AWS Startups Blog

The Business of Geeking Out: Product Hunt CEO Ryan Hoover Lives His Love of Product Discovery

In today’s capital-fueled startup market, it’s easy to feel behind the curve when it comes to keeping up with the most recent tech products. New companies launch, fly, or fail faster than even the geekiest of us can keep up with, sometimes slipping under the radar amid crowds of hopefuls looking for their big breaks. “I think building successful companies and products relies a lot on speed,” says Ryan Hoover, founder and CEO of Product Hunt, an online informational hub for and about startups. “It’s a matter of just how quickly can you figure out which ones will work and which ones won’t.”

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How HackerOne Uses the Cloud to Fix Security Vulnerabilities at Scale

83,000. That’s how many security vulnerabilities HackerOne has fixed to date thanks to hacker-supplied reports to their platform. “The data speaks for itself,” says Reed Loden, HackerOne’s director of security. “The types of vulnerabilities, the complexity to the vulnerabilities, the cleverness to the vulnerabilities is stuff that you’re just not going find from paying just a variety of security consultancy firms…  it all comes down to number of people.”

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What are two main things that all SaaS companies need to think about? Algolia CEO & Co-Founder Nicolas Dessaigne explains

What are two main things that all SaaS companies need to be sure to think about? While there is likely a laundry list of such items, a culture of creativity and security should be top of mind, at least according to Adam Fitzgerald, Head of Worldwide Developer Marketing at AWS, and Nicolas Dessaigne, Co-Founder and CEO of Algolia.

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Periscope Data Builds ML Solution With Amazon Sagemaker to Provide Customers with a Better Picture of the World

When it comes to transforming floods of raw data into clear, decisive business intelligence, Periscope Data remains on the cutting edge. To keep their commitment to their consumers, Periscope Data has developed a machine learning solution that leverages Amazon SageMaker as a core part of its machine learning workflow.

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What is an Engineering Manager?

I have held many titles in the tech industry: Engineer, Lead Engineer, Head of Engineering, VP of Engineering, and CTO. You would think that each of these titles would be self-explanatory, but as I’ve transitioned from one company to another, I’ve been surprised by how differently these roles are interpreted by different organizations.

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Could this new speech-to-text technology Break the Internet?

You might remember when Kim Kardashian’s 2014 Paper magazine cover boldly stated it would “Break the Internet.” All due apologies to Ms. Kardashian, but the Internet didn’t actually break as a result of her racy cover—it went on functioning normally. The truth is the Internet can’t be broken. It doesn’t work like that. Bad actors can try to cause regional disruptions, but aside from a cataclysmic event like the meteor that finished off the dinosaurs, the Internet will keep plugging along.

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Build an innovative navigation, augmented reality, or computer vision app and win a trip to AWS Re:Invent 2018

We’re excited to partner with AWS to launch the Vision Developer Contest! Build an awesome app powered by the Mapbox Vision SDK. The first 500 participants to register will receive $50 worth of free AWS credits to help you get started, and one developer will win an all-expenses-paid trip to AWS re:Invent this November.

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Architecture Weeks at the NY and SF AWS Lofts – November 2018

We may be nearing the end of the 2018 but there are no signs of slowing down for the AWS Lofts, located in New York and San Francisco. The AWS Lofts host Architecture Weeks, or a series of technical sessions that are either single or multi-day events. These events are completely free of charge for attendees and are focused on a specific solution or service, such as Security or Machine Learning.

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