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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.

Level 300 | Use Case How To

Learn how to run complex workloads, such as analytics, image processing, and machine learning applications efficiently and cost-effectively.

Speaker(s): Chad Schmutzer, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

October 25, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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Complex analytics, such as log scanning or simulations, typically performed as batch jobs, can be completed cost-effectively with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances and AWS Batch. Spot Instances provide acceleration, scale, and deep cost savings to fault-tolerant workloads such as batch. AWS Batch automatically provisions the right quantity and type of compute resources needed to run your jobs. Attend this tech talk to learn how to use AWS Batch and Amazon EC2 Spot Instances to speed up and reduce the cost of batch processing jobs, such as rendering and satellite image processing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce use cases for AWS Batch with real-life customer examples 
  • Understand the benefits and cost-saving potential of using Amazon EC2 Spot instances 
  • Learn how to set up a batch computing environment with AWS Batch, and how to get started using EC2 Spot instances  

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Scientists, Engineers, and Technical Professionals in the media, life sciences, and financial industries

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 | Fireside Chat

Join Anurag Gupta, VP of Analytics, as he discusses the product's evolution, recently shipped features and improvements.

Speaker(s): Anurag Gupta, VP of Analytics, AWS

October 18, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

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Amazon Redshift is a fast, scalable, simple and cost-effective data warehouse service that can extend queries to your data lake. Since its launch in November 2012, the Redshift team has worked closely with customers to solve their biggest pain points and make data analytics easier than ever. Join Anurag Gupta, VP of Analytics, in a candid conversation as he discusses the product's evolution and how the recently shipped features and improvements are enabling customers to more easily set up and tune their analytical pipelines for increased performance and scale. Whether you're an existing customer interested in learning more about how the service is improving and where it's going, or just evaluating Redshift and want to learn about ways to do a Proof of Concept or migration - you'll be sure to walk away with really useful insights.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how customers are setting up modern data lake architectures and how Redshift powers them 
  • Learn about recent features and improvements that will help you unlock increased performance, scale and ease of use 
  • Learn about the resources available to you to get started on Redshift, whether you're migrating from an existing data warehouse or starting from scratch  

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Admins, IT Decision Makers, DBAs, Data Engineers, CIOs, CTOs, Data Analysts/Scientists

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

Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Learn how to integrate your Amazon Linux WorkSpaces development environment with other AWS Developer Tools.

Speaker(s): Hassan TA, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

October 23, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT  

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Developers can use Amazon Linux WorkSpaces get started quickly with software development by spinning up a workstation in the cloud and using the development environment of their choice. Developer needs, however, are sophisticated and they need different tools and access to different cloud resources based on the code they are building. In this tech talk, we will discuss how Amazon Linux WorkSpaces can be customized to provide ready-to-go development cloud workstation environments for developers in your organization. We will discuss how developers working with different programming languages like .NET, C++, Java, Go or with tools like Docker containers can become agile using Amazon Linux WorkSpaces and cover best practices for getting the most out of a cloud-based development desktop service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about using Amazon Linux WorkSpaces for developer desktops in the cloud
  • Learn how to use cloud orchestration tools to manage Amazon Linux WorkSpaces
  • Learn how to integrate your Amazon Linux WorkSpaces development environment with other AWS Developer Tools

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Desktop Admins, Desktop Architects

Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices

Learn how you can provision, monitor, and manage Microsoft SQL Server on AWS.

Speaker(s):  Tom Staab, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS  

October 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 end-of-support is fast approaching. In this tech talk, we will dive deep on best practices and migration considerations for running Microsoft SQL Server on AWS. Learn how to choose between Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS, and understand how to optimize the performance and TCO of your SQL Server deployment for different application types. We will also review in detail how to provision and monitor your SQL Server databases and manage scalability, performance, availability, security, and backup and recovery in both Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight best practices and migration considerations for running Microsoft SQL Server on AWS 
  • Identify how to optimize the performance and TCO of your SQL deployment for different application types 
  • Outline how to manage SQL Server databases in both Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2  

Who Should Attend:

  • Enterprise Developers, System Architects, System Administrators

Level 300 | Service How To

Learn from media-specialist SAs as they walk through a content migration solution featuring machine learning and media services to automate processing, packaging, and metadata extraction.

Speaker(s): Jack Wenzinger, Media & Entertainment Global Partners Solutions Architect, AWS 

October 24, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT  

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Whether a content creator (like a studio) or a distributor (like a broadcaster), Media Asset Management is a core workload for Media & Entertainment companies. In this tech talk, learn from media-specialist AWS Solution Architects as they walk through the newly released content migration solution from AWS, incorporating machine learning and media services for automated processing, packaging, and metadata extraction - perfect for accelerating media migrations to the cloud and into your own DAM/MAM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Characterize the content and the challenges around moving heavy media content to the cloud
  • Understand the necessary workflow and technology components involved with moving content into AWS
  • Learn the service components and benefits of managing content in the cloud

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers and Developers working on video archives projects

Level 200 | Service How To

Learn how AWS IoT is used in industrial applications to understand asset health and performance.

Speaker(s): Jan Metzner, Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

October 22, 2018

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT  

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Machine health data can indicate if equipment usage is optimal, but it’s hard to capture this as technicians often need to physically inspect equipment and machines. This physical inspection provides limited visibility of health and equipment degradation, often leading to unplanned and costly maintenance or replacement. Join us for a deep dive into how AWS IoT can help you capture all IoT data, and monitor performance and health of equipment, machines, and vehicles. You will learn how you can use AWS IoT services to increase visibility into your assets, maximize asset utilization, and improve your bottom line. We will explore a reference architecture and IoT services such as AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Analytics, and AWS Greengrass.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the AWS reference architecture for IoT asset condition monitoring
  • Learn how you can leverage AWS IoT services to capture all IoT data, and monitor performance and health of equipment, machines, and vehicles
  • Become familiar with how each AWS IoT service works together for industrial applications

Who Should Attend:

  • Cloud Developers, IoT Enterprise Developers, Software Developers

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

Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices

Learn AWS Config best practices on how to implement governance and compliance in a multi-account, multi-Region scenario.

Speaker(s): Archana Sridhar, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

October 24, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT  

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Maintaining structured compliance and governance in the cloud can be challenging. Join us to learn how AWS Config can help you track changes to the configuration of your AWS resources and check for compliance with best practices and policies. Learn about the AWS Config multi-account, multi-Region data aggregation capability. This capability enables centralized governance and monitoring of your AWS Config rules compliance status across the groups of accounts that you set up using AWS Organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn common use cases for AWS Config
  • Explore best practices for setting up AWS Config and AWS Config rules in your account
  • Learn how to centrally monitor compliance from multiple accounts and Regions using AWS Config aggregators

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Managers, Operations Managers, Cloud Architects, DevOps Engineers, Security Operations, IT Administrators

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

Level 300 | Service How To

Explore how Lambda@Edge can help you deliver low latency web applications.

Speaker(s):  George John, Product Manager, AWS

October 23, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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Today, web developers want to build applications with richer and more personalized content for their customers. This processing is typically done using compute resources at centralized servers, often slowing down the end user experience. In this tech talk, we will explore how Lambda@Edge, an extension of AWS Lambda, enables you to run code at multiple locations worldwide. This helps you to build low latency web applications that can be assembled and delivered closer to your end users. For instance, we will share examples of how you can dynamically personalize the websites based on the end user’s device type, customize the website for search engine optimizations without the need for additional back end resources, or route end users to the most appropriate origin for low latency delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how you can move back end application logic closer to end users
  • Explore specific use cases for web developers
  • Learn about using Amazon CloudFront together with Lambda@Edge

Who Should Attend:

  • Web Developers, Cloud Developers, CDN Operators, IT Professionals

Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Learn how to easily migrate legacy applications that use IP addresses with Bring Your Own IP.

Speaker(s):  Anupam Pandey, Sr. Product Manager, AWS; Matt Lehwess, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

October 25, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

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With Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) on Amazon VPC, you can use your own publicly routable IP addresses with AWS resources, such as Amazon EC2 instances, Network Load Balancers, and NAT gateways. In this tech talk, learn how you can retain your IP reputation, whitelists, and compliance policies with no additional work. Also, learn how you can easily migrate legacy applications that use IP addresses instead of DNS names, because you will no longer have to make changes to these applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the Bring Your Own IP features of Amazon VPC
  • Learn about the business benefits of using your own IP address
  • See how to properly set up and use Bring Your Own IP

Who Should Attend:

  • IT Administrators, Cloud Administrators, Network Architects

Level 100 | How To re:Invent

Discover new innovations coming to the re:Invent 2018 mobile experience this year. Plus, learn all about reserved seating for your priority sessions.

Speaker(s):  Annie Hancock, Head of Creative & Customer Experiences, AWS; Jill Fagan, Lead, AWS re:Invent Content; Cole Platt, Sr. Product Manager, AWS

Broadcast on:

October 10, 2018  

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We’re just over a month away from re:Invent 2018, so it’s time to start getting mobilized. In our episode this month, Annie and Jill will sit down with Cole Platt, Sr. Product Manager to discuss the AWS re:Invent mobile app. Cole will showcase all the innovations coming to the mobile experience this year. Plus, you’ll find out everything you need to know about reserved seating and how to help ensure you get into your priority sessions.

Who Should Watch:

  • Anyone who has registered or is thinking about registering for re:Invent 2018

Level 100 | How To re:Invent

Get the insider secrets with top recommendations and tips for re:Invent 2018 from AWS community experts.

Speaker(s):  Annie Hancock, Head of Creative & Customer Experiences, AWS; Jill Fagan, Lead, AWS re:Invent Content; Mark Nunnikhoven, AWS Community Hero; Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist, AWS

Broadcast on: 

September 12, 2018

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Join Jill and Annie as they learn more about the Community Heroes programs at re:Invent from AWS Community Hero, Mark Nunnikhoven. Then, Chief Evangelist for AWS, Jeff Barr, will give us all the details on what he will be up to a re:Invent, and his recommendations for attendees. You don’t want to miss this episode packed with insider information!

Who Should Watch:

  • Anyone who has registered or is thinking about registering for re:Invent 2018

Level 300 | Service How To

Learn how to protect your secrets used to access your applications, services, and IT resources.

Speaker(s): Jeff Levine, Solutions Architect, AWS

October 22, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PT

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AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. The service enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle. In this tech talk, we will explore the meaning of secrets, the considerations that come into play when managing secrets, and see how AWS Secrets Manager can help. We will discuss technical considerations, best practices, and conclude with a demonstration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the meaning of secrets in the AWS Cloud
  • Learn about considerations that come into play when managing secrets
  • See AWS Secrets Manager in a demonstration

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, IT Administrators, IT Pros, Cloud Architects

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

Level 300 | Service Deep Dive

Learn how you can use the AWS Storage Gateway hardware appliance to connect on-premises applications to AWS storage.

Speaker(s): Bhavin Patel, Sr. Product Manager, AWS; Paul Reed, Principal Product Manager, AWS; Asa Kalavade, GM, AWS Storage Gateway

October 24, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT

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Do you need to reduce your on-premises storage infrastructure, and want a simple way to start using AWS cloud storage for your existing applications? If so, join this tech talk to learn how to deploy the AWS Storage Gateway on a new hardware appliance. Learn how you can use Amazon S3 and other services for remote office, departmental, and data center applications. After a brief introduction to the service, we’ll get deep into the details of setting up the new hardware appliance with a demonstration. We’ll cover common hybrid cloud storage use cases, including low-latency file access for applications, database backup and recovery with Amazon S3, replacing tape backups, data migrations, and in-cloud data processing workflows.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand common starter use-cases for hybrid cloud storage
  • See how to deploy the AWS Storage Gateway hardware appliance
  • Learn how you can apply in-cloud AWS services, such as machine learning or analytics, for on-prem. application data

Who Should Attend:

  • IT, Storage or Backup Administrators, IT Operations or Infrastructure Managers, and Directors

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