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Dream Big for Your Students: Apply to the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

New to the City on the Cloud Innovation Challenge this year, we are opening the competition to school districts who are using the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more students, and improve school or district operations. Districts and schools can now submit applications for a chance to receive AWS promotional credits to start […]

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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 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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City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge: Partners in Innovation and Cloud Innovation Leadership Award Winners

Last week we highlighted the 2016 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge Award Winners. We showcased the five winners for the Best Practices Award and the five winners for the Dream Big Award. In addition, Appriss, GRIDSMART, OpenDataSoft, SmartProcure, and Utility, Inc. were this year’s Partners in Innovation Award recipients, recognizing applications that solve local […]

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Congratulations to the 16 Winners of the Third Global City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Today, we announced the winners of the third City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, a global program to recognize local and regional governments and developers that are innovating for the benefit of citizens using the AWS Cloud. Fifteen winners were selected by a panel of worldwide experts based on the impact of their solution, likelihood […]

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Remember the Alamo: A Story Bigger than Texas

Remember the Alamo? About two million annual visitors do, making the historic site the most visited tourism destination in Texas. Most know the Alamo for the 90-minute battle in 1836 that led to Texas’ independence from Mexico, but the 300-year-old Alamo has an even deeper history to tell. As the flagship tourism site for the […]

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