AWS Public Sector Summit Washington, DC

Pre-Day Activities

At the AWS Public Sector Summit, you will get to know the AWS team and interact with AWS Partners. It's also a perfect opportunity to chat with peers and other tech enthusiasts about their challenges and learnings. This year, AWS Public Sector Summit Washington, DC will be jam-packed with even more activities, plus many opportunities to network with AWS experts, partners, and your peers!

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Earth & Space on AWS Keynote

June 10, 2019
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Complimentary

The Earth & Space on AWS keynote is back by popular demand! Join us before Summit on Monday, June 10, as the CEO of Earthrise Alliance and industry leader, Lori Garver, shares her unique take on how tech is accelerating innovation across Earth and Space, the value of public-private partnerships, and the importance of elevating women in aerospace.

Hackathon for Good

June 10, 2019
8:00AM – 11:00PM
Complimentary

Choose from one of four challenges from our public sector customers, including nonprofits, education institutions, or government. Hackers will have just 10 hours to build a solution. Judges will review solutions and prizes will be given to the top teams. Throughout the day, solutions architects will hold 60-minute labs so you can master a new skill to immediately enhance your solutions.

Distributed Training with Amazon SageMaker

June 10, 2019
Multiple Times
Complimentary

Amazon SageMaker is a scalable, end-to-end machine learning solution capable of parallelizing training jobs across multiple compute instances and cores. In this workshop, we describe common training parallelization techniques and guide you through a hands-on lab for implementation.

Two sessions to choose from:
9:00AM – 11:30AM
1:00PM – 3:30PM


June 10, 2019
9:00AM – 11:00AM
Complimentary

Learn how to scale for growth on the AWS Cloud and manage data protection for thousands of Amazon EC2 instances. On June 10th, join this technical workshop to understand how Veeam enables data protection and portability to the AWS Cloud with enterprise-class backup and recovery.

June 10, 2019
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Complimentary

In this workshop, Intel will highlight several deep learning and geo-spatial imagery problems that humanitarian aid organizations face on a daily basis as they seek to intervene and assist in disaster areas across the globe. Participants will train and evaluate a convolutional neural network on the Vegas dataset from SpaceNet – a joint Intel, AWS, CosmiQWorks, and Maxxar open data initiative.

Finding Martians with AWS RoboMaker and the JPL Open Source Rover

June 10, 2019
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Complimentary

Join us to build a Martian-detecting robot application using Robot Operating System (ROS) and AWS RoboMaker. In this workshop, you will learn how artificial intelligence services can be used with ROS to build intelligence into your robots. You will create a ROS application to identify objects, and you’ll use AWS RoboMaker to simulate and test your robot software. Finally, we’ll demonstrate the application with a real robot! Note: customers should plan to bring their own laptops to this session.


Partner Forum

June 10, 2019
9:00AM – 6:00PM
Complimentary

We invite you to participate in a one-day Partner Forum at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. Whether you're a new partner looking for an introduction on AWS or an established partner who wants to learn more about using Amazon Partner Network (APN) programs and resources, join us to learn about building a successful partnership and accelerating your business with AWS.

Working Backwards Workshop

*June 11, 2019
9:00AM – 11:00AM
Complimentary

At Amazon, we start with the customer and work backwards. To innovate on our customers’ behalf, we have a distinct approach to developing ideas and bringing them to life. In this workshop, we will share the five working backwards questions that we answer to solve a customer's problem or develop a new initiative. You will learn about the foundational documents required before we start writing code or prototyping; this process has been successful in developing AWS Services such as Kindle, Echo, Prime, and many other innovations at Amazon. This event will take place on June 11, the first day of the Summit.

Practical Data Science with Amazon SageMaker (Bootcamp)

June 10, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
$600

In this course, learn how to solve a real-world use case with machine learning and produce actionable results using Amazon SageMaker. This course teaches you how to use Amazon SageMaker to cover the different stages of the typical data science process, from analyzing and visualizing a dataset, to preparing the data and feature engineering; down to the practical aspects of model building, training, tuning, and deployment.


AWS Certification Exam Readiness: Solutions Architect (Bootcamp)

June 10, 2019
Multiple Times
$225

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect– Associate exam validates technical expertise in designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS. Join this half-day, intermediate-level course to learn how to prepare for the exam by exploring the exam’s topic areas and how they map to architecting on AWS, and to specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

Predict the Future with Time Series Forecasting & Deep Neural Networks (Bootcamp)

June 10, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
$600

Forecasting is an entry point to applying machine learning across many industries. Whether it’s optimizing the supply chain through better product demand forecasts, allocating computing resources more effectively by predicting web server traffic, or saving lives by staffing hospitals to meet patient needs, there are few domains where accurate forecasts don’t return their investments quickly. This bootcamp is designed to provide you with the conceptual understanding and tools you need to apply forecasting in your own work.

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (Bootcamp)

June 10, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
$600

The introductory-level full day course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. It includes lab exercises reinforcing some of the core concepts of the lecture.