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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Meet Me In Hong Kong or Iowa

I am in the process of finalizing travel schedule for September of 2009! I’ve got trips to Hong Kong and Des Moines, Iowa on my calendar, along with open time to meet with developers, entrepreneurs, and others in both locations. If you would like to meet, edit the pages linked above and send a confirming […]

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Amazon Multi-Factor Authentication for AWS Accounts

An additional layer of protection, once reserved for banks and large enterprises, is now available to protect your AWS account from unauthorized use. This should be especially attractive to our enterprise-level customers, but we expect customers of all types to value the additional security. Once activated for your AWS account, our new Amazon Multi-Factor Authentication […]

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IBM Mashup Center Webcast

This is a very short blog post in the form of a reminder to sign-up for tomorrow’s demo on IBM Mashup Center on Amazon Web Services You can sign up here. Of course there are a variety of webinars available — both planned and archived. I encourage you to check them out. Mike

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FlightCaster – AWS-Powered Flight Delay Prediction

As a frequent traveler, there’s nothing more aggravating than a delayed flight. The team at FlightCaster has used AWS to build a powerful tool for travelers. FlightCaster uses the following sources of data to drive its predictions: Inbound aircraft status Departure aircraft status Arrival airport status Departure weather Arrival weather Official airline status (which, presumably […]

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Submission Period for AWS Start-Up Challenge Extended to September 25th

We’ve extended the submission deadline for the AWS Start-Up Challenge to September 25th, 2009! A number of potential entrants in Europe asked for “just a little more time” and we’re happy to oblige them. As noted previously, entrepreneurs in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel can enter to win $50,000 in cash, another […]

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Twilio Developer Contest – Build an AWS-Powered Twilio Application, Win a Netbook

Twilio is an AWS-powered platform for telephony applications. You can use their APIs to build voice-based applications to interact with phones, phone calls, and callers. They’ve been running a developer contest each week. The developer of the winning entry is awarded a netbook. Previous contests have asked developers to focus on interactive advertising, PHP applications, […]

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Partner Webinar: eForms in the Cloud

It’s easy to think of the Amazon Cloud as a robust virtual data center, and with good reason. However more and more applications are available that provide business-level functionality. So I’d like to invite you to attend a Webinar on IBM Lotus Forms Turbo. The Webinar will be on Monday, August 24th, and will show […]

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