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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

October 22-24

AWS offers the broadest range of databases purpose-built for your specific application use cases. 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.

Learn more.

Startup Talk: Databases 101 [Coinbase]

October 29

Luke Demi, Software Engineer at Coinbase will talk through the framework they've built at Coinbase to help developers choose the correct database for the job. He'll explore the differences and tradeoffs between relational vs document stores, an overview of scaling DynamoDB vs Aurora, fundamentals around index selection, and how startups can choose a good partition key.

Learn more.

Redshift Day

October 29

Amazon Redshift Day at the AWS Loft is an opportunity for you to learn about the most popular and fastest growing cloud-based data warehouse. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, and cost-effective data warehouse that gives you petabyte scale data warehousing and exabyte scale data lake analytics together in one service.

Learn more.


AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

10:00AM-4:30PM

Database Week: Selecting the Right Database & Migration Planning

AWS offers the broadest range of databases purpose-built for your specific application use cases. 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: How Startups Can Build Modern Apps with Open Source Software

Matt Ellis, Head of Open Source Software at TIBCO – a software analytics company, will share how startups can make the shift from large monolithic applications, to modern event-driven applications with open source software.

Register
10:00AM-4:30PM

Database Week: Traditional & Open Source Databases

AWS offers the broadest range of databases purpose-built for your specific application use cases. 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

AWS offers the broadest range of databases purpose-built for your specific application use cases. 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
6:00PM-10:00PM

AWS EdStart Pitch Day

Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) to learn about innovative and revolutionary new EdTechs at the upcoming AWS EdStart Pitch Day. We'll showcase eight, up-and-coming members of the AWS EdTech accelerator, AWS EdStart. This high-energy event will offer an opportunity to discover groundbreaking, new ideas and products; identify areas for industry collaboration; and network with the newest EdTech companies. We invite you to come hear the startup pitches and stay for a networking reception.

Register
10:00AM-4:45PM

Redshift Day

Amazon Redshift Day at the AWS Loft is an opportunity for you to learn about the most popular and fastest growing cloud-based data warehouse. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, and cost-effective data warehouse that gives you petabyte scale data warehousing and exabyte scale data lake analytics together in one service.

Register
7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Databases 101 [Coinbase]

Luke Demi, Software Engineer at Coinbase will talk through the framework they've built at Coinbase to help developers choose the correct database for the job. He'll explore the differences and tradeoffs between relational vs document stores, an overview of scaling DynamoDB vs Aurora, fundamentals around index selection, and how startups can choose a good partition key.

Register
10:00AM-4:30PM

Security Week: Day 1

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security professionals 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

Security Week: Day 2

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security professionals 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

Security Week: Day 3

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security professionals 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

Security Week: Day 4

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security professionals 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
7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: How Startups Can Mitigate Development & DevOps Risks [ProdPerfect]

Dan Widing, CEO of ProdPerfect - an analytics-driven QA startup, shares how they're leveraging services like Amazon Cloudfront, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, along with others, to analyze and mitigate the risks at each layer of their technical architecture. Using his own early-stage startup as an example, he’ll cover how he moved from MVP to $2 Million in annual recurring revenue by testing one known blast radius at intervals and showing how those radii have changed over time. 

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10:00AM-5:00PM

Networking Day

Networking Day at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about AWS network services directly from our experts. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to provide network connectivity within and into the AWS cloud.

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10:00AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week: Day 1

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
10:00AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week: Day 2

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
10:00AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week: Day 3

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
7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: From a Side Hustle to a Startup [Swish Analytics]

Corey Beaumont, Co-founder at Swish Analytics – a sports betting & analytics startup, put it all out on the table in 2014 when he, and his co-founders, quit their day jobs to focus 100% on their startup. Faced with uncertainty and technical challenges, they were able to pool resources and gain enough traction to score millions in seed and venture funds.

Now with 40 employees, Corey shares how they turned their side hustle into a revenue-generating business working with some of the top sporting companies and leagues in the world like MLB, NFL, Sportsbooks, and the Sacramento Kings. He’ll discuss the sacrifices they made, the opportunities available once they quit – like the Dodgers Accelerator and AWS Activate, and the recommended entrepreneurial steps to move from moonlighting to all-in.

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