours” session. This session enables a technical audience the ability to interact directly with our engineers in the form of a live Q&A.
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Webinar: Deploying Remote Desktop Gateway on AWS
When: July 31, 2014; 10am PST
Summary: This webinar reviews our new Remote Desktop Gateway Reference Implementation Guide which will help you deploy Remote Desktop Gateway on AWS in about an hour. Included is an overview of the reference architecture, best practices for securely accessing your Windows-based instances using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for remote administration. Also provided are AWS CloudFormation templates to help automate deployment.

Speaker: Matt Tavis, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Speaker Bio: As a Principal Solutions Architect, Matt Tavis works on the AWS Partner team with enterprise customers and partners to provide architectural guidance and to help AWS customers understand how to best utilize AWS. Matt has been with Amazon since 2005 and has been working with Amazon's web services offerings throughout that entire period. Prior to joining AWS, Matt worked at Microsoft designing web services APIs and spent many years working in IT consulting for Sapient Corporation.
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Webinar: Backup and Archiving in the AWS Cloud
When: August 12, 2014, 10:00am PT
Summary: Join this webinar and learn how to use the variety of AWS storage services and features to deploy backup and archiving solutions that are low cost and easy to deploy, manage and maintain. We will present reference architectures, best practices and use cases based on AWS services including Amazon S3, Glacier and Storage Gateway. Special topics will include how to move your data securely into the AWS cloud, how to retrieve and restore your data, and how to back-up on-premises data to the cloud using Amazon Storage gateway and other third party storage gateways.
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Introductory Webinar Series

What is Cloud Computing with AWS?
When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

In this webinar, we will answer the following questions:

  • What is Cloud Computing with AWS and its benefits?
  • Who is using AWS and what are they using it for?
  • What are AWS’s products and how do I use them to run my workloads?

Register Now for the August 13 Webinar

Getting Started with AWS
When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

In this webinar, we will do a live demo and help you:

  • Backup and restore your virtual machine instance
  • Set an email alert for changes in your virtual machine instance
  • Upload files to Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) and make them publicly available on the Internet

Register Now for the August 20 Webinar

Webinar: Understanding Cloud Security
When: 14 August 2013, 9:00am PDT
Summary: You’re interested in the cloud, and you want to start learning more. In this webinar we will answer the following questions
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AWS re:Invent
When: November 11 - 14, 2014
Where: The Venetian - Las Vegas, NV
Summary: Join the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community at AWS re:Invent 2014. Whether you are an existing customer or new to the cloud, you will leave AWS re:Invent with the knowledge and skills to refine your cloud strategy.
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APAC AWS Podcasts
This is the AWS podcast series dedicated to the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Our subject matter experts will discuss various aspects of the AWS offering. Each podcast will cover a new service, existing service and "black-belt" tips.
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APAC Start-Up Webinar Series
Nothing ever gets built without an idea first. And start-ups are no different: they start with a simple thought, a small idea. But what’s next? That idea then needs to be developed into a product and into a business. For that to happen, any start-up naturally moves through a number of stages in its lifecycle. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has helped many successful start-ups throughout this lifecycle. Start-ups like Airbnb, Dropbox, Instagram and Pinterest as well as many other start-ups in Asia have all benefited from AWS as they went from initial idea, to ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP), to scale and ultimately to a successful, profitable business.

This four-part series of webinars explore how you can leverage AWS in your journey from idea to successful start-up. It explores key concepts, technologies, services, pricing models, and case studies. The first webinar provides a high-level overview of how start-ups are running lean and scaling fast on AWS. Each of the next three webinars will zoom into one specific stage of the start-up journey.

Webinars will be delivered by AWS subject matter experts and will also provide you with the opportunity to have an interactive Q&A session.
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APAC Webinar Series
This is the AWS monthly webinar series dedicated to the Asia Pacific region and time zones. The webinars will cover a range of Business and Technical topics and will provide you with all the pertinent information on Amazon Cloud solutions and products. Webinars will be run by our subject matter experts and will provide you with the opportunity to network and interact with your peers and also ask any relevant questions from the comfort of your laptop.
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AWS GovCloud (US) Region Solutions Architect Office Hours
When: Each Tuesday at 1:00pm ET
Summary: AWS is hosting a weekly, unscripted roundtable to answer questions from potential and current AWS GovCloud (US) customers about AWS GovCloud (US) capabilities, use cases, requirements, the on-boarding process, and more. The roundtable will be held each Tuesday at 1PM ET via webex starting on March 19, 2013.
If you are just getting started in AWS GovCloud (US), then this is the webinar for you. Just click on the link to join.
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Cloud Workshops
The AWS Worldwide Public Sector team conducts two workshops on the second Wednesday of each month. The "Introductory Cloud Workshop" is a two hour course involving both one hour of presentations and one hour of demonstrations and tutorials using the AWS platform. The "Technical Cloud Workshop" takes a day and begins with in-depth briefings on AWS services, security in the cloud, migrating applications, and governance and oversight in the AWS environment. It then continues with a three hour hands-on tutorial in which participants use their own AWS accounts to design and deploy a highly-available web application. Both sessions end at the same time, and are followed by a joint reception where AWS Worldwide Public Sector team members, customers, and partners can network and discuss ways to help each other benefit from the new opportunities created by cloud computing.
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User Groups

With the rapid growth of AWS among individual developers, start-ups, and enterprises around the world, developers are asking for AWS user groups. User groups allow existing and new AWS users to join a growing, dynamic community, and interact with other developers to answer questions, share ideas, and learn about new services and best practices.

If you are a passionate AWS user and are interested in joining or starting your own AWS User Group, learn more here. Feel free to contact us at for more information.

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