Our labs give you the opportunity to practice with AWS in a live sandbox environment. This year, we’re offering Hands-on Labs that are first-come, first-served, and Spotlight Labs, which are guided lab deep dives and have reserved seating.

Hands-on Labs

In Hands-on Labs, choose a lab from our catalog and learn at your own pace as you walk through scenarios step-by-step. Lab topics range in level from introductory to expert and take approximately 30–60 minutes to complete. Registration is not required; walk-ups are welcome.

Spotlight Labs

In Spotlight Labs, an AWS instructor will guide you step-by-step through a lab. Spotlight Lab sessions are 90 minutes. Due to limited seating, we recommend you reserve a seat in advance.

Monday, Nov. 26 Title Description Level
8AM Building Alexa Skills with Amazon SageMaker In this lab, you will use Amazon SageMaker to train a machine learning model and utilize the model to enrich the response that Alexa provides back to the user. Intermediate
10AM Introduction to Amazon API Gateway In this lab, you will create a simple FAQ microservice. The microservice will return a JSON object containing a random question and answer pair using an API Gateway endpoint that invokes a Lambda function. Introductory
1PM Building and Deploying Containers Using Amazon Elastic Container Service In this lab, you will learn how to take a pre-created application, package it as a docker image and deploy the container in Amazon Elastic Container Service using AWS CloudFormation. Intermediate
3PM Creating and Tuning Models with Amazon SageMaker In this lab, you will learn how to train your model to make predictions using any of Amazon SageMaker's built in algorithms and frameworks. Introductory
Monday, Nov. 26
8AM

Building Alexa Skills with Amazon SageMaker
In this lab, you will use Amazon SageMaker to train a machine learning model and utilize the model to enrich the response that Alexa provides back to the user.

Level: Intermediate
10AM

Introduction to Amazon API Gateway
In this lab, you will create a simple FAQ microservice. The microservice will return a JSON object containing a random question and answer pair using an API Gateway endpoint that invokes a Lambda function.

Level: Introductory
1PM

Building and Deploying Containers Using Amazon Elastic Container Service
In this lab, you will learn how to take a pre-created application, package it as a docker image and deploy the container in Amazon Elastic Container Service using AWS CloudFormation.

Level: Intermediate
3PM

Creating and Tuning Models with Amazon SageMaker
In this lab, you will learn how to train your model to make predictions using any of Amazon SageMaker's built in algorithms and frameworks.

Level: Introductory

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27 Title Description Level
8AM Video on Demand with AWS Elemental MediaConvert In this lab, you will utilize the AWS Elemental MediaConvert service to convert input video into multiple output formats, combine multiple videos into one during the conversion process, add captions/watermarks to the videos, and work with Ad insertion metadata. Intermediate
10AM Build a Serverless Text-to-Speech Application with Amazon Polly In this lab, you build a complete serverless application that demonstrates how to convert text-to-speech using Amazon Polly. Advanced
1PM Blue/Green Deployment Pattern with AWS Elastic Beanstalk In this lab, you will learn how to deploy a simple web application continuously using the Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface (EB CLI) in two ways, Rolling Deployment and Blue/Green Deployment. Expert
3PM Monitoring Security Groups with Amazon CloudWatch Events In this lab, you will learn how to use AWS CloudWatch events with a Lambda function to detect changes to the ingress permissions of an EC2 security group. Advanced
Tuesday, Nov. 27
8AM

Video on Demand with AWS Elemental MediaConvert
In this lab, you will utilize the AWS Elemental MediaConvert service to convert input video into multiple output formats, combine multiple videos into one during the conversion process, add captions/watermarks to the videos, and work with Ad insertion metadata.

Level: Intermediate
10AM

Build a Serverless Text-to-Speech Application with Amazon Polly
In this lab, you build a complete serverless application that demonstrates how to convert text-to-speech using Amazon Polly.

Level: Advancced
1PM

Blue/Green Deployment Pattern with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
In this lab, you will learn how to deploy a simple web application continuously using the Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface (EB CLI) in two ways, Rolling Deployment and Blue/Green Deployment.

Level: Expert
3PM

Monitoring Security Groups with Amazon CloudWatch Events
In this lab, you will learn how to use AWS CloudWatch events with a Lambda function to detect changes to the ingress permissions of an EC2 security group.

Level: Advanced

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28 Title Description Level
8AM Building Alexa Skills with Amazon SageMaker In this lab, you will use Amazon SageMaker to train a machine learning model and utilize the model to enrich the response that Alexa provides back to the user. Intermediate
10AM Introduction to Amazon API Gateway In this lab, you will create a simple FAQ microservice. The microservice will return a JSON object containing a random question and answer pair using an API Gateway endpoint that invokes a Lambda function. Introductory
1PM Building and Deploying Containers Using Amazon Elastic Container Service In this lab, you will learn how to take a pre-created application, package it as a docker image and deploy the container in Amazon Elastic Container Service using AWS CloudFormation. Intermediate
3PM Creating and Tuning Models with Amazon SageMaker In this lab, you will learn how to train your model to make predictions using any of Amazon SageMaker's built in algorithms and frameworks. Introductory
Wednesday, Nov. 28
8AM

Building Alexa Skills with Amazon SageMaker
In this lab, you will use Amazon SageMaker to train a machine learning model and utilize the model to enrich the response that Alexa provides back to the user.

Level: Intermediate
10AM

Introduction to Amazon API Gateway
In this lab, you will create a simple FAQ microservice. The microservice will return a JSON object containing a random question and answer pair using an API Gateway endpoint that invokes a Lambda function.

Level: Introductory
1PM

Building and Deploying Containers Using Amazon Elastic Container Service
In this lab, you will learn how to take a pre-created application, package it as a docker image and deploy the container in Amazon Elastic Container Service using AWS CloudFormation.

Level: Intermediate
3PM

Creating and Tuning Models with Amazon SageMaker
In this lab, you will learn how to train your model to make predictions using any of Amazon SageMaker's built in algorithms and frameworks.

Level: Introductory

 

Thursday, Nov. 29 Title Description Level
8AM Video on Demand with AWS Elemental MediaConvert In this lab, you will utilize the AWS Elemental MediaConvert service to convert input video into multiple output formats, combine multiple videos into one during the conversion process, add captions/watermarks to the videos, and work with Ad insertion metadata. Intermediate
10AM Build a Serverless Text-to-Speech Application with Amazon Polly In this lab, you build a complete serverless application that demonstrates how to convert text-to-speech using Amazon Polly. Advanced
1PM Blue/Green Deployment Pattern with AWS Elastic Beanstalk In this lab, you will learn how to deploy a simple web application continuously using the Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface (EB CLI) in two ways, Rolling Deployment and Blue/Green Deployment. Expert
3PM Monitoring Security Groups with Amazon CloudWatch Events In this lab, you will learn how to use AWS CloudWatch events with a Lambda function to detect changes to the ingress permissions of an EC2 security group. Advanced
Thursday, Nov. 29
8AM

Video on Demand with AWS Elemental MediaConvert
In this lab, you will utilize the AWS Elemental MediaConvert service to convert input video into multiple output formats, combine multiple videos into one during the conversion process, add captions/watermarks to the videos, and work with Ad insertion metadata.

Level: Intermediate
10AM

Build a Serverless Text-to-Speech Application with Amazon Polly
In this lab, you build a complete serverless application that demonstrates how to convert text-to-speech using Amazon Polly.

Level: Advanced
1PM

Blue/Green Deployment Pattern with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
In this lab, you will learn how to deploy a simple web application continuously using the Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface (EB CLI) in two ways, Rolling Deployment and Blue/Green Deployment.

Level: Expert
3PM

Monitoring Security Groups with Amazon CloudWatch Events
In this lab, you will learn how to use AWS CloudWatch events with a Lambda function to detect changes to the ingress permissions of an EC2 security group.

Level: Advanced