AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Education

California Apps for Ag Hackathon: Solving Agricultural Challenges with IoT

The Apps for Ag Hackathon is an agricultural-focused hackathon designed to solve real-world farming problems through the application of technology. In partnership with the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the California State Fair, AWS sponsored the Hackathon to find ways to help farmers improve soil […]

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Exploring the Possibilities of Earth Observation Data

Recently, we have been sharing stories of how customers like Zooniverse and organizations like Sinergise have used the Sentinel-2 data made available via Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).  From disaster relief to vegetation monitoring to property taxation, this data set allows for organizations to build tools and services with the data that improve citizen’s […]

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Automating Governance on AWS

IT governance identifies risk and determines the identity controls to mitigate that risk. Traditionally, IT governance has required long, detailed documents and hours of work for IT managers, security or audit professionals, and admins. Automating governance on AWS offers a better way. Let’s consider a world where only two things matter: customer trust and cost […]

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Developing an Emergency Communications Plan with Georgia Tech

A guest post by Adam Arrowood, Georgia Tech Cyber Security, Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Tech Office of Information Technology has taken a first step into cloud computing and emergency preparedness by deciding to host our crucial emergency communications website on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Georgia Tech maintains an on-premises main campus website that […]

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A Minimalistic Way to Tackle Big Data Produced by Earth Observation Satellites

The explosion of Earth Observation (EO) data has driven the need to find innovative ways for using that data. We sat down with Grega Milcinski from Sinergise to discuss Sentinel-2. During its six month pre-operational phase, Sentintel-2 has already produced more than 200 TB of data, more than 250 trillion pixels, yet the major part […]

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Launch of the AWS Asia Pacific Region: What Does it Mean for our Public Sector Customers?

With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, Indian-based developers and organizations, as well as multinational organizations with end users in India, can achieve their mission and run their applications in the AWS Cloud by securely storing and processing their data with single-digit millisecond latency across most of India. The new Mumbai Region […]

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Connecting Students Everywhere to a Cloud Education

    There are more than 18,000,000 exciting cloud computing jobs globally, with long-term career prospects and high earning potential. And that number is growing.  But a problem remains:  how do industry and education give more students access to the learning they need to be the generation of cloud-ready workers? AWS Educate was founded in […]

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Call for Computer Vision Research Proposals with New Amazon Bin Image Data Set

Amazon Fulfillment Centers are bustling hubs of innovation that allow Amazon to deliver millions of products to over 100 countries worldwide with the help of robotic and computer vision technologies. Today, the Amazon Fulfillment Technologies team is releasing the Amazon Bin Image Data Set, which is made up of over 1,000 images of bins inside […]

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If the Tool You Want Doesn’t Exist, Build Your Own

If the tool you want doesn’t exist, Amazon Web Services (AWS) gives you the platform to build your own. That was the case with Wayne State University as they struggled with finding a portal that allowed them choice, innovation, and mobile support (at an affordable cost). Wayne State’s Challenge: Finding the Right Tool for the […]

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