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Media Supply Chain + Cloud

Media Supply Chain + Cloud

Executive Interview With Erik Åhlin, CEO and co-founder of Vidispine While in-person events have been curtailed by COVID-19, innovation continues to advance in both tech and media and entertainment. I’ve been sitting down (…
Joaquin Lippincott
June 8th, 2020
User Experience

How to become a user experience designer?

This blog, like the previous two related to UX frequently asked questions, is best left to the experts.  Below, I have shared some related suggestions from User Experience experts out in the world: Get Educated There are…
Ali Meechoovet
June 8th, 2020
User Experience

How to become a User Experience Researcher?

This blog, like the previous related to UX frequently asked questions, is best left to the experts.  Below, I have shared some related suggestions from User Experience experts out in the world: Springboard “TalentLyft…
Ali Meechoovet
June 8th, 2020
User Experience

How to study User Experience?

How to study all depends upon your learning style.  It’s going to vary from person to person.  The field of User Experience is still a fairly new discipline so there are several ways to study UX.  Below I have listed some…
Ali Meechoovet
June 8th, 2020
User Experience: FAQ

What is User Experience?

This answer can be quite complicated.  It’s a person’s feelings, emotions, and attitudes and how they are affected and influenced by the use of a particular product.    A few more descriptions from User Experience experts…
Ali Meechoovet
June 8th, 2020
What Is User Experience Design?

What Is User Experience Design?

UXD, or User Experience Design, is the design of experiences for users. That sounds easy enough to understand …..or is it? There’s a wide breadth of work that goes into UXD.  UX Designers research, iterate, and test various…
Ali Meechoovet
June 8th, 2020
What is Xamarin?

What is Xamarin?

Maybe I should start with a better question. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Guess what?  Xamarin is F-R-E-E!!!! Yep! I’ll explain why this is exclamation point worthy in just a bit.   What we need to think about first is the…
Ali Meechoovet
June 5th, 2020
What is AWS EC2?   AWS EC2 is short for Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud.

What is AWS EC2?

AWS EC2 is short for Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud.  Such a clever name!   What is it really?  In the simplest terms it is a web service.  Here’s what Wikipedia says about web services: If we dive a little…
Ali Meechoovet
June 5th, 2020
What is AWS cloud computing and how useful will it be?

What is AWS cloud computing and how useful will it be?

I interviewed a few members from our Cloud Team here at Metal Toad.  Here’s  how they answer this frequently asked cloud computing question: Vaughn Hawk, Cloud Engineer  “AWS Cloud Computing allows you to be flexible, save…
Ali Meechoovet
June 5th, 2020
cool tech graphics

What’s the downside of AWS cloud computing?

I interviewed a few members from our Cloud Team here at Metal Toad.  Here’s  how they answer this frequently asked cloud computing question: Vaughn Hawk, Cloud Engineer  “The only one I could really think of would be…
Ali Meechoovet
June 5th, 2020
How long does it take to get AWS certified technical skills required for cloud computing?

How long does it take to get AWS certified technical skills required for cloud computing? 

Like anything, it all depends on how much effort and time you put into it, and of course how much knowledge on the subject you already have. The AWS Cloud Practitioner exam should take around 20 hours of study time, having…
Ali Meechoovet
June 5th, 2020
What Is Cloud Computing

What Is Cloud Computing?

Put simply, cloud computing is: the delivery of services, on a pay-as-you go basis. It’s the availability of offsite computer system resources that offers strength and flexibility, and is possibly more budget friendly than…
Ali Meechoovet
June 3rd, 2020

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