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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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July 17-19

AWS Mobile Week

Leverage serverless and managed AWS services, quickly and easily, integrating what used to be complex functionality in minutes. Learn how to integrate web and mobile applications with services like Amazon S3, Amazon Pinpoint, AWS Lambda, and Amazon Cognito using AWS Mobile Hub and the AWS Amplify open source library. Learn more.

 

July 24

Getting Started with Amazon GameOn

Amazon GameOn, a set of flexible APIs, allows easy, native integration of organized competitions and prize delivery. Add tournament play to your games, regardless of target framework, OS, or hardware. Learn more.

 

July 25

Alexa DevDay

Engage in free, 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. Learn more.

July 26

DataPalooza: ML + IoT Workshop

In this music festival-themed workshop, you will use AWS and Intel technologies to learn how to build, deploy, and run machine learning inference on the cloud as well as on the IoT Edge. Learn more.

 


AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Architect Bar

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

6:00PM-9:00PM

How I Learned to Stop Worrying (About Machine Learning in Education)

At this SF EdSurge Meetup, we’ll explore:

  • What does machine learning make possible for today’s edtech tools that wasn’t possible before?

  • How is machine learning already applied today in everyday educational settings?

 
8:00AM-1:00PM

Business Transformation with IoT

Private event.

By 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

ML & AWS AppSync during Mobile Week

9:30AM–10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM–11:00AM | Introduction to Machine Learning on Mobile

11:00AM–12:00PM | Top 5 Ways to Build Machine Learning Prediction on the Edge for Mobile and IoT

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

1:00PM–2:00PM | Hands-On: Building a Smarter Mobile App with Machine Learning on the Edge

2:00PM–3:00PM | Intro to AWS AppSync

3:00PM–3:15PM | Break

3:15PM–4:15PM | Connecting Mobile & Web Applications to AWS AppSync

4:15PM–5:15PM | Introduction to AWS Device Farm

Learn more and register.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Amplify & Web during Mobile Week

9:30AM–10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM–11:00AM | Building Serverless Web Applications with React & AWS

11:00AM–12:00PM | Introduction to AWS Mobile Hub & the AWS Mobile CLI

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

1:00PM–2:00PM | Integrating AWS Mobile Hub Services into a web Application with AWS Amplify

2:00PM–3:00PM | Adding AWS Lambda Functions to a web application using AWS Amplify

3:00PM–3:15PM | Break

3:15PM–4:15PM | Adding Analytics to a Web Application with Amazon Pinpoint & AWS Amplify

4:15PM–5:15PM | Building and integrating managed GraphQL into a web application using AWS AppSync & AWS Amplify

Learn more and register.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
10:00AM-6:00PM

AWS Amplify & React Native during Mobile Week

9:30AM–10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM–11:00AM | Introduction to React Native

11:00AM–12:00PM | React Native - Basic Concepts

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

1:00PM–2:00PM | Styling & Working With React Native APIS

2:00PM–3:00PM | React Native Navigation

3:00PM–3:15PM | Break

3:15PM–4:15PM | Building Serverless Mobile Applications with React Native & AWS

4:15PM–5:15PM | Serverless React Native - Working with AWS Lambda & AWS AppSync

Learn more and register.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
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
7:00PM- 9:00PM

Emotion Recognition from Idea to Production – powered by deep learning and Apache MXNet

In this session we will implement an AI-powered emotion recognition system, and take it all the way from inception, through training a deep learning model and up to deploying a scalable service in production that identifies human emotions from images. We will review the problem of emotion recognition, we will build and train a neural network to model a solution using Apache MXNet, and finally we will deploy our model to production using Model Server for Apache MXNet and Amazon ECS. Attendees will go through a hands-on overview of an end-to-end development lifecycle for deep learning, which they can later apply to other interesting and challenging problems that can be solved with artificial intelligence.

Private Event

Invitation only
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    

Check out our FAQ.

Email us at: aws-loft-sf@amazon.com