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.
The sessions below are categorized. You can click on the "learn more" drop down arrow to view the detailed description of each session.
Vikram Anbazhagan, Sr. Product Manager, Amazon Lex
Time: May 8, 2017 l 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Conversational interfaces through text with applications like Slack, and through voice with platforms like Amazon Alexa, are rapidly becoming mainstream. Amazon Lex enables you to quickly and easily build sophisticated, natural language conversational chatbots with the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa. No deep learning experience is required to immediately start creating chatbots that understand voice or text, to ask questions, get answers, and complete sophisticated tasks. This session will go over the features available with Amazon Lex and how they can be used, including how to easily publish your chatbots to mobile devices, web apps, services, and platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Twilio and Slack.
- Learn about the features of Amazon Lex
- Learn how to build a chatbot with Amazon Lex
- Learn how to deploy to different messaging platforms with Amazon Lex from the console
- Learn how to get quickly started with Amazon Lex
Who Should Attend:
- Developers, AI Practitioners, Technologists interested in building chatbots
David Schonbrun, Transformation Leader - Professional Services, AWS; Anders Samuelsson, Principal Product Manager, AWS
Time: April 27, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
AWS Organizations is a new service that allows you to group AWS accounts and simplify cross-account management of security, financial, and automation settings. The service provides enterprises the ability to centrally manage multiple accounts and operate efficiently at scale. For example, you can control which AWS services are available to individual accounts based on their organizational unit, or “type” (Dev, Test, Production). You can also deploy standard security policies, automate new account creation, and simplify billing. In this tech talk, we’ll provide an in-depth view of the features available and provide best-practice guidance on how enterprise customers are using the service.
- Learn about the impact of AWS Organization’s enablement on your existing accounts
- Learn how to automate account creation
- Learn how to create and use Organizational Units, including Invitations and Handshakes
Who Should Attend:
- Technical Decision Makers, IT Developers, Software Developers, Engineers, IT Finance, IT Governance
Lou de la Torre, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS
Tom Staab, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS
Time: April 27, 2017 l 8:30 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
You can use AWS services like Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS to quickly build, deploy, scale and manage your SQL Server databases, which helps you build more agile applications. This session will cover best practices for running SQL Server on AWS. We will discuss how to choose between Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS. The lab portion of this webinar will lead you through the steps to launch and configure your first Microsoft SQL Server instance on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and connect it to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.
Join the hands-on-lab webinar and receive access to valuable online training. After the webinar, you can take your learning even further with free access to advanced and expert-level labs.
- Create an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) SQL Server instance
- Connect to the RDS instance using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
- Import data into the database
Who Should Attend:
- IT professionals who want to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing to run development and test workloads, Microsoft SQL Server databases, web hosting services
Quint Van Deman, Sr. BDM, Identity Services, AWS Business Development
Time: April 27, 2017 l 12:00 - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Learn how Amazon Cloud Directory enables you to build flexible cloud-native directories for organizing hierarchies of data along multiple dimensions. Using Cloud Directory, you can easily build organizational charts, device registries, course catalogs, and network configurations with multiple hierarchies. For example, you can build an organizational chart with one hierarchy based on reporting structure, a second hierarchy based on physical location, and a third based on cost center.
Amazon Cloud Directory automatically scales to hundreds of millions of objects and provides an extensible schema that can be shared with multiple applications. As a fully-managed service, Cloud Directory eliminates time-consuming and expensive administrative tasks, such as scaling infrastructure and managing servers. You simply define the schema, create a directory, and then populate your directory by making calls to the Cloud Directory API.
- Learn about the benefits and features of Amazon Cloud Directory
- Understand the advantages of using Cloud Directory over traditional directory solutions, such as Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) and other LDAP-based directories
- Discover how to efficiently organize hierarchies of data across multiple dimensions
- Get tips on how to create and extend Cloud Directory schemas
- Find out how to search your directory using strongly consistent and eventually consistent search APIs
Who Should Attend:
- Developers, Software Engineers, IT Professionals