Amazon's web services strategy
Jeff Barr

This event took place on 25th July 2006
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

Amazon spent ten years developing the world-class technology and content platform that powers the Amazon web site for millions of customers every day. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can build software applications leveraging the same robust, scalable, and reliable technology. AWS now offers eight services with open APIs for developers to build applications. Learn how you can create innovative applications and then launch on-line businesses that make money. Jeff Barr, Amazon Web Services Evangelist, will provide an overview of Amazon Web Services and show you the possibilities created by these innovative offerings.

Jeff Barr, Amazon's Technical Evangelist from the US, will be visiting the Open University at the invitation of the ICT department on Tuesday 25th July to give a high-level presentation of Amazon's web services strategy with in-depth examples of how developers are using the services to build applications for innovative business solutions.

Jeff is the Technical Evangelist for Amazon Web Services. In this role, focuses on helping the Amazon Web Services developer community achieve success in building innovative and successful businesses using Amazon.com data and technology.

He has held development and management positions at KnowNow, eByz, Akopia, and Microsoft, and was a co-founder of Visix Software. Jeff's interests include collecting and organizing news feeds using his site, www.syndic8.com. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the American University and has done graduate work in Computer Science at the George Washington University.

Related links:
AWS Main Page: http://aws.amazon.com
AWS Blog: http://aws.typepad.com

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