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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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November 7

AWS SaaS Factory's 4-Hour Launch Experience

The AWS SaaS Factory 4-hour Launch Experience will trace critical aspects of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product launch and review core principles for building and launching a SaaS business.

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November 8

Choosing the Right Accelerator

From education, to mentorship, to financing, accelerators are an integral part of the startup ecosystem. For some, especially first-time founders, it is becoming the first stop. But, with all the accelerators options, how do you know which one is right for your startup? 

Learn more.

November 12-14

Data Analytics Week

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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AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

10:15AM-4:15PM

DataPalooza: ML + IoT Workshop

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.

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9:30AM-2:30PM

AWS SaaS Factory's 4-Hour Launch Experience

The AWS SaaS Factory 4-hour Launch Experience will trace critical aspects of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product launch and review core principles for building and launching a SaaS business. During this session, we will divide up into launch teams to build an almost-real product, including building the plan, identifying the minimum viable product (MVP), understanding fundamentals related to packaging and revenue, and nailing down the details of a launch plan leveraging AWS Marketplace. Team members will learn from each other’s experience as well as APN Partner, ProfitWell, and the AWS SaaS Factory and AWS Marketplace teams.

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11:00AM

Co-working Opens - Late Start Due to Facilities Testing

 
11:30AM-1:00PM

Choosing the Right Accelerator

From education, to mentorship, to financing, accelerators are an integral part of the startup ecosystem. For some, especially first-time founders, it is becoming the first stop. But, with all the accelerators options, how do you know which one is right for your startup? 

Josh Jones, partner at HMC and co-founder of DreamHost, will share the merits, successes, challenges, and the pathways towards funding via an accelerator program, and the most important items to have in place before applying.

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7:00PM-10:00PM

Amazon & AfroTech 2018 Happy Hour

Amazon is excited to host a special night of networking during AfroTech 2018! The evening will be comprised of lightning talks, refreshments, cocktails, DJ Nitecrawler, the opportunity to talk with recruiters from Amazon teams such as Alexa, Devices, Retail and more.  

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10:00AM-5:00PM

Analytics with 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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10:00AM-5:00PM

Analytics with Data Lakes

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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10:00AM-5:00PM

Log & Stream 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
12:00PM-6:00PM

ResponderXLabs First Responder Tech Showcase

ResponderXLabs has teamed up with RapidSOS and industry partners to showcase the next generation of technology for 911, Police, Fire, and EMS. Technology that can make our first responders more effective and our communities safer. Solutions that can save lives and agency resources. Join us to demo the technology of the future, that's ready for your agency now.

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8:30AM -12:30PM Database Migration Workshop Private
7:30AM-3:00PM

re:Invent 2018 at the Loft

Can't attend re:Invent 2018 in Vegas? The AWS Loft in San Francisco has you covered! We'll be live streaming both keynotes by Andy Jassy and Werner Vogels, and we will also feature key technical breakout sessions and labs.

Register
7:30AM-3:00PM

re:Invent 2018 at the Loft

Can't attend re:Invent 2018 in Vegas? The AWS Loft in San Francisco has you covered! We'll be live streaming both keynotes by Andy Jassy and Werner Vogels, and we will also feature key technical breakout sessions and labs.

Register
5:30PM-9:30PM SF - StartX VIP Night Private
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