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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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Storage Days

April 29-30

Learn about the entire AWS storage suite and the latest services and features. You will hear from AWS experts on services, solutions, and architectures related to data migration, hybrid architectures, backup and archive, data lakes, and storage for business applications.

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Business Series: Anatomy of a Term Sheet

May 1

This event will bring together investors, a lawyer, and a founder to break down the Series A fundraising process, and unpack the fundamentals of the term sheet. 

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Compute Evolved Week

May 8-10

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build and run any application including containerized and serverless applications.

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AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

6:00PM-9:00PM A Day in the Life of a Female Game Developer Private
10:00AM-5:00PM

Mobile Week: Introduction to Mobile Development & AWS AppSync

This week we will explore how we can leverage serverless & managed AWS services, quickly and easily integrating what used to be complex functionality in minutes. We'll integrate web & mobile applications with services like Amazon S3, Amazon Pinpoint, AWS Lambda, & Amazon Cognito using AWS Mobile Hub & the AWS Amplify open source library. 

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Business Series: Equity & Compensations Models for Startups

Our panel of experts will help you become equity smart by sharing the fundamentals of a successful startup equity and compensation model. They'll discuss “founder’s stock” and how to split it with co-founders, how to avoid the common pitfalls startups make, and guide questions on all of the technicalities.

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10:00AM-4:30PM

Mobile Week: Native iOS & Native Android Day

This week we will explore how we can leverage serverless and managed AWS services, quickly and easily integrating what used to be complex functionality in just minutes. We'll 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.

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

Mobile Week: React Day

This week we will explore how we can leverage serverless and managed AWS services, quickly and easily integrating what used to be complex functionality in just minutes. We'll 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.

Register
12:00PM-6:00PM Introduction to Amazon SageMaker Private
10:00AM-4:00PM

Storage Days: Migration & Backup

Learn about the entire AWS storage suite and the latest services and features. You will hear from AWS experts on services, solutions, and architectures related to data migration, hybrid architectures, backup and archive, data lakes, and storage for business applications.

 

Register
10:00AM-4:00PM

Storage Days: Data Lakes & Storage for Business Applications

Learn about the entire AWS storage suite and the latest services and features. You will hear from AWS experts on services, solutions, and architectures related to data migration, hybrid architectures, backup and archive, data lakes, and storage for business applications.

Register
7:00PM-9:00PM

Business Series: Anatomy of a Term Sheet

This event will bring together investors, a lawyer, and a founder to break down the Series A fundraising process and unpack the fundamentals of the term sheet. Our panel of fundraising experts will share real-world insights, tips on how not to scare the money away, whether to sign or walk away and the steps after you’ve received your influx of cash.

Register
10:00AM-4:30PM

Compute Evolved Week: EC2

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build and run any application including containerized and serverless applications. We will also demonstrate how you can build a range of applications from data processing systems to web applications and hear from AWS experts about how you could use Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda.

Register
10:00AM-4:30PM

Compute Evolved Week: Containers

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build and run any application including containerized and serverless applications. We will also demonstrate how you can build a range of applications from data processing systems to web applications and hear from AWS experts about how you could use Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda.

Register
5:00PM-7:00PM

Optimizing Costs & Auto Scaling on AWS Kubernetes

Engineering Manager of Infrastructure & Operations Hubert Chen and Engineering Director Ian Chan of Branch Metrics will share how Kubernetes immediately provided excellent flexibility and agility for their operations and application teams. They'll share the steps they took to drive costs down while optimizing auto scaling.

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10:00AM-5:15PM

Compute Evolved Week: Serverless

Over this week, we will explore how you can leverage the AWS platform to build and run any application including containerized and serverless applications. We will also demonstrate how you can build a range of applications from data processing systems to web applications and hear from AWS experts about how you could use Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda.

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

AI/ML Bootcamp: Day 1

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. Presented by Amazon AI/ML experts, this event has something for developers and data scientists of all skill levels.

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

AI/ML Bootcamp: Day 2

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. Presented by Amazon AI/ML experts, this event has something for developers and data scientists of all skill levels.

Register
10:00AM-4:00PM

IoT Day

Join us for IoT day at the AWS San Francisco Loft. 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 Greengrass, enables 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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10:00AM-3:00PM

AWS Cost Management Workshop: Day 1

AWS offers a number of products that allow you to access, organize, understand, optimize, and control your AWS costs and usage. This workshop will help you get started using AWS Cost Explorer to visualize your usage patterns and identify your underlying cost drivers.

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10:00AM-3:00PM

AWS Cost Management Workshop: Day 2

AWS offers a number of products that allow you to access, organize, understand, optimize, and control your AWS costs and usage. This workshop will help you get started using AWS Cost Explorer to visualize your usage patterns and identify your underlying cost drivers.

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