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Prince George’s County Teaches Students to Develop Apps Using Amazon Alexa

Prince George’s County created a summer internship for 20+ underserved high school and college students, focused on teaching the students how to develop apps using Amazon Alexa, Amazon Lex, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. The program is being led by the Prince George’s County IT Department as part of the Tech Prince George’s initiative focused […]

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Call for Proposals for the Amazon Research Awards

Amazon has opened a call for proposals for the 2017 round of Amazon Research Awards (ARA) in a number of areas, including machine translation, natural language understanding, search, robotics, and more. The program is open to faculty members at academic institutions in North America and Europe and awards up to 80,000 USD in cash and […]

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How Ellucian Delivers Scale, Security, and Innovation to Higher Education

Cloud adoption is a key priority for higher education. As colleges and universities continue to transform to meet changing student expectations, institutional leaders want to help students access advanced, easy-to-use solutions anytime, anywhere. They also need better and timelier access to institutional and student data to inform decision-making, amidst pressure for increased accountability. Ellucian, an […]

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AWS Cloud Meets Growing Needs of K-12 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 […]

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Announcing the New AWS Education Competency

On-demand compute, storage, and database services help higher education, K-12 and research IT teams build secure environments for mission-critical applications, freeing them to focus on student success. As more educational institutions move to the cloud, it is important for our customers to be able to identify specialized APN Partners to assist them in this segment. We […]

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Technical Training for the Future Cloud Workforce

This week, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and AWS celebrated the first cohort in the Pathways Scholarship program. The program is designed to create tech opportunities for the under and unemployed in Washington, DC, by providing a program with resources, training, employment, and ongoing support. This is a collaboration between the DC government, AWS, […]

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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 […]

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The Importance and Necessity of Modernizing Government

Federal agencies are faced with increasing pressure to modernize their aging information technology systems and data centers. From global cybersecurity attacks to the constant pressure to do more with less, agencies must act to migrate to secure and modern IT systems. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step in providing agencies the […]

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Virtual Learning and the Power of Technology for the Future of Learning

Breaking down barriers to opportunity is a top priority for many educational organizations. By expanding learning beyond the confines of a physical classroom, technology helps increase access to courses and level the playing field for students. For schools and educators, the cloud offers not only cost savings and agility, but also the opportunity to develop […]

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