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Join AWS in Lisbon for Web Summit 2018

AWS is back in  Lisbon, Portugal the week of November 6th for its second year at the Web Summit Conference. Last year, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels talked up voice tech (as did Amazon Speech Platform/Alexa VP Al Lindsay) and dozens of startups and VCs stopped by the AWS booth to chat.

This year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever, with over 70,000 attendees from over 170 countries planning to attend.  For full details on Web Summit, including ticket details,  check out the event website at

We’ll have a large AWS team on site, so drop by and see us at our booth. The activities that we’re running include:

Mentor Hours aimed at providing hundreds of startups with the opportunity and time to ask one-on-one questions and connect with media experts, top speakers, and lead investors.

The AWS Developer Workshop Theater featuring expert speakers from the AWS team around the world. They will cover a wide range of topics, from Introducing AWS to Developers, diving into AI and Machine Learning and discovering why Chaos Engineering is important in assuring the reliability of your applications. Whether you’re just getting started, or interested in diving deep in specific technologies or architecture patterns, join us. You can find the complete, three-day schedule for the theater below.

Ask An Expert Bar AWSAsk a Startup Expert Bar will provide both new and existing customers with one-on-one access (with no appointment needed) to our Startup Solution Architects and Business Development teams, who will be onsite to answer any questions you might have about designing, building, deploying, and scaling your startup together with AWS.

Interested in watching, but unable to make it to Lisbon? Additional information about the Live Stream here:

AWS Developer Workshop Schedule | Tuesday, November 6

  • 10:00AM – An Introduction to AWS for Developers
  • 11:00AM – Supercharge Product Development with Continuous Delivery and Serverless Computing
  • 12:00PM – How to Build Real-time Interactive Applications
  • 1:00PM – Understanding Graph Databases
  • 2:00PM – Building Interactive Data-Driven Apps for Mobile and Web with GraphQL
  • 3:00PM –  How Websites go Serverless
  • 4:00PM – Getting Started with Containers in the Cloud

AWS Developer Workshop Schedule | Wednesday, November 7

  • 10:00AM – An Introduction to AWS for Developers
  • 11:00AM  – AI and Machine Learning at Amazon
  • 12:00PM – Breaking Language Barriers with AI
  • 1:00PM  – Deep learning Demystified, a (Mostly) Effortless Introduction
  • 2:00PM  – Serve Your Customers with AI from Cloud
  • 3:00PM – How to Avoid Common Mistakes at Scale
  • 4:00PM – How to Build Multi-Region Applications in the Cloud

AWS Developer Workshop Schedule | Thursday, November 8

  •  10:00AM – An Introduction to AWS for Developers
  •  11:00AM – Machine Learning at the Edge: An introduction to AI/ML Options on Mobile Devices
  •  12:00PM – Chaos Engineering: Why Breaking Things Should be Practiced
  •  1:00PM – From Data Collection to Actionable Insights in 60 Seconds
  •  2:00PM – How to Process  Financial Transactions like a Boss!
  •  3:00PM – IOT – From Cloud to Edge and Back Again
  •  4:00PM – Exploring Ad-based Monetization Opportunities for Modern Web amd Mobile Apps

To stay up to date with all of the happenings at Web Summit 2018, be sure to follow @AWSstartups on Twitter! And check out the following video from Collision 2018, to get a sense of what to expect:

Rachel Van Dinter

Rachel Van Dinter

Rachel is Global Startup Marketing Manager for AWS, primarily focused on events for startups.