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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.

Jobs at Amazon: Business Development Manager

We have an opening for another Business Development Manager on the Amazon Web Services Team. Here is the official job description: Business Development Manager – Amazon Web Services Would you like to be part of a team focused on increasing awareness and adoption of Amazon Web Services by developing strategic partnerships with the largest and […]

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Visiting London

Jeff’s idea in the post below this one is so good that I am trying the same thing. I plan to be in London to speak at Internet World on either May 1 or May 2 (which day is not finalized yet). I’ll be speaking about Amazon Web Services (of course) , and am able […]

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Tuesday Links

Some good stuff queued up: Kyle Hayes has a new version of his Flash-powered AmazonRank widget. The new version displays product details when clicked, and can also jump to the Amazon detail page for the product. Full source code is available here. The Cruxy Player for Second Life is a portable giveaway for use at […]

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Links Galore

Here are some great links that I have been saving up for the last week or two: Last week I recorded a podcast with Doug Kaye and Phil Windley. We talked about Amazon S3, Amazon SQS, and Amazon EC2, and then we discussed Doug’s new podcast processing system. You should listen to the whole think […]

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Four New Articles in the Resource Center

As part of our new Developer Voice program, we have been working with members of the AWS developer community to create some new content for the Resource Center. Here are the first four articles: Building a Web Application with Ruby on Rails and Amazon S3 – This article provides a tutorial on integrating the Amazon […]

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Help Find Jim Gray

I’m reposting this announcement from Werner’s blog in an effort to get it in front of as many people as possible: Computer science icon Jim Gray mysteriously disappeared after a solo trip with his sail boat outside San Francisco Bay. The coast guard has been searching for 4 days but has not been able to […]

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Mux – Video Transcoding Powered by EC2

The first time you try to create your own online video, you will quickly find out that there are all sorts of interesting tradeoffs between file format, bit rate, and file size. The encoding process always seems to require all of your CPU speed and I/O bandwidth, and then some, while still taking a considerable […]

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