AWS rocking Techweek19 in New Zealand

To say that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its partners and customers are passionate about how technology can make our lives better would be an understatement. This year, they’re hosting around 20 events during Techweek19 across New Zealand. AWS events during Techweek19 range from training on AWS Cloud 101, to flying angels on Lime scooters, to saving native birds with machine learning (ML).

Let’s take a step back… flying angels? On scooters? Lime and Flying Kite Angels (FKA) are teaming up to kick off this initiative. It will involve 50 investors visiting various companies in the Wynyard/Britomart vicinity to learn about innovation in transportation. In between places, the investors will e-scooter – worth checking out!

And saving native birds? In this talk, the Department of Conservation, Consegna, and Qrious will share how they’re using innovative technology such as Internet of Things (IoT) and ML on AWS to ensure the best outcomes for the kākāpō and kiwi.

Don’t miss the many informative and fun sessions to engage with AWS during Techweek19, including the hands-on session with Amazon Alexa.

Check out the full list of events below!

Big Ideas, Small Effort with Amazon AI

AWS Auckland, Auckland
22 May — 5:00pm - 7:30pm Free

Discover how quickly and easily you can create real world AI solutions using out-of-the-box Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Amazon Alexa Games Hackathon

AUT City Campus, Auckland
24 — 26 May Free

Join the Hack! Come build fun & exciting voice-first Alexa Games at a two-day hackathon for the chance to win fabulous Amazon Echo prizes!

Alexa Skills Workshop

AUT - Te Iringa Function Space, Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland
23 May — 8:30am - 5:00pm Free

Build compelling voice experiences with Amazon Alexa Skills | Free workshop for developers, UX designers, and digital professionals.

AWS and Deloitte Digital Artificial Intelligence Showcase

AWS Auckland, Auckland
23 May — 5:00pm - 7:00pm Free

AI-enabled innovation - how artificial intelligence is embedding into everyday experiences.

AWS Analytics: hands on event

Deloitte, Wellington
21 May — 3:30pm - 7:30pm Free

Join use for this interactive event hosted by AWS & Deloitte, there are 3 separate Demos/Presentations within the same session.

AWS community meetup

AWS Auckland, Auckland
21 May — 5:30pm - 7:30pm Free

This month's AWS AKL community Meetup is during Techweek 19, and covering Building a Serverless Application in 1 hour using AWS Amplify.

AWS DeepRacer League

AWS Auckland, Auckland
20 May — 9:30am - 4:30pm Free

In a New Zealand first, the global AWS DeepRacer league comes to Auckland!
Join us to enjoy this interactive & fun learning experience.

Hands-on AWS Serverless workshop

Deloitte, Wellington
22 May — 3:30pm - 7:30pm Free

Join us for this exciting interactive event, there are 3 separate demos & presentations within the same session:

Introduction to AWS Cloud

AWS Auckland, Auckland
21 May — 9:00am - 5:00pm Free

Learn about the world’s leading cloud infrastructure platform. Free workshop for Business Executives, IT Professionals & Managers.

Introduction to AWS Cloud

Cliftons , Wellington
20 May — 9:00am - 5:00pm Free

Learn about the world’s leading cloud infrastructure platform. Free workshop for Business Executives, IT Professionals & Managers.

Highlight

Techweek TV: The future of Tech in New Zealand and what AWS is doing about it

24 May — 2:30pm - 3:00pm Free

AWS leader in NZ, Tim Dacombe-Bird, will discuss why AWS is focused on making the world a better place through technology.

How IoT and Machine Learning on AWS are helping native birds

Department of Conservation, Wellington
21 May — 5:00pm - 7:30pm Free

Learn about how The Department of Conservation is using the Internet of Things and Machine Learning on AWS to help save the kākāpō and kiwi.

Machine Learning Immersion Day with AWS

AWS Auckland, Auckland
20 May — 8:45am - 5:00pm Free

Join AWS Machine Learning specialist Eric Greene for this unique opportunity to gain in-depth hands-on experience on Machine Learning.

The Amazon Culture of Innovation

Kelvin Hotel , Southland
21 May — 12:30pm - 1:45pm Free

In this session we'll share our Amazon culture of innovation, we hope inspiring you to consider how you can apply this to your organisation.

The Amazon Culture of Innovation

Hawke's Bay Business Hub, Hawke's Bay
23 May — 10:30am - 11:45am Free

In this session we'll share our Amazon culture of innovation, we hope inspiring you to consider how you can apply this to your organisation.

How to Bootstrap a Scalable Start-up

AWS Auckland, Auckland
23 May — 4:30pm - 7:30pm Free

What we wish people told us – 2 years ago!

50 Angels Flying on Lime Scooters

GridAKL / John Lysaght, Auckland
20 May — 10:00am - 1:00pm Free

For angel investors, VCs and fund managers to learn more about transport innovation and for better syndication by bonding on Lime scooters.

Keeping your startup DNA as you Grow Your Business

Unleash Space, Auckland
23 May — 1:00pm - 2:00pm Free

Keeping your startup DNA as you grow your business.

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