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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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Time: January 22, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Level: 300

Speaker(s): Maor Kleider, Sr. Product Manager, Redshift, AWS

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Customers are adopting data lakes to collect and store their data, but struggle on how to analyze open data formats in their data lake along with data in their data warehouse. Amazon Redshift Spectrum allows you to run SQL queries against open data formats that you already use today, stored in Amazon S3, and data stored in your Amazon Redshift data warehouse. AWS Glue can discover, catalog, and prepare data in your data lake for analysis. In this tech talk, we will cover how to automatically discover what is in your data lake, catalog it, and make it immediately available for analytics. We will also show you how to analyze your data lake and data warehouse and get fast results at any scale, from gigabytes to exabytes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to automatically discover, catalog, and prepare your data for analytics 
  • Understand how to query data in your data lake without having to transform or load the data into your data warehouse 
  • See how to analyze data in both your data lake and data warehouse  

Who Should Attend:

  • Data Warehouse Administrators, Database Administrators, Developers, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Data Architects

Time: January 24, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Level: 300

Speaker(s): Adi Krishnan, Head of Kinesis Video Streams, AWS

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Amazon Kinesis Video Streams makes it easy to securely stream video from connected devices to AWS for analytics, machine learning (ML), and other processing. In this webinar, we introduce Kinesis Video Streams and its key features, and review common use cases including smart home, smart city, industrial automation, and computer vision. We also discuss how you can use the Kinesis Video Streams parser library to work with the output of video streams to power popular deep learning frameworks.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Get an overview of Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and key use cases 
  • Learn how to use the Kinesis Video Streams producer SDK to securely stream video to AWS
  • Discover how to use the Kinesis Video Streams parser library to retrieve video fragments for analytics and processing  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Technical Decision Makers

Time: January 29, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Emily Kruger, Sr. Product Manager, EC2, AWS

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With Amazon Lightsail, you can deploy a private cloud server with just a few clicks using preconfigured templates for your favorite Linux distribution, application, or dev stack – including WordPress, Magento, LAMP, and more. Once your cloud server is deployed, Lightsail’s intuitive management console makes running your server and its associated services a breeze. Attend this webinar to learn how Amazon Lightsail can help you easily launch and manage your projects on the AWS Cloud.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the easiest way to launch and manage a private cloud server on AWS
  • Simply deploy a cloud server with just a few clicks
  • Easily grow and scale your applications over time on the AWS Cloud

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, IT Admins 

Time: January 30, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Boyd Mcgeachie, Sr. Product Manager, EC2 Spot, AWS

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Amazon EC2 Spot Instances give you access to spare compute capacity in the AWS Cloud. The previous Spot access model required an understanding of Spot markets, bidding, and calls to a standalone asynchronous API. But the new model is synchronous and as easy to use as On-Demand instances. Join this webinar and learn more about the new, streamlined access model for Spot Instances.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn more about the new, streamlined access model for Spot Instances
  • Learn how Spot pricing is changing, moving to a model where prices adjust more gradually
  • Boost your overall application throughput by up to 10x for the same budget

Who Should Attend:

  • Amazon EC2 users and buyers, cloud admins 

Time: January 31, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM PT

Level: 300

Speaker(s): Anthony Liguori, Sr. Principal Engineer, EC2, AWS

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This webinar will detail the AWS infrastructure innovation investments in the past five years, building hardware implementations of components that are typically found in software based virtualization technology, offloading the work from the processors used by customers, increasing performance, and raising the bar for security. This has transformed the bare metal servers of the past into fully flexible infrastructure. This transformational project is called the Nitro System.

Learning Objectives:

  • How Nitro System delivers consistent performance, higher security and lower latency to our customers
  • How Nitro System delivers the full resources of the underlying AWS servers with limited virtualization overhead
  • Leverage the purpose-built Nitro Hypervisor to take complete advantage of the Nitro System 

Who Should Attend:

  • Amazon EC2 customers, Cloud Architects, Developers, IT Admins 

Time: January 23, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Archana Srikanta, Sr. Software Development Engineer, AWS

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AWS Fargate is a technology for Amazon ECS and EKS that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate, you no longer have to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers, letting you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the infrastructure that runs them. In this tech talk, we'll cover the basics of AWS Fargate and show you how to get started running containerized applications and microservices on AWS with this powerful new technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • How Fargate works to run containers 
  • How to get started using Fargate
  • Migrating your existing containerized workloads to Fargate  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, DevOps

Time: January 22, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Brad Bebee, Principal, Product Management, AWS

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Amazon Neptune is a fast, reliable, fully-managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. The core of Amazon Neptune is a purpose-built, high-performance graph database engine optimized for storing billions of relationships and querying the graph with milliseconds latency. Amazon Neptune supports popular graph models Property Graph and W3C's RDF, and their respective query languages Apache TinkerPop Gremlin and SPARQL. Neptune powers graph use cases such as recommendation engines, fraud detection, knowledge graphs, drug discovery, and network security. In this session, we will do a deep dive into capabilities, performance and key innovations in Amazon Neptune. You will learn about different use cases for highly connected data, different types of graph models and how to query them, Neptune's enterprise features, and how to get started.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to use a graph model and query languages to build applications over highly connected data 
  • Understand how the features of Amazon Neptune enable you to build production ready graph applications 
  • Learn how to get started  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers

Time: January 24, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Kevin Jernigan, Sr. Product Manager, Amazon RDS, AWS

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Amazon Aurora was created in response to customer demand for enterprise-grade, cost-effective relational database technology optimized for the cloud. The original MySQL-compatible edition was first announced in November 2014, and became the fastest-growing product in AWS history. We've recently announced PostgreSQL compatibility at the request of our customers. In this session, you will learn about the architecture of Amazon Aurora, how it's optimized for the cloud, and how it provides your applications with the fast performance, scalability, high availability and compatibility that they need.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about optimizing relational databases for the cloud 
  • Learn about Amazon Aurora scalability and high availability
  • Learn about Amazon Aurora compatibility with PostgreSQL

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Managers, Software Developers, Database Administrators, Data Analysts

Time: January 24, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Nikolai Onken, Software Development Manager, Cloud9, AWS

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Come learn all about AWS Cloud9, the newly announced integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud. In this tech talk, we’ll give an overview of Cloud9 and do a live demo of exciting features and use cases.

With AWS Cloud9 you can write, run, and debug code with just a browser. It includes a code editor, debugger, and terminal. Cloud9 comes pre-packaged with essential tools for popular programming languages including JavaScript, Python, PHP, and more, so you don’t need to install files or configure your development machine to start new projects. Cloud9 also provides a seamless experience for developing serverless applications allowing you to easily define resources, debug, and switch between local and remote execution of serverless applications. With Cloud9, you can quickly share your development environment with your team, allowing you to pair program and track each other’s inputs in real-time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about AWS Cloud9, a cloud-based IDE
  • Learn new ways to develop code for serverless applications 
  • Learn new ways for teams to collaborate on code  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, managers, students, educators, architects, anyone interested in learning about the newest tools for developing applications

Time: January 29, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Level: 100

Speaker(s): Marc Johnson, WW Lead, Business Value & TCO, AWS

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One of the most attractive aspects of cloud computing is its ‘pay as you go’ pricing model. This can dramatically cut capital expenditures and replace them with operational expenses that offer more control and much greater flexibility to the enterprise. AWS' broad portfolio of solutions and services empower organizations to drive measurable business success including cost savings, cost avoidance, operational resilience with reduction in downtime, improved resource efficiency at the task level and enhanced business agility.

Some of the key points of discussion would enable you to get insights on:
• What are the business benefits of moving to the AWS platform?
• What are the commercial levers that can help you lower your TCO on AWS?
• How have other enterprises used these levers?

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the business benefits of moving to the AWS platform
  • Learn what the commercial levers are that can help you lower your TCO on AWS
  • Discover how other enterprises have used these levers 

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Finance Business Partners, Procurement teams, Business/Application Owners

Time: January 31, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Jonathan Allen, Enterprise Strategist, AWS; Eric Winter, Principle Advisory Consultant, AWS

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Proper training of your engineers and developers can speed the pace of adoption, cloud migration, and delivery of business benefits. In this webinar, we discuss proven steps for reskilling your technical teams so that you can use the AWS Cloud securely, efficiently, and effectively. We will also review structural mechanisms to help scale your organization’s capacity to operate a cloud-based IT environment.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn a proven 12 step process to re-skill your technical teams on cloud technologies
  • Review how cloud-tiger teams can jump start your cloud adoption
  • Gain mechanisms for scaling organizational capacity to operate a cloud-based IT environment

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Managers, IT Directors, IT Executives, CxOs 

Time: January 25, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Rob Cochran, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

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Smart, connected products are changing the competitive landscape across almost all industries, but connected product development invariably comes with numerous security and connectivity challenges, especially when dealing with constrained microcontroller-based devices. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to get started with Amazon FreeRTOS, an IoT operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage. Amazon FreeRTOS is based on the FreeRTOS kernel, a popular open source operating system for microcontrollers, and extends it with software libraries that make it easy to securely connect those devices to cloud services or to more powerful edge devices and gateways running AWS Greengrass.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Configure and download Amazon FreeRTOS on supported hardware to quickly develop a POC
  • Deploy a connected product running Amazon FreeRTOS and connect to AWS cloud services 
  • Connect a device running Amazon FreeRTOS to a local AWS Greengrass Core device  

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Leaders, IT Developers, Software Developers, Engineers

Time: January 23, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PT

Level: 300

Speaker(s): Marco Cagna, Sr. Product Manager, Amazon Rekognition

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Amazon Rekognition Video eliminates manual cataloging of video which is expensive, error-prone, and hard to scale. During this tech talk, we will provide an overview of Amazon Rekognition Video, a deep learning powered video analysis service that tracks people, detects activities, and recognizes objects, celebrities, and inappropriate content. Amazon Rekognition Video can detect and recognize faces in live streams. Rekognition Video also analyzes existing video stored in Amazon S3 and returns specific labels of activities, people and faces, and objects with time stamps so you can easily locate the scene. For people and faces, it also returns the bounding box, which is the specific location of the person or face in the frame. We will also cover different use cases for Amazon Rekognition Video in applications such as security and public safety, and media and entertainment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of Amazon Rekognition Video capabilities 
  • Describe use cases and benefits 
  • Showcase how you can use Amazon Rekognition Video to easily build video analysis applications  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers and customers looking to leverage a deep learning-based video analysis API service for their applications

Time: January 25, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Kumar Venkateswar, Senior Product Manager, AWS

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Amazon SageMaker is a fully-managed service that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale. This tech talk will introduce you to the features of Amazon SageMaker, including a one-click training environment, highly-optimized machine learning algorithms with built-in model tuning, and deployment without engineering effort. With zero-setup required, Amazon SageMaker significantly decreases your training time and overall cost of building production machine learning systems.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how Amazon SageMaker can be used for exploratory data analysis before training
  • Learn how Amazon SageMaker provides managed distributed training with flexibility
  • Learn how easy it is to deploy your models for hosting within Amazon SageMaker

Who Should Attend:

  • Machine Learning Developers, Deep Learning Developers, Data Scientists

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Time: January 25, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT  

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Michael Labieniec, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS Mobile

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There are many developers who are skilled in a variety of javascript frameworks and would like to be able to build mobile applications, but they are not well versed in native platform programming languages. AWS Mobile Hub provides support for popular javascript frameworks including Ionic and React Native so developers can build hybrid/native mobile applications and get started quickly by utilizing the starter kits for these frameworks. In this webinar we will introduce developers to the support that AWS Mobile Hub offers for the popular javascript frameworks Ionic and Reactive Native and demonstrate how developers can start building hybrid/native mobile applications using the respective starter kits.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the difference between native and hybrid/native mobile applications 
  • Learn how mobile applications can be built using javascript frameworks 
  • See AWS Mobile Hub starter kits can accelerate your mobile app development efforts  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers interested in learning how hybrid/native mobile apps can be built using popular javascript frameworks

Time: January 31, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PT

Level: 300

Speaker(s): Colm MacCarthaigh, Sr. Principal Engineer, EC2 Networking, AWS

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AWS PrivateLink enables customers to access services hosted on AWS easily but securely by keeping all the network traffic within the AWS network. In this webinar, you will learn how you can use this capability to privately access services supported by AWS PrivateLink from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), without using public IPs, securely on the Amazon network.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Access AWS services such as Amazon Kinesis Streams, Service Catalog, Systems Manager, EC2 APIs, and the ELB APIs by way of VPC Endpoints
  • How to set up and use VPC Endpoints to access your own services and those made available by others
  • Create services and offer them for sale to other AWS customers, for access via a private connection 

Who Should Attend:

  • Amazon VPC customers 

Time: January 30, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): Sundar Jayashekar, Senior Product Manager, AWS

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Many organizations want to spend less time writing and maintaining security rules to free up their security engineers and threat analysts. Now, with Managed Rules for AWS WAF you can easily protect your web applications and APIs from Internet threats. Choose from preconfigured RuleGroups provided in the AWS Marketplace by industry leading security experts. Rules are automatically updated as new threats emerge and offer a wide range of protections, including OWASP Top 10 mitigations, bad-bot defenses, and virtual patching against recent CVE’s. In this tech talk, you will learn how to use Managed Rules for AWS WAF with just a few clicks in the console.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get an inside look into Managed Rules for AWS WAF
  • Learn how to set up Managed Rules for AWS WAF and the best practices
  • Learn about the security experts that offer Managed Rules for AWS WAF

Who Should Attend:

  • Infosec and IT security professionals 

Time: February 1, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM PT

Level: 300

Speaker(s): Anand Murugesan, Sr. Technical Product Manager, AWS

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Creating multiple AWS accounts helps manage AWS resources for different users, teams, and applications, but managing access for multiple AWS accounts can be difficult to scale. AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) is a new cloud SSO service from AWS that makes it easy to centrally manage SSO access to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. In this webinar, you will learn how to use AWS SSO to enable users to access their AWS accounts and business applications using their existing corporate credentials. We will also demonstrate how you can centrally manage user permissions to AWS resources when users access the AWS Management Console using AWS SSO.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to enable users to access their AWS accounts and business applications using their corporate credentials
  • Learn how to manage SSO access to all of your AWS accounts managed in AWS Organizations
  • Learn how to centrally manage user permissions to AWS resources when they access the AWS Management Console using AWS SSO

Who Should Attend:

  • IT administrators, AWS administrators, IT security professionals 

Time: January 23, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT

Level: 400

Speakers(s): Chris Munns, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

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What are the different techniques to deploy and roll out updates to serverless applications that run on AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway? How do you update production Lambda functions safely? Join this webinar to review common deployment patterns and how to start implementing them. We will review topics such as CI/CD with AWS SAM, traffic shifting between Lambda function versions, using AWS CodeDeploy to automatically roll out and test new versions, and how to perform canary releases with API Gateway.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn different techniques for deploying serverless applications 
  • Understand best practices for safe deployments
  • Learn to use AWS SAM for your deployments  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, DevOps Engineers, Software Engineers, Architects, and anyone interested in serverless

Time: January 30, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Level: 300

Speaker(s): Paul Reed, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

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Are you tired of the expense and labor of maintaining backup and DR infrastructure? Join the thousands of IT organizations who rely on AWS for their backup and disaster recovery needs -- many of whom use the AWS Storage Gateway to connect their existing production applications and backup systems to the cloud. This webinar will cover how the AWS Storage Gateway service can help you improve backup and DR outcomes. We will explain and show how you can use the Volume Gateway and EBS Snapshots for data restores or disaster recovery in EC2, and also discuss how to use the File Gateway and Tape Gateway to back up to Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how AWS Storage Gateway works to enable application recoveries on EC2
  • Determine which type of storage gateway makes sense for your different backup and DR needs
  • Learn how to connect your applications and backup systems to AWS

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Managers, IT Admins, IT Directors, IT Infrastructure teams 

Time: February 1, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Level: 200

Speaker(s): PD Dutta, Sr. Product Manager, S3, AWS

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In this session, we discuss best practices for data ingestion, storage, cataloging and analysis on Amazon object storage services. We examine ways to reduce or eliminate costly extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes using query-in-place technology, such as Amazon S3 Select, Amazon Glacier Select, Amazon Athena, and Amazon Redshift Spectrum. We also review custom analytics integration using Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Presto, and other technologies in Amazon EMR.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the options for building an analytics platform that leverages Amazon S3 & Amazon Glacier
  • Learn about the key considerations for ETL and other core analytics functions
  • Determine if query-in-place capabilities like Amazon S3 Select, Amazon Glacier Select, Amazon Athena, and Amazon Redshift Spectrum are a good fit for your use case

Who Should Attend:

  • Storage Administrators, Data Scientists, Analytics Professionals

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