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Amazon Devcon – Greg Kiczales

I came into Gregor Kiczales talk a bit late to find that the room was standing room only. I was was standing towards the back, with barely enough room to cradle my laptop on one arm. Gregor’s a professor at the Software Practices Lab at the University of British Columbia, working on research “directed at […]

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Amazon DevCon – Michael Tiemann

Michael Tiemann Wrote the first native code C++ compiler, founded Cynus Solutions, now part of Red Hat. Talking to clients about the state and strategy of open source. At an IT technology forum last year, CEO speaker of $1B company said they would rearchitect the company around open source. IT cost and head count as […]

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Amazon DevCon – Rael Dornfest

Introduced by Werner Vogels, Amazon’s CTO. Rael is a serious blogger, he wrote Bloxsom, his own blogging software. Subject is remix: beyond rip, mix, burn. Idea is to look at a trend, see what citizen engineers are doing with their stuff — taking apart boxes, throwing out warranties, etc. Hacking cars — hope it is […]

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Amazon DevCon – Eric Neustadter

Halo 2 is the next step in Bill Gate’s goal to put Microsoft software in your living room. So far, so good. http://news.com.com/Gates+taking+a+seat+in+your+den/2008-1041_3-5514121.html Eric Neustadter is here at Amazon to talk about the success of Halo 2 and how Halo 2 was made. By the way, Microsoft and Bungie racked up $125 million in sales […]

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Amazon DevCon – James Gosling

The title of this session’s description is, “Gosling, the Father of Java.” What a title! Imagine going to a party and introducing yourself like this: “Hi, I’m James Gosling, the father of Java.” I suppose that would work better as some parties than others, like maybe a LAN party, but I digress. (I should point […]

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Amazon DevCon – George Dyson – Another Viewpoint

George opened up his speech with this statement: “I’m interested in how thing begin…what was the first computer?” Anyone? It was at the University of Princeton, per Dyson. You got to love the cathode-ray tube era of computer technology. John Von Neumann wrote the “Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata”. Even before that, Thomas Hobbes wrote about […]

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Amazon DevCon – George Dyson

Introduced by Larry Tesler. Interested in beginnings of things, computing has a very clear beginning. Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, John von Neumann. Deserves a lot, but not all, of the credit. Picture, canisters, memory tubes. 32×32 matrix, 1024 bits, actually pixels. Dots on a CRT screen. von Neumann, theory of self-reproducing Automata. Thomas […]

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Amazon DevCon – Joel Spolsky

Introduced by Rick Dalzell, site translated into over 30 languages. Started in 1991 at Microsoft, started Fog Creek Software; wrote 2 books. Good quotes about refactoring and XML, bloatware (a mental health problem), Unicode. Talk about the news, Jay Leno style! No royalty in this country, use Jen & Brad instead. Read questions he gets […]

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Amazon DevCon – Speaker Index

For the next two days (January 19th and 20th, 2005), Amazon.com is hosting a number of well-known technologists and luminaries at a private event for our software development team. We (the Amazon Web Services Developer Relations Team) have special permission to blog each of these speakers in near-real-time, so watch this space throughout the conference […]

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AWS Zone C# Code Generator

The AWS Zone now includes a code generator! The generated code provides a complete, ready-to-compile example of how to make a call to ECS. The generator now supports C#; other languages will be added in the future. Here’s all you have to do to generate some code for the ECS 4.0 ItemSearch operation: Visit the […]

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