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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.

AWS Start-Up Challenge For 2009

We’re kicking off the third annual AWS Start-Up Challenge now. We’re looking for the hottest and coolest start-ups and start-up ideas. Developers and entrepreneurs in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel are encouraged to enter for a chance to win $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, mentoring sessions from AWS technical experts, […]

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Amazon Second Life Job Fair – July 14, 2009

The very first Amazon Job Fair in Second Life will take place on Tuesday July 14th and will run from 6 AM to Midnight, PST. This free event is a unique opportunity for candidates to have direct access to hiring managers and recruiters from around the world. Amazon is looking for all levels of technical […]

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The Cloud as a Platform for Platforms

Of the many things I love about AWS, I will mention three of my favorites in this blog post: AWS does not force developers to use any particular programming model, language, or operating system. AWS does not force developers to use the entire suite of services – they can use any of our infrastructure services individually or […]

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Scaling to the Stars

Recently I blogged about The Server Labs, a consultancy that specializes in high-performance computing including on Amazon Web Services. Heres another story that I found fascinating: nominally it is about how The Server Labs uses Amazon Web Services as a scale-out solution that also implements Oracle databases; however its really about space exploration (or should […]

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AWS Management Console Support for CloudFront

The AWS Management Console has a brand new tab: This new tab contains full support for Amazon CloudFront. You can start distributing your content in minutes. You don’t need to make a long term commitment and you don’t need to download a client application. It is now even easier to access CloudFront in pay-as-you-go fashion. […]

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Gowalla – Location-based iPhone 3G Application

Gowalla is a location-based iPhone game. Currently focused on Austin, Boston, New York, and San Francisco, the application runs on any iPhone 3G with the location-based services turned on. You use Gowalla to collect “virtual souvenirs” by visiting specified locations in each city, neatly combining the virtual and the real worlds. A product of Alamofire, […]

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ScienceResearch Deep Web Search Engine – Now On Amazon EC2

The new version of ScienceResearch.com was officially launched today. Earlier this year I spoke with company president Abe Lederman and learned that this deep web science search engine provides a single point of access to over 400 publicly accessible science and technology collections. The new version is hosted on EC2 and includes advanced search features […]

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