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What’s Hot at the San Francisco AWS Pop-up Loft in May

April was a busy month for the Bay Area AWS community. We had many great conversations with startups at the San Francisco AWS Summit April 9th and at our Summit after-party at the Loft that evening.

Looking forward through May, our calendar is filled with exciting sessions and activities, highlighted by Internet of Things Loft talks, Chef Bootcamps, and a ping pong tournament! Below is a peek at some of these upcoming activities. The full calendar of events can be viewed here. See you at the Loft!

Featured Event: Pitch Event and Pre-Summer Party.

Are you an AWS-powered startup with slick presentation skills and a big idea to share? Tell us about your startup and you may be selected to pitch at this event! Fancy a good party? RSVP and come see five innovative startups pitch their big ideas, followed by networking, drinks, snacks, music and more. This event actually takes place the first week in June but we couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Thursday, June 4; 6:00 PM

May Events

AWS Pop-up Loft Ping Pong Tournament

Calling all novices, professionals, and enthusiasts alike to participate in the AWS Pop-up Loft Ping Pong Tournament. We will provide the tables, paddles, ping pong balls, beers, and snacks.
Friday, May 8; 12:00 PM

Chef Bootcamp: A Taste of Chef on AWS

Get a hands-on introduction to Chef with a specific focus on AWS integration. Participants will write recipes that describe system configuration policies, use Chef Provisioning to create new EC2 instances and automatically apply recipes, and use Chef Provisioning to create a sample full-stack application topology that includes additional AWS services.
May 12, 13, 15; 10:00 AM

Behind the Scenes with “How Not To Lose A Million Dollars — An Engineer’s Guide to Negotiating Salary and Equity”

Finding the right positions, understanding equity and salary, and negotiating it appropriately, all incredibly difficult. This talk will dive into learning how to push back in a friendly way, ask for more, and go into some details of early-exercise, 83(b) elections, and overall opportunity cost minimization.
Tuesday, May 12; 6:00 PM

Internet of Things Loft Talks

Thought leaders from the IoT space will share the hottest trends and insights in the world of connected devices, and discuss how AWS provides the services, security, and support to connect the Internet of Things on a global scale. These talks will be followed by a Q&A and networking session (along with cold drinks and snacks of course)!
Thursday, May 14, 6:00 PM

Behind the Scenes with Ruxit: “Running a Global Monitoring Infrastructure on AWS”

This talk provides an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the operation of a large AWS infrastructure at Ruxit, covering key factors of running a successful service on AWS including architecture, process, and tooling.
Thursday, May 21; 6:00 PM

Build Your Own Website: Making Web Development Fun & Easy

Join Nate Cooper, WordPress developer and author of Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress in a journey of exploration. Nate will discuss his book, a comic adventure story and text book that presents a fun and engaging way of learning web development.
Thursday, May 28, 1:00 PM

We’re Hiring — San Francisco AWS Startup Marketing Manager

The AWS Startup Marketing Team is looking for a tech savvy, entrepreneurial marketer who will be responsible for driving the success of the full platform of AWS services across an audience of developers, founders and CEOs of new companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Please note, the AWS Pop-up Loft will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.

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