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

The NYC AWS Pop-up Loft has arrived! Our doors are open M-F, 10AM-6PM and we’re located at 350 W Broadway in SoHo. A special thanks to all of you who joined us for our grand opening celebration on June 24 — we had a blast and hope you did too!

We’re off and running and have a packed calendar of activities this month geared towards developers, startups, and entrepreneurs. Highlights include a founder panel discussion hosted by Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels, and sessions on Amazon Echo, AWS Lambda, and more. Be sure to check out the NYC Loft website for the full calendar of events. Here’s a snapshot of some hot activities coming up this month:

Accelerating Startups: A Founder Panel Hosted by Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels

Join Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, as he discusses the latest trends in the New York startup scene with founders who recently went through local accelerators. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking mixer.
Tuesday, July 7, 6:30pm — 9pm [New York]

Building Voice Apps and Experiences with Amazon Echo

With the release of the developer SDK you can now build your own apps and experiences for Amazon Echo. This session will cover everything you need to know, starting off with how to use the SDK, how to build your first app, and end with the app submission process.
Monday, July 13, 12pm-1pm [New York]

AWS Solutions Architecture Team Meet and Greet

Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at a networking event to meet the Solutions Architecture teams and learn more about career opportunities in these roles at AWS.
Monday, July 20, 6pm-9pm [New York]

Behind the Scenes with Ufora: “Leveraging the Cloud for Large-Scale Testing”

This session covers how Ufora utilizes Spot Instances to run continuous, large-scale bisecting of their development branches to detect sources of non-deterministic failures. They’ll discuss how to take advantage of Amazon services like CloudFormation to automate aspects of your testing infrastructure like on-demand hardware provision and deployment.
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30pm-8pm [New York]

San Francisco Pop-up Loft

Not to be outdone, there’s lots to see and do at the San Francisco Loft this month as well! Security, startup financial best practices, and total cost of ownership are just a few of the topics we’ll dive into over the next few weeks. Below is a sampling of activities at the SF Loft this month. The full calendar of events can be found here.

Behind the Scenes with PlayFab: “Deploying a Low-Latency Multiplayer Game Globally”

This is a deep dive into the guts of running a low-latency multiplayer game on a global scale using Amazon Web Services. You’ll get the details on how PlayFab’s complete backend and live game operations platform is architected to handle the scale these kind of games demand.
Tuesday, July 7, 6pm-7:30pm [San Francisco]

Security Loft Talks

Security experts from CloudPassage, Netflix, and will discuss the latest trends, threats, tools available to address these threats, and review how the AWS cloud infrastructure is architected to be a flexible and secure cloud computing environment.
Wednesday, July 8, 6pm-8pm [San Francisco]

A Prescription for Startup Financial Health: 8 Financial Best Practices for Startup Executives

Learn the secrets to extending your runway, how to avoid compliance hassles that can sink your company, which systems and software to use and those that must be avoided and how to keep your workforce happy and healthy.
Wednesday, July 22, 6pm-730pm [San Francisco]

Lowering Total Cost of Ownership with AWS

The objective of this session is to help customers understand how AWS can help them save money and resources by reducing Total Cost to Ownership (TCO). We will focus on the components of cloud economics, what to measure, and we will cover the fundamentals of cost optimization.
Monday, July 27, 3pm-4pm [San Francisco]

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