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AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. These tech talks, led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, feature technical deep dives, live demonstrations, customer examples, and Q&A with AWS experts.

Check out our upcoming schedule below. We refresh it regularly, so come back to see what we're talking about.

Level 300 | What's New / Cloud Innovation   

Learn how to deploy data at scale using AWS Analytics and QuickSight's new reader role and usage based pricing.

Speaker(s): Quinton Alsbury, Product Manager, Amazon QuickSight, AWS; Jesse Gebhardt, Sr BDM - Amazon QuickSight, AWS 

June 20, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Putting relevant data in the hands of everyone in your organization can increase productivity, efficiency, and improve decision making. Amazon QuickSight is the first business intelligence service to offer pay-per-session pricing, enabling you to provide secure access to data and insights to everyone with no up-front costs, no servers to manage or license, and no infrastructure to maintain. Please join us for a deeper look at how you can deploy data at scale using AWS Analytics and QuickSight's new pay-per-session model, and dashboard Reader Role.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about QuickSight’s new Pay-per-Session pricing
  • Learn how to use the new Reader Role to publish reports and dashboards at scale
  • Learn about all the other new features in QuickSight including Hourly Refresh, 25 GB SPICE Datasets, Connecting to data in VPCs, Parameters and On-Sheet Controls, URL Actions 

Who Should Attend:

  • DBS Administrators, IT Executives, BI Specialists, Operations Teams

Level 300 | Use Case How To

Learn how to efficiently deploy containerized workloads and easily manage clusters at any scale at a fraction of the cost with Spot Instances.

Speaker(s):  Madhuri Peri, Solutions Architect, AWS

June 25, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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Containers are stateless, fault-tolerant and a great fit for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Attend this webinar to learn how to efficiently deploy containerized workloads and easily manage clusters at any scale at a fraction of the cost. Spot instances can be used with ECS or Kubernetes to run any containerized workload, from distributed systems to applications that map millions of miles a day. This webinar will help architects, engineers, and developers understand when and how to run your containerized environment on EC2 Spot Instances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with ECS to run and scale to large numbers of parallel tasks via Spot Fleet, or Spot Instance pool
  • Understand key EC2 Spot Instances concepts and common usage patterns for maximum scale and cost optimization for containerized workloads
  • Learn how to leverage the full scale of the AWS cloud for faster results through customer examples

Who Should Attend:

  • Engineers, Developers, DevOps, and Cloud Architects looking to run containers in the cloud for less 

Level 200 | Use Case How To   

Get the benefits, best practices and tools on running your Microsoft Workloads on AWS leveraging a well-architected approach.

Speaker(s): Greg Eppel, Solutions Architect, AWS 

June 26, 2018

11:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Learn how to architect fully available and scalable Microsoft solutions and environments in AWS. Find out how Microsoft workloads can leverage various AWS services to achieve more resiliency, replace unnecessary complexity, simplify architecture, provide scalability, and introduce DevOps concepts, such as compliance, governance, automation, and repeatability. Also, plan authentication and authorization, and explore various hybrid scenarios with other cloud environment and on-premises solutions or infrastructure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about common architecture patterns for network design, Microsoft Active Directory, and business productivity solutions like Dynamics AX, CRM, and Microsoft SharePoint
  • Explore common scenarios for legacy and custom .NET, .NET Core with Microsoft SQL deployments and migrations
  • Gain insights on simplifying your IT infrastructure and managing your Microsoft workloads in a familiar environment

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Pros, Developers 

Level 200 | Service How To

Learn how Amazon EKS makes it easy to run Kubernetes on AWS and get started with your first EKS cluster.

Speaker(s): Peter Dalbhanjan, Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS  

June 25, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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Running a production Kubernetes cluster is complex and time consuming. Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) makes it easy to run Kubernetes by fully managing the Kubernetes masters and etcd for you. In this webinar, we'll show you how to get started with Amazon EKS including how to seamlessly migrate your Kubernetes workloads to EKS.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how Amazon EKS makes it easy to run Kubernetes on AWS 
  • Learn when to use Amazon EKS 
  • Learn how to move your cluster to run on Amazon EKS  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Infrastructure Engineers, DevOps, and anyone running Kubernetes on AWS or On-Premise

There are currently no tech talks scheduled for this track. Please check back later.

Level 200 | Use Case How To

Learn how to set up a CI/CD pipeline for deploying containers using the AWS Developer Tools.

Speaker(s): Arun Gupta, Principal OS Technologist, AWS  

June 20, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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Managing microservices and associated continuous integration or continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows is challenging, but innovation is making it easier. With Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate, you no longer need to manage servers or clusters to run your containers. The AWS Developer Tools, such as AWS CodePipeline, are fully managed services that integrate with ECS and Fargate to help you quickly and reliably deliver application and infrastructure updates. In this session, we explore how developers can build effective CI/CD workflows to manage their containerized code deployments on AWS. We’ll walk through two approaches for setting up a CI/CD pipeline with CodePipeline and Fargate and demo a working sample.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to set-up a CI/CD pipeline with AWS Fargate or Amazon ECS
  • Understand how CodePipeline can help your team release high quality code, faster 
  • See a working sample of a CI/CD pipeline with AWS Fargate and AWS CodePipeline  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, DevOps Specialists, Team Leaders

Level 200 | Thought Leadership

Learn how you can help lead your organization through a cloud transformation.

Speaker(s): Thomas Blood, Enterprise Evangelist, AWS

June 21, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Moving to the cloud can help transform technical and non-technical aspects of your organization, enabling agility, scale, security, and cost savings. However, transformational change requires strong leadership at all levels of the organization. In this tech talk, we will review strategies and best practices to help you lead the organization through a successful cloud journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight leadership strategies to support your organization in your cloud journey
  • Outline mechanisms to help transform people, process, and technology
  • Identify key programs that can act as catalysts in your transformation

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Leaders, IT Practicioners, Line of Business Owners

Level 200 | Thought Leadership

Learn how AWS can help retailers realize actual value from their big data and deliver on differentiated retail customer experiences.

Speaker(s):  Toby Knight, Solution Architect Manager, AWS

June 21, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Retailers want to use big data to deliver differentiated experiences such as customer personalization, product recommendations, and next-gen loyalty programs. But retailers are often challenged in trying to implement these experiences. Obstacles include siloed data systems, rigid data ingest, and an analytic capability that is still largely spreadsheet-based. In this tech talk, we'll discuss how AWS can help connect those data siloes to build a single source of truth about your customers and operations, provide flexible data ingest to help you future-proof your systems, and arm you with new analytic capabilities such as machine learning as-a-service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how AWS can help retailers realize actual value from their big data
  • Learn how to deliver on differentiated retail customer experiences
  • Learn how AWS can help you realize actual value from your big data and deliver on the differentiated retail experiences that customers have come to expect

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Decision Makers

Level 200 | Solutions Best Practices

Learn how End User Compute services can help you deliver access to desktops and applications anywhere, anytime, using any device.

Speaker(s): Jeff Ferris, Principal Specialized Solutions Architect, End User Computing, AWS 

June 28, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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IT organizations today need to support a modern, flexible, global workforce and ensure their users can be productive from anywhere. Moving desktops and applications to AWS offers improved security, scale, and performance, with cloud economics. In this session, we provide an overview of Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 and the use cases for each. We then dive deep into best practices for implementing WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0, including integrating with your existing identity, security, networking, and storage solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to deploy your desktops and apps on AWS with Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0
  • Learn best practices when moving your desktops and apps to AWS
  • Learn how to integrate Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 with your existing identity, security, networking, and storage solutions

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Admins, IT Decision Makers

Level 200 | Solutions Best Practices

Learn how to use AWS IoT to build innovative Connected Home products.

Speaker(s): Martin Sirull, Consultant, IoT, AWS Professional Services 

June 27, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Consumer device manufacturers are looking to build innovative products through cloud connectivity, but know that the development cycles to build that capability into the device or to build out a scalable cloud backend are costly and timely. AWS IoT provides services to easily build secure connectivity into the device itself as well as cloud services to secure, manage, update, and analyze those devices and their data. In this webinar, we'll cover how AWS IoT services can be used in home automation to help customers build innovative products, for example by integrating voice control with Alexa. Hunter Douglas, an AWS IoT customer, will share how they've used IoT services to build their Alexa enabled PowerView Intelligent Shades.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how IoT is transforming home automation and how you can use it to your advantage
  • Learn how the AWS IoT service suite can be used in smart home devices with Alexa integration
  • Learn how Hunter Douglas used AWS IoT and Alexa to build a new innovative product

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, Product Managers, IoT Developers, Cloud Architects 

Level 300 | Service How To

Learn how you can unlock the value of your unstructured data with NLP-based text analytics.

Speaker(s): Nino Bice, Sr. Product Manager, Amazon Comprehend, AWS; Ben Snively, Solutions Architect, AWS  

June 21, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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There’s a proliferation of unstructured data. Companies collect massive amounts of news feed, emails, social media, and other text-based information to get to know their customers better or to comply with regulations. However, most of this data is unused and untouched. Natural language processing (NLP) holds the key to unlocking business value within these huge data sets, by turning free text into data that can be analyzed and acted upon. Join this tech talk and learn how you can get started mining text data effectively and extracting the rich insights it can bring. We will also demonstrate how you can build a text analytics solution with Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Relational Database Service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get an introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Learn benefits of new approaches to analytics and technologies that help empower better decisions, e.g., NLP, data prep
  • Builld a text analytics solution with Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Relational Database Service in a step by step demo

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Data Analytics, Business Analysts

Level 200 | Service Intro

Learn how selecting the right scaling option can help optimize application performance and costs.

Speaker(s): Anoop Kapoor, Senior Product Manager, AWS Auto Scaling, AWS  

June 20, 2018 

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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AWS Customers use Amazon Pinpoint to define user engagement scenarios such as targeted and transactional messaging using email, push notification and SMS. Amazon Pinpoint segmentation and endpoint management allows customers to be able to effectively create, manage and edit endpoints, addressing single destinations directly or using userID to address multiple destinations linked to a single user. Amazon Pinpoint also launched additional segmentation capabilities to enable to you to define the right target audience for your messaging campaigns. Targeting the right audience is key to increasing message effectiveness and offering customers a personalized engagement experience, and in this webinar you'll learn how this can be done with Amazon Pinpoint.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about endpoint management on Amazon Pinpoint
  • See how to use userIDs on Amazon Pinpoint to directly use the CRM IDs
  • Find out how to leverage segmentation on Amazon Pinpoint via the console and APIs

Who Should Attend:

  • Marketers and Developers focused on building messaging solutions to engage their end-users 

Level 200 | Service Intro

Learn how Amazon Pinpoint helps drive user engagement through social sentiment marketing. 

Speaker(s): Zach Barbitta, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

June 25, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Learn how Amazon Pinpoint helps drive user engagement through social sentiment marketing. In 30-minutes you will learn how you can use machine learning, Amazon Pinpoint, and other AWS services to automatically assign scores to public tweets and engage with end users based on certain sentiment criteria. This tech talk will feature a demo and Q&A to get you up and running by the end. Additionally, you'll be able to chat with Amazon Pinpoint experts to learn more about best practices and the simplified onboarding experience. Learn how to use Amazon Pinpoint for the first time, with a tutorial on best practices for new users.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use Amazon Pinpoint, Amazon Comprehend, and other AWS services to create powerful user engagement scenarios
  • Learn how to easily stitch various AWS services together by leveraging AWS Lambda
  • Learn best practices as well as how to automate machine learning marketing solutions

Who Should Attend:

  • Marketers, Developers, and anyone interested in machine learning, user engagement, and/or marketing automation 

There are currently no tech talks scheduled for this track. Please check back again.

Level 100 | How To re:Invent

Are you ready for re:Invent 2018? In the kick-off episode of our new webinar series, "How To re:Invent", you'll get an sneak peek into all of the ways we are making this year’s event even better than ever.

Speaker(s): Annie Hancock, Head of Creative & Customer Experiences, AWS; Jill Fagan, Lead, AWS re:Invent Content

Broadcast on:

May 16, 2018

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Are you ready for re:Invent 2018? We certainly are! In the kick-off episode of our new webinar series, "How To re:Invent", you'll get an introduction to all things re:Invent 2018. Join your hosts, Annie Hancock (Head of Creative & Customer Experiences, AWS) and Jill Fagan (Lead, AWS re:Invent Content) for a high-level overview of the campus, the content, the after-hours events, and all of the ways we are making this year’s event even better than ever.

Who Should Watch:

  • Anyone who has registered or is thinking about registering for re:Invent 2018

Level 100 | How To re:Invent

Hear from one of our own AWS content experts as we dive deep into the re:Invent content strategy and how we maintain a high bar.

Speaker(s): Annie Hancock, Head of Creative & Customer Experiences, AWS; Jill Fagan, Lead, AWS re:Invent Content; Drew Meyer, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, AWS  

Broadcast on:

June 13, 2018

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Planning for re:Invent 2018 is in full swing, and in this month's episode we'll start showcasing some of the amazing content we're bringing to our customers. Join us as we hear from technical track owner Drew Meyer, who has supported the development of re:Invent content for several years. Drew will dive deep with Jill and Annie on how re:Invent content comes together and how we maintain a high bar when thinking about our content strategy. He'll also provide a sneak peek into our 2018 Storage sessions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone who has registered or is thinking about registering for re:Invent 2018

Level 200 | Service Intro

Learn how AWS Secrets Manager helps you rotate and manage access to secrets centrally. 

Speaker(s): Apurv Awasthi, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

 

 

June 26, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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For customers with hundreds or thousands of secrets, such as database credentials and API keys, manually rotating and managing access to secrets can be complex to orchestrate and cause application disruptions. AWS Secrets Manager is a secrets management service that helps you protect access to your IT resources by enabling you to easily rotate and manage access to secrets centrally. In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits and key features of AWS Secrets Manager. We will demonstrate how you can use AWS Secrets Manager to rotate secrets safely, manage access to secrets with fine-grained access policies, and secure and audit your secrets centrally. 

Learning Objectives:

  • How you can rotate secrets safely
  • How you can manage access to secrets using fine-grained access policies
  • How you can secure and audit secrets centrally

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Administrators, Security Professionals, Developers

Level 300 | Service How To

See how Amazon Inspector can be used to discover security issues of your instances.

Speaker(s): Catherine Dodge, Technical Program Manager, AWS 

June 28, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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In this session, you will learn more about using Amazon Inspector to discover security issues of your instances. We will cover a number of ways to conduct security assessments to validate the security configurations of your applications and operating systems running in your Amazon EC2 environment. Then, we will discuss how to analyze those findings to identify potential security issues of various severity. Finally, you will learn about new features in Amazon Inspector. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Conducting security assessments to validate the security configurations of your Amazon EC2 environment
  • Learn about new features in Amazon Inspector
  • Understand Inspector findings that identify potential security issues of various severity

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Admins, Security Professionals, IT Pros, IT Leaders

There are currently no tech talks scheduled for this track. Please check back again.

Level 200 | How To Use Case

Learn how Rubrik Datos IO enabled Maxwell Health to lower its recovery time by 30 percent.

Speaker(s): Doug Cliché, Solutions Architect, AWS 

June 21, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

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Maxwell Health, a software-as-a-service healthcare benefits management provider, needed to meet recovery SLAs for MongoDB workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company turned to Rubrik Datos IO for a modern, scalable, cloud-native backup and recovery solution. Within minutes, Maxwell Health had launched Rubrik Datos IO RecoverX to protect its AWS environment. RecoverX helped Maxwell meet strict backup and recovery SLAs, simplify MongoDB data protection efforts, and save backup storage costs for Amazon S3.

Learning Objectives:

  • Protect MongoDB workloads on AWS using RecoverX, an application-consistent backup solution.
  • Quickly restore backups from any point-in-time for testing and development.
  • Achieve fast Recovery Time Objective (RTO) with granular search and recovery.
  • Improve backup storage efficiency, allowing affordable longer-term backup retention.

Who Should Attend:

  • Database administrators, system architects, database architects, DevOps, backup administrators, IT operations, cloud operations, IT leaders, IT directors, IT vice presidents, and CIOs

Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Learn how you can reduce your on-premises infrastructure by using the AWS Storage Gateway to connecting your applications to the scalable and reliable AWS storage services.

Speaker(s): Paul Reed, Principal Product Manager, AWS

June 26, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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IT organizations with on-premises applications face the problems of managing storage arrays throughout their short lifecycle: Guessing at capacity needs, aligning to procurement cycles, deploying physical hardware, fixing and recovering from failures, and more. AWS Storage Gateway can help reduce these pains by connecting your on-premises applications to scalable, reliable and durable AWS storage with traditional block and file protocols. In this session, learn how to use Storage Gateway for cloud-enabled use cases including file sharing, data lakes, big data analytics, backup, disaster recovery, and migration. We will discuss deployment best practices and demonstrate new capabilities to address common file workloads. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how the AWS Storage Gateway works with your on-premises applications and infrastructure
  • Understand which of your workloads the AWS Storage Gateway could support
  • Learn how you can automate file-based workflows between your sites or teams and AWS resources

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Administrators, IT Managers, IT Directors, IT Architects, Enterprise Architects, Storage Administrators, Storage Managers

 

Level 300 | Service How To

Get best practices and deployment advice for running big data and analytics workloads on Amazon EFS.

Speaker(s): Darryl Osborne, Storage Specialist, Solutions Architect, AWS; Vince Carreon, Sr. Product Manager, AWS 

June 28, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Big data and analytics applications require storage that can scale in capacity and performance to handle workload demands with high throughput to compute nodes coupled with read-after-write consistency and low-latency file operations. Many analytics workloads interact with data via a file interface, rely on file semantics such as file locks, and require the ability to write to portions of a file. Amazon EFS provides the elasticity and agility to scale for analytics workloads. In this technical session, we will dive deep and discuss technical considerations when deploying analytics on EFS, with a focus on SAS Grid, a shared, centrally managed analytics computing environment. We will describe best practices and discuss tips for success. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize why and when to use Amazon EFS and the economic benefits versus other solutions
  • Understand best practices for deploying big data and analytics workloads with Amazon EFS
  • Learn tips for a successful Amazon EFS deployment

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Infrastructure Architects, Administrators, and DevOps Professionals who are planning to implement or extend their data analytics workloads on the AWS Cloud

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