Working on an app? Drink coffee? Looking for a few answers to some technical questions you have about Amazon Web Services? Then the AWS pop-up loft is for you!
Hosted on the sixth floor of the stunning WeWork Moorgate offices, a few strides from Moorgate tube and a short stroll from Old Street, the Loft will be open for 7 weeks from 10th September and will be free to use, with free wifi and coffee, from 9am to 6pm every day.
The loft will also play host to an IoT Lab showcasing a wide range of Internet of Things-style devices which run on AWS and are mostly designed by AWS solutions architects, where live demos and Q&As will take place throughout the day.
Additionally, AWS plan to host regular training classes, drop in sessions and bootcamps as well as “ask an Architect” one-to-ones where designers can discuss issues such as architectural best practices, application performance and cost optimisation.
Some evening events are also planned, and there is nothing to stop keen developers from visiting the Loft more than once once they have registered as members, although you will still be expected to sign up independently for specific events.
Walk-in anytime for a 1:1 session with a member of the AWS technical team, take a self-paced online technical course for beginners through to advanced level users, attend a technical session with top AWS Evangelists, Product Managers and Architects on topics such as Big data, Mobile and Gaming, Operations or Compute & Netwroking, or be one of 20 lucky participants on a full-day AWS Technical Bootcamp.
AWS has been somewhat stealthy to date in its approach to the London start-up scene so it’s great to see them pulling out the the stops and starting to engage with existing and new users in the best possible way; with coffee, snacks and advice!
No doubt we’ll be seeing the results 6 months down the line when a new batch of game-changing apps are released to the general public.