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HPA Tech Retreat 2020

Exhilarating, overwhelming, and immensely inspiring—the HPA Tech Retreat (February 17–20 in Palm Springs, CA) is one of our favorite events of the year. As an advanced AWS Consulting Partner in the M…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
February 19, 2020

AWS Media Symposium—Miami 2020

We’re excited about the AWS Media Symposium in Miami this year (February 13, 2020). It will be a full day for AWS partners, experts, technologists, and leaders in the M&E industry to learn and…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
February 13, 2020

AWS re:Invent Insights—The Future of Machine Learning

After being immersed in hundreds of announcements and innovations and inspiring presentations at AWS re:Invent 2019, the key insight I came away with was this: machine learning has so radically…
By Tony Rost, Chief Technology Officer
January 28, 2020

AWS re:Invent Insights—Amazon Rekognition

I go to a lot of events and conferences—talking to fellow cloud evangelists is one of the best parts of my job—and AWS re:Invent 2019 really takes the cake when it comes to sheer volume of innovation…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
January 22, 2020

AWS Partner Requirements Expand Metal Toad's Knowledge

Early last year, AWS drastically increased the requirements for becoming certified as  a partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). Highlights of the change included: the number of new sales deals…
By Nathan Wilkerson, Cloud Operations Manager
January 15, 2020

AWS re:Invent Insights—Amazon Personalize

After attending AWS re:Invent 2019, I’m convinced the conference is an absolute must-go for anyone who’s passionate about the future of the cloud. There was so much inspiration, excitement, and…
By Julie Scott, Senior Product Manager
January 14, 2020

AWS re:Invent Insights—Amazon Forecast

I was excited to join a group of Toads attending AWS re:Invent 2019. Five days of fascinating product announcements, keynote speeches, and networking with other cloud engineers was the perfect way to…
By Nathan Wilkerson, Cloud Operations Manager
January 8, 2020

Floggr Amplify App Pt II - Storage

This is a three part post about my experience using AWS Amplify to develop a food logging app for the Metal Toad hackathon. In part one I covered the initial project overview/setup and our experience…
By Joe Matthies, Javascript Engineer
December 23, 2019

AWS: What is it?

I spend a lot of my time talking about AWS these days: it's at the heart of the services our company offers, but many savvy business people have never heard the term before.  Taken literally AWS is…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
December 19, 2019

2019 Metal Toad Diversity Report

Dear Community, Attached you will find our survey results from the annual 2019 TechtownPDX survey on diversity in our community and our company. Back in 2015, Metal Toad was part of an inaugural …
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
December 5, 2019

Give it a KISS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn3hwMn1v4E
By Ali Meechoovet, Product Coordinator
December 1, 2019

Floggr Amplify App Part I - Overview and Auth

This is a three part post about our experience using AWS Amplify to develop a food logging app for the Metal Toad hackathon. Here in part one we cover the initial project overview/setup and our…
By Joe Matthies, Javascript Engineer
November 28, 2019

Compreendendo a Transformação Digital  (Underst…

Hoje de manhã enquanto tomava um café, estava pensativa e fiquei intrigada com a seguinte questão: Por que não basta apenas instalar soluções tecnológicas? Daí surgiu a motivação para escrever este…
By Marilia Bedoya, Account Coordinator
November 27, 2019

Gaming the Metrics

One day in high school we had a substitute teacher. At the beginning of class, the substitute teacher handed out a quiz and told us we'd be tested on it at the end of the period. During class, we…
By Brent Logan, Agile Project Manager
November 27, 2019

Google Stadia: The Cloud and the Client

My earliest network gaming experience was playing Netrek in a campus computer lab. The game was played on UNIX workstations with up to sixteen simultaneous players. It was incredibly fun. It was also…
By Michael Ellis, Senior Cloud Engineer
November 26, 2019

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