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Lisbon, Here We Come: AWS at Web Summit 2017

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Talking robots, self-driving cars, and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov simultaneously playing 10 opponents. Web Summit 2017 is shaping up to be a real game-changer and we at Amazon Web Services are counting down the days until we’re on the ground in Lisbon.

This year, AWS will be hosting Mentor Hours, which connects hundreds of startups to top speakers, leading investors, and members of the media, and then provides them with one-on-one time to ask questions. We’ll also have our “Ask An Expert” bar up and running—complete with snacks and beverages—and presenting three full days of programming at the AWS Developer Theater, where AWS solution architects will be giving talking talks on topics ranging from “Building A Real-Time Chat System” to “Getting Started With Kubernetes.”

For the Web Summit stages, we’re delighted that Al Lindsay, who heads up Amazon’s Alexa Engine software team, will be giving a fireside chat about why voice technology is emerging as the interface of the future and how conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is driving this transformation. And will Web Summit attendees be hearing from Mr. Cloud himself, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels? Com certeza. In fact, Werner will have three speaking engagements, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hear his current views on the cloud.

For a full schedule of where you can catch AWS speakers and mentors, please consult the following schedule:

Wednesday (11/8)

12:45 p.m. — Al Lindsay, VP, Amazon Speech Platform, Alexa, will be speaking at the “Talk Robot” stage on Alexa and the voice-enabled world, along with what is possible through AI.

2:50 – 3:05 p.m. —  Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon will be speaking at the SaaS Monster (enterprise) stage.

3:45 – 4:10 p.m. – Werner Vogels will be speaking at the (data) stage

Thursday (11/9)

10:30 – 10:50 a.m. – Werner Vogels will give a keynote entitled “Amazon Wants to Talk To You” on the Center Stage.


The AWS Developer Workshop Schedule

Day Time Session Title
Tuesday, Nov. 7 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Getting Started with AWS for Developers
Tuesday, Nov. 7 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Intro to AWS Developer Tools, featuring AWS CodeStar
Tuesday, Nov. 7 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Getting Started with AWS I0T
Tuesday, Nov. 7 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Build Cloud-Connected Apps in React Native for iOS & Android
Tuesday, Nov. 7 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. You Don’t Need A Mobile App! Responsive Web Apps Using AWS
Wednesday, Nov. 8 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Intro to Amazon AI Services
Wednesday, Nov. 8 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Build, Deploy & Operate Intelligent Chatbots with Amazon Lex
Wednesday, Nov. 8 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Do You Want to Develop A Skill for Alexa? (Introduction)
Wednesday, Nov. 8 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Do You Want to Develop A Skill for Alexa? (Intermediate)
Thursday, Nov. 9 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Getting Started with Serverless Apps on AWS
Thursday, Nov. 9 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Serverless by Example: Building A Real-Time Chat System
Thursday, Nov. 9 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Getting Started with the EC2 Container Service
Thursday, Nov. 9 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Getting Started with Kubernetes on AWS
Thursday, Nov. 9 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tips and Tricks for Running Container Workloads on AWS