AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

#StandUp4HumanRights on International Human Rights Day

Combatting modern forms of exploitation demands modern tools. AWS works with several national and international organizations who are committed to protecting human rights. Many nonprofit organizations rely on AWS to help prevent and expose human rights abuses through machine learning, facial and voice recognition, and more, as well as to reduce their overall IT costs so they can focus on mission-critical work.

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Five Lessons Learned by an Education Service Agency Migrating School Districts to AWS

Southwest MiTech is an IT support consortium in Michigan under the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency (KRESA) that provides top-to-bottom technology services for KRESA and the districts they serve. Early last year, KRESA was facing tight budgets and increasingly rigorous security and compliance requirements, yet they still were under pressure to scale their infrastructure and provide a disaster recovery (DR) environment.

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Kicking off Code.org’s Hour of Code: Q&A with Student Niamani Knight

Hour of Code is now underway. This global movement exposes students to the power of computer science and is held during Computer Science Education Week, which runs this year from December 4-10. We caught up earlier with participating student, Niamani Knight, to discuss her Hour of Code experience. She also shared how she’s building opportunities for other students to learn coding.

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Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day devoted to giving back to the causes that we care about, the issues that define some of us, and the missions that drive solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems. This holiday season and beyond, we want to bring awareness to this day and explain how it affects nonprofit organizations that participate.

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Don’t Miss AWS Government and Education Competency Partners Featured at re:Invent

Our government and education customers have unique challenges they overcome on a daily basis to achieve their mission and improve the lives of students and citizens across the global. Helping us serve this critical market is our AWS Partner Network (APN) of tens of thousands of partners with differentiated capabilities, solutions, and specialties that enable us to meet our customer’s needs.

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Brain Workshop Meets Cloud

The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle and the University of Washington recently hosted a two-week, intensive workshop on computational neuroscience. It offered advanced graduate and post-graduate students an introduction to the current state of the neurobiology of sensory processing, including anatomy, physiology, and neural coding. For the first time, attendees had the opportunity […]

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