26 Oct 2017

Collaborate in the Cloud with AWS at Forge DevCon

We are proud to share that for the second year Amazon Web Services is the official cloud sponsor of Forge DevCon.

Amazon Web Services is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90 fully featured services trusted by millions of active customers around the world, including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and government, to power their infrastructure, make them more agile and lower costs.

At Forge DevCon and Autodesk University, AWS will be participating in a variety of events. 


AWS Classes

Elvis is back! 

Elvis Jones

Tom “Elvis” Jones is a Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services. He spends his time focusing on the complex challenges of our most strategic partners in the design, engineering, and manufacturing space. Tom's career has spanned both the hardware and software sides of the house, including work at Red Hat, Transmeta, and Pratt & Whitney, giving Tom an extremely broad technical experience across multiple industries and verticals. He is a whitepaper author, a patent holder, a training material builder, a DevOps expert, an active Maker, a mountain biker, and above all, a passionate technologist. Tom has been known to go far out of his way for pinball and fondly recalls playing "Adventure" on an ADDS Viewpoint ASCII terminal.

Check out these classes Elvis will be teaching at Forge DevCon.

SD126193 - Forge Ahead with Amazon Web Services This class will provide a walkthrough of application development using the Autodesk Forge and Amazon Web Services. We will discuss developer tools and the steps required to go from the inception of an idea to an application running in production. We will discuss scaling, DevOps, security, and user management. (Joint AU/Forge DevCon class).

60 Minutes Industry Talk

FDC126198 - Industry 4.0: AI and the Future of Manufacturing Artificial intelligence—machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL)—is advancing rapidly. Industry 4.0 smart factories will provide (through the Internet of Things and data sharing) the massive amount of data required for accurate ML/DL training. Where are we today and how will this technology impact manufacturing in the future?

60 Minutes Industry Talk


Forge DevLab

Elvis and his AWS colleagues will also be available at the Forge DevLab walk-in workshop on Tuesday, November 14 from 1:00- 5:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for you to get individual help with your AWS or general web hosting questions, and to work through self-paced tutorials with an expert at hand to help.


Special Theater Session

New this year at Autodesk University is the AU Theater, an informal area where you can pop by anytime and catch an interesting talk. AWS will have teams presenting on Tuesday.

12:15-12:45 pm Amazon Web Services

Who: Chris Bond, Thinkbox Founder & Director Product Management, EC2

Chris Bond

What: Looking Up: An Entrepreneurial Perspective of the Cloud

Starting and managing a small to medium-sized business can be a challenge at any time. The breadth of opportunities that the cloud brings to small business today is massive, and with it comes new perspectives on when, how and where work gets done. In this presentation, Chris Bond, Founder and Director of Thinkbox, will discuss how he would build the technical/creative studio of the future; where new opportunities may lie; and ultimately how small business can leverage the cloud to move faster than ever.


Stop by the AWS Booth! 

The AWS teams will be hanging out at Forge DevCon and Autodesk University ready to answer your questions about moving to the cloud and taking advantage of cloud services.

  • Monday, November 13: Visit the team in the Forge DevCon Village in Palazzo H. Exclusive only to Forge DevCon Attendees.
  • Tuesday-Thursday, November 14-16: AWS team members will be parked across from the Answer Bar on the AU show floor in the Forge Partner Zone


Tickets Still Available

It's not too late to join us at Forge DevCon. Here are your options for buying a pass to Forge DevCon.

  • Purchase a ticket to Forge DevCon through the AU registration process.
    • You can select the combined ticket which includes AU and Forge DevCon for $2,270.
    • Or purchase Forge DevCon for standalone for $295.
  • Already have a ticket to AU and want to add Forge DevCon? No problem.
    • Forge DevCon access can be added to the AU full price ticket, anytime for only $95.
    • You can call customer service at call 888-371-1722 (toll-free in the United States) or 415-446-7717.
    • Or click to send an email to customer service autodeskuniversity@autodeskevents.com.


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