Build On Live 2023

Explore technical livestreams featuring the challenges hands-on practitioners face today. Join the conversation with industry experts and the global technical community on

About the series

Build On Live Events are a series of technical streams on that focus on technology topics related to challenges hands-on practitioners face today. Conversations between AWS experts and guests happen in real time, giving the audience a chance to influence the discussion and receive immediate answers. The series are designed to provide continuous learning opportunities and consist of two distinct formats:

1) Build On Live Event - a quarterly day-long stream events centered around a main technology topic, focusing on demos, code, architecture diagrams and practical use cases.

2) Build On Live Weekly - weekly one-hour streams in between the main events where the audience can return to follow up with questions and further discussions on related topics.

Join the conversation and tap into a network of like-minded global technical community!


What can you learn?

Tune into Build On Live | Tel Aviv on May 31 from 1PM-5PM IST!
  • Upcoming Build On Live Events
  • Build On Live | Open Source ML

    Join the second Build On Live Event of 2023: Build On Live | Open Source ML! The Developer Advocate hosts will be chatting with expert guests about various top of mind topics from the open source and machine learning worlds. By tuning into this event you can expect to learn about key areas like: building applications & tools using AI, how to use AI to boost your productivity, how to use AI responsibly, & much more.

    Build On Live | re:Invent 2023

    Get ready for Build On Live | re:Invent round 2! We will be streaming live from Vegas from November 28-November 30, 2023 featuring, members of the community, tech experts and so much more. Experience re:Invent wherever you are and join the fun.

    Build On Live | Cost Optimization

    Coming soon

  • Build On Weekly Shows
  • Build On Weekly

    Hello friends and welcome to Build On Weekly, a livestream where we build something together every week while answering questions from our favourite people - you! We'll build anything that helps you solve problems: whether it's Open Source or AWS, from operators, developers, data or security specialist to anyone in between. Join us every Thursday at 9am PT to learn live with us through hands on keyboard coding and stay for lively conversations with expert guests.

    Tune in weekly, Thursdays 9AM-10AM PT!

    Build On Open Source

    Join Ricardo and Derek every two weeks for all the latest news from the open source community, chat with open source creators with some light hearted banter along the way.

    Tune in every other week, Fridays 9AM-10AM BST | 1AM-2AM PT

    Build On Generative AI

    Join hosts Darko & Emily as they navigate the different topics surrounding the category on everyone's mind, generative AI. Sessions are highly interactive, featuring demos, challenges, and audience questions in real-time.

    Tune in weekly, Mondays from 9AM-10AM PT!

    Build On Answered

    Build On Answered is a new livestream where AWS experts review, answer, and build the solution to the top AWS questions and answers on Stack Overflow.

    Make sure to set a reminder for this fun and interactive show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month from 8-9am PT.

    Build On Winging It

    “Winging it” - Doing stuff with improvization and little preparation. How about we just build stuff? In this show, join us, as we go through documentation, blog posts, guides and build stuff on the fly. Come and see the raw experience on what it means to (try to) build something. We will laugh, we will cry, we will fail builds - but ultimately we will learn something new.

    Tune in the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 9AM-11AM PT!

  • Previous Build On Live Events
  • Build On Live | Tel Aviv Summit

    The first Build On Live Event of the year is streaming from the Tel Aviv Summit, on May 31 from 1PM-5PM IST | 3AM-7AM PT! This event is going to feature interactive segments on Cyber Security, Startup Spotlights, and play-by-plays on the F1 GameDay happening on-site. Sign up for the interest list to get the agenda directly to your inbox closer to the event!

    Build On Live | Data & Analytics

    The first edition of Build On Live | Data and Analytics focused on topics covering the challenges of data engineering, large-scale data processing, open source data analytics, machine learning and much more. AWS technical experts were joined by some of the most prominent experts in the technical community such as Matt Wood, Zhamak Dehghani, Tim Berglund, Barr Moses, Alex DeBrie, Gwen Shapira, and more.

    Build On Live | Observability

    Build On Live | Observability focused on topics ranging from tracing, to OpenTelemetry, SLOs, and much more. AWS technical experts were joined by some of the most prominent experts in the technical community such as Liz Fong-Jones, Yuri Shkuro, Antón Rodriguez, Ian Bartholomew, and more.

    Build On Live | re:Invent 2022

    Relive the hallway track with Build On Live | re:Invent.


Social channels


Access technical streams and interact with peers around the world in real time on


Connect with guests, share feedback and ideas for future topics via @awsdevelopers on Twitter.


Catch up with show recordings on demand on the Build On YouTube channel.


Engage with other Builders on the AWS Developers LinkedIn

Build On Live Hosts

AI & Machine Learning
Darko Mesaros, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Darko is passionate about DevOps and Management Tools, where automation, pipelines, & efficient developer tools is the name of the game - click less and code more so you do not repeat yourself - is his motto!


Jacquie Grindrod, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Jacquie has worked in FinTech, media, eHealth. She's passionate about solving problems with a holistic approach to bridge the gaps in communication and systems.


Curtis Evans, Principal Developer Advocate, AWS

Curtis is passionate about Infrastructure, Storage, & Systems Operations. By his own “unofficial” count, he's had a hand in creating 3,000+ AWS accounts, launching over ten thousand EC2 instances, & storing at least 3 Exabytes of object data into S3. He also enjoys playing tennis.

Linda Haviv, Developer Advocate, AWS

Linda has worked in media as a SDE, SRE, & Infrastructure Engineer. She had an untraditional journey into tech & is passionate about helping others in their cloud career journeys, via bite-sized videos at @lindavivah.


Derek Bingham, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Derek advocates for devs across Australia & New Zealand. When he doesnt have an IDE open or a camera in front of him, he can be found in Perth enjoying the sunshine.


Brooke Jamieson, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Brooke has degrees in Mathematics & Data Engineering and was an AWS Machine Learning Hero prior to joining AWS. Recently, Brooke relocated from Australia to NYC to pursue their cloud career.

Du'An Lightfoot, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Du’An is an Air Force veteran and Sr. DA at AWS. He has 10+ years of designing, implementing, & supporting enterprise infrastructures. He's passionate about teaching others pursuing their own builder journeys.


Julie Gunderson, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Julie is champions for best practices for DevOps, reducing silos, reliability, & building team or organizational culture. She's also the founding member of DevOpsDays Boise.


Matheus Guimaraes, Sr. Developer Advocate, AWS

Matheus began his career 20 years ago as a Jr. Video Game Programmer when C/C++ still ruled the world & HTML was an extra credit class. He remains passionate about the role that technology plays in bridging the present with all the possibilities for our future.

Social channels

Access technical streams and interact with peers around the world in real time on

Connect with guests, share feedback and ideas for future topics via @awsdevelopers on Twitter.

Catch up with show recordings on demand on the Build On YouTube channel.

Past livestreams

Why join the livestreams

  • Experience a unique style of learning delivered by builders like you - minimum slides and a lot of real-life examples, use cases, architecture diagrams and demos.
  • Interact with the content in real time and get answers to your questions from the speakers via the live chat
  • Earn twitch rewards as you participate regularly in more Live Events and Weekly streams
  • Tap into a community of technical peers with similar challenges and exchange experience

Upcoming Build On Live schedule

Tune in at the below times to watch live at
Build On Live Weekly
Thursday, Dec 22 | 9:00AM-10:00AM PST
Build On Live Weekly
Thursday, Jan 5 | 9:00AM-10:00AM PST
Build On Live Weekly
Thursday, Jan 12 | 9:00AM-10:00AM PST
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