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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, IoT, and more. Or, sharpen your business acumen by attending best practice sessions that include PR, legal, and fundraising. Plus, network and learn first-hand from other hot startups, VCs, and accelerators.

350 West Broadway, New York, NY

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

Check our calendar for exceptions to these hours.

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AWS AR/VR Day

July 22

With Amazon Sumerian, you can create and publish augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D applications without needing specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. Participants in this bootcamp will learn how to get started with Amazon Sumerian and receive support while they work on creating their own applications.

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Building Your Startup's First Sales Team

July 25

Jason Hawkins, Head of East Coast Sales at Nextdoor, shares how to get boots on the ground selling your product and how he's growing his team with lean resources.

He'll outline what your first account executive should look like – and your 100th, along with how to hire, retain, and motivate your team when sales are low or non-existent.

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AWS Well-Architected Workshop

July 29

Learn how to build and improve the quality of your applications using AWS architectural best practices. AWS Well-Architected Day is a hands-on event that helps you understand how to develop AWS workloads that are secure, reliable, cost-optimized, and high-performing.

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AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

3PM-5PM

AWS DeepRacer Workshop

This workshop is for aspiring machine learning developers, application developers, and data scientists who want to dive deep into artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML).Learn about the basics of reinforcement learning and get hands on with AWS DeepRacer.

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10AM-4:30PM

AWS 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.

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10AM-4:30PM

AWS 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
7PM-9PM

AWS Startup Business Series: Getting Angels Excited About Your Startup

As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you face right out of the gate is raising money for the first time. For those that are too early for VC funding, angels are a good first stop.

Angel investors often support businesses in their early stages, backing unproven but promising companies with the investor's own money. But just because these relationships are more personal, doesn’t mean they’re casual. And, getting them excited to invest can be a tricky game.

Hear from our panel of angel investors as they share the secrets to scoring angel funds and getting your idea off the ground. They’ll discuss the investments they’ve made, the ones they’ve passed on, and what they look for in future investments.

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10AM-4:30PM

AWS 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
10AM-6PM

AWS AR/VR Day

With Amazon Sumerian, you can create and publish augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D applications without needing specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. Participants in this bootcamp will learn how to get started with Amazon Sumerian and receive support while they work on creating their own applications.

Register
7PM-9PM

Startup Talk: From Villains to Heroes | The Hacking Evolution

HackerOne’s CTO, Michiel Prins, sits down with a panel of ethical hackers for a discussion on “hacker evolution” and insights into what motivates a hacker, how they think, and common security mistakes startups often make. The panel will answer questions on how to get the most out of a hacker-powered security program and considerations to make before inviting hackers to test your security landscape.

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7PM-9PM

Startup Talk: Building Your Startup's First Sales Team

Jason Hawkins, Head of East Coast Sales at Nextdoor, sits down for a fireside chat to share how to get boots on the ground selling your product and best practices on building a successful sales team at a startup. He’ll discuss how he was able to grow his team at Nextdoor with lean resources and selling tactics on how to push sales across the line to generate revenue much earlier. 

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10AM-6PM

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.

Register
10AM-4:00PM

IoT Days: Day One

AWS IoT offers comprehensive software and services including local data collection and analysis, and cloud services to store and analyze device data. Edge-based software, including AWS IoT Greengrass, enable you to securely connect devices to an edge gateway, gather data and take intelligent actions locally even when Internet connectivity is down. Cloud-based services, including AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Device Management, allow you to quickly onboard large and diverse fleets, maintain fleet health, and keep fleets secure. 

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10AM-3:00PM

IoT Days: Day Two

AWS IoT offers comprehensive software and services including local data collection and analysis, and cloud services to store and analyze device data. Edge-based software, including AWS IoT Greengrass, enable you to securely connect devices to an edge gateway, gather data and take intelligent actions locally even when Internet connectivity is down. Cloud-based services, including AWS IoT Core and AWS IoT Device Management, allow you to quickly onboard large and diverse fleets, maintain fleet health, and keep fleets secure. 

Registration Coming Soon
10AM-4:30PM

Data Lake Day

Come learn about data lake concepts and the AWS services that enable you to build a secure and efficient data lake, including more information on AWS Lake Formation, an upcoming service that will further simplify creating and managing a secure data lake. We will also cover tools and services for processing and analyzing data in your data lake and you’ll get hands on experience with a variety of related AWS services in the labs.

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10AM-4:45PM

Blockchain Day

Join us for a day of learning blockchain and ledger technologies with introductory sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities led by AWS.

We'll open with an overview session on what is blockchain and how it can used for enterprise applications, and follow it up with overview of AWS products and services in the blockchain and ledger category, and fill out the afternoon focusing on deep-dive sessions, hands-on workshops, and a happy hour.

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10AM-5:45PM

DevOps Days: Day One

Interested in learning more about continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps? The AWS Developer Tools have been designed based on the tools used by Amazon engineers to rapidly and reliably deliver products and features to customers.

We’ll provide some overviews of the services and best practices as well as a hands-on workshop to help you learn how to automate your software release processes, deploy application code, and monitor your application and infrastructure performance.

Registration opening soon
8:15AM-2:45PM

DevOps Days: Day Two

Interested in learning more about continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps? The AWS Developer Tools have been designed based on the tools used by Amazon engineers to rapidly and reliably deliver products and features to customers.

We’ll provide some overviews of the services and best practices as well as a hands-on workshop to help you learn how to automate your software release processes, deploy application code, and monitor your application and infrastructure performance.

Registration opening soon
7PM-9PM

How to Build + Manage Your Startup's First Board of Directors

Interested in learning more about continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps? The AWS Developer Tools have been designed based on the tools used by Amazon engineers to rapidly and reliably deliver products and features to customers.

We’ll provide some overviews of the services and best practices as well as a hands-on workshop to help you learn how to automate your software release processes, deploy application code, and monitor your application and infrastructure performance.

Register
10AM-5:15PM

AI/ML Bootcamp: Smart Applications (No ML experience required)

(No ML experience required)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.

On Day 1, you learn how to get hands on with machine learning using AWS DeepRacer and how to add computer vision, language, recommendation, and forecasting intelligence with pre-trained AI services.

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10AM-4:45PM

AI/ML Bootcamp: Build, Train, and Deploy

Models Faster and EasierModels Faster and EasierAI/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.

On Day 2, you learn how to build, train, and deploy ML models at scale with ML services that cover the entire ML workflow to label and prepare your data, choose an algorithm, train the model, tune and optimize it for deployment, make predictions, and take action.

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6:30pm-8:30pm

AWS What's Next

Join us for AWS What's Next and learn about the latest launches in AI/ML, Storage, and Database. Attend live demos and be among the first try AWS's new services and features.

During this interactive event, you'll hear from AWS evangelists and get a chance to chat 1-1 with AWS product teams. Games and complimentary drinks and appetizers will be offered afterward. 

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