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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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Well-Architected Day

April 1

Learn how to build and improve the quality of your applications using AWS architectural best practices. AWS Well-Architected Day is a free, hands-on event that helps you understand how to develop AWS workloads that are secure, reliable, cost-optimized, and high-performing.

Learn more.

Machine Learning Days

April 3-4

Choose from pre-trained AI services for computer vision, language, recommendations, and forecasting; Amazon SageMaker to quickly build, train, and deploy machine learning models at scale; or build custom models with support for all the popular open-source frameworks.

Learn more.

Amazon Sumerian Day

April 8

Learn how to get started with Amazon Sumerian and receive support while  creating your own applications. Experts will provide a training on the Sumerian service and provide insights into creating apps that use Amazon Amplify, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, and other AWS services.

Learn more.


AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

9:30AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week | Big Data and Data Warehousing

Data Analytics Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed analytics services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud.

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9:30AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week | Data Lakes and Log Analytics

Data Analytics Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed analytics services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud.

Register
9:30AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week | Data Streams and Amazon EMR

Data Analytics Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed analytics services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud.

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Business Series | Analytics for Startups

Ilya Volodarsky, Co-founder at Segment – a customer data infrastructure startup, will share how startups can leverage analytics to answer the tough questions and enable growth. From uncovering hidden opportunities to identifying trends, patterns, and problems areas – Ilya will discuss the advantages and ROI of collecting user behavior data.

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4:00PM-8:00PM

Carbon Impact.Tech

Carbon Impact.tech will cover the nascent technologies that will usher in an era of profitable carbon removal as well as the status quo of carbon solutions and possible business models for implementation. The event will also have founders of early stage companies giving lightning talks on their approach to mining carbon, while brand-name Silicon Valley investors will chime in with their perspective and approach.

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10:00AM-4:00PM

EdTech Security Immersion Day

Security in the Cloud is job one for Amazon and its customers. Join the AWS EdTech team to learn how you can better protect your AWS environment using some of our new tools. Attendees will get hands-on experience with the latest and greatest AWS has to offer for security provided by AWS Solution Architects.

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10:00AM-6:00PM

Well-Architected Day

Learn how to build and improve the quality of your applications using AWS architectural best practices. AWS Well-Architected Day is a free, hands-on event that helps you understand how to develop AWS workloads that are secure, reliable, cost-optimized, and high-performing.

Register
9:00AM-6:00PM

Building, Managing, and Securing Data Lakes with AWS

Building a data lake has been on every organization's plan for some time. Some already have built one and are looking to expand and others are just starting on their journey. To help organizations be successful with designing, building and operating a data lake on AWS we present to you the AWS Data Lake Summit. This event is tailored to those who are at the beginning or already well into their data lake journeys.

Private
10:00AM-4:30PM

Machine Learning Days | Day 1

On behalf of our customers, we are focused on solving some of the toughest challenges that hold back machine learning from being in the hands of every developer. You can choose from pre-trained AI services for computer vision, language, recommendations, and forecasting; Amazon SageMaker to quickly build, train, and deploy machine learning models at scale; or build custom models with support for all the popular open-source frameworks. Come join us as we dive into a subset of ML products that are offered by AWS.

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Avoid Startup Burnout

Running a startup at 100 mph can be an exciting ride. It can also create a high intensity and extreme pressure environment that introduces stress, isolation for distributed teams, and exhaust founders. Understanding that a successful startup depends on retaining talented and happy people – how can founders create a culture of mindfulness, inclusion, and not burnout?

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10:00AM-4:30PM

Machine Learning Days | Day 2

On behalf of our customers, we are focused on solving some of the toughest challenges that hold back machine learning from being in the hands of every developer. You can choose from pre-trained AI services for computer vision, language, recommendations, and forecasting; Amazon SageMaker to quickly build, train, and deploy machine learning models at scale; or build custom models with support for all the popular open-source frameworks. Come join us as we dive into a subset of ML products that are offered by AWS.

Register
6:00PM-8:30PM We Power Tech: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Private
8:30AM-10:00AM Australian EdTech Mission Breakfast Private
10:00AM-5:00PM

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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7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Using Analytics for Startup Fundraising

Benn Stancil, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of Mode, will give a crash course in the practical analysis startups need to raise money. From demystifying investor jargon like “magic numbers” and “quick ratios” to sharing step-by-step instructions to build these metrics yourself, he'll help you get one step closer to closing your next round.

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9:00AM-7:00PM

Alexa Voice-First Games Hackathon

Come build voice-first Alexa game skills at an all-day hackathon for the chance to win fabulous Echo prizes! You will have the entire day to conceptualize and create a game using the Alexa Skills Kit. The Alexa team will showcase the capabilities of the ASK SDK, as well as offer hands-on guidance to create standout voice game skills! Don’t forget your laptop.

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4:00PM-6:00PM Connect @ Amazon Private
10:00AM-5:00PM

Amazon DeepRacer | AI Bootcamp

AI/ML Bootcamp is a 2-day event for machine learning (ML) aspiring developers, application developers, ML developers and data scientists that want to learn and apply ML at speed and scale. Presented by Amazon AI/ML experts, this event has something for developers and data scientists of all skill levels. Register for Day 1 to learn about AWS DeepRacer and how to add intelligence with pre-trained AI services.

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10:00AM-5:00PM

Amazon DeepRacer | ML Bootcamp

AI/ML Bootcamp is a 2-day event for machine learning (ML) aspiring developers, application developers, ML developers and data scientists that want to learn and apply ML at speed and scale. Presented by Amazon AI/ML experts, this event has something for developers and data scientists of all skill levels. Register for Day 2 to learn about AWS DeepRacer and how to build, train, and deploy machine learning models at scale.

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11:00AM-4:30PM

Get Started with Deep Learning & Edge Computing

AWS offers free training and tools to help you grow your Machine Learning (ML) skills that can advance your career or business. In this workshop participants will learn the end-to-end process of training a deep learning model and deploying to an edge device for local compute. While this workshop focuses on a computer vision use-case, the core concepts taught are fundamental and transferable to other ML use-cases and real-world applications.

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10:00AM-4:30PM

Blockchain Days | Blockchain Services

Join us for two days of blockchain and ledger database sessions, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities led by AWS and its startup partners during the AWS Blockchain event at the San Francisco Loft. Come for both days or pick the day most relevant to you.

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Harnessing the Power of Payments on the Blockchain

Join us for a discussion with startup leaders focused on the transaction environment. The panel will share how blockchain technology is providing long-awaited financial breakthroughs at both the enterprise-level and for startups.  

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10:00AM-4:30PM

Blockchain Days | Blockchain for Startups

Join us for two days of blockchain and ledger database sessions, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities led by AWS and its startup partners during the AWS Blockchain event at the San Francisco Loft. Come for both days or pick the day most relevant to you.

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