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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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Compute Evolved Week

February 26-28

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.

Learn more.

Building a Scalable Architecture [Insights from Track Revenue]

February 27

Whether you have 1 or 1,000,000 users, building a scalable web application that can handle peaks and dips in traffic is vital to the long-term success of your startup. And, one that should be planned in advanced so that, as you grow, the correct scaling architecture is in place. But, as a new startup, how do you plan for high loads while also juggling a growing business? 

Learn more.

AWS Cost Management Workshop

March 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 and take action on your insights using AWS Budgets.

Learn more.


AWS Customer Co-working and Ask An Expert Bar

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

5:00PM-9:00PM MXNet Meetup Private
7:00PM-9:00PM

Infrastructure Event Readiness for E-Commerce Startups

From unanticipated service failures to load-related performance degradations, infrastructure event readiness planning is critical for handling seasonal traffic spikes gracefully and dynamically. Without proper preparation, your best sales day could become your last. Gain insights into how Elaine Arbaugh, Senior Software Engineer and SRE tech lead, at Affirm - a fintech startup, managed the massive influx of activity during the 2018 Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping weekend by building a scale-up, fault tolerant, database system that was able to handle 5x a normal day’s scale.

Register
10:00AM-6:00PM

Amazon Sumerian Day

Participants in this bootcamp will learn how to get started with Amazon Sumerian and receive support while they work on creating their own applications. These apps can be viewed on smart TVs, digital signage, desktop, mobile, VR and AR devices. Experts will provide a training on the Sumerian service and provide insights into creating apps that use Amazon Amplify, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, DynamoDB, S3, IoT, ML, AI and other AWS services.

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

Compute Evolved Week

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

Compute Evolved Week

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
7:00PM-9:00PM

Building a Scalable Architecture

Whether you have 1 or 1,000,000 users, building a scalable web application that can handle peaks and dips in traffic is vital to the long-term success of your startup. And, one that should be planned in advanced so that, as you grow, the correct scaling architecture is in place. But, as a new startup, how do you plan for high loads while also juggling a growing business?

Register
10:00AM-5:00PM

Compute Evolved Week

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-1:00PM

AWS Cost Management Workshop

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. From there, you can take action on your insights by learning how to set custom cost and usage budgets and receive alerts via email or Amazon SNS topic using AWS Budgets.

Register
5:00PM-7:00PM

From Villains to Heroes: The Hacking Evolution

HackerOne’s CTO, Alex Rice, 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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5:30PM-9:00PM Amazon Global Fulfillment Services Meetup Private
6:30PM-9:00PM

Go-to-Market Strategies for Startups

Join Kim Walsh, Global VP at HubSpot for Startups, as she unpacks the key components to a winning GTM strategy for startups. From defining your market and customer to building your product roadmap, she’ll outline the steps every founder should consider. Kim will cover the frameworks needed to enter the market and answer questions on how to evolve your GTM as your startup grows and products evolve.

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10:00AM-6:00PM

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.

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9:30AM-4:30PM

Get Started with Deep Learning and IoT Analytics on AWS

AWS offers free training and tools to help you grow your Machine Learning (ML) skills that can advance your career or business. In this workshop participants will learn the end-to-end process of training a deep learning model. While this workshop focuses on a computer vision use-case, the core concepts taught are fundamental and transferable to other ML use-cases and real-world applications. Apply your new skills in your job search, at work, or in everyday life.

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9:30AM-4:00PM

AWS Security Week

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

Register
9:30AM-4:00PM

AWS Security Week

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

Register
9:30AM-4:00PM

AWS Security Week

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

Register
6:00PM-9:00PM MXNet Meetup Private
9:30AM-5:00PM

AWS Security Week

Join us for four days of security and compliance sessions and hands-on workshops led by our AWS security pros during AWS Security Week at the San Francisco Loft. Come for all four days, or pick just the days that are most relevant to you.

Register
9:30AM-4:30PM

Data Lake Day

To build your data lakes and analytics solution, AWS provides the most comprehensive set of services to move, store, and analyze your data. Come learn about setting up a secure data lake with AWS Lake Formation, how to architect a serverless data lake, and the steps to make an Amazon EMR cluster multi-tenant for analytics.

Register
9:30AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week

Data Analytics Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed analytics services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud.

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9:30AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week

Data Analytics Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed analytics services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud.

Register
9:30AM-4:30PM

Data Analytics Week

Data Analytics Week at the AWS Loft is an opportunity to learn about Amazon’s broad and deep family of managed analytics services. These services provide easy, scalable, reliable, and cost-effective ways to manage your data in the cloud.

Register


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