FYI: AWS Online Tech Talks

A quick repost:

AWS Monthly Webinar Series

AWS Tech Talks are a selection of live online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. These webinars feature technical sessions led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, live demonstrations, customer examples, and Q&A with AWS experts.

Featured Sessions

Artificial Intelligence

Sentiment Analysis Using Apache MXNet and Gluon: Get started with deep learning on AWS using Apache MXNet and Gluon.

Bringing Characters to Life with Amazon Polly Text-to-Speech: Learn how you can create lip-syncing avatars, build karaoke style text highlighting, and integrate speech capabilities into the gaming engines like Amazon Lumberyard to give a voice to your characters.

Big Data & Analytics

Real-time Application Monitoring with Amazon Kinesis and Amazon CloudWatch: Learn how to build a real-time application monitoring system using network traffic logs.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service Security Deep Dive: Dive deep into the new Amazon ES security feature.


Set it and Forget it – Auto Scaling Target Tracking Policies: Learn how to maintain performance automatically with Auto Scaling target tracking scaling policies.

Simplify Microsoft Windows Server Management with Amazon Lightsail: Learn how to launch Microsoft Windows Server with a few clicks using Amazon Lightsail.

Run Your CI/CD Pipeline at Scale for a Fraction of the Cost: Learn how Amazon EC2 Spot Instances can help and scale these workloads for a fraction of the cost.


Managing Container Images with Amazon ECR: Learn about how you can use the new Amazon ECR Lifecycle Policies to automate container image cleanup, saving time and lowering storage costs.

Accelerate Application Development and Delivery with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on AWS: Recap on the recent announcement of the upcoming Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform service broker integration and learn how to get started with the newly designed OCP on AWS Quick Start.

What’s Inside My Containers? Container Monitoring and Run-time Security on Amazon ECS: Learn best practices for leveraging AWS and container metadata to optimize and secure your containers.


Deep Dive on Amazon DynamoDB: Learn capabilities of Amazon DynamoDB and best practices for schema design in this deep dive session.

Migrating Your Oracle Database to PostgreSQL: Learn how to migrate your Oracle databases to PostgreSQL on AWS with minimal disruption.

Enterprise & Hybrid

Everything you wanted to know about licensing Windows workloads on AWS, but were afraid to ask: Learn about options for licensing Windows Server, SQL Server and other Microsoft products on AWS.

Hands on Lab

Hands on Lab – Windows Workloads: Get hands on training and learn how to get started running Windows workloads on AWS.

Hands on Lab – Deploy .NET Code to AWS from Visual Studio: Learn how to build .NET native and cross-platform applications using the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, AWS CodeStar, and AWS CodeBuild.


Essential Capabilities of an IoT Cloud Platform: Learn how AWS defines the core capabilities of an IoT cloud platform and how they can help you.


Deep Dive on Amazon SES – What’s New: Drive customer engagement with deliverability metrics including opens and clicks for optimizing your messaging and dedicated IP pools for protecting your reputation.


AWS re:Invent 2017 – Know Before You Go: The webinar will highlight topics such as: how to get around the re:Invent campus, how to watch the keynotes, breakout sessions, training and certification, the Expo, networking opportunities, and our popular after-hours activities.

  • Session 1 – November 13 | 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM PT | 01:30 PM – 02:10 PM ET
  • Session 2 – November 13 | 05:00 PM – 05:40 PM PT | 08:00 PM – 08:40 PM ET
Security & Identity

How to Integrate AWS Directory Service with Office365: Learn How to Integrate AWS Directory Services with Office365.


Building Serverless Websites with Lambda@Edge: Learn how to improve your website user experience with Lambda@Edge.


Disaster Recovery Options with AWS: Learn about your options for Disaster Recovery to the AWS Cloud in this webinar.

How to: Build a Serverless Web Application

Build a Serverless Web Application

Follow step-by-step instructions to launch your first serverless web application on Amazon Web Services (AWS)


In this learning path, you’ll deploy a simple web application that enables users to request unicorn rides from the Wild Rydes fleet. The application will present users with an HTML based user interface for indicating the location where they would like to be picked up and will interface on the backend with a RESTful web service to submit the request and dispatch a nearby unicorn. The application will also provide facilities for users to register with the service and log in before requesting rides.

The step by step guide

AWS Quick Start by PluralSight

We are seeing more and more request to “virtualize” our servers and various resources. A strong push for integrated DEV/OPS [ Great read ] and while most of the talk is strictly for sales to have the keywords in their elevator pitches it translates to many hours of work for the dev and op teams.

This course by PluralSight is very good at getting you up to speed on AWS. There are also many Azure courses also. FYI: Spread your eggs about different baskets…

AWS Developer: Getting Started
by Ryan Lewis

Amazon Web Services is the largest cloud provider in the world. This course will teach you how to develop, deploy, and integrate web applications with AWS.


We have been undergoing a major upgrade to our tech stack and here is what we are implementing now…  WOOT WOOT



žCloud Formation – A service that allows the entire stack to be built, provisioned, provisioned, and torn down demand.

žELB – A load balancer that works with autoscaling to create and destroy servers as needed by the traffic load.

žEC2 – Cloud-based virtual machines.

žEFS – A network file system that allows multiple EC2 instances to share a file system, even across availability zones.

žS3 – A Simple Storage Service designed to hold static resources, such as images and documents.

žRDS – Relational Database Services that cross availability zones, provide high availability, provide fail-over, and provide backup.