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Amazon Popup Lofts Offer Free In Person Support For AWS

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Amazon is continuing its push to be a leader in the cloud infrastructure space by creating “Popup Lofts” in San Francisco and New York.  These lofts allow IT professionals to come in and discuss their issues with real AWS Architects, and learn how best to deploy and maintain AWS infrastructure. The best thing is that it’s all free, even the Bootcamps which normally run $600.

This is an amazingly good resource for anyone in the IT profession and should be worth the time to check out if you’re in either New York or San Francisco.

Learn more here: http://aws.amazon.com/start-ups/loft/

Ask an Architect
Walk-in anytime between 10AM and 6PM for a 1:1, 60-minute session with a member of the AWS technical team. No appointment is necessary, but they are available. Don’t be shy, we’re here to help with the AWS foundational questions and the highly technical ones tied to your specific use case. So, bring your questions about AWS architecture, cost optimization, services and features, and anything else AWS-related.

Technical Sessions
AWS Solution Architects, Product Managers, and Evangelists will deliver technical presentations covering some of the highest-rated and best-attended sessions from recent AWS events. Topics include Introduction to AWS, Big Data, Compute & Networking, Architecture, Mobile & Gaming, Databases, Operations, Security, and more.

AWS Technical Bootcamps
Limited to twenty participants, these full-day bootcamps include hands-on lab exercises using a live environment with the AWS console. Usually these cost $600, but at the AWS Loft we are offering them for free. Bootcamps you can register for include: “Getting Started with AWS”, “AWS Essentials”, “Highly Available Apps”, and “Taking AWS Operations to the Next Level”. Space is limited.

Self-paced, Hands-on Labs
These online technical labs are ready and waiting for walk-ins throughout the day. We’ll offer labs for beginners through advanced users on topics that range from creating Amazon EC2 instances to launching and managing a web application with CloudFormation. Usually $30 each, we are offering these labs for free in the AWS Loft.

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Eli Etherton

I am Eli "the Computer Guy" and have been in the tech industry for approx. 20 years doing all kinds of odd projects. I started as an electronics tech in the US Army, worked in corporate IT during the IT Boom, was an individual consultant and grew my tech shop to have numerous full time employees and supported small business clients with computer repair/ server maintenance/ web development/ surveillance systems/ telephone systems until the great recession. After that I started creating video training on all the topics I know and now have a YouTube Channel with over 500K subscribers. I am the founder of GeekBrainDump.com and my plan is to create a tech "news" site that I would actually find useful if I was still in the server room.

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