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June 2019 Top Blog Roundup

From new cloud degrees to highlights from the AWS Public Sector Summit, take a look at the top stories from June.

1. George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College Announce the Region’s First Bachelor’s Degree for Cloud Computing with AWS Educate

George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, in collaboration with AWS Educate, announced a Bachelor of Applied Science pathway in cloud computing. This degree offers students a seamless transfer pathway from a two-year associate’s degree to a four-year bachelor’s degree in the cloud, providing a clear path to high-demand careers in cloud computing with AWS partners and customers. Read more.

2. 15 Highlights from the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit Keynote

As cloud transforms the public sector, every organization has the ability to think big and transform their ability to achieve their mission. From enabling the workforce to securing data to finding the right tool for the right job, organizations can design for a future of continual innovation, enabled by AWS. Learn about the 15 highlights, speakers, and announcements from the Tuesday Keynote at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. Read more.

3. AWS Educate Releases Three New Cloud Badges: AWS RoboMaker, Amazon Sumerian, and AWS DeepRacer

AWS Educate members now have access to three new cloud badges focused on robotics, augmented reality, and machine learning – AWS Educate RoboMaker, AWS Educate Sumerian, and AWS Educate DeepRacer. Each badge is equipped with up to 25 hours of learning content. Read more.

4. A Fireside Chat with Andy Jassy at the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC

AWS CEO, Andy Jassy, spoke with Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, in a fireside chat at the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. The conversation spanned a variety of topics including how AWS is helping public sector customers accelerate their pace of innovation, how organizations can leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence, the unwavering support of AWS for our defense and national security customers, and the critical nature of moving fast to solve public sector challenges. Read more.

5. Announcing the first international implementation of AWS Educate’s Cloud Degree program with Career Colleges Trust in the UK

The Career Colleges Trust announced a collaboration with AWS to integrate AWS Educate and its Cloud Degree program into a new, two-year cloud qualification which will provide thousands of students with the opportunity to pursue technology careers in the cloud computing industry. The programme of study will launch in early 2020 and will be rolled out in further education institutions and universities across the UK. Read more.


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AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the AWS Public Sector blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (https://aws.amazon.com/government-education/), listening to our podcast (https://soundcloud.com/user-400554634-327246271), or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWSnonprofits).