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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.

The Start-up Project – Seattle – RSVP Now!

On Thursday, April 26th, Amazon Web Services and the Madrona Venture Group will be co-hosting The Start-Up Project in Seattle. Running from 2 to 7 PM, this fast-paced event is designed for entrepreneurs, founders and leaders of start-ups and early-stage companies, and VCs. We’ll have a couple of hours of demos and presentations with plenty […]

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AWS user Bill Boebel of will be presenting at the upcoming ISPCON conference in Orlando, Florida. Bill’s talk will cover the use of Amazon S3 to create a successful email archiving service. Here’s the official description: With the advent of utility-based services such as the Amazon Web Services S3 Storage Grid, new applications and […]

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Upcoming Conferences – Spring 2007

Conference season gets underway for the AWS Developer Relations team later this month. We will be speaking at and/or exhibiting at a number of events. Here’s our itinerary: March 19-23, SDWest in Santa Clara, California. AWS developers can get registere here and get a free expo pass (or $300 off of a VIP pass) using […]

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Avoid the Crunch, go Web-Scale

Over at TechCrunch, Mike Arrington recently shared some of his concerns about linking to up and coming new sites. Any site featured on TechCrunch will see a huge inflow of traffic when seemingly everyone the tech world visits it within the course of a couple of hours to check it out: Theres a spike, and […]

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Meet me in Provo Next Week!

I am heading down to Provo, Utah next week to speak to the Utah Valley Ruby Brigade on the night of the 13th. I had a couple of leads for interesting meetings during the day, but they didnt’ pan out. If you would like to chat about the Amazon Web Services and are in the […]

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Social Media Club

A few weeks ago I was in Manhattan and looked up Howard Greenstein. It was Howard’s last day at NYU, because he’s going full-time with his new venture: Social Media Club. Their official description is that “Social Media Club (SMC), is a global knowledge market for users and creators of emerging media. Professionals in industries […]

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Blah Blah Blah — IT Conversations Podcast

While I was in Utah last month, Professor Phil Windley interviewed Doug Kaye and I for his Technometria podcast. You can listen to the podcast here. We covered Amazon S3 and EC2, and then moved on to Doug’s new podcast processing architecture, which uses EC2, S3, and also SQS to support the entire Gigavox Lite […]

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Commodity Computing with Amazon’s S3 and EC2

Researcher Simson Garfinkel has written a detailed review of Amazon’s S3 and EC2 services. His new article, Commodity Computing with Amazon’s S3 and EC2, starts out by reviewing the basics of S3 and then digs deeper into performance and security. After a brief review of EC2, he describes his own s3_glue, a C++ client library […]

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