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

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Presenter:

Sunil Mallya, Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: March 22, 2017 l 12:00 - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Deep learning continues to push the state of the art in domains such as computer vision, natural language understanding and recommendation engines. One of the key reasons for this progress is the availability of highly flexible and developer friendly deep learning frameworks. Apache MXNet is a fully-featured, flexibly-programmable and ultra-scalable deep learning framework supporting innovative deep models including convolutional neural networks (CNNs), and long short-term memory networks (LSTMs). This tech talk will show you how to launch the deep learning cloud formation template and deploy the deep learning AMI to train your own deep neural network, using MNIST, to recognize handwritten digits and test it for accuracy.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the features and benefits of Apache MXNet
  • Learn about the deep learning AMIs with the tools you need for DL
  • Learn how to train a neural network using MXNet

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Researchers, Academics, Deep Learning Practioners

Presenter:

AWS Expert

Time: March 27, 2017 l 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

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Although there are many ways to optimize the speech generated by Amazon Polly's text-to-speech voices, new customers may find it challenging to quickly learn how to apply the most effective enhancements in each situation. The objective of this webinar is to educate customers about all of the ways in which they can modify the speech output, and to learn some insider tips to help them get the most out of the Polly service. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the available tools and techniques available for modifying Polly speech output, including SSML tags, lexicons, and punctuation. Other topics will include recommendations for streamlining the process of applying these techniques, and how to provide feedback that the Polly team can use to continually improve the quality of voices for you. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Build a simple speech-enabled app with Polly's text-to-speech voices
  • Learn about the complete set of available SSML tags, and how you can apply them in order to modify and enhance your speech output
  • Learn how you can override the default Polly pronunciation for specific words, by creating a lexicon of these words, along with the pronunciation that matches your needs
  • Learn about how you can use punctuation to modify the way text is spoken by Polly voices
  • Get insider tips on the best speech optimization techniques to apply to each of the most common speech production concerns
  • Discover ways to streamline the process of getting the most out of Polly voices through SSML tags and lexicons
  • Find out the best way to submit your feedback on Polly voices, pronunciation, and the available feature set, so that we can continue to improve this service for you

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, IT Professionals

Presenter:

Allan MacInnis, Solutions Architect, AWS

Jon Handler, Principal Solution Architect, AWS

Time: March 29, 2017 l 12:00 - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Log analytics is a common big data use case that allows you to analyze log data from websites, mobile devices, servers, sensors, and more for a wide variety of applications including digital marketing, application monitoring, fraud detection, ad tech, gaming, and IoT. In this tech talk, we will walk you step-by-step through the process of building an end-to-end analytics solution that ingests, transforms, and loads streaming data using Amazon Kinesis Firehose, Amazon Kinesis Analytics and AWS Lambda. The processed data will be saved to an Amazon Elasticsearch Service cluster, and we will use Kibana to visualize the data in near real-time.

Learning Objectives:
  • Reference architecture for building a complete log analytics solution
  • Overview of the services used and how they fit together
  • Best practices for log analytics implementation

Who Should Attend:

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

Presenter:

Peter Dalbhanjan, Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: March 24, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

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Microservices are an architectural approach to decompose complex applications into smaller, independent services. AWS customers benefit from increased agility, simplified scalability, resiliency, and faster deployments by migrating from monoliths to microservices based architecture.

In this session, we will provide an overview of the benefits and challenges of microservices, and share best practices for architecting and deploying microservices on AWS. We will dive into different approaches you can take to run microservices applications at scale and explore how services like Amazon ECS, AWS Lambda, and AWS X-Ray make it simpler to design and maintain these applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the microservices architectural approach
  • Learn best practices for designing microservices on AWS
  • Learn the basics of Amazon EC2 Container Service, AWS Lambda, and AWS X-Ray

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, IT Professionals

Presenter:

Michael Hanisch, Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

Time: March 23, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

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Automation is vital to efficient DevOps, and getting your fleets of EC2 instances to launch, provision software, and self-heal automatically is a key challenge. Auto Scaling provides essential features for each of these instance lifecycle automation steps, which are widely applicable to just about any type of application running on EC2. In this tech talk, you will learn about how to automate launches with Launch Configurations, configure the software environment before your instance accepts traffic using Lifecycle hooks, and how to create a resilient multi-AZ fleet to run your application with minimal effort.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how you can improve application availability and operational efficiency by automating fleet management for Amazon EC2 instances
  • Understand how Auto Scaling works and how easy it is to control the lifecycle of your fleet and the applications they run
  • Hear about recent developments in the Auto Scaling service and how it provides an advantage to a wide variety of applications 
Who Should Attend:
  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Developers, Software Developers, Engineers

Presenter:

Chris Munns, Senior Developer Advocate, Serverless  

Time: March 30, 2017 l 12:00 - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Building, testing, and deploying AWS Lambda-based, serverless applications introduces new challenges to developers whose development workflows are optimized for traditional VM-based applications. In this webinar, we will introduce one method for automating the deployment of serverless applications running on AWS Lambda. We will first cover how you can model and express serverless applications using the open source AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM). Then, we will discuss how you can use CI/CD tooling from AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild to build an automated development workflow for your serverless app.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to build a CI/CD workflow for serverless applications using AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild
  • Understand the basics of the AWS serverless Application Model

Who Should Attend:

  • Software Development Engineers, Developers, DevOps Engineers, Technical Decision Makers

Presenter:

Pranesh Ramalingam, Sr. Product Manager, EC2 Reserved Instances

Time: March 28, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

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Several new enhancements to AWS Reserved Instances (including convertible and regional RIs) can allow your organization to save substantially on EC2 spending while maximizing usage flexibility. In this session, we will provide an overview of some of these recent enhancements and explore how your teams can best take advantage of these.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the new enhancements to Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances
  • Learn new ways to unlock cost savings using RIs

Who Should Attend:

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

Presenter:

Michael Labib, Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: March 22, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

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Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory data store or cache in the cloud. The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory data stores, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases. In this tech talk, we’ll provide a peek behind the scenes to learn about Amazon ElastiCache's design and architecture. You’ll see common design patterns with our Redis and Memcached offerings and how customers have used them for in-memory operations to reduce latency and improve application throughput. During this session, we review ElastiCache best practices, design patterns, and anti-patterns.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to integrate Amazon ElastiCache in your workloads
  • Understand the benefits of an In-Memory data store
  • Learn how to apply various caching strategies in your applications
  • Hands on demonstration using Amazon ElastiCache

Who Should Attend:

  • Engineers, Architects, Technical Leadership

Presenter:

Paul Sears, Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: March 28, 2017 l 12:00 - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

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Millions of customers are leveraging AWS for increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability. Attend this hands-on workshop to learn the basics of AWS as you build a simple static website on AWS. After a brief overview, this session will dive into discussions of core AWS services, such as Amazon S3, Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront and demonstrate how to utilize those services to deploy a static website, associate a domain name for it, and enable it to load quickly. By the end of the hands-on session, you will have your own website running in your AWS account.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to deploy a static website using Amazon S3. Amazon S3 will provide the origin for your website as well as storage for your static content.
  • Associate your domain name with your website using Amazon Route 53. Amazon Route 53 will tell the Domain Name System (DNS) where to find your website.
  • Enable your website to load quickly using Amazon CloudFront. Amazon CloudFront will create a content delivery network (CDN) that hosts your website content in close proximity to your users. 

What you'll need before starting:

  • An AWS Account. You will need an AWS account to begin provisioning resources to host your website. Sign up for AWS.

Who Should Attend:

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

Presenter:

Olawale Olahedin, Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: March 23, 2017 l 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

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Develop and program the AWS IoT button to create a one-click experience for users to access applications in the cloud. This webinar will show you how you can configure your AWS IoT Button using the AWS IoT Button mobile app. The mobile app simplifies the process of registering, configuring, and programming the button. Using preconfigured AWS Lambda blueprints, the app lets you quickly program the button to send an SMS or email when clicked. Or, you can write your own Lambda code for the functionality of your choice. In this webinar, we will also demo an end to end application using an AWS IoT button

Learning Objectives:
  • Build a fully customized IoT application
  • Integrate Lambda blueprints for easy functionality
  • See how you can write your own Lambda code

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Business Decision Makers

Presenter:

Tim Hunt, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

Time: March 30, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

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Amazon Cognito enables you to secure your mobile and web applications by providing a comprehensive identity solution for end user management, registration, sign-in, and security. In this product deep dive, we will walk through Cognito’s feature set, which includes serverless flows for user management and sign-in, a fully managed user directory, and control for user permissions. In addition, we will cover key use cases and discuss the associated benefits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Cognito’s comprehensive feature set and benefits
  • Learn how to use Cognito to address different needs for user management and authorization
  • See how to get started and learn more

Who Should Attend:

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

Presenter:

Armando Leite, Global Cloud Security Arch, AWS Professional Services

Time: March 29, 2017 l 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

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To help prevent unexpected access to your AWS resources, it is critical to maintain strong identity and access policies. It is equally important to track and alert on changes to your AWS resources. In this tech talk, you will learn how to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to control access to your AWS resources and integrate your existing authentication system with AWS IAM. We will cover how you can deploy and control your AWS infrastructure using code templates, including change management policies with AWS CloudFormation. In addition, we will explore different options for managing both your AWS access logs and your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) system logs using Amazon CloudWatch Logs. We also will cover how to use these logs to implement an audit and compliance validation process using services such as AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, and Amazon Inspector.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • Understand AWS account and identity management options and configuration
  • Learn the concept of infrastructure as code and change management using AWS CloudFormation
  • Learn how to audit and log your AWS service usage
  • Learn about AWS services to add automatic compliance checks to your AWS infrastructure

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Administrators, Architects, and Security Engineers, or anyone interested in controlling access to AWS resources, deploying infrastructure on AWS, or performing compliance checks on their infrastructure

Presenter:

Susan Chan, Senior Product Manager, S3

Time: March 29, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

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Learn about new and existing Amazon S3 features that can help you better protect your data, save on cost, and improve usability, security, and performance. We will cover a wide variety of Amazon S3 features and go into depth on several newer features with configuration and code snippets, so you can apply the learnings on to your object storage workloads.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review best practices for to reduce costs, protect against data loss, and increase performance in Amazon S3
  • Learn about new S3 storage management features that help you align storage with business needs
  • Understand data security capabilities available in S3 that help protect against malicious or accidental deletion or other data loss

Who Should Attend:

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

Presenter:

Marc Trimuschat, Head of BD, AWS Storage

Time: March 30, 2017 l 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

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Most organizations have data that they need to retain, but is accessed infrequently, if ever. In cases where this data needs to be accessible at a moment’s notice, it’s hard to save money by moving to an archival storage because access times on these platforms are slower. Now, customers are using Amazon S3 & Glacier for “Active Archiving” to reduce storage costs while maintaining the flexibility of instant access. In this tech talk, we’ll show you how implement Active Archiving with AWS Object Storage services, and we’ll providesome real world examples of how AWS customers are saving money with these capabilities today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Active Archiving, and understand how it is different from traditional cold archiving
  • Review the cost modeling tools available to determine if Active Archiving is a good fit for your organization
  • Learn about best practices for using AWS Object Storage features & functionality to enable Active Archiving 

Who Should Attend:

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

Presenter:

Darryl S. Osborne, Storage Specialist Solutions Architect

Time: March 28, 2017 l 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances. In this technical session, we will present and demonstrate how you can increase capacity, tune performance, and modify volume types on the fly with the latest Amazon EBS innovation, Elastic Volumes. You will learn how Elastic Volumes can significantly reduce both operational complexity and downtime enabling you to right-size your deployment and dynamically adapt as your business needs change. We will describe best practices and share tips for success throughout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to increase capacity, tune performance, and modify volume types
  • Learn how you can automate modifications to align with changing business needs.
  • Review the different Amazon EBS volume types and receive best practices for each

Who Should Attend:

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

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