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The AWS Lofts are a place where startups and developers can meet over coffee, work on their apps, attend educational sessions, and get in-person answers to AWS technical questions – all at no cost.

Gain hands-on experience through free technical workshops on serverless, containers, AI, machine learning and more. Or, sharpen your startup business acumen by attending best practice sessions that include fundraising and marketing. Plus, network and learn first-hand from other hot startups, VCs, and accelerators.

525 Market Street, 2nd Floor (Courtyard Entrance), San Francisco, CA

Open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm
Check our calendar for exceptions to these hours.

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Database Week

February 12-14

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud. You'll will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

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Scaling from Zero to Billions with DynamoDB

February 13

Engineering Director Ian Chan and Platform Engineer Ryan Churaman of Branch Metrics will share how they leveraged DynamoDB and DAX to achieve massive scalability on a tight budget and with a very lean engineering team. 

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AWS IoT Day

February 15

AWS IoT offers comprehensive software and services including local data collection and analysis, and cloud services to store and analyze device data. During the day, you will get the chance to build IoT applications that run on edge devices such as robots and cameras.

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AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

Open Daily, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm (exceptions noted below)

10:00AM-5:00PM

Database Week

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud. We explain the fundamentals and take a technical deep dive into Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora relational databases, Amazon DynamoDB non-relational databases, Amazon Neptune graph databases, and Amazon ElastiCache managed Redis, along with options for database migration, caching, search and more. You'll will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

Register
10:00AM-4:00PM

Database Week

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud. We explain the fundamentals and take a technical deep dive into Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora relational databases, Amazon DynamoDB non-relational databases, Amazon Neptune graph databases, and Amazon ElastiCache managed Redis, along with options for database migration, caching, search and more. You'll will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

Register
4:30PM-6:30PM

Scaling From Zero to Billions with DynamoDB

When Branch Metrics, a mobile analytics and deep linking platform for developers, grew from zero to billions of daily transactions their engineering team had a major storage challenge that was far beyond their expectations. They quickly needed a cost effective, horizontally scalable, and low operational maintenance way to solve these massive database challenges - without compromising quality of service and availability to their customers. 

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

Database Week

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud. We explain the fundamentals and take a technical deep dive into Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora relational databases, Amazon DynamoDB non-relational databases, Amazon Neptune graph databases, and Amazon ElastiCache managed Redis, along with options for database migration, caching, search and more. You'll will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

AWS IoT Day

Join us for IoT day at the AWS San Francisco Loft. AWS IoT offers comprehensive software and services including local data collection and analysis, and cloud services to store and analyze device data. Edge-based software, including AWS Greengrass, enables you to securely connect devices to an edge gateway, gather data and take intelligent actions locally even when Internet connectivity is down. Cloud-based services, including AWS IoT Core, allow you to quickly onboard large and diverse fleets, maintain fleet health, and keep fleets secure.

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5:00PM-9:00PM MXNet Meetup Private
7:00PM-9:00PM

Infrastructure Event Readiness for E-Commerce Startups

From unanticipated service failures to load-related performance degradations, infrastructure event readiness planning is critical for handling seasonal traffic spikes gracefully and dynamically. Without proper preparation, your best sales day could become your last. Gain insights into how Elaine Arbaugh, Senior Software Engineer and SRE tech lead, at Affirm - a fintech startup, managed the massive influx of activity during the 2018 Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping weekend by building a scale-up, fault tolerant, database system that was able to handle 5x a normal day’s scale.

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10:00AM-6:00PM

Amazon Sumerian Day

Participants in this bootcamp will learn how to get started with Amazon Sumerian and receive support while they work on creating their own applications. These apps can be viewed on smart TVs, digital signage, desktop, mobile, VR and AR devices. Experts will provide a training on the Sumerian service and provide insights into creating apps that use Amazon Amplify, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, DynamoDB, S3, IoT, ML, AI and other AWS services.

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10:00AM-5:00PM

Compute Evolved Week

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build and run any application including containerized and serverless applications. We will also demonstrate how you can build a range of applications from data processing systems to web applications and hear from AWS experts about how you could use Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda.

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10:00AM-5:00PM

Compute Evolved Week

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build and run any application including containerized and serverless applications. We will also demonstrate how you can build a range of applications from data processing systems to web applications and hear from AWS experts about how you could use Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda.

Register
7:00PM-9:00PM

Building a Scalable Architecture

Whether you have 1 or 1,000,000 users, building a scalable web application that can handle peaks and dips in traffic is vital to the long-term success of your startup. And, one that should be planned in advanced so that, as you grow, the correct scaling architecture is in place. But, as a new startup, how do you plan for high loads while also juggling a growing business?

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

Compute Evolved Week

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build and run any application including containerized and serverless applications. We will also demonstrate how you can build a range of applications from data processing systems to web applications and hear from AWS experts about how you could use Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda.

Register
10:00AM-1:00PM

AWS Cost Management Workshop

AWS offers a number of products that allow you to access, organize, understand, optimize, and control your AWS costs and usage. This workshop will help you get started using AWS Cost Explorer to visualize your usage patterns and identify your underlying cost drivers. From there, you can take action on your insights by learning how to set custom cost and usage budgets and receive alerts via email or Amazon SNS topic using AWS Budgets.

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5:00PM-7:00PM

From Villains to Heroes: The Hacking Evolution

HackerOne’s CTO, Alex Rice, sits down with a panel of ethical hackers for a discussion on “hacker evolution” and insights into what motivates a hacker, how they think, and common security mistakes startups often make. The panel will answer questions on how to get the most out of a hacker-powered security program and considerations to make before inviting hackers to test your security landscape.

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5:30PM-9:00PM Amazon Global Fulfillment Services Meetup Private
6:30PM-9:00PM

Go-to-Market Strategies for Startups

With startup competition on the rise, building a comprehensive go-to-market (GTM) strategy is just as important as the products you're developing. With a well-thought-out strategy in place, it can help illuminate your startup and ensure a viable path to market success.

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