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

As the year winds down we’re excited to close out 2014 with an extensive agenda of Loft activities focused on hot topics including container computing, security, and DevOps. The highlight of the month will without a doubt be our AWS Loft Holiday Celebration

Below are a few of these featured activities. If you’d like to share some ideas for new session topics to be covered at the Loft please send us an email letting us know what you’d like to see. Your feedback is invaluable as we’re constantly working to evolve the Loft experience. Thanks to all of you who dropped by the Loft in November — we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Featured Event: AWS Loft Startup Holiday Celebration

Join us for the first ever AWS Loft Startup Holiday Celebration! The evening will begin with a startup pitch event. Each party-goer will be part of our audience panel, and will vote on the category each startup pitch best represents. Once the pitches are conclude the holiday party begins, complete with food, drinks, holiday music, etc. The Loft will be decked out in its best holiday gear and you should be too! Everyone who attends will receive a special welcome bag. It’s going to be a blast and we hope you’ll join.
Thursday, December 18, 6:00 PM

AWS Evangelist Day: Lambda, MongoDB 2.8 on AWS

Learn about MongoDB 2.8 on AWS, what volume types are important for which workloads, and how MMS Automation can make your sharded deployments a little easier. Then, discover how you can include your Lambda functions in your existing applications. We’ll build a simple app that changes your Twitter background when you upload a new photo to an S3 bucket.
Friday, December 5, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM

CoreOS: The Basics of Containers, Clustering and Distributed Systems.

Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, discusses how to build reliable and distributed systems on AWS. Specifically, he will discuss how to create an environment that allows you to focus on application development and deployment, instead of server updates, patches and OS migrations.
Tuesday, December 9, 6:00 PM

AWS Security Day & Office Hours

Two days of sessions will cover foundational AWS Security services and in-depth sessions covering encryption, IAM, and delegating and federating access. Our expert AWS Security team is also available to take walk-in questions.
December 11 and 16, 1:00 PM

Netflix: The Case for Chaos.

Bruce Wong, Reliability Engineering Manager, will provide an introduction into the world of Chaos testing, why they do it, case studies and lessons learned.
Thursday, December 11, 6:30 PM

Enterprise DevOps: What Enterprises Can Learn from Startup IT

Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy for AWS, will discuss how enterprises, by learning from new IT methodologies, are transforming the way they deliver business value by implementing DevOps.
Monday, December 15, 3:00 PM

Special Evening Event with Chef: Deep Dive on Automated Provisioning for AWS.

Learn how you can provision, deprovision and manage your AWS instances and load balancers with Chef Provisioning. Including food, drinks, and networking following the presentation.
Tuesday, December 16, 6:00 PM

AWS GameDay: Holiday Version

AWS GameDay pits technical teams against each other in a live competition to assault the infrastructure and interrupt the workloads of your opponents, while keeping your team’s systems online and functional.
Friday, December 19, 11:00 AM

Loft Holiday Hours

Monday, December 22: 10AM–6PM
Tuesday, December 23: 10AM–6PM
Wednesday, December 24: Closed
Thursday, December 25: Closed
Friday, December 26: Closed

Monday, December 29: 10AM–6PM
Tuesday, December 30: 10AM–6PM
Wednesday, December 31: 10AM–3PM
Thursday, January 1: Closed
Friday, January 2: Closed

See you at the Loft!
The AWS Startup Team