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 funding. Plus, network and learn first-hand from other hot startups, VCs, and accelerators.

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August 22-23

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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August 29

Retail GTM Strategy for Startups

The AWS Loft is excited to host Amazon Launchpad for a special panel event on retail go-to-market strategy, featuring hot startups Bragi, Navdy, and SubPac. Hear first-hand from these successful Amazon Launchpad companies about their experiences, and learn best practices for launching your retail business...

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August 30

Amazon Athena Hands-on Lab

Need to start querying data instantly? Amazon Athena an interactive query service that makes it easy to run interactive queries on data in Amazon S3, using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to setup or manage, and you can start analyzing your data immediately...

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September 12-14

AWS Big Data Week

Join us for Big Data Week to learn broadly applicable insights that can help you solve big data challenges and be more productive on AWS. We will provide free sessions that cover a broad range of use cases and technical depth, from getting started to deep dives. We’ll arm you with the knowledge you need to architect and deploy big data applications with optimum performance, lower cost, high availability, ease-of-use, and security.

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10AM-6PM

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6PM-8PM

Financing 101

This session is a must-attend for any early stage startup looking to raise capital, and wanting to learn more about the various forms of capital and when to use them. Join David Ambler, a corporate attorney at Cooley LLP, as he covers startup financing strategies, including debt and equity, common financing terminology, and best practices for fund raising. 

The session will be followed by free 1:1 consultations with Cooley LLP attorneys. Networking and light refreshments will be served.

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Mixed levels
10AM-6PM

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12PM-6PM

Lightsail Hackathon

The Amazon Lightsail Hackathon is coming to the AWS Loft in San Francisco, giving you an opportunity to show off your coding chops and try out some of the newest AWS Services. This open-ended hackathon asks you to build capabilities for “Sailbot,” Amazon Lightsail’s friendly mascot, while incorporating Amazon Lightsail and one or more of our latest AI services, like Amazon Polly and Amazon Rekognition...

The afternoon starts off with short introductions to Amazon Lightsail and Amazon AI services and then sets you loose for the rest of the afternoon and evening to design and build.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

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Mixed levels
10AM-5PM

AWS Customer Co-working

*We will be running an event while offering co-working. Co-working will be limited and phone calls will not be allowed in the event space.

Customers with a Valid Account ID
10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

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10AM-7:30PM

Containers Day

9:30AM-10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM-11:00AM | Getting Started with Docker on AWS Level 100

11:00AM-12:00PM | Building and Scaling Your First Containerized Microservices Level 200

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

1:00PM-1:30PM | Building a CICD Pipeline for Deploying to Containers Level 300

1:30PM-2:00PM | Introduction to Batch Processing on AWS Level 200

2:00PM-3:00PM | Advanced Container Management & Scheduling Level 300

3:00PM-3:30PM | Break

3:30PM-5:30PM | Workshop: Deploy a Deep Learning Framework on Amazon ECS Level 300

6:00PM-7:30PM | Migrating the GoPro Plus Cloud Service to Amazon ECS: Presented by Lawrence Chin, Technical Lead & Zaven Boni, DevOps Lead, GoPro.

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Mixed levels
10AM-6PM

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9AM-5:15PM

Serverless Day

9:00AM-10:00AM | Getting Started with AWS Lambda and Serverless Computing

10:00AM-12:30PM | Workshop - Build a Serverless Web Application in One Day

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

1:30PM-2:30PM | Deep Dive on Serverless Application Development Level 300

2:30PM-2:45PM | Break

2:45PM-5:15PM | Workshop - Serverless DevOps to the Rescue

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Mixed levels
10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

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6PM-8PM

Retail GTM Strategy for Startups

The AWS Loft is excited to host Amazon Launchpad for a special panel event on retail go-to-market strategy, featuring hot startups Bragi, Navdy, and SubPac. Hear first-hand from these successful Amazon Launchpad companies about their experiences, and learn best practices for launching your retail business...

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All levels
10AM-6PM

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2:30PM-5:30PM

Amazon Athena Hands-on Lab

Need to start querying data instantly? Amazon Athena an interactive query service that makes it easy to run interactive queries on data in Amazon S3, using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to setup or manage, and you can start analyzing your data immediately...

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Mixed levels
10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

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10AM-12PM AWS Customer Co-working Customers with a Valid Account ID
1PM-6PM

Alexa IoT Skills Workshop

*This workshop was rescheduled from the original date of 7/19. If you registered for the workshop on the original date, you are currently registered for 8/31.

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. At this workshop, an Alexa Solutions Architect will be onsite to help you code and easily build and add new capabilities (skills) to Alexa...

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Level 300
10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

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9:30AM-6:00PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Day - Registration coming soon!

Back by popular demand, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Day is coming to the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco with newly added, free workshops! We will provide an overview of AI and then dive deep into Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly and MXNet. You will learn core capabilities and use cases, and gain useful tips and best practices. In addition, AWS customer, TheTake, a startup dedicated to making movie and television content shop-able, will demonstrate how they use Amazon Rekognition to build a state-of-the-art facial recognition system.

Registration coming soon!

Mixed levels
10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

AWS Startup Day

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Mixed levels
10AM-6PM

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10AM-6PM

Girls in Tech Co-working

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10AM-6PM AWS Customer Co-working Customers with a Valid Account ID
10AM-6PM

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10AM-5:30PM

Big Data Analytics

9:30AM-10:00AM | Check-in

10:00-10:50AM | Big data architectural patterns and best practices on AWS: Level 200

11:00AM-11:50AM | Spark and the Hadoop Ecosystem: Level 200

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

1:00PM-1:50PM | Data warehousing in the era of Big Data: Level 300

2:00PM-2:50PM | Introduction to Amazon Athena: Level 200

3:00PM-5:30PM | Workshop 1: Querying and analyzing data in Amazon S3: Workshop abstract coming soon! Level 200

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Mixed levels
10AM-4:30PM

Real-time Streaming

9:30AM-10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM-10:50AM | Introduction to Real-time, Streaming Data and Amazon Kinesis. Streaming Data Ingestion with Firehouse: Level 200

11:00AM-11:50AM | Serverless Streaming Data Processing using Amazon Kinesis Analytics: Level 200

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

1:00PM-1:50PM | Log analytics with Amazon Elasticsearch Service & Kibana: Level 300

2:00PM-4:30PM | Workshop 2: Building a streaming data platform on AWS: Level 200

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Mixed levels
10AM-6PM

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10AM-5:30PM

AI & Predictive Analytics

9:30AM-10:00AM | Check-in

10:00AM-10:50AM | Introduction to Artificial Intelligence on AWS: Level 200

11:00AM-11:50AM | Building speech enabled products with Amazon Polly & Amazon Lex: Level 200

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

1:00PM-1:50PM | Deep learning-based image recognition: Level 200

2:00PM-2:50PM | Visualizing Big Data Insights with Amazon QuickSight: Level 200

3:00PM-5:30PM | Workshop 3: Scalable Deep Learning Using Apache MXNet: Level 200

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10AM-6PM The AWS Pop-up Loft will be CLOSED.  
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10AM-1PM

Startup Container Immersion Day

Registration coming soon!

Mixed levels
1PM-6PM AWS Customer Co-working Customers with a Valid Account ID
6PM-10PM

AWS EdStart Pitch Day

Join AWS to learn about the most innovative and revolutionary new EdTechs!

On September 20th, we will showcase 15 up and coming EdTech startups from the AWS EdStart program to customers, investors, partners, tech enthusiasts, industry leaders, and Amazonians. These high-energy events are a great opportunity for education industry members to discover groundbreaking new ideas/products, identify areas for collaboration, and network with subject matter experts. We invite you to come and hear these exciting startup pitches and stay for a networking reception at the AWS Loft. 

AWS EdStart helps entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud.  Technology plays a key role in many classrooms, institutions, and learning environments, and AWS EdStart lets EdTech entrepreneurs build solutions that are secure, smart, scalable, and cost effective.  The program enables startup EdTechs to move faster by providing AWS Promotional Credits, community engagement, office hours, customized trainings, and specialized support.

Registration coming soon!

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10AM-6PM

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