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Michelle Kung

Author: Michelle Kung

Michelle Kung currently works in startup content at AWS and was previously the head of content at Index Ventures. Prior to joining the corporate world, Michelle was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, the founding Business Editor at the Huffington Post, a correspondent for The Boston Globe, a columnist for Publisher’s Weekly and a writer at Entertainment Weekly.

Marko Vasiljevic, Director of Engineering, GOAT

How GOAT uses cloud technology to scale their Black Friday operations

Based in Los Angeles, GOAT is the largest marketplace for buying and selling authenticated sneakers. Launched in 2015, the company was determined to create a safe and trusted place where both buyers and sellers could rest assured that their merchandise was 100% real and authenticated. Marko Vasiljevic, GOAT’s Director of Engineering, explains how they use AWS to scale their operations – particularly around Black Friday.

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Future-Friendly: Johannes Würbach from Contentful Explains Adaptable Content

For the people and companies producing today’s ever-evolving content, the challenge has increasingly become more complicated than delivering it in a single form. Today’s content needs to be dynamic and adaptable to meet consumers where they are, through whatever device they’re currently plugged into. “Successful companies now really try to stay directly in contact with the customers through ever-evolving content and experiences,” explains Johannes Würbach, senior back-end engineer at Contentful, which provides content infrastructure for developers and content creators.

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Scaling high-throughput genomics workflows on AWS

Guest post by Tomaz Berisa, Cofounder and CTO at Gencove We have been working hard to scale low-pass sequencing at Gencove and ran into a few computational scalability constraints. This is an overview of how we got around them and the resulting architecture, complete with infrastructure templates and code. Sequencing the first human genome in […]

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Bought By Many is on a mission to deliver better insurance, for everyone

At Bought By Many, an insurance startup co-founded by Steven Mendel (CEO) and Guy Farley (CTO) in 2012, we engage with thousands of customers, largely on Facebook, to understand what they dislike about existing insurance products and what they would like from new ones.

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