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

The days are beginning to get longer, spring is in our not-so-distant future, and we’re fired up to share these exciting events which will be taking place at the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco in coming months:


AWS Loft Talks

Starting in March we’ll host a “Loft Talks” event each month, featuring a group of tech industry leaders. Each speaker will deliver 10–15 minute lightning talks on the latest trends and insights in areas such as mobile application development, the Internet of Things, and big data analytics. All Loft Talks events include an informal Q&A with the speakers, networking, and a happy hour with cold drinks and appetizers. To learn more about attending Loft Talks, or to nominate yourself for a speaking spot, check out the AWS Loft Talks website.

February Events

Thinking about swinging by the Loft this month? We have a jam-packed calendar of events in February. Below is a snapshot of featured activities. You can check out the Loft website to view the full calendar of events for February and beyond, and follow @AWSstartups for Loft news and updates. See you at the Loft!—Security Incident Response in AWS: Best Practices and Prerequisites

What do you do when you are awakened from a sound sleep because of a security incident in your AWS environment? In this session, discusses the unique challenges of responding to security incidents. They show you how to leverage AWS support, and they share advice about where to get help.
Tuesday, February 10, 5:00 PM

Special Event with Chef — The Lean Enterprise: Book Signing and Q&A with Jez Humble

During this special evening event, Jez Humble, co-author of Lean Enterprise, conducts a Q&A session on the principles that enable rapid, software-driven innovation at scale. Learn how to harness your organization’s true competitive advantage — the ingenuity of your employees.
Tuesday, February 10, 6:00 PM

CoreOS for the Systems Admin Mini-Workshop

Get ahead of the curve and learn new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. In this tutorial, you learn about building distributed systems on AWS with CoreOS.
Wednesday, February 11, 12:00 PM

Behind the Scenes with KISSmetrics: Engineered Marketing

The big shift with the rise of growth hacking is that marketing is now engineered and iterated upon, and it requires more technical chops than ever before. This talk gives details about how to use engineering for customer acquisition purposes in order to grow your business.
Thursday, February 12, 6:00 PM

Intel Capital: Does Big Data Equate to Big Money?

This session examines emerging technology trends, looks at big data and analytics and how VCs make investment decisions in this segment, and provides examples of case studies from Intel Capital’s portfolio companies.
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 PM

Getting Started with Pay with Amazon Using Express Integration

Learn how to increase your sales and grow your business by using Login and Pay with Amazon. Attendees receive free payment processing on the first $10,000 in transactions over 12 months through the AWS Activate partnership.
Wednesday, February 18, 2:00 PM

Behind the Scenes with PagerDuty: Minimum Viable Ops

Building a new system involves a lot of infrastructure and monitoring decisions: where to host, how to deploy, and how to monitor your new application. In this talk, we discuss how to best approach these decisions, and we explain the layers of infrastructure — logging, deployments, and monitoring — that you need to successfully run a system in production.
Tuesday, February 24, 6:00 PM

Achieving PCI Compliance on AWS: It Doesn’t Have to be Hard

Simplify your life by learning tips and techniques from the pros to achieve PCI compliance on AWS.
Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 PM

So You Want to Build a Mobile Game!

In this popular session, you learn how to use various AWS Mobile Services to do the heavy lifting for things like authentication, content downloads, and analytics, giving you more time to focus on your game and your players.
Thursday & Friday, February 26 & 27, 1:00 PM

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