AWS Open Source Blog

Open Source News Roundup: April 22, 2019

The Seattle Spheres - photo by Deirdré Straughan.
Upcoming Events

  • RailsConf (April 30-May 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) – Lounge & Lanyard Sponsor. Workshop on Going Serverless with Ruby on AWS Lambda by Alex Wood and Jingyi Chen.
  • PyCon (May 1-9 in Cleveland, Ohio) – Platinum Sponsor. Come find us at Booth #439 to see how AWS <3 Python.
  • Percona Live (May 28-30 in Austin, Texas) – AWS is a platinum sponsor. We will have sessions on RDS and Aurora, a demo, and will be in the keynote panel. Arun Gupta will be a keynote speaker on Open Source at Amazon.

Upcoming CfP Deadlines


  • Product Marketing Manager, Open Distro for Elasticsearch – Seattle
  • More jobs are listed on!

Open Data

The Registry of Open Data on AWS (RODA) is now one year old! Since launching, we’ve added 82 new datasets. You can find over 170 usage examples and tutorials built on Public Datasets, including these newly-available or updated AWS Public Datasets:

Astronomy ?

Biology ?

Disaster Response ?

Encyclopedic ?

Environmental ?

Machine Learning ?

  • The Massively Multilingual Image Dataset from the University of Pennsylvania has been expanded to include data from 98 languages. This dataset is the result of a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Amazon Core AI. By far the largest dataset of its kind, it now contains images paired with the words they represent from 98 languages (including English) and up to 10,000 words per language.
  • Paracrawl from the Broader Web-Scale Provision of Parallel Corpora for European Languages

Meteorological ?

Regulatory ?

If you have a tutorial ready to go that can be linked to, please send a pull request. For anything else, please email

Developer Tools

Machine Learning

  • Do Training and Inference for MNIST model using TensorFlow and Keras on EKS – Arun Gupta



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photo: Deirdré Straughan, the Seattle Spheres

Deirdré Straughan

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.