Amazon Web Services Workshop

AWS Educate is offering a special promotion to Northwestern through March 15. Redeem your special offer with code "northwestern-aws". 

On Wednesday, February 8th, Northwestern Information Technology and The Garage will host a free workshop on AWS Educate, Amazon Web Services, Inc.’s program to help students learn cloud technology skills and help educators incorporate cloud concepts in the classroom to better prepare students to the enter the modern workforce. As a special bonus for faculty attendees to encourage the use of their service, Amazon representatives leading the session will detail how you can receive money against services up to $100. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. and go for around 90 minutes. Dinner will be provided for attendees. 

Join us to hear more about:

  • The types of services AWS Educate offers to students and instructors.
  • Success stories as a direct result of an AWS Educate service being adopted by a class to spark ideas on how you can use them in your courses.
  • AWS Educate’s cloud career pathways and job board.
  • How to set up a static website using Amazon S3 and speed up your site with CloudFront.
  • How to launch a simple web application on AWS.

With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals with access to: promotional credits to use AWS services; AWS Educate’s cloud career pathways, with 30+ hours of content and knowledge checks to personalized your learning for over 25 cloud career paths; and the AWS Educate Job Board with the latest in cloud jobs from Amazon and other employers.

AWS Educate also provides access to training resources, and, for educators, a repository of shared learning content contributed by AWS and educators from around the world that are already teaching about the cloud.

Workshop Leaders:

The session will be led by Ken Eisner and Xiang Shen. Ken is the AWS Educate Global Lead, where he spearheads local and global initiatives that improve educational outcomes and education delivery models for institutions, students, and educators. Xiang is a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services where he focuses on application development and DevOps technologies. 

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work directly with the experts. We hope to see you there!