AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

SXSW Update: A Q&A with the City of Austin’s Mayor

With SXSW kicking off in Austin, we had the chance to speak with the City of Austin Mayor – Steve Adler – about the second annual Mayors Track and how technology helps Austin remain a wonderful place to live and visit. Austin values diversity, creativity, the entrepreneurial spirit, the natural environment, and a laid back […]

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Heading to SXSW? Everything Mayors Need to Know Before Austin

Motivated on behalf of their citizens, mayors across the country are looking to be more agile and continue to innovate to make cities smart, connected, and sustainable. In many ways, mayors look to solve problems and overcome challenges through the use of new technologies, like connected intersections, gunshot detection, water quality monitoring, and energy management. […]

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AWS Signs Memorandums of Understanding with the Governments of Chile and Honduras

AWS has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the governments of Honduras and Chile with the mission to work closely with the administrations, local universities, nonprofit organizations, associated agencies, and community leaders to modernize government services within the countries. “Latin American governments continue to rapidly adopt AWS cloud services for the benefit of their citizens. Honduras […]

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Introduction to AWS for Nonprofits & NGOs

Each day, nonprofit organizations around the world are focused on achieving their missions. Whether they fight for the environment, work to achieve medical breakthroughs, preserve the arts, or focus on building social good, with Amazon Web Services nonprofits are able to run lean, freeing them to be fast, agile, and even global, while still being […]

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AWS Launches the Fourth City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge; Opens Contest to Schools

AWS launched the fourth City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program recognizing how local and regional governments are innovating on behalf of their citizens around the globe. New to the competition this year, we are opening the competition to school districts who are using the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more […]

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Expanding Cybersecurity Education with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech

AWS has joined the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to support the Cyber Range initiative with scalable cloud infrastructure and to collaborate on cybersecurity educational efforts, enabling the Cyber Range with both content and a closed network for hands-on exercises, competitions, and other simulations. “We are thrilled to be a part of this important […]

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Reimagining Course Delivery with Amazon WorkSpaces

Instructor Jeff Christen from Cornell University had his own assignment – develop a Masters-level course through Cornell’s Information Science Department on “Business Intelligence (BI) Systems,” in only three weeks. The goal of the class was to give students a solid foundation and understanding of BI concepts including dimensional data modeling, ETL design, and data visualizations. […]

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