Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud and is often the starting point for your first week using AWS. This session will introduce these concepts, along with the fundamentals of EC2, by employing an agile approach that is made possible by the cloud. Attendees will experience the reality of what a first week on EC2 looks like from the perspective of someone deploying an actual application on EC2. You will follow them as they progress from deploying their entire application from an EC2 AMI on day 1 to more advanced features and patterns available in EC2 by day 5. Throughout the process we will identify cloud best practices that can be applied to your first week on EC2 and beyond.