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Serverless Best Practices

Serverless Best Practice Resources

My last Session for re:Invent was on optimizing Lambda. It is a very fascinating topic with lots of little nobs that can be turned to incrementally improve performance. But this blog isn’t about that. 
Nathan Wilkerson
December 5th, 2022
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Lambda SnapStart

AWS re:Invent is in full swing and with it come new services that people have been asking for. While these new services are exciting, the even more exciting things are improvements to existing services that users benefit…
Nathan Wilkerson
December 2nd, 2022
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Cloud Readiness Assessment

If you are being asked to assess whether you company is ready to migrate to the Cloud, you're not alone. As of 2022, 94% of companies use cloud technology in some form or another. Here are few statistics:
Joaquin Lippincott
June 3rd, 2022
Amazon S3

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is short for Amazon Simple Storage Service, and it is the storage in the cloud. While it can be used to store anything, it's best to think of as optimized for files (documents, images, etc) that you may need quick…
Joaquin Lippincott
May 20th, 2022
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Managed Services for AWS

One ‘gotcha’ I’ve experienced when discussing cloud ecosystems is that the term ‘managed services’ has drastically different meanings depending on the context. This is unfortunate as it adds extra effort to get to truly…
Nathan Wilkerson
May 18th, 2022
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What is Deep Learning?

Deep learning is a category of artificial intelligence (AI) used to find patterns within various types of complex datasets which can include textual, audio, and visual data.
Joaquin Lippincott
May 13th, 2022
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The importance of teamwork in the workplace

We live in a world full of technology, new applications, new functions, different types of entertainment... All projects becoming very successful and evolving more and more.
Gabriel Napolitano
April 25th, 2022
How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider

How to choose the right cloud provider

The promise of cloud technology has spawned tremendous innovation by some of the biggest, most powerful companies in the world. Choosing a cloud provider is a very important undertaking and not everyone can afford engaging a…
Nathan Wilkerson
April 20th, 2022
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Top 5 things to know about machine learning content moderation

If you are in charge of moderating user generated content, whether video, image or text based, you may be wondering how you can take advantage of machine learning without having to completely rearchitecting your platform.…
Joaquin Lippincott
April 19th, 2022
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My Promotion to UX Designer

I’ve been working at Metal Toad for almost eight months, I joined the company as a Graphic Designer and Video Editor, and now I’ve been promoted to UX Designer. In my new role, my responsibility is to solve business and user…
Laura Chaves
April 13th, 2022
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Automated Content Moderation with AWS Machine Learning

Metal Toad was recently announced as a solutions partner in Mux’s newest partner program initiative. Mux is a video platform that enables developers to quickly and easily build out amazing video experiences. 
Nathan Wilkerson
April 11th, 2022
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The Cybersecurity threat from Russia

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Russia invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Immediately after, in a speech, President Biden said the following:
Joaquin Lippincott
March 23rd, 2022

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