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Polsky Exchange - Washington Park Classroom

1452 E 53rd St

Second Floor

Chicago, IL 60615

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Amazon Web Services is hosting a series of workshops that illustrate the variety of ways AWS can support you on your journey as a founder and a startup. Session 1 and Session 2 will provide you with base level best practices and address some of the most common questions when launching on AWS. Dinner will be served afterwards at 5:30 pm, which will be followed by Session 3, a hands-on workshop on building a serverless web application. Please bring your computer.


You can also sign up for technical office hours with AWS solutions architects on Friday, November 15 here.



Session 1: Intro To The AWS Startups Team & Best Practices for Setting up Your AWS Account (2 - 3:15 pm)

This session will discuss base level best practices for getting started on AWS. These include securing the root account, creating users, groups and permissions, discussing roles and policies, using the AWS certificate manager to generate a cert and use with your website/app/api. We’ll also discuss how to set your AWS infrastructure (VPC, serverless and hybrids). Led by Startups Manager Jenny Wong and Solutions Architect Roshan Kothari of the AWS Startups team.

Session 2: How to Build Your Cloud Solution (3:30 - 5:30 pm)

This session will kick off by addressing the most common questions founders have when launching on AWS. Learn how to use AWS to build your web-stack, how to choose the right database, and how to build your machine learning solution. Most importantly, learn how to build a secure and compliant solution from the start.

Dinner provided (5:30 - 6:00 pm)

Session 3: Build a Serverless Web Application with AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Cognito (6:00 - 8:00 pm)

In this workshop, you'll create a simple serverless 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.

Prerequisites: To complete this tutorial, you will need:

  • An AWS account (please create more than 24 hours in advance of tutorial)
  • A text editor
  • Recommended browser: The latest version of Chrome

You can also sign up for technical office hours with AWS solutions architects on Friday, November 15 here.

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Polsky Exchange - Washington Park Classroom

1452 E 53rd St

Second Floor

Chicago, IL 60615

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