Minnesota AWS Innovation Days | AHEAD

Minnesota AWS Innovation Days

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About the Event

In this workshop, attendees will get hands-on experience with the AWS platform. As one of many workshops to come, we’ll touch on getting started with the basics, and focus on the most popular AWS services to quickly get your workloads running on the platform. For most users, these services are vital to a successful implementation and consumption of cloud services moving forward.
Minnesota sessions will be led by the following AHEAD experts:

  • Greg Thursam, Senior Technical Architect
  • Johnny Hatch, Senior Technical Architect
  • Tim Curless, Technical Architect

Participants should bring a personal laptop to access the AWS platform, along with a pre-established AWS account. AHEAD will provide each attendee with service credits to cover costs associated with the workshop.


Lab 1 Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Create baseline identity principals & policies for future labs using AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM) and learn a few security best practices along the way.
Lab 2 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Create a new Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), including public and private subnets. The lab will help demonstrate how a VPC is constructed, the various components of a VPC, and design considerations for different workloads

Lab 3 Simple Storage Service (S3)
Create a new S3 bucket to store objects, copy data to the bucket, and review optional settings for storing and encrypting data.
Lab 4 Elastic Cloud Compute
Create an EC2 instance to host a sample HTML page using a simple bootstrap script. The lab will also provide concepts and build skills on EC2 Systems Manager to manage the EC2 instance for “Day 2” operations.
Lab 5 EC2 Logging
Modify existing EC2 instance to stream OS & application logs to CloudWatch Logs and establish email-based alerting (using Simple Notification Service) based on Apache log entries.

Lab 6 Infrastructure as Code & Serverless
Learn how to use CloudFormation Templates to create Lambda functions with Cloudwatch based on EC2 tagging.

Happy Hour immediately following the workshops.

Event Details

Date Wednesday, December 13
Time 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Place Pique Travel Design
362 Third St.
Excelsior, MN 55331

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