Fall 17 Lab Schedule

We’ll be holding free AWS labs throughout the Fall semester. Here’s the full schedule of dates. Times and locations will be updated when available:

  • July 12: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Undergraduate Library ICS Lab
  • July 19: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Undergraduate Library ICS Lab
  • August 9: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. in 27 Illini Hall
  • August 23: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 27 Illini Hall
  • September 13: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 27 Illini Hall
  • September 27: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. in 27 Illini Hall

During each lab session, you’ll have your choice of topics:

  • AWS 101: Introduction to EC2
  • Identity and Access Management
  • S3 and CloudFront for content distribution
  • Relational Database Service
  • Automating AWS with CloudFormation
  • Introduction to Lambda
  • Building clusters with Alces Flight
  • Elastic MapReduce

You may run through multiple labs if time allows. An Amazon solutions architect will be on-site with our local staff to offer technical assistance and discuss cloud topics.

Technology Services will grant you access to a shared AWS account for the lab; you don’t need your own. Computers will be available onsite, though you’re welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer.

Please register here to reserve your seat.

Free Amazon Web Services Summit

Do you have questions about how you can use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enhance your research, storage, or website hosting? AWS will host a FREE seminar in Chicago on Wednesday July 26 and Thursday July 27 at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center. To register online or see additional details visit https://aws.amazon.com/summits/chicago/.

This summit is a great, low-cost way to attend technical sessions and workshops, bootcamp training events, and labs. AWS engineers, solutions architects and AWS partners will be present and available throughout the event.

Onsite registration begins at 7:30am on Wednesday followed by labs and the keynote presentation at 9:30am.

Spring 2017 Lab Schedule

We’ll be holding free AWS labs throughout the Spring semester. Here’s the full schedule:

  • January 11 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab
  • January 25 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in 1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab
  • February 8 – Remote labs from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • February 22 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in 1001 Mechanical Engineering Lab
  • March 8 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in 27 Illini Hall
  • March 22 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in 27 Illini Hall
  • April 12 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab
  • April 26 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 27 Illini Hall
  • May 10 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in 27 Illini Hall
  • June 28 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in 27 Illini Hall

During each lab session, you’ll have your choice of topics:

  • AWS 101: Introduction to EC2
  • Identity and Access Management
  • S3 and CloudFront for content distribution
  • Relational Database Service
  • Automating AWS with CloudFormation
  • Introduction to Lambda
  • Building clusters with Alces Flight
  • Elastic MapReduce

You may run through multiple labs if time allows. An Amazon solutions architect will be on-site with our local staff to offer technical assistance and discuss cloud topics.

Technology Services will grant you access to a shared AWS account for the lab; you don’t need your own. Computers will be available onsite, though you’re welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer.

Please register here to reserve your seat.

February 22 Lab

We’ll be back on campus for the February 22 lab session: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in 1001 Mechanical Engineering Lab.

Technology Services will provide the AWS account, Engineering will provide a workstation (though you’re welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer), and you can choose whichever lab(s) you find interesting:

  • AWS 101: Introduction to EC2
  • Identity and Access Management
  • S3 and CloudFront for content distribution
  • Relational Database Service
  • Automating AWS with CloudFormation
  • Introduction to Lambda
  • Building clusters with Alces Flight
  • Elastic MapReduce

Please register prior to the event.

Update: This lab is full. We’ll be back in two weeks.

February 8: Remote Lab

We’re going to try something new for next week’s labs. Our Amazon support team will be hosting a webinar-style lab session. All of our usual labs will be available, supported by the same team that facilitates our campus lab sessions.

Please register before the event. We’re still working out some technical details, so registered users can expect an email with more information next week.