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What’s Hot at AWS Pop-up Lofts in August

As the summer rolls along we’re excited to share a variety of activities at both the New York and San Francisco AWS Pop-up Lofts. Highlights of our late-summer lineup include the launch of a concert series, a pitch event at the NYC Loft, customer talks with MongoDB and ILM Lucasfilm, and sessions on Amazon Aurora and the Alexa Skills Kit. Below is a peek at some hot activities taking place in August:

Featured New York Loft Events

Startup Pitch Event & Summer Social

Don’t miss the chance to see five disruptive, AWS-powered startups pitch their big ideas, followed by networking, drinks, snacks, music, and more.
Wednesday, August 5, 6:30pm — 9:30pm [New York]

‘Loft Rocks’ Concert Series and Networking Event with Controller

Grab a drink and rock out to Controller, the NYC synth-rock band that has MTV “yearning for that faraway time when people actually lost their cool and danced to rock n’ roll.” Party starts at 7pm with cocktails, beer, wine, and appetizers. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!
Thursday, August 13, 7pm-10pm [New York]

AdTech Loft Talks

The pace of innovation in the advertising space is rapidly accelerating. Leaders from the AdTech industry will discuss the technology driving these data-driven advancements, and share real-life use cases illustrating how to analyze, track, and optimize online advertising campaigns.
Thursday, August 20, 6:30pm-8pm [New York]

An Introduction to using Amazon Web Services and the Alexa Skills Kit to Build Voice Driven Experiences + Open Hackathon

The day will start with an introduction to using Amazon Echo and how to build your first Alexa Skill using both AWS Lambda and AWS Beanstalk. Once the morning talk is finished we will have an open hackathon where you can receive 1:1 help from Amazon Developer Evangelists and AWS Solution Architects.
Friday, August 21, 10am-3pm [New York]

Featured San Francisco Loft Events

Behind the Scenes with AdRoll: “Petabyte-Scale Data Workflows with Docker, Luigi, and Spot Instances”

Recently, AdRoll launched a new product that is powered by machine learning and nearly a petabyte of constantly updating data. This talk gives an overview of the architecture they built using Docker, Luigi, and Spot Instances, and the many lessons learned while implementing the system on AWS.
Tuesday, August 11, 6pm-7:30pm [San Francisco]

‘Loft Rocks’ Concert Series and Networking Event with Bohemian Guitars

Grab a drink and get the chance to jam with one of the founders of Bohemian Guitars in an intimate and unique coffee house setting. Party starts at 7pm with cocktails, beer, wine and appetizers. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
Wednesday, August 12, 7pm-10pm [San Francisco]

Meet the Aurora Subject Matter Experts

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible database engine designed for the cloud. Learn how Amazon Aurora will automatically grow the size of your database volume as your needs grow, keep replication lag to a minimum, continuously back up, fail over automatically, and recover quickly with no data loss and parallel thread recovery.
Thursday, August 13, 2pm-4pm [San Francisco]

Behind the Scenes with ILM Lucasfilm: “Powering the World’s Leading Visual Effects Studio”

In this session we will explore some of the core technology that goes into a feature film visual effects pipeline, as well as touch upon the architecture of a next generation VFX cloud stack. Many would be surprised that a VFX stack is quite similar to what is used by today’s leading startups.
Thursday, August 20, 6pm-7:30pm [San Francisco]

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