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Deirdré Straughan

Author: Deirdré Straughan

Deirdré has been communicating about technology, and helping others to do so, for 30 years. She has written one book (so far); edited two more (so far); produced and delivered technical training; produced hundreds of videos and live streams of technical talks; written, edited, and managed blogs; and managed events. She has been applying this skill set to cloud computing since 2010, and to open source for even longer. She joined AWS in 2017. You can find her at @deirdres on Twitter.

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SCaLE 16x

The Southern California Linux Expo may be the largest and longest-running regional tech conference in the US. I’ve attended almost every year since 2012; I keep coming back for great talks and the warm, welcoming, friendly (and, notably, family-friendly) crowd. The event included SCaLE Kids, “a youth focused STEM event… where the free & open […]

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Amazonians and Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest, “a month-long celebration of open source software,” took place last October, before this blog was launched. A number of Amazonians participated, using the opportunity to contribute to work-related projects, passion projects, or both. At the start, their open source experience ranged from neophyte to veteran. Thanks to Hacktoberfest, all have now contributed (and earned […]

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Open Source News Roundup: February 9, 2018

^ The Capital One Cloud Custodian Team Community Coding at the Cloud Custodian Code Day Capital One hosted their first ever community coding event at AWS re:Invent 2017, to bring current and aspiring contributors together in single location to spend a concentrated period of time hands-on with the code. Read more about it in the […]

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Style Dictionary: An Open Source Tool for Building Customer Trust Through Design Consistency

中文版 “Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust.” These are the first sentences of Amazon’s Leadership Principles – which, yes, we really live by as a company. Everything we do starts from an expected customer benefit, and we work continuously to earn customer trust across […]

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Open Source News Roundup: January 14, 2018

A regular roundup of open source news from us that you might have missed. Instrumenting Web Apps Using AWS X-Ray A step-by-step walkthrough for enabling X-Ray tracing in the Go programming language. Use these steps to add X-Ray tracing to any distributed application. – AWS Devops blog Now available in Amazon SageMaker: DeepAR algorithm for […]

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The Wheel

Keeping the AWS cloud operating efficiently worldwide is a big job. The team is growing rapidly, and it’s important that new leaders internalize the high bar we set for service operations, and that our senior leaders are able to periodically inspect what’s happening deep in the stack. For over ten years, one of our mechanisms […]

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Open Source News Roundup: December 15, 2017

This will be a regular feature: a roundup of open source news from us that you might have missed (especially, in the past few weeks, in the flood of other news from re:Invent!). Keynote: Cloud Native at AWS Adrian Cockcroft keynoted Cloud Native Con / Kubecon last week. AWS had made some important Kubernetes-related announcements […]

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AWS re:Invent 2017

re:Invent Open Source Recap

When we published our post on November 22nd about open source sessions and events coming up at re:Invent, there was a lot we couldn’t tell you – because it hadn’t yet been announced! And there were some exciting open source-related announcements at re:Invent, including FreeRTOS, EKS, Fargate, and SageMaker. Right after the announcements, new sessions […]

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AWS re:Invent 2017

Friday, December 1: Open Source Sessions Today at re:Invent

9:15am – 10:15am SRV302 – Building CI/CD Pipelines for Serverless Applications – Aria Level 3 Juniper 3 DAT314 – Best Practices for Running PostgreSQL on AWS – Venetian Level 4 Lando 4202 MCL406 – How Sentiment Analysis is Performed on Text Using Apache MXNet and Gluon – Aria Level 1 Bluethorn 3 10:00am – 11:00am CON409 – […]

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