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AWS Online Tech Talks are a selection of 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 sessions, live demonstrations, customer examples, and Q&A with AWS experts.

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Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices

Learn about the best practices for scaling big data workloads as well as process, store, and analyze big data securely and cost effectively with Amazon EMR and Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.

Speaker(s): Chad Schmutzer, Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS; Madhuri Peri, Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS

April 30, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Amazon EC2 Spot instances provide acceleration, scale, and deep cost savings to run time-critical, hyper-scale workloads for rapid data analysis. In this session, you will learn about best practices on how to scale big data workloads, as well as how to process, store, and analyze big data securely and cost effectively with Amazon EMR and Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to run Amazon EMR clusters on Spot instances and significantly reduce the cost of processing vast amounts of data on managed Hadoop clusters
  • Understand key EC2 Spot Instances concepts and common usage patterns for maximum scale and cost optimization for Big Data workloads
  • See a few customer examples that show how to leverage the full scale of the AWS cloud for faster results

Who Should Attend:

  • Data Scientist, Engineers, and IT architects who want to take advantage of the scale and cost effectiveness of cloud computing to run Big Data workloads 

Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices

Attend this webinar to learn more about how to save significant money by bringing your Microsoft workloads to AWS.

Speaker(s): Jill Stoddart, Sr. Manager Product Management, AWS 

 

May 1, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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When you plan your data center migration to the cloud, it's critical to consider how workloads will run to ensure maximum performance and availability. With Microsoft applications making up 60% or more of most on-premises data centers, more and more customers are moving their Microsoft workloads to AWS to improve performance, increase availability, and improve their security posture. We cover the common architectural patterns for moving Microsoft applications such as SQL Server, SharePoint, and Dynamics, and we discuss how to integrate with Active Directory for a seamless transition. We also examine tools like AWS Application Discovery and AWS Server Migration Service that can help make your move faster and easier.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how AWS can help you improve performance, increase availability, and improve the security posture for your Microsoft workloads
  • Learn how to ensure maximum performance and availability for your Microsoft workloads by migrating to the AWS Cloud
  • Examine tools like AWS Application Discovery and AWS Server Migration Service that can help make your move faster and easier

Who Should Attend:

  • Microsoft users, Windows Server admins, SQL Servers admins, Windows IT professional 

Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Are you interested in running ML/DL and HPC workloads in the cloud? Attend this webinar to get a technical deep dive on how AWS' GPU and FGPA-based compute services can help you to optimize and accelerate your ML/DL and HPC workloads in the cloud.

Speaker(s): Chetan Kapoor, Sr. Product Manager, AWS  

May 2, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Researchers, scientists and IT organizations are looking to cost-effectively and rapidly develop, deploy and deliver machine learning and HPC workloads by leveraging the agility, scalability and availability of the public cloud. Amazon EC2 Accelerated Computing platform products include Amazon EC2 P3 instances, Amazon EC2 G3 instances and Amazon EC2 F1 instances. This webinar will provide a detailed technical deep dive of the Amazon EC2 Accelerated Computing platforms, which are Amazon EC2 P3, Amazon EC2 G3 and Amazon EC2 F1 instances, their key market use cases which include machine learning, high performance computing, scientific research and reconfigurable computing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Technical understanding of AWS' offerings for GPU-based and FPGA-based accelerated computing
  • Technical understanding of which Amazon EC2 Accelerated Computing services are ideal for running deep learning training and inference, advanced graphics applications, high performance computing, and reconfigurable computing
  • What are the technical advantages of using Amazon EC2 Accelerated Computing services to run ML/DL and HPC workloads in the cloud

Who Should Attend:

  • High performance computing IT professional, IT Leaders, machine learning/artificial intelligence users and developers 

Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Learn about how this new feature works and how you can start using it to build and run modern, containerized applications on AWS.

Speaker(s): Shubha Rao, Sr. Product Manager, AWS; Alexandr Moroz, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

April 23, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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To make containerized microservices easier to run, AWS has introduced several new technologies to help services better discover each other and take advantage of the powerful networking primitives previously only available to VMs on AWS. In this tech talk, we'll cover our new native Service Discovery experience for container-based applications. This feature enables developers to look up service dependencies using a friendly and predictable DNS name. Join us to learn about how ECS Service Discovery works and how you can start using it to build and run modern, containerized applications on AWS.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of DNS service discovery
  • Learn common implementation patterns for service discovery
  • Learn how to start using Amazon ECS service discovery

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Devops 

Level 200 | Service Deep Dive

Learn about Redis-compatible in-memory data store and cache with Amazon ElastiCache.

Speaker(s): Gaurav Kumar, Sr. Product Manager, AWS  

April 23, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Developers need a fast, scalable, and easy to use data store to reduce latency and improve throughput for data-intensive applications. ElastiCache is a Redis compatible in-memory data store that combines the speed, simplicity, and versatility of open-source Redis with manageability, security, and scalability from Amazon to power real-time applications with sub-millisecond latency. In this session, we provide a peek behind the scenes to learn about ElastiCache design and architecture. Hear about common usage patterns with our Redis offering and how customers use them for in-memory operations to power real-time apps with sub-millisecond latency.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is Redis and why do you need it
  • Get an inside look at Amazon ElastiCache for Redis design and architecture
  • Hear about common usage patterns

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Developers, Software Developers, DevOps, DBAs, Solution Architects

Level 200 | Use Case How To

Learn how to tap the benefits of open source databases on AWS without the administrative hassle.

Speaker(s): Jignesh Shah, Senior Product Manager, AWS

April 25, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Using open source databases on AWS can bring many benefits, including reducing costs and eliminating vendor lock-in, but users of traditional commercial databases may have questions about where to begin. AWS offers support for a wide range of open source databases, including relational (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL) and non-relational (e.g. Redis, Memcached) types, through a variety of self-managed and managed service solutions. This webinar will introduce some of the more popular open source databases and their chief use cases, and will explain your different options for running them as part of your AWS solution stack. It will also break down the performance, operational, and cost benefits of using managed database services, like Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS, which are compatible with leading open source databases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the benefits of building apps on AWS with open source databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Memcached
  • See how AWS database services provide the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source while automating time-consuming administrative tasks
  • Get an inside look at how Amazon Aurora, a cloud-native database service, enhances open source MySQL and PostgreSQL with enterprise performance and availability

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, DBAs, Senior IT Leaders, and anyone using databases on AWS 

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Learn how Acquia consolidated the number of monitoring services used and saved more than half a million dollars per year in costs.

Speaker(s): Trevor Hansen, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

April 10, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

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Acquia, a Drupal web experience provider, faced a common growing pain: with its expanding customer base and AWS workloads came numerous monitoring systems and scattered data from disparate sources and teams. The company knew it needed better insight into its customers’ resources and quicker access to data it could trust. Join our webinar to see why Acquia turned to SignalFx for real real-time monitoring for its AWS environment, enabling its entire organization with operational insights, from development all the way through sales. Learn how Acquia consolidated the number of monitoring services used, improved the quality of its customer services, and saved more than half a million dollars per year in costs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Release better code quicker by leveraging real-time streaming analytics.
  • Optimize the cost and capacity of your AWS environment.
  • Make timely data-driven decisions across your entire organization.
  • Consolidate monitoring and alerting for your AWS environment

Who Should Attend:

  • C-level information officers, IT leaders and professionals, business decision makers, and developers.

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Listen as speakers from Puppet, AWS, and ServiceChannel go into detail about how ServiceChannel optimized their AWS environment by adopting DevOps practices

Speaker(s): Kevin Cochran, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

April 11, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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ServiceChannel, a facilities management software company, provides a cloud-based automation and reporting platform that helps more than 450 brands manage the performance of over 50,000 service providers across 220,000 locations worldwide. After Hurricane Sandy flooded its data center in 2012, ServiceChannel decided to build out a highly available and redundant system on the AWS Cloud. Join us for our upcoming webinar where speakers from Puppet, AWS, and ServiceChannel will go into detail about how ServiceChannel optimized their AWS environment by adopting DevOps practices—including infrastructure as code—and how Puppet helped them automate their pipeline, increase scalability, and manage ever-increasing complexity.  

Learning Objectives:

  • How to provision AWS infrastructure with the Puppet AWS module
  • How to configure and manage a three-tier application with Puppet Enterprise
  • Best practices for deploying the Puppet Enterprise AMI in AWS

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Pros, IT Decision Makers, Business Decision Makers, DevOps Engineers, Cloud Architects, IT Managers, IT Directors, IT Operations Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Learn how DraftKings leverages AWS and New Relic to support rapid application iteration.

Speaker(s): Kevin Cochran, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

April 12, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. Embracing a DevOps culture and continuous delivery allows DraftKings to consistently deliver the best possible fantasy sports experience for its customers. Learn how DraftKings leverages AWS and New Relic to support rapid application iteration and to enable teams to own responsibility for building, deploying, and reliably scaling their apps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Innovate and iterate new features and products faster using real-time application monitoring and AWS monitoring via the New Relic platform.
  • Establish a deep instrumentation strategy across your systems to help you ship software that you’re confident will work in production.
  • Employ a DevOps model across your organization to enable development teams to own responsibility for infrastructure as code – from build to deploy to scale – using AWS services.
  • Create rich digital experiences and drive increased value for customers through continuous delivery, feedback loops, and product development cycles.

Who Should Attend:

  • C-Suite executives, directors, and managers within engineering, operations, DevOps, network operations center (NOC), or network administration roles.

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Learn how NICE InContact improved service management and capacity management.

Speaker(s): Michael Miller, Solutions Architect, AWS

April 18, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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Learn how BMC enables enterprise customers to transform their organization to a digital DevOps model. In this webinar, NICE InContact will share their story of transforming from a physical data center to a hybrid environment, including data center and cloud infrastructure. They'll talk about strategies, challenges, best practices, and navigating an acquisition. Learn how NICE InContact improved service management and capacity management as well as resolution time for incidents using BMC TrueSight and AWS DevOps solutions. Join us to learn from a peer in the enterprise space to help you plan your own IT infrastructure transformation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why and how to transform your IT architecture with a DevOps model.
  • How to manage complex infrastructure environments, including on-premises and cloud.
  • Why and how to employ microservices and containers across your environment.
  • How to get unified visibility of your AWS and on-premises data centers.

Who Should Attend:

  • IT leaders including CIOs and technical decision makers, IT managers, IT directors, and IT supervisors.

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Learn how AWS X-Ray makes debugging your Container and Serverless applications fun.

Speaker(s): Abhishek Singh, Sr. Manager Product Management, AWS; Ivonne Roberts, Software Architect, Financial Engines

April 25, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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Quickly troubleshooting and quantifying customer impact of production applications is a challenge for Enterprises. AWS X-Ray provides a wholistic view of applications enabling you to pinpoint and fix issues and understand customer impact. Learn how to troubleshoot Container and Serverless applications with X-Ray. Session will include code walk-through, demo, and open source Github samples to help you get started. Listen to Financial Engines (customer) share best practices to monitor Serverless applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Go beyond basic use cases and learn how to extract deeper value from X-Ray
  • Leverage X-Ray to track and alert on performance trends and understand customer impact
  • Learn best practices to monitor Serverless applications

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, DevOps, and Architects 

Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices

Learn about the tools and best practices on how to migrate to AWS at scale.

Speaker(s): Joe Chung, Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS  

April 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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We've partnered with hundreds of customers on their large-scale migrations to AWS. This session outlines some of the common challenges that our customers face and how they've overcome these challenges. The session also describes the patterns we've observed that make legacy migrations successful, and the mechanisms we've created to help customers migrate faster.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the processes for mass migration to AWS
  • Become familiar and understand the key services, programs and solutions to help smooth the migration
  • Provide a blueprint for the different migration strategies and models to help accelerate AWS adoption

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Professionals, Technical Decision Makers, IT Leaders

Level 300 | Service Intro

Learn how to deploy your desktops and apps on AWS with Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0.

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

April 24, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 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:

Business Decision Makers, IT Professionals, IT Managers and Directors, IT Developers and Architects

 

Level 200 | Service How To

Learn how to easily and securely connect devices to the cloud and reliably scale to billions of devices and trillions of messages with AWS IoT.

Speaker(s): Wale Oladehin, Sr. IoT Specialist SA, AWS; Mark Buster, Director - Cloud Services, Leviton 

May 2, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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You have a lot to consider when you build your IoT applications such as which devices to connect, how to control and monitor things, what data to collect, and how to analyze it. However, all IoT applications must be built on a scalable and secure foundation. Join us to learn how to use AWS IoT Core to easily and securely connect devices to the cloud, and why AWS IoT Core can support billions of devices and trillions of messages. We will explore the key features of AWS IoT Core such as the rules engine, registry, device shadow, message broker, authentication, and the Device SDK. These capabilities currently support use cases across the consumer, industrial, and commercial space. You will hear from Leviton, an innovator in connected homes, about how they are using AWS IoT Core to support their Decora Smart WiFi products. Decora Smart WiFi is a line of in-wall dimmers and switches, and plug-in outlets. In addition, we will discuss how AWS IoT Device Defender compliments the security capabilities in AWS IoT Core. AWS IoT Device Defender audits your fleet to ensure it adheres to security best practices, detects abnormal device behavior, alerts you about security issues as they arise, and recommends mitigation actions. We will conclude with a demo.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the features of AWS IoT and how to use them
  • Articulate architectures for IoT applications across commercial, consumer, and industrial use cases
  • Hints and tips for keeping devices secure

Who Should Attend:

  • IoT Developers, Device Engineers 

Level 300 | Service Intro

Learn how you can increase efficiency and reach your operations with Amazon Translate and Amazon Transcribe.

Speaker(s): Niranjan Hira, Solutions Architect, AWS

April 24, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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Teaching a computer how to understand human language is one of the most challenging problems in computer science. However, significant progress has been made in automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine translation (MT) to create highly accurate and fluent transcriptions and translations. Now generally available to all customers, Amazon Transcribe is an ASR service that makes it easy for developers to add speech to text capability to their applications, and Amazon Translate is a MT service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Built on advanced deep learning models, the language services are always learning from new data and continuously improving. Join this webinar to learn more about these new services, and understand how you can weave machine translation and transcription into your workflows to increase the efficiency and reach of your operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to Amazon Translate
  • Introduction to Amazon Transcribe
  • Learn how you can weave machine translation and transcription into your workflows to increase efficiency and reach your operations

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Business Decision Makers 

Level 200 | Service Intro

Learn more about developing machine learning applications for the IoT edge.

Speaker(s): Jason Chen, Principal Product Manager, AWS; Mahendra Bairagi, Sr. IoT Specialist SA, AWS  

April 26, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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IoT edge applications are rapidly becoming more intelligent. They can not only collect data, but also perform predictive analytics and respond to local events, even with intermittent cloud connectivity. Businesses that are adopting this technology are able to gain value by developing and adopting smarter devices to become more efficient. AWS Greengrass lets you run local compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and machine learning (ML) inference capabilities for your connected devices, while Amazon SageMaker provides a complete machine learning platform to build, train, and deploy for your ML models. In this tech talk, you’ll learn how AWS Greengrass and Amazon SageMaker enable you to perform machine learning at the edge. We will focus on various business use cases and a demo of our technologies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop intelligent IoT edge solutions using AWS Greengrass
  • Develop data science models in the cloud with Amazon SageMaker
  • Learn how AWS Greengrass and Amazon SageMaker enable you to perform machine learning at the edge

Who Should Attend:

  • Data Scientists, Developers, IoT Device Engineers, Cloud Architects, Business Decision Makers 

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Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Come learn how to enable real-time and offline data in your applications with GraphQL using AWS AppSync.

Speaker(s): Karthik Saligrama, Software Development Engineer, AWS AppSync  

April 30, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Modern developers need easy tools for offline access and synchronization. These techniques are no longer optional for great user experiences, yet are difficult to engineer and scale from scratch. Implementing these concepts with GraphQL and modern data fetching patterns across iOS, Android and React Native can also be difficult. In this session you’ll see how to use AWS AppSync to enable your applications for offline access, including optimistic updates on lossy connections, with just a few lines of code from a single GraphQL endpoint. You’ll learn how application data synchronization takes place with the cloud and how you can control this.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand programming with AWS AppSync
  • Learn GraphQL concepts
  • Manage application data synchronization with the cloud

Who Should Attend:

  • Mobile and Web Developers

Level 300 | Service How To

Learn how to run your code closer to your end users in a serverless fashion.

Speaker(s): Will St. Clair, Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS; David Von Lehman, Founder, Aerobatic 

May 2, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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Lambda@Edge enables customers to run compute closer to the end viewers resulting in 1.) lower latency to respond to viewer requests, 2.) reduced load on origin servers, 3.) automatic scaling. AWS Lambda enables you to run code without provisioning or managing servers. Lambda@Edge extends this capability by allowing you to write Lambda functions once and execute them everywhere your end viewers are present. This session walks through multiple examples of web applications that use the serverless programming model for authentication, customization, and security to address the question of how to design and deploy intelligent web applications with Lambda@Edge and Amazon CloudFront. Also, David Von Lehman from Aerobatic will join us for a discussion around how they used Lambda@Edge to reduce latency and cloud costs for their customer’s websites.

Learning Objectives:

  • Deep dive on Lambda@Edge and the most recent developments
  • Learn how to run your Lambda functions at multiple locations closer to the end viewer
  • Learn how it can apply to your web development use cases

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Web Developers, Startups, Software Engineers

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Better understand what it takes to secure and grow a modern SaaS organization.

Speaker(s): Ian Scofield, Solutions Architect, AWS 

 

 

April 24, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

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Sigstr, an email signature marketing company, turned to Threat Stack on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to secure its SaaS platform and growing customer base. Join the upcoming webinar to better understand what it takes to secure and grow a modern SaaS organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Where to start with the security of your SaaS platform
  • What Sigstr is learning on their SOC2 compliance journey
  • How to talk to your prospects and customers about the security of their data

Who Should Attend:

  • CISOs, CSOs, CIOs, IT Managers, VP of Engineering, Security Engineers, Security Managers, DevOps Managers, VP of Product

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Learn how to use the new AWS Shield Advanced for EC2 to protect your Understand what decision makers need to consider when addressing their security and compliance responsibilities on AWS.

Speaker(s): Patrick McDowell, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS  

April 24, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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Alert Logic will talk about how you can protect your AWS workloads with their suite of security offerings in a matter of days instead of months, without having to hire additional staff. You’ll also learn how Rent-A-Center uses Alert Logic to comply with SOX and PCI, increase efficiency of security operations, and maintain a strong security posture on AWS.

Learning Objectives:

  • What decision makers need to consider when addressing their security and compliance responsibilities on AWS
  • How security-as-a-service solutions can accelerate organizations’ migrations to AWS
  • How to address compliance mandates on AWS without compromising your security posture or budget

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Professionals, IT Decision Makers responsible for securing data and workloads on AWS

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Hear experts from F5 and AWS discuss how WAF solutions can help you better safeguard your data.

Speaker(s): Nick Matthews, Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS 

 

 

April 25, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

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Sophisticated application-layer attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent, posing threats to your productivity and security that traditional firewalls are not well-equipped to handle. Selecting the right Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an important piece to stopping application threats and mitigating vulnerabilities.

Hear experts from F5 and AWS discuss how WAF solutions can help you better safeguard your data, meet compliance standards, and establish ongoing protection for your workloads on the cloud.

Learning Objectives:

  • Key application and architecture considerations for picking the right WAF
  • How F5’s WAF can help protect your data from known and unknown threats
  • How to leverage automated learning capabilities to prevent even the most sophisticated attacks on your data

Who Should Attend:

  • CISO, CTO, CIO, Net-Ops, Dev-Ops, Network Security, Solution Architect, Cloud Architect

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Learn how Sophos UTM provides the flexibility and scalability to meet your application security needs today and tomorrow.

Speaker(s): Scott Ward, Solutions Architect, AWS  

April 26, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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Discover how how Inovalon, a healthcare focused technology consulting firm headquartered in Bowie, M.D. deploys cloud-based platforms on AWS that meet strict HIPAA security requirements, all while minimizing security, administration and infrastructure costs. By using the Sophos UTM Auto Scaling security solution and a shared security AWS architecture, the Inovalon security team is able to centrally deploy and manage an ingress security layer for each client VPC across multiple AWS accounts.

Learning Objectives:

  • How Sophos UTM combines multiple tools to provide the layered security you need to properly protect complex cloud environments
  • How Sophos UTM provides the flexibility and scalability to meet your application security needs today and tomorrow
  • How Sophos UTM can control costs and ease administration when implementing security into dynamic and growing AWS environments

Who Should Attend:

  • CIO, CISO, Cloud Architects, IT managers, DevOps professionals, Cloud Systems Integrators, Cloud solution resellers

Level 300 | Service How To

Amazon GuardDuty Test Drive - Practical steps on generating test findings.

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

 

 

April 30, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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In this session, you will learn practical steps on how to generate test findings in Amazon GuardDuty in order to simulate various threats scenarios. We will cover a number of ways to safely generate findings so you are not flagged by AWS Abuse. Then, we will discuss how to analyze those findings as well as how to test out your analysis and remediation pipelines. The generation of findings will be the primary focus with a smaller emphasis on remediation.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to safely generate a number of Amazon GuardDuty findings
  • How to analyze Amazon GuardDuty findings
  • How to think about remediation of threats

Who Should Attend:

  • Security and Privacy Professionals, Architects and anyone interested in the security of their AWS resources

Level 200 | Use Case How To

Learn how to use the new AWS Shield Advanced for EC2 to protect your internet-facing game servers against network layer DDoS attacks and application layer attacks of all kinds.

Speaker(s): Shawn Marck, Solutions Architect, Anti-DDoS, AWS  

May 3, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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Your game is no fun if hackers crash it. That means sleepless nights before game launches, patches, and promotions as you worry about how best to protect it. With Shield Advanced and AWS WAF, you can rest assured that your infrastructure is protected from malicious hackers so your players can enjoy the best your game has to offer. In this webinar, we'll discuss how you can now protect every aspect of your games - from CloudFront distributed HTTP-based web portals to UDP-based game servers running on EC2 - against network layer DDoS attacks and application layer attacks of all kinds. You'll learn about advanced anomaly detection, suspicion scoring, pre-configured mitigations combined with Network Access Control Lists (NACLs), the AWS DDoS Response Team, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Using the new AWS Shield Advanced for EC2 to protect your internet-facing game servers
  • How to build an architecture best suited for your title
  • Best Practices Checklist for your new release

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, IT Engineers, IT Decision Makers, Dev Security Teams

Level 200 | Service How To

Learn how to build and deploy apps in minutes.

Speaker(s): Paul Johnston, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS  

April 24, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Serverless computing continues to grow in popularity, but finding and understanding the best ways to get started can still be a challenge. Join this webinar to learn tips and tricks for building, deploying, configuring, and modifying serverless applications. You'll also learn how you can use the AWS Serverless Application Repository to discover, deploy, and publish serverless applications so you can put your new skills to the test in a minute or less. The AWS Serverless Application Repository provides a searchable collection of pre-built serverless applications for use cases like building web and mobile back-ends, data processing, media processing, Alexa skills, IoT, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Teach serverless app best practices and introduce the (relatively new) AWS Serverless Application Repository
  • Give hands-on examples for building and deploying serverless apps
  • Show how to build more complex apps by linking services together (using an existing example from the Repository)

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, ENG managers, Startups, Students, Serverless fans 

Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Learn how Amazon S3 Select And Amazon Glacier Select increase application performance by up to 400% and reduce total cost of ownership by extending your data lake into cost-effective archive storage.

Speaker(s): John Mallory, Business Development Manager, AWS  

May 1, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Large object storage repositories, or data lakes, give us the ability to run big data analytics at larger scale than ever before. However, querying across larger data lakes can reduce performance and increase cost. Amazon S3 Select and Amazon Glacier Select are new AWS object storage features designed to filter and retrieve only the data you need from an object. These features allow queries to run directly on data stored in Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier. These features allow you to increase application performance by up to 400% and reduce total cost of ownership by extending your data lake into cost-effective archive storage. In this webinar, we'll discuss key considerations when you build your data lake in AWS object storage and how to use Amazon S3 Select and Amazon Glacier Select. We'll also examine other query-in-place tools available in Amazon S3 like Amazon Athena and how S3 Select helps to accelerate its performance, as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get an inside look at Amazon S3 Select and how it helps to accelerate application performance
  • Learn about how Amazon Glacier Select helps you extend your data lake to archival storage
  • Understand how different applications can leverage these features

Who Should Attend:

  • Data Scientists, Storage Administrators, Application Administrators 

Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices

Learn how to work with AWS and technology partners to build backup & restore solutions for your on-premises, hybrid, and cloud native environments.

Speaker(s): Isaiah Weiner, Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS

 

May 3, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Many businesses struggle to build and deploy a comprehensive, cloud-based backup and restore strategy for on-premises environments or in cloud-hosted environments. In addition to offering the most complete platform of services fto build cloud-based backup & restore capabilities, AWS also supports the largest ecosystem of technology partners who can help organizations leverage their existing IT investments and work with leading industry providers to backup to the cloud. In this tech talk, we will be discussing the AWS services you need to build your backup & restore strategies, and will share best practices around design and deployment. We will also be talking about our partner ecosystem and how to work with them to build backup & restore solutions for hybrid and cloud-native environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about AWS storage and data transfer services
  • Introduce the AWS partner network of technology providers and the storage / B&R competency
  • Share best practices for working with third-party providers to backup to AWS

Who Should Attend:

  • Storage Administrators, Infrastructure Managers, DevOps Engineers 

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