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Lisbon, Here We Come: AWS at Web Summit 2017

  Talking robots, self-driving cars, and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov simultaneously playing 10 opponents. Web Summit 2017 is shaping up to be a real game-changer and we at Amazon Web Services are counting down the days until we’re on the ground in Lisbon. This year, AWS will be hosting Mentor Hours, which connects hundreds of […]

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Enabling cloud threat defense with RedLock

Guest post by Varun Badhwar, CEO and Cofounder, RedLock The adoption of public cloud computing among established businesses and startups is outpacing the adoption of new cybersecurity defenses. In fact, the average customer’s traditional security tools are incompatible with the cloud, as they were designed for on-premises networks—and according to Gartner, 95% of cloud security […]

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AWS Startup Loft New York

Engineers from Buzzfeed, Sprinklr and General Assembly Speak at AWS’s New York Summit

In addition to announcing a slew of new products at this year’s Summit New York in New York, AWS invited over a dozen up-and-coming startups to speak during our Startup Lightning Talks program. Participants included everyone from Buzzfeed to General Assembly to shopping site Spring. You can watch the full lineup of speakers below: Buzzfeed Software engineer Justin […]

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Chargifi uses AWS IoT

How Chargifi is using AWS IoT to Deploy Enterprise Wireless Charging Hardware at Scale

Guest post by Tom Gregorio, Head of Product at Chargifi Founded in 2013, Chargifi is a 21st-century solution to power delivery. We have developed and patented the market-leading cloud management platform that enables the mass deployment and monetisation of wireless charging; transforming wireless charging into a service that adds real value for businesses. Chargifi delivers power […]

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Why avatars are usually awful…and how Snappr fixed it

Guest post by Matt Schiller, Co-founder & CEO, Snappr Avatars and profile pictures are everywhere on the web. But aside from being pretty, they serve two important functions. First off, they’re easier than written names for the human eye to identify and secondly, they take up less real estate on cluttered screens. Getting users to upload an avatar, […]

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Use Spot Instance pricing for your video encoding workflows with Bitmovin Containerized Encoding

Guest Post by Daniel Hoelbling-Inzko, Solution Architect, Bitmovin Video encoding can be a time-consuming proposition. Every creative professional who has ever fallen asleep while exporting their Premiere or Final Cut master knows this. When encoding a video for adaptive bitrate streaming, most people do essentially the same thing: start ffmpeg and wait for it to […]

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Analytics is Simpler Than You Think with Metabase

Guest post by Sameer Al-Sakran, CEO, Metabase If you spend any time reading on the internet, you’ve probably noticed that the subjects of analytics and business intelligence tend to take on very complex overtones. Big data analytics. Stream processing. Real-time analytics. Machine learning. Machine learning to learn your machine learning parameters. Meanwhile, everyone else’s engineering blogs […]

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Create Post-Purchase Notifications using AWS Lambda & Amazon API Gateway with ClaudiaJS

Guest post by Richard Moot, Developer Evangelist, Shippo An easy way for an ecommerce store to improve customer retention is to provide a better post-purchase experience. If you improve the experience for customers after they purchase your product, it increases the likelihood that they will purchase from you again. One solution is to connect Shippo’s […]

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From monoliths to microservices at Zocdoc

Guest post by Chris Smith, Principal Engineer, Zocdoc Over the last two years, the Zocdoc Engineering team has been decomposing our monolithic web application into a set of isolated microservices. We’ve put thousands of engineering hours into this transition to increase the velocity with which our teams are able to deliver products to patients and […]

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Send data-over-voice using Alexa with the Chirp Toolkit

Guest post by Tomasz Kurzydym, AWS Professional Services Consultant and Dinu Chiriac, Senior Engineer at Chirp Imagine if you could use Alexa to send data over sound to any nearby audio-capable devices that share the same physical space—but might not be known on the network, logged-in, authenticated, or otherwise affiliated with the Amazon account of the […]

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