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Category: Startup Spotlight

Product Hunt hosts their first global hackathon.

Product Hunt hosts its first global hackathon

Although everyone claims their hackathon is the best and biggest, product discovery site Product Hunt may actually have a legitimate claim to that title. Starting Nov. 1, the company will host the Product Hunt Global Hackathon, a month-long, and yes, global, online hackathon to create awesome products. Anyone with a computer is welcome to participate […]

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entrepreneurs at AWS Startup Day

What Worked, What We Got Wrong: Dustin Lucien, COO of Betterment

Launched in 2010, Betterment is the country’s largest independent financial advisor with more than 278,000 customers and over $10 billion in assets under management. Though it started with only a small core team of mostly engineers, Betterment now has north of 200 employees. At Startup Day in New York City, COO—and former head of engineering—Dustin Lucien […]

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Mackenzie Kosut of Startups on Air Tours the Nordics

Startups on Air: Bounding Around Belgium

Even though Brussels is the de facto capital of the European Union, the city of waffles, beer, and Papa Smurf hasn’t traditionally been known for its startup scene. However, with the growth of companies like data management startup Collibra, which raised $50 million in 2017, Brussels—along with Ghent and Antwerp—is definitely putting Belgium on the map […]

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AWS Pop-up Loft in Munich Germany

Willkommen! The AWS Pop-Up Loft returns to Munich

                    As the third largest city in Germany and home to renowned companies like Seimens AG, BMW, Allianz, and Linde AG, Munich is unsurprisingly home to a number of different startups—particularly in mobility, biotechnology, and the insurance technology. To tap into and assist the city’s technical […]

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Snappr

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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bitmovin AWS EC2 use case

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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metabase

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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AWS billing dashboard

Getting started with AWS cost management

After you have created your first AWS account and applied security best practices, you may next want to start tracking your AWS costs so that you can stay within your budget. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, which results in a variable cost model, much like a utility bill. The more you […]

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Shippo

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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