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Next week will be a busy one for AWS open source afficionados: in addition to All Things Open, a bunch of us will be at the Open Source Summit in Edinburgh, for which we are also Gold sponsors. The Open Source Summit will be co-located with two other important events: the Embedded Linux Conference and the OpenIoT Summit.

We’ll present two sessions on Monday, October 22:

  • Jumpstarting Your Cloud Journey with OSS on Amazon Lightsail, Mike Coleman, 11:15-11:55
    Interested in getting started in the cloud but unsure where to start? Already working in the cloud but feeling a bit overwhelmed? In this session, we’re going to take a look at how you can kickstart your cloud journey by leveraging open source blueprints on Amazon Lightsail. We will start with a quick overview of cloud computing and Amazon Lightsail, from there we’ll look at how Lightsail supports a variety of open source applications and dev stacks. We’ll deploy and scale a MEAN stack application and finish up showing how you can use custom blueprints to deploy whatever package you like.
  • Streaming Pipelines for Neural Machine Translation, Suneel Marthi, 15:05-15:45
    Machine Translation systems often need to handle a large volume of concurrent translation requests from multiple sources in multiple languages, in real time, while making efficient use of specialized hardware. Many Machine Translation pre-processing tasks can be performed at scale in a real-time streaming pipeline utilizing Apache Flink. We will be looking at a few such streaming pipelines leveraging Apache OpenNLP components. These components will pre-process data into a format that can be consumed by a Neural Machine Translation library. We’ll also demonstrate and examine the end-to-end throughput and latency of a pipeline that detects language and translates news articles shared via Twitter in real-time. You’ll come away with a better understanding of how Neural Machine Translation works, how to build pipelines for machine translation pre-processing tasks, and Neural Machine Translation models, with access to a demo repository to experiment with and build your own machine translation models.

…or drop by anytime to chat with us in Booth 14. AWS technologists will be there to talk about AWS, open source, and all related topics!

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 June, 2017, as Open Source Content Lead. In this role, among other tasks, she is managing editor of the AWS Open Source blog. You can find her at @deirdres on Twitter.