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AWS Cloud Kata for Start-Ups and Developers | Manila, November 6, 2013

Description

Kata (型 or 形 literally: "form"), a series of choreographed patterns of movements used for teaching, through which successful techniques are mastered.

Join the AWS team for a half day of live discussions as well as business and technical mentoring on the latest cloud computing best practices. Geared specifically to growing start-ups and development teams, the Cloud Kata sessions will guide you through tips, customer testimonials and technical best practices to help you grow faster on the AWS Cloud. As seats are limited, sign up for your free pass today!

10 reasons to attend:
  • Discover pro tips that help your start-ups as you go from idea to minimum viable product (MVP), to scale, and ultimately to profitability.
  • See live demonstrations and learn more about services such as Amazon EC2, Relational Database Service (RDS), S3, CloudFront, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
  • Leverage AWS reference architectures, SDK, and services to build your MVP quickly.
  • Get hands-on guidance and coaching on how to build your MVP on the AWS Cloud.
  • Gain insights on the six best practices for "cost aware architecting".
  • Explore smart ways to lower your costs by leveraging various AWS pricing models.
  • Learn from Philippines-based start-ups on how they succeeded with AWS.
  • Understand venture capital (VC), how it works, and how to pitch to VC’s to obtain the capital needed to grow your start-up.
  • Find the best fit for your co-founder, your technical stack and services, and the right architecture for now and the future.
  • Participate in the AWS Coding Challenge!
Who should attend:
  • Start-up business, technical founders, and developers who are eager to learn how to run lean and scale fast to build their next big thing.
  • Development teams, engineers, architects and system administrators from enterprises who are eager to learn how to deploy applications in highly available, scalable architectures.

Agenda:

1:00pm – 1:30pm | Registration - Come early to get your technical questions answered at AWS Solutions Architect Corner, and network with your peers at the Start-Up Hub
1:30pm – 2:00pm | Welcome, Joe Ziegler, Start-Up Business Development Manager, APAC
2:00pm – 3:00pm | Getting to Minimum Viable Product 'MVP' on AWS + Customer Presentation: Kalibrr
3:00pm – 4:00pm | Getting to Scale on AWS + Customer Presentation: Ava Online Group
4:00pm – 4:30pm | Break
4:30pm – 5:30pm | Getting to Profitability on AWS + Customer Presentation: Lenddo
5:30pm – 6:15pm | Technical Co-Founder Handbook, Joe Ziegler, Start-Up Business Development Manager, APAC
6:15pm – 7:00pm | Incubators: How does it work? Earl Martin Valencia, President and co-founder, IdeaSpace Foundation - Christian Besler, founder, Vice President & Head of Community Management, Kickstart Ventures.
7:00pm – 8:00pm | AWS Coding Challenge, Networking Reception & Drinks - Network with entrepreneurs, hackers and AWS members. At the same time, watch 20 developers compete head to head at the AWS Coding Challenge live!

Session Details:

Getting to Minimum Viable Product 'MVP' on AWS
This session will zoom into the stage from idea to MVP, and how to develop a product fast and get to market faster. Attend this session to learn how to:

  • Increase speed of iteration and experimentation of your product
  • Get to market faster
  • Reduce development costs
  • Focus your time in developing and building your MVP, and not on infrastructure
  • Automate your deployments using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation and AWS OpsWorks
  • Use AWS for Development and Testing
  • Leverage AWS reference architectures, SDK, and services to build your MVP quickly

AWS Speakers: Joe Ziegler, Start-Up Business Development Manager and Dhruv Parpia, Solutions Architect

Kalibrr Speaker: Paul Rivera, CEO

Getting to Scale on AWS
This session will focus on how to get from 'Minimum Viable Product' (MVP) to scale. It will also explain how to deal with unpredictable demand and how to build a scalable business. Attend this session to learn how to:

  • Scale web servers and app services with Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling on Amazon EC2
  • Scale your storage on Amazon S3 and S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage
  • Scale your database with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon RDS, and Amazon ElastiCache
  • Scale your customer base by reaching customers globally in minutes with Amazon CloudFront

AWS Speakers: Joe Ziegler, Start-Up Business Development Manager and Dhruv Parpia, Solutions Architect

Ava Online Group Speaker: Oliver Segovia, CEO and Raphael Quisumbing, Web Architect

Getting to Profitability on AWS
Getting from scale to profitability, the question is: How to run lean and continue to grow revenue? How to get to profitability? This session will focus on how to run lean. Attend this session to learn more about:

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on the AWS Cloud versus on-premise infrastructure
  • Smart ways to lower your costs by leveraging various AWS pricing models
  • The six best practices for "cost aware architecting"

AWS Speakers: Joe Ziegler, Start-Up Business Development Manager and Dhruv Parpia, Solutions Architect

Lenddo Speaker: Richard Eldridge, Managing Director

Technical Co-Founders Handbook
This session provides insight on how to build the technology needed for your start-ups. How do you choose the correct technical stack? How to build for growth? Do you use a relational database or a NoSQL option?

  • How do you find a good technical co-founder?
  • What are the technical decisions for your business you can make now that will support you in the future?
  • Gain insight to best practice architectures to solve your market.

AWS Speaker: Joe Ziegler, Start-Up Business Development Manager


Incubators: How does it work?
Learn more on how incubators operate and what they are looking for when looking at start-ups. Two of the main local incubators will share their perspectives.

Guest Speakers: Earl Martin Valencia, President and co-founder, IdeaSpace Foundation - Christian Besler, founder, Vice President & Head of Community Management, Kickstart Ventures.

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Wed Nov 6, 2013
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM PHT
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SMX Taguig, Function Room 1, 3rd Level, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City, Philippines
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