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Finding the right tools to build sustainable cities: how the cloud can help
Cities and towns are the original networks. For thousands of years, municipalities have linked to other nearby settlements and, through them, the rest of the world. Now, it’s time to use technology to transform our cities and improve standards of life in our communities. Learn how the cloud can help.
Announcing the 2019 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge Finalists
The sixth annual City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge opened new categories to highlight innovative customers that are driving actionable change for the benefit of constituents. The competition includes categories for constituent services, solving persistent problems, sustainability and equity, powered by AWS, dream big, and public datasets. The competition received more than 100 nominee use cases that highlighted how AWS customers are using the cloud to innovate and improve the lives of constituents.
Last Chance for City on a Cloud Applications – Deadline is May 18
The deadline to apply for the AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge is this Friday, May 18, 2018. Submit your application(s) now! Tell us how your organization uses the cloud to innovate on behalf of citizens. Enter for a chance to win up to $50,000 in AWS Promotional Credit to use toward a qualifying program.
“It’s Not Hard, It’s Just New:” Lessons from Building a Trained High School Workforce
Pressure on schools to provide more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources to students, combined with the needs of business for a properly trained 21st century workforce have driven Marmion Academy to create the Computational Prototyping and Research Center (CPARC).
What Would You Do with $50,000 in AWS Promotional Credits?
The City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge is now open! The City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge is a global program recognizing how local and regional governments are innovating on behalf of their citizens around the globe. Last year, we opened up the competition to school districts who are using the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more students, and improve school or district operations. This year, we are adding a new category to the Challenge: We Power Tech.
Solving Educational Data Interoperability Challenges Using the Ed-Fi Data Standard
School districts and State Departments of Education are managing an increasing number of technology products and services that impact students and faculty. As state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) integrate more of these tools into their operations, the amount of student data being generated grows. Because these systems remain largely disconnected from […]
AWS Cloud meets growing needs of K12 students
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS), the 12th largest school district in Florida with more than 67,000 students and 10,000 employees, required a secure and mobile responsive website that could keep up with the growth in Seminole County. As a premier district nationally, they wanted a website that reflected their high standards. Their old website, created […]
Announcements from the AWS Public Sector Summit 2017
We just wrapped the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington D.C with over 10,000 registrations, 100 business and technical sessions, and 95 partners participating. At the Summit, Werner Vogels, Amazon’s CTO, and Teresa Carlson, AWS’s VP of Worldwide Public Sector, took the main stage at the Summit to share announcements affecting our public sector customers. […]
City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge – Winners Announced!
Today, AWS announced the winners of the 2017 AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. We recognized 19 winners across the three award categories of the competition – Best Practices, Dream Big, and Partners in Innovation. The competition was designed to recognize how local and regional […]
Announcing the 2017 City on a Cloud Finalists
This year’s City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge saw a record number of applications from 15 different countries around the globe. Nominations included cities, counties, municipalities, and, for the first time, school districts using the cloud to improve the lives of the citizen. Click here to learn more about the finalists and their projects, including […]