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What’s Hot at the AWS Pop-up Loft in January 2015

Looking Back

It’s been a thrilling 2014 at the AWS Pop-up Loft. We popped up on Market Street in San Francisco for four weeks in June, and received such a warm welcome that we popped back up in October and just kept going. We closed out the year on a high note with our Holiday Celebration and Pitch Event on December 18. Special thanks to all who joined us at the Pop-Up Loft in 2014 — we can’t wait to see you again soon.

Looking Forward

Things will keep going strong in 2015. More bootcamps. Additional technical sessions. A variety of evening speakers. Pitch events. Hackathons. Game Days. You name it! As always, if you have ideas for improving the Pop-up Loft experience please share your thoughts via email.

Below is a sneak peek at featured activities at the Loft in January. Be sure to check out the Loft website to view the full calendar of events for January and beyond, and follow @AWSstartups for Loft news and updates.

Generating AWS CloudFormation Templates Programmatically with SparkleFormation

Heavy Water Operations will provide a tour of SparkleFormation, a Ruby DSL that enables programmatic generation of CloudFormation templates.
Thursday, January 8, 6:30 PM

IoT: Small Things, AWS, and Beer

Working with fleets of Internet of Things (IoT) devices brings about distinct challenges. In this session, we will explore four of these challenges: telemetry, commands, device devops, and audit and authorization.
Friday January 9, 2 PM

Chef Bootcamp — A Taste of Chef on AWS

Chef is a configuration management and automation framework that can help AWS customers safeguard their infrastructure, manage complexity, and accelerate time to market. George Miranda, Chef Partner Engineer & Evangelist will lead a hands-on introduction to Chef with a specific focus on Amazon EC2 integration.
January 12, 14, 16, 10:00 AM

AWS Deployment and Management Day

Learn about AWS OpsWorks, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation, services that help you easily deploy and run applications in the cloud.
Tuesday, January 13, 12:30 PM

AWS CodeDeploy Day

Spend the day learning about AWS CodeDeploy and how you can use it to get your application updates pushed to EC2 instances quickly and easily.
Thursday, January 15, 1:00 PM

Awesome Appliance Repair : Hack Day & Workshop with Chef

Awesome Appliance Repair is a sample web application written in Python. You goal with this project is to transform into one or more Chef recipes that will install and initialize the application.
Tuesday, January 20, 1:00 PM

Alert Logic Security Sessions

Join this security-focused day and you can learn how to escape the dangers of cybercrime in the cloud, understand a DevOps approach to security, and take part in a live attack demo & deployment/architecture session.
Thursday, January 22, 10:30 AM

VSCO: Self-Serve Environments in AWS and Vagrant

Learn how VSCO maintains parity between vagrant and production, enabling developers to ship software from workstation to server using the same tools and conventions.
Thursday, January 22, 6:00 PM

Getting Started with the AWS Mobile Services

This session gives you an introduction to the AWS Mobile services and AWS Mobile SDK; learn about their features, and use-cases. The session then dives deeper into a subset of the services and explains how to create a media (photo/video) sharing application using AWS.
Tuesday, January 27, 1:00 PM

Evident.IO: Security Threats, the Cloud and Your Responsibilities

Join the open discussion on the latest techniques in discovering, analyzing, and mitigating the very real threats to your cloud-based applications running in AWS.
Tuesday, January 27, 6:00 PM

HealthTech Day

Join AWS and Healthcare Technology Experts for a day of sessions and customer speakers. Topics include frictionless healthcare, HIPAA compliance on AWS, the big data revolution in healthcare, the promise of precision medicine, and more.
Thursday, January 29, 12:30 PM

See you at the Loft!
The AWS Startup Team