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Enabling impact in Australia and New Zealand at the AWS Public Sector Summit Canberra: Recap

At the AWS Public Sector Summit in Canberra, Australia, more than 1,300 technologists convened to learn about digital transformation through cloud technologies, and were able to get inspired, dive deep, and begin to build. Keynote speakers highlighted the impact AWS can have on the individual, society, security, government, and the economy in the Australia and New Zealand region.

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From IMAGINE to impact: redeem nonprofit credits on AWS

For nonprofits, leveraging technology to achieve their missions can be difficult — but Amazon Web Services (AWS) is here to help knock down barriers to success. At this year’s AWS IMAGINE Nonprofit Conference, more than 700 attendees from more than 30 countries gathered to discuss the ways technology can help solve our world’s most pressing issues. Over 20 nonprofit speakers took to the stage to share their organizations’ stories and best practices learned on their journeys with AWS. The speakers and their ideas sparked conversations about the art of what’s possible and the AWS use cases for nonprofits.

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IMAGINE: A Better World, A Global Nonprofit Conference – the 2019 recap

IMAGINE: A Better World, A Global Nonprofit Conference brought together hundreds of nonprofits from around the world dedicated to tackling the growing challenges our world faces every day. From fighting climate change to finding cures to saving animals, nonprofits are seeking new ways to combine their passion and purpose with technology. Through the two days of keynotes, sessions, and networking opportunities, attendees uncovered opportunities to collaborate to make the world a better place.

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ACT to release a new Alexa Skill to help students prepare for the ACT test

Every year, students across the U.S. and around the globe begin preparing for college entrance exams. These tests are a key component of any student’s application to college. The ACT, a nonprofit organization that administers the ACT test, wanted to make the process of researching, studying for, and taking the ACT less stressful for students and parents. Today, they are announcing a new Alexa skill that helps guide high school students through the process of preparing for and taking the ACT.

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No Internet, no electricity? No problem. BluPoint makes access to digital content possible in unconnected parts of the world

During a research project at the University of Southampton in the UK, Professor Mike Santer was researching the use of mobile phones in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research led him to wonder how the power of the Internet can be brought to the 3 billion unconnected people in the world? Eventually, his enquiry led him to co-found BluPoint Ltd., a startup with a mission to develop Internet solutions for places where connectivity is either intermittent, non-existent, or cost-prohibitive.

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Teaching the Allen Brain Observatory: technical challenges, cloud solutions

The mission of the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate our understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. As part of this mission, scientists collect massive amounts of data, which is publicly released to help accelerate research in the field of neuroscience. Massive datasets can be challenging to share, so the Allen Institute uses AWS to share them around the world.

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Have you registered for the AWS Public Sector Summit in DC?

The AWS Public Sector Summit Washington, DC, is a chance to get inspired, dive deep, and begin to build. Register today. Join the innovators who are building the future with secure, AI-ready cloud services. Connect with colleagues and peers, see what digital transformation looks like, and discover how cloud-based skills empower the workforce of today and tomorrow.

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Geo-Diverse Open Training Data as a Global Public Good

Radiant Earth Foundation is a nonprofit focused on delivering open geospatial data and analytics to the global development community (GDC) in support of their missions to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other key targets. Radiant Earth supports GDC by aggregating open geospatial data and providing access through its cloud-based platform, generating open Earth Observation (EO) machine learning tools and training data libraries, and creating new metadata standards through its MLHub Earth initiative. Additionally, the organization offers training resources to support capacity development and expertise in the geospatial and remote sensing sciences.

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The War on Poverty: Hope, Empathy, Technology

At AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Compassion International participated in the Nonprofit Hackathon for Social Good. People don’t usually connect the dots between cutting-edge technology and nonprofits, but this is where it’s needed most. Hackers were challenged to bridge the communication gap between those in need and empathetic people who want to help. No matter your origin or the language you speak, you can connect and meet the needs of a child in poverty.

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