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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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AWS What's Next

September 25

Join us for AWS What's Next and learn about the latest launches. 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.

Learn more.

A Tale of a Unicorn: Creating a Startup That Solves a Problem

September 26

Henrique Dubugras – age 23 and Stanford dropout, is the Co-founder of Brex. He'll share how he and his co-founder built a hypergrowth startup from the ground up. He’ll discuss the wins and the loses, share key scaling tactics, and how how they narrowed in on the problem they knew they could solve.

Learn more.

Managment and Operations Days

September 26-27

Management and Operations Days at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed tools and services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your resources and applications in the cloud.

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AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

10:00AM-5:15PM

Storage Days: Data Lakes and Data Migration

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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7:00PM-9:00PM

Startup Talk: Building a Fintech Startup

Arthur Levy, Vice President of Business Development at Brex, and other fintech experts will share the wins, and challenges, in this evolving industry. They'll discuss how they scaled their business, how they navigate the changing regulations, and the steps other entrepreneurs can take to build - and fund, a fintech startup that’s got a competitive edge. 

 

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10:00AM-5:15PM

Storage Days: Storage for Business Applications + Backup and Archive

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-5:00PM

Blockchain Day

Join us for a day of blockchain and ledger database sessions, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities led by AWS and its startup partners during the AWS Blockchain event at the San Francisco Loft.

Register
10:00AM-5:15PM

AI/ML Boot Camp: Smart Applications

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 series of sessions and hands-on workshops has something for developers and data scientists of all machine learning skill levels.

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10:00AM-4:45PM

AI/ML Boot Camp: Build, Train, and Deploy

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 series of sessions and hands-on workshops has something for developers and data scientists of all machine learning skill levels.

Register
6:00PM-9:00PM

Game Night at the Loft

Whether you swing by once a year or check in every day, we want to thank you for being a valued member of the AWS Loft community! On September 17th, please join us for an evening of board games, trivia, video games, raffles, and more. This is a chance to get to know your peer co-workers, and share what you've been working on.

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Business Series: Build and Leverage Your Startup's First Board Members

Join our panel of startup board members as they share lessons learned from their board seats – the good and the bad. They’ll discuss the key considerations founders should make prior to fundraising and how, if built correctly, your board can be just as much a factor in your startup’s long-term success as your co-founders and your early employees.

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9:30AM-5:00PM

Building and Modernizing .NET Applications on AWS

This session is targeted at developers interested in building and modernizing .NET applications on AWS. The event will cover an in depth look at the tools and resources available to .NET developers on AWS. We will discuss building in both .NET framework and .NET Core.

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Business Series: Generating PR for Your Early-Stage Startup

Join our panel of journalists and public relations experts as they break down how to score free media coverage. Gain insider secrets on what inspires the media to cover a founder, or a startup, and how to build relationships with journalists in order to lean on them when the time is right. They’ll share why they chose certain startups, over others, to cover along with the great and bad ways to pitch them. 

Register
6:30PM-8:30PM

AWS What's Next

Join us for AWS What's Next and learn about the latest launches. 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.

Register
10:00AM-4:00PM

Management and Operations Days: Day 1

Management and Operations Days at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed tools and services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your resources and applications in the cloud.

Register
7:00PM-9:00PM

A Tale of a Unicorn: Creating a Startup That Solves a Problem [Brex]

Valued at $2.6 billion and unicorn status in less than one year, Brex has hit a number of milestones in record breaking time.

Henrique Dubugras – age 23 and Stanford dropout, is the Co-founder of Brex. He'll share how he and his co-founder built a hypergrowth startup from the ground up. He’ll discuss the wins and the loses, share key scaling tactics, and how how they narrowed in on the problem they knew they could solve.

Register
10:00AM-4:00PM

Management and Operations Days: Day 2

Management and Operations Days at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed tools and services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your resources and applications in the cloud.

Register
7:00PM-9:00PM

Lessons from the East: Building a Hyperscale Startup out of India

Launched 2013 in Mumbai, Sunil Thomas, Co-founder at CleverTap – a user retention SaaS startup, sits down to discuss lessons learned from building a global startup from India. He’ll share how he was able to leverage India's resources of vast talent pool, large and growing mobile population to validate product market-fit, and a strategic cost advantage to quickly get up and running.

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10:00AM-4:00PM

DevOps Days: Day 1

Join us to learn about DevOps on AWS. We’ll provide overviews of select services and walk you through best practices. Additionally, we'll conduct workshops to help you learn first hand how to automate your software release processes, deploy application code, and monitor your application and infrastructure performance

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10:00AM-4:00PM

DevOps Days: Day 2

Join us to learn about DevOps on AWS. We’ll provide overviews of select services and walk you through best practices. Additionally, we'll conduct workshops to help you learn first hand how to automate your software release processes, deploy application code, and monitor your application and infrastructure performance

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