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What’s Hot at the AWS Pop-up Loft in April

April is an action-packed month at the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco, highlighted by the AWS Summit after party, and also including security days, hack days, and sessions diving deep into topics such as Amazon DynamoDB and Quantum Computing. Below you can check out a sampling of some featured activities this month. Be sure to check out the AWS Loft website for the full calendar of events, and feel free to drop into the AWS Loft any time to hang out, network, or meet 1:1 with an AWS Solutions Architect.


Featured Event: AWS Summit Startup Networking Party

Join us for an exclusive networking and social event! AWS party favors, food, and drinks will be provided. All customers and AWS Summit attendees are welcome. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to eat, drink and mingle with accelerators, incubators, venture capitalists, and our AWS cloud experts.
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM

April Events:

Founder/CEO Loft Talks

Founders and CEOs from AWS-powered startups CoreOS, Koding, and Sumo Logic will share their stories along with three key trends all entrepreneurs should be thinking about in 2015. If you have a startup that builds on AWS, you won’t want to miss this talk!
Thursday, April 2, 6:00 PM

The Amazon DynamoDB Sessions Trilogy

We grouped together three sessions covering fundamental parts of the DynamoDB service (data modeling, consistency, provisioning), development aspects (DynamoDB Local, SDKs, ORMs, AWS Lambda, DynamoDB Streams, Mobile apps), and operations best practices (security, cost control, monitoring, access control, architectures with other services).
Monday, April 6, 1:00 PM

Japanese Language Analysis with Amazon CloudSearch

To dive into the Japanese market, Japanese-Search is pretty nice to have but not so easy to implement. Japanese language differs from space-separated languages like English, Spanish, French, and so on. In this session, you will learn how to build sophisticated Japanese-Search with Amazon CloudSearch.
Wednesday, April 8, 2:00 PM

Building an iOS App using Cross Platform AWS Mobile Services

Learn how to build a powerful iOS app that leverages a variety of AWS services. In this three-hour, demo-heavy workshop, we show how you can build a modern native client app using Objective-C and the AWS Mobile SDK that uses a number of cross-platform mobile cloud services directly, with minimal code on the client.
Friday, April 10, 1:00 PM

DevOps Security and Compliance Office Hours with

Stop in anytime from 10 AM to 5 PM to discuss your AWS security and compliance automation questions and concerns with the experts. Security Architects from will be available throughout the day for 1:1 or small group sessions about best practices for embedding security into a continuous delivery pipeline, achieving compliance in AWS, and triggering real-time assessments and incident response.
Tuesday, April 14, 10:00 AM

Spooky Bits: an Intro to Quantum Computing

This presentation starts out with a basic overview of the strange Quantum Mechanic properties that make Quantum Computing possible. We then discuss Quantum Entanglement and how the Q-bit (Quantum Bit) works to provide calculating abilities that cannot be done by classical computers. The presentation wraps up with a discussion about the possible future and the quantum implications of future Artificial Intelligence.
Wednesday, April 15, 12:00 PM

Security Week: Check out Multiple AWS Security-Focused Sessions

Topics include securing AWS services built on top of AWS services, security-related event detection and response in the cloud, cloud security using DevOps, and more.
Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23, 10:00 AM

IoT Hack Day: AWS Pop-up Loft Hack Series Sponsored by Intel

Join developers, AWS engineers and other cloud ninjas for an IoT Hack Day. Hackers will learn how to build connected devices using Intel Edison and Grove Starter Kit. We teach you how to build a connected maraca — a unique IoT device app that leverages Amazon Kinesis, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Cognito, and many other services. We’ll supply the coffee, pizza, root beer, and other essentials.
Wednesday, April 22, 10:00 AM

Compliance is Hard: Two Worlds at Odds

DevOps and Compliance are two very different worlds. If your company is going to achieve attestation or certification, it’s usually the DevOps side of the house that has to give in. We’ll have a frank discussion on what compliance means to you as a DevOps practitioner, areas where the two worlds collide, and how to use DevOps and automation to your advantage in an audit.
Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 PM

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