AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

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How and why AWS contributes to Jupyter

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have exploded in popularity as enterprises have sought to make better use of their data. At the heart of these efforts is Project Jupyter, a popular open source project widely used in data science, machine learning, and scientific computing. Although Jupyter is beloved for helping data scientists do […]

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Top FreeRTOS articles in 2020

FreeRTOS.org is a go-to resource for everything FreeRTOS, a leading real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers and small microprocessors. FreeRTOS.org provides open source resources, documentation, tutorials, demonstrations, blogs, and an active FreeRTOS community that started more than 18 years ago. Distributed freely under the MIT open source license, FreeRTOS is now downloaded every 170 seconds. […]

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Working backwards: The story behind the AWS Cloud Development Kit

Behind every successful open source project, you’ll find a real problem that needed to be solved. In this post, I will explore one such example through the backstory of the AWS Cloud Development Kit, or AWS CDK for short. A big part of this story involves the impact of the Amazon culture and our approach […]

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Community collaboration: The S3A story

Sometimes the best open source contributions involve doing less, not more. For example, Charity Majors has posited, “The best senior engineers I’ve worked with are the ones who worked the hardest not to have to write new code.” It’s not that writing new lines of code is bad. No, it’s really a matter of keeping […]

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Building the future of robots development with ROS 2

Few things have changed the world more than the internet, and at the heart of the internet is the open source LAMP stack. LAMP, short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, enabled developers to build new, interactive web experiences that have changed the way we shop, communicate, learn, and more. In robotics, we’re on the […]

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Open source tools are scaling and expanding access to education

In recent months, open source technologies have helped universities and colleges around the world scale remote learning at an unprecedented rate. As educators sought online resources and collaboration tools, open source technologies provided a unique opportunity to scale their education in a fast and cost-effective way without compromising flexibility or quality. Additionally, these tools provided […]

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How to become a Redis maintainer one contribution at a time

Madelyn Olson may not be the most well-known of open source developers, but chances are you’ve benefited from her work. Olson is a new maintainer for and a longtime contributor to Redis, one of the world’s most popular databases and regularly touted by developers as the most loved. You’ve used Redis when on Twitter, GitHub, […]

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Open source builders: Lessons learned

Part 1—Open source builders: Getting started Part 2—Open source builders: Lessons learned This two-part article series is based on recent interviews with Alex Casalboni, Senior Technical Advocate at AWS, about his project AWS Lambda Power Tuning; Olaf Conijn, Principal Architect at Moneyou, about his project that is helping users more effectively build infrastructure; and Liz […]

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Open source builders: Getting started

Part 1—Open source builders: Getting started Part 2—Open source builders: Lessons learned Inspired by Matt Asay’s recent Open Source Builders series on The New Stack, I sat down and talked with three open source developers, project maintainers, and community contributors. I wanted to know why they joined or created their first open source projects, what […]

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