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Tag: Tech for Good

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Too Good To Go: Saving the Planet One Saved Meal at a Time

Food waste is a global issue that stretches far beyond its impact on underfed populations: it’s one of the primary drivers behind the climate crisis, representing 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Combating food waste reduces methane emissions in particular, while also preventing the waste of the labor and resources required to make the food. But there’s room for hope, and Too Good To Go is helping make it happen with their free app dedicated to reducing food waste worldwide by connecting customers to restaurants and stores with surplus food.

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Convoy Leverages Machine Learning to Help Shipping Industry Reduce CO2 Emissions

Convoy Inc., a digital freight network, uses machine learning on AWS to help the shipping industry increase its sustainability and reduce CO2 emissions. Aaron Terrazas, director of economic research at Convoy, and Jennifer Wong, head of sustainability marketing at Convoy, recently shared more on the AWS Fix This podcast about shipping, sustainability, and how the cloud powers Convoy’s work. 

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Crowdfunding Charity Platform Kitabisa

Give & Let Give: Kitabisa’s Charitable Crowdfunding

Given the global ubiquity of social media and our ever-interconnected virtual experiences, it might be easy to assume, when thinking about building a platform’s user base, that universal goals are always best. That may be the case for certain sectors, but crowdfunding is a different animal. As a crowdfunding platform specifically tailored to the giving needs and patterns of Indonesians, Kitabisa understands that.

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Meet the Winner and Finalists of the 2019 AWS Hackdays “Hack for Good” Competition

In 2018, AWS launched its Hackdays program, offering teams from around ASEAN the opportunity and resources to build projects and compete for prizes, the top of which was a trip to Las Vegas for the annual re:Invent conference. Over 1,000 developers from countries including Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand formed teams to develop new technologies during a one day hackathon. The winners of those days then squared off in Jakarta, with the team from Thailand ultimately winning the top prize and the trip to Las Vegas.

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