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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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Database Week

June 4-6

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. During this three day event, you will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

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Startup Talk: Improving User Experience with Amazon Aurora

June 4

Rohit Iyer, Sr. Director of Engineering, and Narenda Puchakayala, Database Administrator, at Personal Capital will walk you through their journey in migrating to Amazon Aurora.

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Startup Talk: Build Your Startup's Data Infrastructure in 1 Hr

June 6

Join a discussion with Benn Stancil, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of Mode, for an introduction to the tools you need to set up your data infrastructure in one hour. 

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AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

10:00AM-4:30PM

AWS Security Week: Security Tools

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

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10:00AM-4:00PM

AWS Security Week: Data Protection

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Observability for Startups

Luke Demi, Software Engineer at Coinbase, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the wins and challenges of their journey to an observable system. He'll share how their tooling and philosophies have changed over time and why they graduated from full plug-and-play solutions to build vs. buy.

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10:00AM-5:00PM

AWS Security Week: Identity

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

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6:00PM-9:00PM

Transformation Networking with Ebates and ClearScale

Join us for a customer appreciation event at AWS Loft in San Francisco on May 30th. Hear about Ebates’ Cloud journey, share your experience, network with peers and enjoy free food and drinks! Register Now.

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10:00AM-3:30PM

AWS Security Week: Infrastructure Protection

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

Register
10:00AM-4:30PM

Database Week: Selecting the Right Database & Migration Planning

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. During this three-day event, you will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

Register
5:00PM-7:00PM

Startup Talk: Improving User Experience with Amazon Aurora

Rohit Iyer, Sr. Director of Engineering, and Narenda Puchakayala, Database Administrator, at Personal Capital will walk you through their journey in migrating to Amazon Aurora. They'll share how they were able to handle 3X traffic spikes easily, remain up during market volatility events, and helped improve user experience.

Register
10:00AM-4:00PM

Database Week: Traditional & Open Source Databases

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. During this three-day event, you will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

Register
10:00AM-4:30PM

Database Week: Optimizing Databases for Your Workload

Database Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed database services. During this three-day event, you will learn how to get started, how to support applications, and how to scale.

Register
7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Build Your Startup's Data Infrastructure in 1 Hr

Join a discussion with Benn Stancil, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of Mode, for an introduction to the tools you need to set up your data infrastructure in one hour. He'll arm you with the tools you need to move, store, and analyze data, and instructions on how to build a platform that can not only scale, but can also enable you to start answering product, marketing, and fundraising questions tonight.

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9:00AM-5:00PM

Cloud Audit Academy

Join us for an exclusive peek into Cloud Audit Academy, a cloud and customer agnostic look at cloud security auditing. Dive into the differences of auditing in the cloud compared to on-premises, common auditing risks, and audit best practices. This program builds a solid knowledge base to start auditing the cloud for security.

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10:00AM-5:15PM

AI/ML Bootcamp: Introduction to Machine Learning

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.

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10:00AM-4:45PM

AI/ML Bootcamp: Deep Dive on Amazon SageMaker

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.

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10:00AM-2:30PM

Get Started with Machine Learning & Edge Computing

Participants in this workshop will build a foundation in machine and deep learning by familiarizing themselves with the fundamental concepts and tools necessary to further their education. You will learn these concepts by working through regression and classification examples using classic machine learning and deep learning techniques.

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Shaping Your Startup's Culture to Thrive

Join our panel of experts as they discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days. They’ll outline how, if crafted correctly, culture can act as a powerful recruiting, retention, and fundraising tool. They’ll share how culture can set your startup apart, define its purpose, project its values, and help founders prove to investors that the company is more than just an idea.

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10:00AM-3:00PM

AWS GameDay

AWS GameDay is an interactive, team-based learning exercise designed to give players a chance to put their AWS skills to the test in a real-world, gamified, risk-free environment. Most importantly, it is an extremely fun way to learn in through collaboration in a group setting. We step outside the boundaries of typical workshops through open-endedness and ambiguity.

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8:30AM-5:00PM

Building and Modernizing .NET Applications on AWS

This session is targeted at developers interested in building and modernizing .NET applications on AWS. The event will cover an in depth look at the tools and resources available to .NET developers on AWS. 

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Generative Adversarial Networks using Apache MXNet

In this session, we will go over the basics of GAN and how it works. We will also dive deep into one of the more popular designs for GAN, Deep Convolutional GAN (DCGAN) with the help of a code demonstration using Apache MXNet.

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10:00AM-4:30PM

Well-Architected Workshop: Operational Excellence & Security

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.

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10:00AM-4:30PM

Well-Architected Workshop: Reliabiliy & Cost Optimization

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.

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9:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Startup Day

At AWS Startup Day, you'll learn from AWS experts, VC's, and your fellow startups about how to go from that initial intellectual spark to MVP, and what it takes to land seed funding. You'll get a glimpse into the challenges you'll face early on, along with the do's and dont's. Startup Day is also an opportunity to meet your people, the other builders in your backyard, to share ideas, founder hacks, and the inspiring moments that keep everyone sprinting forward.

Registration coming soon!
10:00AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week: Big Data and Data Warehousing

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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10:00AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week: Data Lakes and Log Analytics

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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10:00AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week: Data Lakes and Log Analytics

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

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