Amazon Web Services Opens Its Pop-up Loft to San Francisco Startups

06/03/2014 | By laurensauser

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This article is written by the AWS Pop-up Loft Team.

AWS and its technical experts are setting up shop and opening their doors in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood from June 4th to 27th.


There are hundreds of technical learning activities and we’re inviting Bay Area startups to drop in, hang out, and take advantage of all the free learning opportunities.

We’ve got technical sessions ranging from “Getting Started Walkthrough: Everything and Anything AWS” to “More Infrastructure for Less: The Guide to Pinching Pennies on AWS,” 36 different hands-on labs (normally a 30 dollar value – all free), and our ‘Ask an Architect’ bar where you can sign up for an appointment or just drop in and meet 1:1 with one of our AWS tech experts. Our AWS experts can walk you through architecture setups, help you learn about our different products, answer questions about optimizing on costs or discuss any AWS tech topic you have. In addition to all of this technical help, we’ve also got free wifi, a freezer filled with your favorite frozen treats, plenty of snacks and beverages, foosball, and our “Simple Beer Service” (swing by to learn more)!

So, if you are a startup searching for technical education on specific AWS services, advice and best practices from other startups or networking opportunities, come by from June 4-27.  Learn what you want and when you want – that is the entire point of AWS Pop-up Loft.

Oh, and when you stop by bring your company sticker to plaster our startup sticker board!

Where it’s happening

925 Market Street in San Francisco.

When it’s happening

Every day but Sunday between June4th and June 27th. Monday – Friday 10AM to 8PM and Saturdays from 10AM to 6PM.

What’s happening

A lot. See something you like, go over here and then start filling your calendar with activities.

1:1 Ask an Architect sessions

AWS Technical Sessions

AWS Technical Bootcamps for all levels of experience (normally $600) – all free

36 different Self-paced, Hands-on Labs (normally $30) – all free

Behind the Scenes Customer Speaking Events in the evening – Coin, Flipboard, Twilio, Hearsay Social, MongoLab, AlphaSense, Inc., SFSU, and, Sumo Logic.

Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, Fireside Chat

AWS Hack Night