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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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June 26

Build on Amazon Linux

Join us for an interactive event and discover how you can innovate faster using AWS services for Amazon Linux. During this evening, senior product leaders from Amazon will announce new features, provide interactive demos, and AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr will share his insights... learn more.

June 21

Adding Machine Intelligence to Any Application

Learn how to quickly add intelligence to any application with API-driven services that provide pre-trained models to enable out of the box computer vision, speech, language analysis, and chatbot functionality... learn more.

June 25

AWS IoT Day: Amazon FreeRTOS

Learn how to get started using Amazon FreeRTOS, IoT operating system for microcontrollers, in this IoT Day workshop. AWS has partnered with Espressif to bring you the hands-on experience of programming the Amazon FreeRTOS qualified development kit, ESP32-DevKitC... learn more.

June 27-29

AWS 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 your production needs... learn more.

 


AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Architect Bar

Open Daily, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm

10:00AM-4:30PM

DataPalooza - A Music Festival themed ML + IoT Workshop

As the CTO of a new startup, you have taken up a challenge of improving the EDM music festival experience. At venues with multiple stages, festival-goers are always looking to identify DJ stage areas with the liveliest atmosphere. This causes them to constantly move around between different stages and miss out on having fun. You are looking to use Machine Learning and IoT technologies to solve this unique problem.

Do you accept the Challenge?
The objective of this task is to help the festival-goers quickly identify the DJ stage where crowd is the happiest. You've seen a lot of buzz around computer vision, machine learning, and IoT and want to use this technology to detect crowd emotions. From your initial research there are existing ML models that you can leverage to do face and emotion detection, but there are two ways that the predictions (inference) can be done; on the cloud and on the camera itself, but which one will work the best for your needs at the festival? You are going to test both approaches and find out!

In this workshop you will use AWS and Intel technologies to learn how to build, deploy, and run ML inference on the cloud as well as on the IoT Edge. You will learn to use Amazon SageMaker with Intel C5 Instances, AWS DeepLens, AWS Greengrass, Amazon Rekognition, and AWS Lambda to build an end-to-end IoT solution that performs machine learning.

Register here.

Developers that are interested in machine learning. In order to attend AWS ML Loft, you must have an active AWS account with administrative rights, either for personal or business use.


Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

10:00AM-6:00PM

Machine Learning Services | Adding Machine Learning Intelligence to Any Application

During these sessions and workshops, you'll learn how to quickly add intelligence to any application with API-driven services that provide pre-trained models to enable out of the box computer vision, speech, language analysis, and chatbot functionality. You'll explore a variety of real world use cases to see how these services can add ML to your applications today.

Register here. 

Developers with zero to advanced machine learning knowledge and are eager to learn how to build and add value to applications with machine intelligence.
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS IoT Day: Amazon FreeRTOS

Learn how to get started using Amazon FreeRTOS, IoT operating system for microcontrollers, in this IoT Day workshop. AWS has partnered with Espressif to bring you the hands-on experience of programming the Amazon FreeRTOS qualified development kit, ESP32-DevKitC. You'll go through the steps of configuring Amazon FreeRTOS source code examples, compiling, and flashing to the ESP32-DevKitC. Then you'll use AWS cloud services like AWS IoT Core to build and operate a connected microcontroller-based device.

Learn more and register.

Attendees will need to have an active AWS account with administrative permissions. 
5:00PM-8:30PM

Build on Amazon Linux

Join us for an interactive event and discover how you can innovate faster using AWS services for Amazon Linux. During this evening, senior product leaders from Amazon will announce new features, provide interactive demos, and AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr will share his insights.

Afterwards, join us for drinks to celebrate and get 1:1 access to AWS experts.

Learn more and register.

Mixed levels
10:00AM-5:30PM

EC2 Day during AWS Compute Evolved Week

9:30AM-10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM-11:00AM | Amazon EC2 Foundations

11:00AM-12:00PM | Simple Cloud with Amazon Lightsail

12:00PM-1:00PM | Lunch (will be provided)

1:00PM-2:30PM | High Performance Computing on AWS

2:30PM-2:45PM | Break

2:45PM-4:15PM | Cost Optimize EC2 with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

4:15PM-4:30PM | Break

4:30PM-5:30PM | Deep Dive on Amazon EC2 Accelerated Computing

Learn more and register.

Level: Intermdiate
10:00AM-5:30PM

Container Day during AWS Compute Evolved Week

9:30AM-10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM-11:00AM | Building Containers on AWS

11:00AM-12:00PM | Introducing AWS Fargate

12:00PM-1:00PM | Lunch (will be provided)

1:00PM-2:00PM | Building Secure Services Using Containers

2:00PM-2:30PM | Running Kubernetes on AWS

2:30PM-2:45PM | Break

2:45PM-4:00PM | Building Microservices with the 12-Factor Application Pattern

Learn more and register.

Level: Intermediate  
10:00AM-5:30PM

Serverless Day during AWS Compute Evolved Week

9:30AM-10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM-11:00AM | Getting Started with AWS Lambda and Serverless Computing

11:00AM-12:00PM | Workshop: Building and Deploying Your First Serverless Application

1:00PM-2:00PM | Lunch (will be provided)

2:00PM-3:00PM | Deep Dive on Serverless Application Development

3:00PM-3:15PM | Break

3:15PM-5:15PM | Workshop: Building Serverless Real-time Processing (Now with Unicorns!)

Learn more and register.

Level: Intermediate
9:30AM-5:30PM The AWS Loft will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

 

   
8:30AM-1:00PM

AWS IoT Innovators Event

Private event.

Invitation Only
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Well-Architected Workshop

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. Attendees can participate in the sessions to learn about AWS best practices, identify areas of improvement, and apply lessons learned to your workloads.

Learn more and register.

Level: Strong working knowledge of AWS core services and features, as well as previous architectural experience.
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Mobile Week

Registration coming soon.

Mixed levels
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Mobile Week

Registration coming soon.

Mixed levels
9:30AM-5:30PM

Ask an Expert

New to AWS? Need help? Visit our Ask an Expert Bar for 1:1 help from our AWS Experts!

Walk-in    
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Mobile Week

Registration coming soon.

Mixed levels
9:30AM-5:30PM

Ask an Expert

New to AWS? Need help? Visit our Ask an Expert Bar for 1:1 help from our AWS Experts!

Walk-in    
10:00AM-5:00PM

SaaS on AWS Bootcamp

The SaaS on AWS Bootcamp provides a guided, interactive experience of working with software-as-a-service (SaaS) on AWS. The bootcamp will walk attendees through core concepts of building SaaS on AWS, including how to provision, configure, and refine elements of a SaaS application.

Learn more and register.

Mixed levels
10:00AM-1:00PM

Competitive Play and Real-World Prizes with Amazon GameOn

Amazon GameOn, a set of flexible APIs built on AWS's cloud infrastructure, allows easy, native integration of organized competitions and prize delivery. GameOn helps you add tournament play to your games, regardless of target framework, operating system, or hardware.  With GameOn, you can invest more time in what you do best—designing great games. Join Amazon Developer Evangelist Peter Heinrich on Monday, July 23 for an introduction to the service and practical information on incorporating it into your game development.

Learn more and register.

Game developers who are interested in esports, competitive mobile gaming, trends and best practices for bringing esports to mobile, marketing managers and product managers.

This event is geared towards beginner/intermediate knowledge level.

10:00AM-6:00pm

Alexa Dev Day

Alexa Dev Days are free, interactive events from Amazon and sponsored by Intel. Engage in hands-on sessions where you will learn to create voice experiences and hear the latest on UI design and industry trends. Join us for training sessions, workshops, live demos, and networking with Alexa experts and your peers.

Learn more and register.

Advanced

See prerequisites on registratoin page.

10:00AM-4:15PM

DataPalooza - A Music Festival themed ML + IoT Workshop

As the CTO of a new startup, you have taken up a challenge of improving the EDM music festival experience. At venues with multiple stages, festival-goers are always looking to identify DJ stage areas with the liveliest atmosphere. This causes them to constantly move around between different stages and miss out on having fun. You are looking to use Machine Learning and IoT technologies to solve this unique problem.

Learn more and register.

This event is for Machine Learning and IoT developers. In order to attend this workshop, you must have an active AWS account with administrative rights, either for personal or business use.


Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

6:00PM-9:00PM

AWS Loft Opening Celebration

Registration coming soon.

 
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Security Week

Registration coming soon.

Mixed levels
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Security Week

Registration coming soon.

Mixed levels
9:30AM-5:30PM

Ask an Expert

New to AWS? Need help? Visit our Ask an Expert Bar for 1:1 help from our AWS Experts!

Walk-in    
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Security Week

Registration coming soon.

Mixed levels
9:30AM-5:30PM

Ask an Expert

New to AWS? Need help? Visit our Ask an Expert Bar for 1:1 help from our AWS Experts!

Walk-in    
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Security Week

Registration coming soon.

Mixed levels
9:30AM-5:30PM

Ask an Expert

New to AWS? Need help? Visit our Ask an Expert Bar for 1:1 help from our AWS Experts!

Walk-in    

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Email us at: aws-sf-loft@amazon.com