AWS Startups Blog

Category: Startup

Monitoring an app: examples from the AWS Startup Kit

Monitoring involves processing app logs and metrics to provide insights into your app’s performance and health so that you can keep your app running smoothly. It’s a best practice and key aspect of operational excellence, which focuses on how to optimally run systems. Operational excellence is one of the pillars of the AWS Well-Architected framework. […]

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Canva CEO Melanie Perkins on the future of design

Looking to democratize design for everyone, Melanie Perkins co-founded Canva in 2014 to reimagine design for the Internet age. “We’ve had a very strong focus on ensuring it’s accessible to everyone—regardless of your level of design experience, the language you speak, your income or the device you use,” she says. “So whether you’re a teacher, a student, an entrepreneur, a nonprofit organization or a Fortune 500 company, Canva gives everyone the ability to create beautiful designs and publish them anywhere. Just recently we heard from one of our users who created an animated design for a digital billboard—without any graphic design experience!” We recently caught up with Perkins to talk design.

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A patient is fitted with one of Andiamo's orthopedics

Tech for good: UK startup Andiamo hopes 3-D printing will eliminate painful orthotics for kids

Andiamo aims to bring 3-D scanned and printed orthotics to families and children in the UK—and soon, the world. What the London-based startup, through 3-D scanning and printing, has the potential to solve for is what every great new technology brings to the party: a better, faster, and cheaper approach. For children, that crucially means brace fittings that aren’t miserable and a resulting orthotic that not only fits, but also functions better.

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How to get started on AWS (From a dead standstill)

Want to build a database-backed website, or the backend to a mobile app? Set up a WordPress or Drupal site, or just use an Amazon S3 bucket to store files? You can do all this and much more on AWS, but first you’ll need to create an account and set it up. Let’s walk through how to do that from scratch—while following best practices and making sure your account is securely configured to take full advantage of all that AWS offers.

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The Robocar Rally track at AWS re:Invent 2017.

Baby, You Can Drive Your Own Car: A Look at How Deep Learning Powered AWS’s Robocar Rally

What’s more fun than an all-night hackathon in Vegas? Why, a Vegas hackathon involving self-driving cars, of course. During AWS’s 2017 re:Invent conference, 25 teams were given kits to build an autonomous car that could learn how to drive around a track on its own. In this video, we explain what deep learning has to do with autonomous driving and how even a light-hearted Robocar Rally can have deeper implications for learning and the cloud.

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DataDome's Bot Fighters

DataDome duo Benjamin Fabre and Benjamin Barrier on bot detection, risk mitigation, and being three-time entrepreneurs

When people talk about “serial entrepreneurs,” they are talking about folks like Benjamin Fabre and Benjamin Barrier. Longtime friends and colleagues, Fabre and Barrier are currently working on their third startup together and choose as their focus: robots.

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