Welcome to West Slope Startup Week! We’re celebrating our 5th year and gathering in Durango, CO, August 21–25, 2023.

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Thursday, August 24 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Inexpensive and Innovative Idea Prototyping with AWS

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In this interactive workshop, we will delve into the world of Amazon Web Services (AWS), a comprehensive and scalable cloud computing platform. AWS provides affordable services suitable for everyone, from budding startups to established Fortune 500 companies.

One of the key strengths of AWS lies in its "serverless" architecture, which fosters the rapid prototyping of new products. We will focus on overcoming infrastructural barriers to innovation, demonstrating how to quickly prototype and demo your idea in the cloud without continuously running servers and thus avoiding high costs. We'll dive into the features of AWS Lambda functions, which only run when used and scale as usage increases.

Throughout the session, we will showcase the power of rapid prototyping and discuss how it can accelerate business outcomes. We'll share a GitHub repository with cloud formation that demonstrates a simple event-driven application to help bootstrap your potential ideas. We'll use Simplesense's 911 alerting product as a real-world example to show how Serverless can effectively manage uncertain usage volume.

The session will feature a hands-on demonstration to help you visualize the possibilities and get you started. We'll also conduct a Q&A segment where we'll build on use cases from attendees' experiences.

Please note, this session will be the most useful for those with some knowledge of cloud-based computing. Join us to unlock the power of cost-effective and efficient prototyping with AWS.

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Adam Markham

CTO, Simplesense
Mr. Markham is Chief Technology Officer of Simplesense, the prime contractor for the Air Force's Installation Resilience Operations C2 Contract. He has been granted two patents in telecom and robotics. His work history includes engineering and management positions at the government... Read More →

Thursday August 24, 2023 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
The Wells Group