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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.

Serving KML, KMZ files from Amazon S3

Map-based Mashups are not new. Overlaying your data on maps are also not new. But serving your Google Earth’s Keyhole Markup Language (KML) and its zipped (KMZ) files right off from Amazon S3 is new and innovative. Few months ago, I blogged about Microsoft’s MapCruncher tool that generates requisite tiles/files of your map mashed with […]

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\The Start-up Project\ – Don’t miss it!

Following the success of “The Start-up Project” in Seattle, WA few months ago, Amazon Web Services decided to come to the city near you.  The Start-Up Project is half-day AWS-exclusive event geared towards start-up firms. Amazon Web Services will be holding several of these events in different “hot spots” around the country starting with Silicon […]

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It’s Not Always About Money

Watching adoption of Amazon Web Services is always fun; however once in a while a use comes along that wouldn’t have occurred to me. Not too long ago someone posted a meeting request in our wiki, requesting a meeting in Boulder, CO. These meetings are almost always worthwhile, and because they are community driven they […]

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More Choices – All backed by Amazon S3

It is always great to have more choices: DigitalBucket – Your Windows Explorer On the Web DigitalBucket is now Live – really cool windows-explorer-style online file management, sharing and publishing backed by Amazon S3. Users can sign up for an account with 1GB storage and 3GB bandwidth for free. Greg Hacobian, one of the developers, […]

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Are You a Leader?

Leadership comes in many forms, but when it comes to user groups leadership usually describes a sparkplug who is passionate about technology, and who likes to organize groups. Of course I’m talking about our recent AWS Newsletter article that called for folks who want to start a local AWS User Group. Amazon Web Services have […]

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Ka-Ching!

Ever since the first Amazon Web Service was released in mid-2002, we have encouraged developers to use them to create new types of businesses. This encouragement has taken many forms over the years. Let’s revisit some of the more interesting moments in the last 5 years of AWS history… Our customer agreements have always been […]

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Start filling up your Shopping Cart with AMIs

Amazon EC2 allowed developers to create and bundle their software into Amazon Machine Images – Pre-packaged Pre-configured Filesystem. Developers were then able to share their AMIs with friends and family (no kidding) and even with the general public. Now with our brand new “Paid AMI support“, they can set their own price and earn perpetual […]

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More Trips Coming Up…

Mike, Jinesh, and I have been maintaining a pretty hectic travel schedule, flying here, there, and everywhere to talk about the Amazon Web Services. We are already putting together our schedule for the fall of 2007 and the spring of 2008 and our calendar is filling up fast. If you run a user group and […]

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