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How a trio of women triumphed in tech hackathon

International Women’s Day honors the achievements of women worldwide and advocates for gender equality. This is the perfect opportunity to share a story that truly embodies the spirit of this significant occasion. In the traditionally male-dominated tech industry, a trio of women embarked on a remarkable journey at the recent Tech to the Rescue hackathon.

Learn AWS Cloud skills based on your unique learning style

There is no “one-size-fits-all” technique to learning cloud technologies. You may rely on visual and auditory learning, and someone else may be more of a kinesthetic learner. AWS provides multiple avenues for you to train up, and this blog post aims to guide you toward resources that help you build your AWS Cloud skills based on your unique learning style.

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AWS training on generative AI helps Innovative Solutions stay ahead in the machine learning revolution

AWS Partner Innovative Solutions, a technology firm founded in 1989, underwent a transformative journey from local IT services to global full-stack AWS development, embracing AWS training and generative AI to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving industry.

Foster inclusion, diversity, and equity with AWS Inclusive Hackathons

Hackathons are an effective mechanism to train on, encourage, and nurture inclusion and productive idea exchange across diverse teams, and for employees from diverse backgrounds to showcase their technical and business acumen. The AWS Inclusive Hackathon event is a new offering to customers and partners that allows the opportunity to create and practice ongoing diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

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How neurodiverse superpowers are unlocking innovation in tech

Adelaide’s 42 coding school, inspired by École 42, is a focal point for neurodiverse tech talent, employing a learning model centered on peer collaboration and project-based coursework. With over 40% neurodiverse students, the school offers an alternative pathway, and through partnerships with AWS, it integrates industry-relevant training, such as the AWS Cloud Quest, enriching learners with practical cloud skills and enhancing their potential for successful tech careers.

New courses and certification offerings from AWS Training and Certification in December 2023

Dive into our 21 new digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including seven new game-based and interactive trainings and certification preparation courses to help you build AWS Cloud expertise, from AWS Industry Quest: Manufacturing and Automotive, AWS Card Clash, to the new AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam prep resource, AWS Escape Room. You can also recertify for your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner by playing the beta AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner Recertify – no need to take an exam. We also have four new learning plans with digital badges to guide your knowledge-building, and for executives, we’ve added cloud education for Chief Human Resource Officers and for executives wanting to build their security know-how.

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The BMW Group upskills 2,500 employees with Platform Academy, builds sustainable workforce in South Africa

To redefine automotive innovation, the BMW Group is equipping itself for the future with the necessary tools and expertise for collecting, analyzing, and managing data. The company worked alongside AWS to launch an expansive learning program that upskilled more than 2,500 employees in data analytics, data science, and software development. A pivotal development was the establishment of the BMW Platform Academy with a focus on AWS Cloud skills, which empowered the company’s next generation of engineers.

New AWS skills initiatives help APAC get AI-ready

From Japan to Indonesia, and further south to New Zealand, organizations and individuals from diverse communities are actively embracing and integrating the latest and most advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to improve their lives and work. AWS Training and Certification is helping them build the skills they need to innovate today and tomorrow.

Compass UOL cloud job training program exclusively for AWS re/Start graduates in Brazil

Compass UOL, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner specializing in digital transformation services, has hired 14 graduates of the Brazil AWS re/Start program into the Compass Academy program. Compass Academy provides internships with on-the-job technical training, in areas such as cloud development, data engineering, machine learning, cyber security and DevSecOps, among others, with mentoring from Compass UOL professionals. In partnership with AWS, the company plans to add 50 new positions exclusively to AWS re/Start graduates in 2024.