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AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. These tech talks, led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, feature technical deep dives, live demonstrations, customer examples, and Q&A with AWS experts.

Check out our upcoming schedule below. We refresh it regularly, so come back to see what we're talking about.

There are currently no upcoming live tech talks scheduled for this track.

There are currently no upcoming live tech talks scheduled for this track.

Level 400 | Service Deep Dive

Learn how to increase your application availability with AWS Cloud Map, a new service that lets you discover all your cloud resources.

Speaker(s):  Alexandra Moroz, Senior Product Manager, AWS

January 22, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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In this tech talk, we'll dive deep into the AWS Cloud Map, a new service introduced at re:invent 2018. AWS Cloud Map is a cloud resource discovery service. With AWS Cloud Map, you can define custom names for all your application resources and then your applications can discover them at run-time. This increases your application availability because it always discovers the most up-to-date locations of resources it depends on and upstream services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover all your cloud resources with AWS Cloud Map
  • Learn how to increase application availability
  • Learn how to increase developer productivity

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Architects, DevOps Engineers

There are currently no upcoming live tech talks scheduled for this track.

Level 200 | Service How To

Learn how to develop analytics and data processing applications faster with Amazon EMR Notebooks.

Speaker(s): Vignesh Rajamani, Senior Product Manager, AWS

January 22, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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Adoption of Jupyter Notebooks gives big data customers an easy way to leverage open source Apache Spark in Amazon EMR for data science, interactive analytics, and prototype jobs before bringing them to production. In this tech talk, we show you how to use Amazon EMR Notebooks, an easier platform for data engineers, data scientists, and developers, increasing their productivity as they collaborate on different workloads and different clusters.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the new EMR Notebooks feature
  • See how to create EMR Notebooks
  • Understand common jobs that you can do with EMR Notebooks

Who Should Attend:

  • Data Engineers, Data Scientists, IT Staff, Hadoop and Spark Administrators

Level 200 | Service Intro

Learn how to apply architectural best practices to guide your cloud migration.

Speaker(s):  Dean Dierickx, Manager, Well-Architected Partner Program, AWS

January 29, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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Learn about the architectural best practice guidance available to you via the AWS Well-Architected Tool and Framework. Hear success stories from AWS customers and APN partners, and learn how to improve workload design using Well-Architected concepts across the five architectural pillars of operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization. This tech talk highlights use cases, and provides an overview of the new AWS Well-Architected Tool, now available in the AWS management console.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out how to use the AWS Well-Architected Tool
  • Learn the 5 pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Hear examples of successful business outcomes with Well-Architected

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Leaders, IT Decision Makers, Architects, Developers, APN Partners

Level 200 | Service How To

See how easy it is to build IoT applications by visually connecting devices & web services.

Speaker(s): Pushpak Pujari, Sr. Technical PM, AWS; Lorraine Bassett, Principal BDM, IoT, AWS

January 29, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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AWS IoT Things Graph is a service which enables non-developers to visually create workflows between physical sensors, physical assets and web services to build intelligent networked solutions spanning physical and virtual things. In this tech talk, you will learn how to use prebuilt device abstractions and protocol translators to easily enable interactions between devices, even if they weren’t designed to work together. You'll see how built-in visual editing tools in Things Graph can be used to quickly arrange abstractions and deploy them in the cloud or on edge devices. Things Graph has powerful workflow management to automatically coordinate and track each step of the flow, and we will show you how you can take advantage of this and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about AWS IoT Things Graph and its features
  • Learn about the use cases that you can solve using Things Graph
  • Walkthrough of creating and deploying IoT applications using Things Graph

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Engineers, Architects, Technical Decision Makers

There are currently no upcoming live tech talks scheduled for this track.

There are currently no upcoming live tech talks scheduled for this track.

Level 200 | Service How To

Learn how to easily build secure, cloud-connected data-driven mobile apps using AWS Amplify, GraphQL, and mobile-optimized AWS services.

Speaker(s): Nader Dabit, Developer Advocate, AWS

January 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

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Learn how to easily build secure, cloud-connected data-driven mobile apps using AWS Amplify, GraphQL, and mobile-optimized AWS services. In this tech talk, you'll learn how to optimize your application development process by leveraging the latest features in AWS AppSync and AWS Amplify. We will also provide some of the common use cases and design patterns to build secure applications and discuss best practices for authentication and authorization in AWS AppSync.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the latest features of AWS Amplify and AppSync
  • Understand how to power mobile applications with AWS services
  • Explore and identify use cases

Who Should Attend:

  • Mobile and Web Developers, Developer Managers, Cloud Architects, Application Owners, Security Operations Administrators and Testers

Level 300 | Service Intro

Learn how to accelerate your global latency-sensitive applications by routing traffic across AWS Regions.

Speaker(s): Marco Cagna, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

January 30, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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In this tech talk, you will learn how to optimally route traffic to your multi-regional endpoints via static anycast global IP addresses that are announced from the expansive AWS edge network, using the new service AWS Global Accelerator. You will learn about the most common use cases and how you can use Global Accelerator to achieve near-zero application downtime and reduce latency for your AWS workloads. In this interactive session, we will walk you through the Global Accelerator architecture and the main distinction between our different global services. This tech talk will also include a demo of the Global Accelerator console workflow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about how to improve your application's availability by routing traffic across AWS Regions
  • Learn about how to accelerate your global latency-sensitive applications
  • Learn about the AWS Global Accelerator architecture and the main distinction between our different global services

Who Should Attend:

  • CTOs, CIOs, Cloud Architects, Networking Engineers, Web Developers, IT Professionals

Level 300 | Deep Dive

Learn how AWS RoboMaker simulation works and how you can get started with your own projects.

Speaker(s): Andrew Lafranchise, Sr. Software Development Engineer, AWS

January 29, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

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Simulation is used to understand how robotics applications will act in complex or changing environments, so you don’t have to invest in expensive hardware and set up of physical testing environments. AWS RoboMaker provides a fully managed robotics simulation service that supports large scale and parallel simulations. In this tech talk, we'll dive into this and other open source tools for robotics like Gazebo, RViz, RQT, and ROS. We'll cover and demonstrate AWS RoboMaker's features, like different types of simulation modes, pre-integrated tools, pre-built simulation worlds, and monitoring and logging. You'll learn how to start up your own simulation in a few clicks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how AWS RoboMaker simulation works
  • Learn how to get started with your own simulation
  • See how you can apply simulation to your own projects

Who Should Attend:

  • Robotics Developers, Robotics Decision Makers

Level 300 | Customer Showcase

Learn tips and tricks from a real-life example on how to be in control of your cloud security and automate it on AWS.

Speaker(s): Shawn Marck, Solutions Architect, AWS; Kamal Verma, Sr. Principal Engineer, Dow Jones

January 23, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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Dow Jones, a world-leading data, media and intelligence solutions provider with brands like Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch, has numerous enterprise applications that need to be protected from various web attacks. The company was looking for a solution to protect these properties, and to be more in control of their security. They looked into AWS to help secure their cloud right at the edge. In this tech talk, you will learn how Dow Jones implemented an innovative architecture to meet their Software Security Framework, using services such as Amazon CloudFront, AWS Shield, AWS WAF, and AWS Lambda. You will learn how you can use AWS services to architect a secure software environment for securing legacy and new applications alike. Join Kamal Verma, Sr Principal Engineer at Dow Jones, for a deep dive into their implementation, and some of their key learnings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out from a real life example, how to automate your security on AWS
  • Get tips and tricks on how to be in control of your cloud security
  • Learn about the operational processes and controls Dow Jones put in place

Who Should Attend:

  • Cloud Security Professionals, IT Decision Makers

Level 300 | Service How To

Learn how you can generate, store, and use your KMS keys in hardware security modules (HSMs) that you control.

Speaker(s): Richard Moulds, Principal Product Manager, AWS

January 30, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

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AWS Key Management Service (KMS) has integrated with AWS CloudHSM so you now have the option to create your own KMS custom key store. In this tech talk, you will learn more about how a KMS custom key store is backed by an AWS CloudHSM cluster and enables you to generate, store, and use your KMS keys in hardware security modules (HSMs) that you control. We will review AWS KMS and dive into the new custom key store feature. You will also learn how it helps satisfy compliance obligations that would otherwise require the use of on-premises HSMs and supports AWS services and encryption toolkits that are integrated with KMS.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the AWS KMS and AWS CloudHSM integration
  • Dive into the new KMS custom key store feature
  • Learn how a KMS custom key store helps satisfy compliance obligations

Who Should Attend:

  • Security Professionals, Application Developers

Level 300 | Service How To

Learn how to compose nested applications using the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), SAM CLI, and the AWS Serverless Application Repository.

Speaker(s): James Hood, Sr. Software Dev Engineer, AWS

January 31, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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Serverless applications enable you to break large projects into smaller, more manageable services that are independently scalable, secure, and reusable. As serverless architectures grow, common patterns emerge that often get re-implemented across companies, teams, and projects. Building with nested applications allows you to quickly assemble reusable serverless architectures in powerful new ways—accelerating your development velocity and reducing duplicated efforts. In this tech talk, you’ll learn how to compose nested applications using the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), SAM CLI, and the AWS Serverless Application Repository. You’ll also learn how use permissions to easily share serverless architectures across accounts, teams, and organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Deploy a serverless application using SAM
  • Understand how to use and deploy nested applications, composed of child applications
  • Share your serverless architecture with specific accounts for easy re-use

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Engineering Managers, Product Managers, Engineering Leads

Level 300 | Service How To

Learn how to use Lambda Layers to enable re-use and sharing of code, and how you can build and test Layers locally using the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM).

Speaker(s): Chris Munns, Principal Developer Advocate, AWS

January 31, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

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In November, AWS Lambda introduced Lambda Layers and the Lambda Runtime API. Layers enables you to centrally manage code and data that is shared across multiple functions and the Lambda Runtime API provides a simple interface to use any programming language or specific language version for authoring your functions. In this tech talk, you’ll learn how to use Lambda Layers to enable re-use and sharing of code, and how you can build and test Layers locally using the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM). You'll also learn how to run any language on Lambda using the Lambda Runtime API.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use Lambda Layers to enable re-use and sharing of code
  • Use AWS SAM to build and test Layers locally
  • Run any language on Lambda using the Runtime API

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers

Level 200 | Service How To

Learn about the Amazon S3 Storage Classes and how to use them to optimize your storage resources.

Speaker(s): Matthew Sidley, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

January 28, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

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Amazon S3 supports the widest range of storage classes. The six S3 Storage Classes are designed to help customers store their data cost-effectively without negatively impacting performance. In this tech talk, Amazon S3 experts will be diving into each of the S3 Storage Classes, including our newest ones, S3 Intelligent-Tiering and S3 Glacier Deep Archive. We will also cover the use cases they support and their respective features. We will also provide best practices around how to use S3 Storage Class Analysis to learn data access patterns and configure S3 Lifecycle policies that transfer objects between storage classes for cost-effective storage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what the S3 Storage Classes are and what do they do
  • See how to configure S3 Storage Class Analysis
  • Discover how to configure S3 Lifecycle policies

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Storage Administrators, IT Administrators

Level 300 | Deep Dive

Learn how to deploy Amazon FSx for Windows File Server in some of the most common use cases.

Speaker(s): Darryl Osborne, File Solution Architect, AWS; Edward Naim, General Manager, Amazon FSx

Janaury 30, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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Organizations of all sizes are moving their Windows workloads to the AWS Cloud, and many of these workloads - including business applications, home directories, web serving environments, and software build setups - depend on shared file storage. Today, customers need to do the time-consuming and costly work of managing Windows file storage on their own. We recently introduced Amazon FSx, a fully managed Windows file server service. In this tech talk, we will do a deep dive into Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, walk through a demo, and targeted use cases to get started today. You will learn about the Amazon FSx for Windows features and benefits, how to identify applications that are appropriate for use, and details about its performance and security models. We will highlight and demonstrate how to deploy Amazon FSx for Windows File Server in our most common use cases and will share tips for success throughout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize why and when to use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
  • Understand key technical, performance, and security concepts
  • See Amazon FSx for Windows File Server in action with live demo

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Leaders and Professionals, Data Scientists, Business Analysts, IT Managers of Infrastructure, Cloud Architects, Application Owners, Software Developers, Security Operations Administrators, and Storage Administrators and Architects, Researchers

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