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Tara Walker

Author: Tara Walker

Tara is a Technical Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, dedicating her time to help developers build apps, games, and technical solutions in the AWS cloud. Tara has most recently been working on evangelizing AWS cloud computing architectures and development for various technologies like Mobile, Gaming, IoT, AI, Serverless just to name a few. Tara’s background is as a software engineer & developer who has worked on wide-ranging development platforms and systems while leveraging a myriad of development languages across her various technical and engineering roles. Over her 20+ year career, she has been employed by Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner, Georgia Pacific, and various other Fortune 500 companies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, and currently working on her Master’s degree in Computer Science (MSCS) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Tara's passion is to continue spreading the “good news” to diverse audiences about a plethora of technologies, development languages, and frameworks with a focus and proficiency in: - Cloud computing and Serverless architectures - IoT (Internet of Things) development - Mobile, Game, and Web development - Artificial Intelligence services and frameworks - NUI (Natural User Interfaces) & Biometric Interface service frameworks - Cross-Platform development frameworks You can find Tara on Twitter at @taraw.

Launch: Amazon ElastiCache Launches Enhanced Redis Backup and Restore with Cluster Resizing

Most of us equate in-memory caching with improved performance and lower cost at scale when designing applications or building solutions. Now if there was only a service that would continually make it simpler to deploy and utilize in-memory cache in the cloud while increasing the ability to scale. Okay no more joking around, the cloud […]

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Launch: Amazon GameLift Now Supports All C++ and C# Game Engines

Calling all Game Developers! GDC 2017 was a blast in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, so there is no better time to be inspired and passionate about learning and building cool games. Therefore, I am excited to share that Amazon GameLift is now available for all C++ and C# game engines, including Amazon […]

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service support for Elasticsearch 5.1

The Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that provides easier deployment, operation, and scale for the Elasticsearch open-source search and analytics engine. We are excited to announce that Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports Elasticsearch 5.1 and Kibana 5.1. Elasticsearch 5 comes with a ton of new features and enhancements that customers can now […]

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Launch: AWS Elastic Beanstalk launches support for Custom Platforms

There is excitement in the air! I am thrilled to announce that customers can now create custom platforms in AWS Elastic Beanstalk. With this latest release of the AWS Elastic Beanstalk service, developers and systems admins can now create and manage their own custom Elastic Beanstalk platform images allowing complete control over the instance configuration. […]

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AWS Online Tech Talks – February 2017

The New Year is underway, so there is no better time to dive into learning more about the latest AWS services. Each month, we have a series of webinars targeting best practices and new service features in AWS Cloud.   February Online Tech Talks (formerly known as Monthly Webinar Series) I am excited to share […]

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New – Amazon Cognito Groups and Fine-Grained Role-Based Access Control

One of the challenges in building applications has been around user authentication and management.  Let’s face it, not many developers want to build yet another user identification and authentication system for their application nor would they want to cause a user to create yet another account unless needed.  Amazon Cognito makes it simpler for developers […]

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