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If you're interested in AWS, stop by the Loft.

Want to learn more? Want to get some hands-on experience? You can Ask an Architect, attend a technical session, and try a bootcamp or self-paced labs.

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February 27, 2017

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Day | 9:30AM-4:15PM


We will introduce you to IAM concepts using easy-to-follow examples, and tools and strategies you can use for controlling access to your AWS environment. We’ll also cover how to integrate Active Directory with AWS workloads, and how to enable your federated users to authenticate into AWS by using your organization's Identity Provider (IdP). You will learn core capabilities and use cases, and gain useful tips and best practices from AWS IAM experts.

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February 28, 2017

This V. That: MySQL v. PostgreSQL | 6:30PM-8:30PM


All startups are faced with crucial foundational architecture decisions. Join our new monthly This v. That Thursday, startup debate series. In February, we’ll feature MySQL v. PostgreSQL. Hot startup leaders will share their experiences and decisions that led to their technical choices. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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March 1, 2017

AWS Storage Day | 9:30AM - 5:15PM



Join us for a day of learning on how storage solutions from AWS can advance your organization’s projects in 2017. Hear from customers on how they implemented block, file, object and data transfer services to greatly reduce their application costs, deployment times and augment data management strategies. We will review best practices and reference architectures for big data solutions with AWS, and look at the range of cloud data migration tools available for use today.

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March 7-10, 2017

Compute Evolved | Architecture Week | 10AM-5:15PM

Application architectures have fundamentally changed over the past decade and have evolved towards building a single application as a set of small stateless services. The shift to these architectures has also demanded new compute primitives that enable faster and immutable deployments of stateless applications: containers and serverless.

Containers allow you to easily package your application into easy to use building blocks that deliver environmental consistency and enable more streamlined developer workflows. Serverless architectures allow you to build and run applications without needing to provision, manage, and scale infrastructure.

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build containerized and serverless applications. We will also demonstrate how you can build a range of applications from data processing systems to web applications. Hear from customers on how they are using Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda for their production needs.

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Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration Day | DevOps | Architecture Week

10:00AM-10:30AM | Check-In

10:30AM-11:30AM | Accelerating Software Delivery with AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy: Today’s cutting edge companies have software release cycles measured in days instead of months. This agility is enabled by the DevOps practice of continuous integration and delivery, which automates building, testing, and deploying all code changes. This automation helps you catch bugs sooner and accelerates developer productivity. In this session, we’ll share the processes followed by Amazon engineers and discuss how you can bring them to your company by using a set of application lifecycle management tools from AWS: the newly announced AWS CodeBuild service, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy. Level 200

11:30AM-12:30PM | Automating Software Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy: So you’ve written some code. Now what? How do you make it available to your customers in an efficient and reliable manner? Learn how you can use AWS CodeDeploy to easily and quickly push your application updates. This talk will introduce you to the basics of CodeDeploy: key concepts, how it works, where it fits in your release process, and some deployment strategies to get you started on the right foot. We’ll walk through several demos, going from a basic sample deployment to a live update of a large multi-instance fleet, giving you a sense for how CodeDeploy can grow with your needs. Level 300

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch (Lunch will be provided)

1:30PM-2:30PM | Application Lifecycle Management in a Serverless World: Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda provide a new way of building applications by removing servers from the picture. But what does the removal of servers mean to tasks like deployment, monitoring, and debugging? How should you set up blue-green deployments or set alarms? Come learn all this and more, including how to use AWS services and tools like AWS CodePipeline, AWS CloudFormation, and Amazon CloudWatch to manage your serverless applications at high quality. Level 300

2:30PM-3:30PM | Infrastructure Continuous Delivery Using AWS CloudFormation: In this session, we will review ways to manage the lifecycle of your dev, test, and production infrastructure using CloudFormation. Learn how to architect your infrastructure through loosely coupled stacks using cross-stack references, tightly coupled nested stacks and other best practices. Learn how to use CloudFormation to provision and manage a continuous deployment pipeline for your infrastructure-as-code. Automate deployment of new development environments as your infrastructure evolves, promote your new architecture for testing, and deploy changes to production. Level 400

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Infrastructure as Code Day

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10:30AM-11:30AM | AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate: AWS OpsWorks has introduced a new offering, AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate. OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides a fully managed Chef server and suite of automation tools that give you workflow automation for continuous deployment, automated testing for compliance and security, and a user interface that gives you visibility into your nodes and their status. The Chef server gives you full stack automation by handling operational tasks such as software and operating system configurations, package installations, database setups, and more. The Chef server centrally stores your configuration tasks and provides them to each node in your compute environment at any scale, from a few nodes to thousands of nodes. OpsWorks for Chef Automate is completely compatible with tooling and cookbooks from the Chef community and automatically registers new nodes with your Chef server. Level 300

11:30AM-12:30PM | Deploy, scale and manage your application with AWS Elastic Beanstalk: AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides an easy way to quickly deploy, manage, and scale applications in the AWS cloud. Through interactive demos, this session will discuss the best practices for deploying and scaling your application, provisioning additional AWS resources and performance tuning. We will also do a deep dive into the recently launched Elastic Beanstalk features and cover some of best practices for using Elastic Beanstalk. This session will benefit both new and experienced users of Elastic Beanstalk. Level 300

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch (Lunch will be provided)

1:30PM-2:30PM | Automated Governance of Your AWS Resources: In this session, we will help you use existing and recently launched services to automate configuration governance so that security is embedded in the development process. We outline four easy steps (Control, Monitor, Fix, and Audit) and demonstrate how different services can be used to meet your governance needs. We will showcase real-life examples and you can take home a blog post with code examples and the full source code for scripts and tooling that AWS professional services have built using these services. This session covers AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch Events, AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM), Trusted Advisor, AWS Config Rules and other Management Tools services. Level 300

2:30PM-3:30PM | CloudFormation Best Practices: AWS CloudFormation lets you model, provision, and update a collection of AWS resources with JSON and YAML templates. You can manage your Infrastructure as Code and deploy stacks from a single Amazon EC2 instance to multi-tier applications. In this session, we will explore CloudFormation best practices in planning and provisioning your AWS infrastructure. We will cover recent product updates that will help you make the most of this service and demonstrate new features. This session will benefit both new and experienced users of CloudFormation. Level 300

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Monitoring and Logging Day | DevOps | Architecture Week

11:30AM-Noon | Check-In

Noon – 1:00PM | Introduction to AWS X-Ray: AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. X-Ray provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components. In this session, you will learn how to use X-Ray to analyze both applications in development and in production, from simple three-tier applications to complex microservices applications consisting of thousands of services. Level 300

1:00PM-2:00PM | Amazon CloudWatch Logs and AWS Lambda: In this session, we cover three common scenarios that include Amazon CloudWatch Logs and AWS Lambda. First, you learn how to build an Elasticsearch cluster from historical data using Amazon S3, Lambda, and CloudWatch Logs. Next, you learn how to add details to CloudWatch alarm notifications using Amazon SNS and Lambda. Finally, we show you how to bring Elastic Load Balancing logs to CloudWatch Logs using S3 bucket triggers from Lambda. Level 300

2:15PM-3:15PM | Real-Time Data Exploration and Analytics with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Elasticsearch is a fully featured search engine used for real-time analytics, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service makes it easy to deploy Elasticsearch clusters on AWS. With Amazon ES, you can ingest and process billions of events per day, and explore the data using Kibana to discover patterns.  In this session, we use Apache web logs as example and show you how to build an end-to-end analytics solution. First, we cover how to configure an Amazon ES cluster and ingest data into it using Amazon Kinesis Firehose. We look at best practices for choosing instance types, storage options, shard counts, and index rotations based on the throughput of incoming data. Then we demonstrate how to set up a Kibana dashboard and build custom dashboard widgets. Finally, we dive deep into the Elasticsearch query DSL and review approaches for generating custom, ad-hoc reports. Level 300

3:30PM-5:30PM | Incident Response & Coordination (Hosted by: AWS DevOps Competency Partner, PagerDuty): Traditionally the role of handling service outages fell only within operations teams responsible for the environment.  However, with modern development approaches such as microservices, and with increasingly distributed responsibility for infrastructure through cultural shifts such as DevOps, coordinating and responding to outages or incidents is only becoming more complex.  There are several techniques and organizing structures you can use to decrease your mean-time-to-detect and mean-time-to-resolve. In this session, you will learn processes and patterns you can apply to improve incident response within your own organization and hear examples of how customers using both AWS and PagerDuty, such as Yelp and Groupon, have adopted distributed responsibility for their services.

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Microservices Day | DevOps | Architecture Week

10:00AM-10:30AM | Check-In

10:30AM-11:30AM | Introduction to Microservices
Microservices architectures are changing the way that organizations build their applications and infrastructure. Companies can now achieve new levels of scale and efficiency by disaggregating their large, monolithic applications into small, independent “micro services,” each of which perform different functions. In this session, we’ll introduce the concept of microservices, help you evaluate whether your organization is ready for microservices, and discuss methods for implementing these architectures. We’ll also cover topics such as using API gateways, enabling self-service infrastructure provisioning, and ways to manage your microservices. Level 200

11:30AM-12:30PM | Getting Started with AWS Lambda and the Serverless Cloud
With AWS Lambda, you can easily build scalable microservices for mobile, web, and IoT applications or respond to events from other AWS services without managing infrastructure. In this session, you’ll see demonstrations and hear more about newly launched features. We’ll show you how to use Lambda to build web, mobile, or IoT backends and voice-enabled apps, and we'll show you how to extend both AWS and third party services by triggering Lambda functions. We’ll also provide productivity and performance tips for getting the most out of your Lambda functions and show how cloud native architectures use Lambda to eliminate “cold servers” and excess capacity without sacrificing scalability or responsiveness. Level 200

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch (Lunch will be provided)

1:30PM-2:30PM Getting Started with Docker on AWS
AWS is an elastic, secure, flexible, and developer-centric ecosystem that serves as an ideal platform for Docker deployments. AWS offers the scalable infrastructure, APIs, and SDKs that integrate tightly into a development lifecycle and accentuate the benefits of the lightweight and portable containers that Docker offers to its users. This session familiarizes you with the benefits of containers, introduce Amazon EC2 Container Service, and demonstrates how to use Amazon ECS to run containerized applications at scale in production. Level 200

2:45PM-5:00PM | Workshop: Wild Rydes Takes Off – The Dawn of a New Unicorn
Wild Rydes (www.wildrydes.com) needs your help! With fresh funding from its seed investors, Wild Rydes is seeking to build the world’s greatest mobile/VR/AR unicorn transportation system. The scrappy startup needs a first-class webpage to begin marketing to new users and to begin its plans for global domination. Join us to help Wild Rydes build a website using a serverless architecture. You’ll build a scalable website using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon S3. Join this workshop to hop on the rocket ship! Level 200

To complete this workshop, you'll need: Your laptop, AWS Account, AWS Command Line Interface, Google Chrome, git, Text Editor.

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AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Day

We will introduce you to IAM concepts using easy-to-follow examples, and tools and strategies you can use for controlling access to your AWS environment. We’ll also cover how to integrate Active Directory with AWS workloads, and how to enable your federated users to authenticate into AWS by using your organization's Identity Provider (IdP). You will learn core capabilities and use cases, and gain useful tips and best practices from AWS IAM experts.

9:30AM – 10:00AM | Check-In

10:00AM – 11:00AM | Introduction to Identity and Access Management (IAM)
This session introduces the concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and walks through the tools and strategies you can use to control access to your AWS environment. We describe IAM users, groups, and roles and how to use them. We demonstrate how to create IAM users and roles, and grant them various types of permissions to access AWS APIs and resources. We also cover the concept of trust relationships, and how you can use them to delegate access to your AWS resources. Level 100

11:00AM – Noon | Identity and Access Management (IAM) Best Practices
This session covers AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices that can help improve your security posture. We cover how to manage IAM users and roles, and their security credentials. We also explain ways for how you can securely manage you AWS access keys. Using common use cases, we demonstrate how to choose between using IAM users or IAM roles. Finally, we explore how to set permissions to grant least privilege access control in one or more of your AWS accounts. Level 100

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

1:00PM – 2:00PM | Policy Ninja
We take an in-depth look at the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy language. We start with the basics of the policy language and how to create and attach policies to IAM users, groups, and roles. As we dive deeper, we explore policy variables, conditions, and other tools to help you author least privilege policies. Throughout the session, we cover some common use cases, such as granting a user secure access to an Amazon S3 bucket or to launch an Amazon EC2 instance of a specific type. Level 300

2:00PM – 3:00PM | Federation
AWS supports identity federation and integration with your identity provider (IdP). This enables your federated users to be authenticated by your organization's IdP and log in via single sign-on (SSO) to access AWS. This presentation will cover common federation use cases and how to set up federation for your AWS accounts. Level 300

3:15PM-4:15PM | 15 Minute Break

3:15PM – 4:15PM | Best Practices for Integrating Active Directory with AWS Workloads
Active Directory (AD) is essential for Windows workloads in the cloud. AWS offers customers multiple ways to integrate AD with cloud workloads like EC2, RDS, and AWS Enterprise Applications: AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) as a managed service and Active Directory running on AWS EC2 Windows instances. Which option is right for you? This session will discuss the key deployment considerations for each option to help you identify which best meets your project goals, and the effort involved. The session will cover options for integrating with your on-premises directory, port and security considerations, application considerations, and best practices. Level 200

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This V. That: MySQL v. PostgreSQL

All startups are faced with crucial foundational architecture decisions. Join our new monthly This v. That Thursday, startup debate series. In February, we’ll feature MySQL v. PostgreSQL. Hot startup leaders will share their experiences and decisions that led to their technical choices. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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AWS Storage Day

Cloud storage is the foundation of scalable, reliable applications, from born-in-the-cloud to lift-and-shift migrations. Big data and analytics, web serving, media & entertainment workflows, databases, Internet of Things streams, and backup and archive applications all rely on thoughtful storage architecture designs. Join us for a day of learning on how storage solutions from AWS can advance your organization’s projects in 2017. Hear from customers on how they implemented block, file, object and data transfer services to greatly reduce their application costs, deployment times and augment data management strategies. We will review best practices and reference architectures for big data solutions with AWS, and look at the range of cloud data migration tools available for use today. 

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9:30AM – 10:00AM | Check-In

10:00AM – 11:00AM | Optimizing Storage for Big Data Analytics Workloads: With distributed frameworks like Hadoop and Kafka, it is essential to deploy the right environment to successfully support these workloads. Learn about the different block storage options from AWS and walk through with our experts on how to select the best option for your big data analytic workloads. We will demonstrate how to setup, select, and modify volume types to right size your environment needs. Level 200

11:00AM – Noon | Simple, Scalable and Highly Durable NAS in the Cloud – Amazon EFS: Come learn how to get started with a scalable file system with a simple interface for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.  We’ll cover the basics and go through customer use cases to illustrate key features. We will walk through active demos that show you how EFS supports application workflows. Level 200

Noon – 1:00PM | Hybrid Storage Strategies: Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Tiered Storage: Hybrid storage enables data to be seamlessly used on-premises and in the cloud. AWS Storage Gateway is a service providing hybrid file, volume, and tape storage, using standard protocols which integrate into your on-premises and in-cloud environments. This session will review three types of Storage Gateway, and take a deeper look at the new file gateway which enables file-based applications to access objects in Amazon S3 using the Network File System (NFS) protocol. We will show you how this can be used to support workloads like backup and restore, archiving, disaster recovery, and tiered storage, with stories from real-life customer deployments. Level 200 (This is a lunch and learn - lunch will be provided).

1:00PM – 2:00PM | Supercharging the Value of Your Data with Amazon S3: In this session, storage experts will walk you through the object storage offering, Amazon S3, a bulk data repository that can deliver 99.999999999% durability and scale past trillions of objects worldwide. Learn about the different ways you can accelerate data transfer to S3 and get a close look at some of the new tools available for you to secure and manage your data more efficiently. Announced at re:Invent 2016, see how you can use Amazon Athena with S3 to run serverless analytics on your data and as a bonus, walk away with some code snippets to use with S3. Hear AWS customers talk about the solutions they have built with S3 to turn their data into a strategic asset, instead of just a cost center. And bring your toughest questions to our experts on hand and walk away that much smarter on how to use object storage from AWS.  Level 300

2:00PM – 3:00PM | Strategic Uses for Cost Efficient Long-Term Cloud Storage: Compared to storing long-term datasets on-premises, archiving in the cloud is a smart alternative whether you’re looking for an active archive solution, tape replacement, or to fulfill a compliance requirement. Learn how AWS customers are simplifying their archiving strategy and meeting compliance needs using Amazon Glacier. Hear how customers have evolved their backup and disaster recovery architectures and replaced tape solutions by turning to AWS for a more cost efficient, durable and agile solution. We will showcase Sony DADC's active archive deployment on Glacier and demo how some of our financial service customers have set up compliant archives to meet their regulatory objectives. Level 200

3:00PM – 3:15PM | 15 Minute Break

3:15PM – 4:15PM | Migrating Large Scale Data Sets to the Cloud: Data migration at a petabyte scale is now a simple service from AWS. You can easily move large volumes of data from onsite environments to the cloud, or quickly get started with the cloud as a backup target using data transfer services, like AWS Snowball or AWS Snowball Edge. Learn about the various data migration options available to you and understand which one is the right fit for your requirements. We will go through a few customer use cases and review the different applications they used with our data migration services to cut their IT spend and management time on hardware and backup solutions. Level 200

4:15PM-5:15PM | Best Practices for Building a Data Lake on AWS: Today organizations find themselves in a data rich world with a growing need for increased agility and accessibility of all this data for analysis and deriving keen insights to drive strategic decisions. Creating a data lake helps you to manage all the disparate sources of data you are collecting, in its original format and extract value. In this session learn how to architect and implement an Analytics Data Lake. Hear customer examples of best practices and learn from their architectural blueprints.  Level 300

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Part 1: Amazon EC2 + Container Day

10:00AM-11:00AM | Introduction on Amazon EC2: Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing and provides you with complete control of your computing resources. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. In this session, we will take you on a journey, starting with the basics of key management and security groups and ending with an explanation of Auto Scaling and how you can use it to match capacity and costs to demand using dynamic policies. We will also discuss tools and best practices that will help you build failure resilient applications that take advantage of the scale and robustness of AWS regions. Level 200

11:00AM-Noon | Deep Dive on Amazon EC2:
Amazon EC2 provides a broad selection of instance types to accommodate a diverse mix of workloads. In this session, we provide an overview of the Amazon EC2 instance platform, key platform features, and the concept of instance generations. We dive into the current generation design choices of the different instance families, including the General Purpose, Compute Optimized, Storage Optimized, Memory Optimized, and GPU instance families. We also detail best practices and share performance tips for getting the most out of your Amazon EC2 instances. Level 300

Noon-1:00PM | Lunch

1:00PM-2:00PM | Getting the most Bang for your Buck with #EC2 #Winning:
Amazon EC2 provides you with the flexibility to cost optimize your computing portfolio through purchasing models that fit your business needs. With the flexibility of mix-and-match purchasing models, you can grow your compute capacity and throughput and enable new types of cloud computing applications with the lowest TCO. In this session, we will explore combining pay-as-you-go (On-Demand), reserve ahead of time for discounts (Reserved), and high-discount spare capacity (Spot) purchasing models to optimize costs while maintaining high performance and availability for your applications. Common application examples will be used to demonstrate how to best combine EC2’s purchasing models. You will leave the session with best practices you can immediately apply to your application portfolio. Level 200

2:00PM-3:00PM| Introduction to Amazon EC2 Spot:
Amazon EC2 Spot instances provide acceleration, scale, and deep cost savings to run time-critical, hyper-scale workloads for rapid data analysis. In this session,you will learn best practices on how to scale big data workloads as well as process, store, and analyze big data securely and cost effectively. Lunch will be provided. Level 300

3:15PM-4:15PM | Introduction to AWS Batch: AWS Batch is a fully-managed service that enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run batch computing workloads of any scale on AWS. AWS Batch automatically provisions compute resources and optimizes the workload distribution based on the quantity and scale of the workloads. With AWS Batch, there is no need to install or manage batch computing software, allowing you to focus on analyzing results and solving problems. AWS Batch plans, schedules, and executes your batch computing workloads across the full range of AWS compute services and features, such as Amazon EC2, Spot Instances, and AWS Lambda. AWS Batch reduces operational complexities, saving time and reducing costs. In this session, you will learn core concepts behind AWS Batch and details of how the service functions. Level 300

4:15PM-5:15PMPM | Container Orchestration with Amazon ECS: As customers build and run production microservices architectures based on containers, having powerful tools to manage the placement and scheduling of these workloads is critical. Amazon ECS allows customers to focus on building their application and removes the need for managing the cluster management software entirely. This session will focus on the capabilities of the new ECS task placement engine, the built-in ECS schedulers, and explore how customers can build custom schedulers using the ECS event stream and Blox, a newly announced open source scheduling framework that gives developers additional choice and control in how they manage containers in production. Level 300

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Part 2: Amazon EC2 + Container Day

10:00AM-11:00AM | Introduction to Amazon Lightsail:
Amazon Lightsail is the latest addition to the AWS family of compute services and the fastest way to get your next cloud server up and running. For a low price that starts at $5/month, Lightsail offers a bundle of resources and services that let you jumpstart your cloud project in a few clicks. The new, intuitive Lightsail console makes it simple to manage your virtual resources, letting you focus on code, not system administration. Come to this session and learn how Lightsail can get you started on AWS quickly and efficiently. Level 200

11:00AM-Noon | Getting Started with Docker on AWS: AWS is an elastic, secure, flexible, and developer-centric ecosystem that serves as an ideal platform for Docker deployments. AWS offers the scalable infrastructure, APIs, and SDKs that integrate tightly into a development lifecycle and accentuate the benefits of the lightweight and portable containers that Docker offers to its users. This session familiarizes you with the benefits of containers, introduce Amazon EC2 Container Service, and demonstrates how to use Amazon ECS to run containerized applications at scale in production. Level 200

Noon-1:00PM | Lunch


1:00PM–2:00PM| Introduction to AWS X-Ray: AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. X-Ray provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components. In this session, you will learn how to use X-Ray to analyze both applications in development and in production, from simple three-tier applications to complex microservices applications consisting of thousands of services. Level 300

2:30PM-5:00PM | Workshop: Deploy a Deep Learning Framework on Amazon ECS: Deep learning is an implementation of machine learning that uses neural networks to solve difficult and complex problems, such as computer vision, natural language processing, and recommendations. Due to the availability of deep learning libraries and frameworks, developers have the ability to enhance the capabilities of their applications and projects. In this workshop, you learn how to build and deploy a powerful deep learning framework called MXNet on containers. The portability and resource management benefit of containers means developers can focus less on infrastructure and more on building. The labs start by demonstrating the automation capabilities of AWS CloudFormation to stand up core infrastructure; as an added bonus, you use Spot Fleet to leverage the cost benefits of using Spot Instances, especially for developer environments. Then, you walk through creating an MXNet container in Docker and deploying it with Amazon ECS. Finally, you walk through an image classification demo of MXNet to validate that everything is working as expected. Note: This workshop focuses on containerizing MXNet. The features of MXNet and capabilities of deep learning in general are vast, and there are recorded sessions from re:Invent that dive deeper on these topics. All you need to participate is a laptop and AWS account. Pizza will be provided. Level 300

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Serverless Day

10:00AM-11:00AM | Real-time Data Processing using AWS Lambda: Real-time data processing serverless architecture can eliminate the need to provision and manage servers required to process files or streaming data in real time.  In this session, we will cover the fundamentals of using AWS Lambda to process data in real-time from push sources such as AWS Iot and pull sources such as Amazon DynamoDB Streams or Amazon Kinesis. We'll also discuss best practices and do a deep dive into AWS Lambda real-time stream processing. Level 300

11:00AM-Noon | Operating your Production API: In this session, you learn how to monitor and manage your serverless APIs in production. We show you how to set up Amazon CloudWatch alarms, interpret CloudWatch logs for Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda, and automate common maintenance and management tasks on your service. Level 400

Noon-1:00PM | Lunch Break

1:00PM-2:00PM | Introduction to AWS Step Functions:
AWS Step Functions is a new, fully-managed service that makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. Step Functions is a reliable way to connect and step through a series of AWS Lambda functions so that you can build and run multi-step applications in a matter of minutes. This session shows how to use AWS Step Functions to create, run, and debug cloud state machines to execute parallel, sequential, and branching steps of your application, with automatic catch and retry conditions. We share how customers are using AWS Step Functions to reliably scale multi-step applications such as order processing, report generation, and data transformation–all without managing any infrastructure. Level 200

2:00PM-3:00PM | What's New with AWS Lambda: In this session, you'll learn what’s new and hot with AWS Lambda. Come learn about what we’ve been working on and what we are planning for the future. You'll get a hands-on demonstration of some our newest features. Level 200

3:15PM–5:15PM | Workshop: Wild Rydes Takes Off - The Dawn of a New Unicorn: Wild Rydes (www.wildrydes.com) needs your help! With fresh funding from its seed investors, Wild Rydes is seeking to build the world’s greatest mobile/VR/AR unicorn transportation system. The scrappy startup needs a first-class webpage to begin marketing to new users and to begin its plans for global domination. Join us to help Wild Rydes build a website using a serverless architecture. You’ll build a scalable website using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon S3. Join this workshop to hop on the rocket ship! To complete this workshop, you'll need: Your laptop AWS Account AWS Command Line Interface Google Chrome git Text Editor. Level 300

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Workshop: Building Containerized Swift Applications on AWS
In this workshop, you learn how to develop a mobile front-end using Swift, and develop a Swift microservices-based web application to be deployed on Amazon ECS. Level 300

Workshop Requirements: Mac Laptop XCode 7 or 8 AWS Account IAM admin privileges for AWS account with full access to EC2, ECS, ECR, Code Pipeline, Mobile Hub and Device Farm. (If you choose to create a new account, please do it 24 hrs ahead.)

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