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AWS Online Tech Talks for February 2020

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Join us for live, online presentations led by AWS solutions architects and engineers. AWS Online Tech Talks cover a range of topics and expertise levels, and feature technical deep dives, demonstrations, customer examples, and live Q&A with AWS experts.

Note – All sessions are free and in Pacific Time. Can’t join us live? Access webinar recordings and slides on our On-Demand Portal.

Tech talks this month, by category, are:


February 27, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – A Customer’s Perspective on Building Enterprise Application with Amazon Managed Blockchain – Workday’s perspective on building enterprise application with Amazon Managed Blockchain.


February 20, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Lower the Cost of Running ML Applications with New Amazon EC2 Inf1 Instances – Join this tech talk to see how new EC2 Inf1 instances, powered by custom AWS Inferentia chips, can run high scale machine learning inference applications at the lowest operational cost in the cloud.

February 26, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – AWS Outposts: Extend the Value of Cloud Investments On-Premises – Learn how AWS Outposts drives cloud innovation on premises.

February 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Getting Started with Savings Plans for Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate – Learn how to get started with Savings Plans, the easiest way to save on AWS compute.


February 24, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Running Containers in Hybrid Cloud Using AWS Outposts – Join this tech talk to learn how to deploy containers in hybrid cloud environment using Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, and AWS App Mesh with AWS Outposts.

Customer Engagement

February 27, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Outbound Customer Connections Through SMS – Learn more about SMS as a marketing channel and how AWS Pinpoint as a multi-channel marketing and developer communication service powers standalone automated campaigns or the integration of existing marketing workflows.

Data Lakes & Analytics

February 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Deep Dive into What’s New in Amazon EMR – Dive deep into the latest new features for Amazon EMR, including Apache Spark performance improvements, the ability to update S3 storage to enable streaming, changes, and compliance, and on-premises deployments with AWS Outposts.


February 17, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Best Practices for Amazon DocumentDB – Join us to learn how to get the most out of Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility).

February 19, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Dive Deep Into RDS New Features – Learn about foundational features and value-add features of Amazon RDS as well as the latest innovations available to solve complex challenges of modern applications.

February 24, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Building Resilient Real-Time Applications with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis – Learn how to use Amazon ElastiCache for Redis for real time applications and optimize for availability, scalability, performance, and security.


February 28, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Intro to Java on AWS – Join this tech talk to learn about the basics of Java on AWS, including the AWS SDK for Java, Intellij IDEA, Amazon Corretto, the AWS Cloud Development Kit, and more.

End User Computing

February 20, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Best Practices to Automate your Amazon End User Computing Deployments – Learn best practices in how to deploy, scale, and maintain Amazon WorkSpaces, AppStream 2.0, and WorkDocs.


February 17, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Getting Started Using Machine Learning at the Edge – Learn how you can use AWS services to integrate edge computing and machine learning.

February 24, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Building an End-to-End Industrial IoT (IIoT) Solution with AWS IoT – Learn best practices for building end-to-end Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions with AWS IoT.

Machine Learning

February 18, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Getting Started with Amazon Kendra – Enterprise Search for Every Business – Learn how to empower your employees to be more productive, and help your customers find what they are looking for faster with Amazon Kendra.

February 20, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – AWS DeepComposer: Get Started with Generative AI – In this tech talk you’ll learn about generative AI and get hands-on with AWS DeepComposer, the world’s first machine learning–enabled musical keyboard for developers, to create an original composition.

February 25, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Get Started with AWS DeepRacer – Developers with no prior machine learning experience will acquire the skills to build and train machine models to compete in the league, learn how to host your own race with new community races, and hear more about how you can upskill your workforce with AWS DeepRacer.

February 27, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Amazon SageMaker Studio Deep Dive – Deep dive on SageMaker Studio, the first IDE for machine learning.

Management Tools

February 25, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – AWS Systems Manager: Gain Operational Insights and Take Action on AWS Resources – In this tech talk we will discuss the most common features and use cases of AWS Systems Manager and will provide you details on how to get started managing your environments with this service.

Networking & Content Delivery

February 26, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT – Inline and Out-of-Band Traffic Inspection in AWS – Learn how to easily and natively inspect AWS traffic with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) traffic mirroring and ingress routing.


February 19, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Running Large-Scale Parallel Simulations for Regression Testing and CI/CD Pipeline Development – Improve the quality of your app by running large-scale parallel simulations for regression testing and CI/CD pipeline development with AWS.

Security, Identity, & Compliance

February 19, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Continuous Monitoring for Compliance with AWS Security Hub – In this tech talk you will learn how to use AWS Security Hub’s compliance standard, which could help customers automatically assess their compliance readiness.

February 25, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – How to Use Azure Active Directory with AWS SSO – Join our tech talk to learn how to leverage your existing Azure AD identity infrastructure, authenticate your users with Azure AD MFA, and help them access all their AWS accounts, resources and applications from one convenient place.


February 18, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Controls for Managing Events in Serverless Applications – In this tech talk, we’ll demonstrate strategies for managing events to help you build more resilient event-driven applications using new features like AWS Lambda controls for asynchronous and stream processing events, Lambda event destinations, and Amazon EventBridge, a serverless event bus service.


February 18, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Create an Enterprise Backup and Restore Plan with AWS – Backup and Restore with AWS to protect your data cost effectively, with unmatched durability and scalability.

February 21, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT – Getting Started with Amazon S3 – Hear an overview of the benefits of S3 and learn how to create your first bucket, manage access, and upload objects.

February 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT – Accelerate Data Analytics with AWS File Storage – Learn how to drive faster results for data science with Amazon EFS.

Jimmy Cooper

Jimmy Cooper

Jimmy is a Sr. Program Manager for the AWS webinars team, which produces the AWS Online Tech Talks, Fireside Chat, Virtual Workshop, and Office Hours series. His focus is on delivering exceptional educational content at scale in an engaging and memorable way. Outside of work he stays active with skiing, softball, baking new treats, and exploring the world.