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3 Ways To Use Machine Learning: December 2021 Hackathon Overview

At the end of 2021, Metal Toad leaders came together to reevaluate the future of Metal Toad. After several internal meetings, it was decided that Metal Toad's future is with machine learning. The main driver in this decision…
Shawn Torrey
January 19th, 2022
Amazon SageMaker

Top 5 things to know Amazon SageMaker

If you are new to the machine learning development world you not know what you need to know about Amazon SageMaker. Here is my top 5 list, including notes on the broader AWS machine learning ecosystem:
Joaquin Lippincott
January 18th, 2022
(Machine learning) will empower and improve every business, every government organization, every philanthropy—basically there’s no institution in the world that cannot be improved with machine learning.

Is the AWS Machine Learning Certification worth it?

How does AWS Machine Learning Certification Compare to the Competition? Machine Learning is hot, and AWS machine learning is at the very top of the list.  When compared to the other major cloud providers on SpyFu (a search…
Joaquin Lippincott
January 12th, 2022
CEO Joaquin Lippincott at re:Invent 2021

Big Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2021

While normally I consider myself a consistent writer, since this summer it's been difficult for me to muster to will to research and share the newest, most interesting things happening in the technology space.
Joaquin Lippincott
January 8th, 2022
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CES 2022: A Quick Guide

After being online in 2021, CES 2022 returns to in-person! As with the years prior, we are excited to see a range of new products and services from technology innovators and brands in the consumer technology industry. Here…
Shawn Torrey
December 28th, 2021
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Q4 2021 Online Hackathon: Identifying Downed Power Lines

In February, a historic ice storm hit Oregon.
Nathan Wilkerson
December 20th, 2021
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Announcing The Metal Toad Q4 2021 Online Hackathon: Building Your Own Machine Learning Model

It's that magical time of the year - our hackathon is back! Twice a year, we set aside the day-to-day and dive into an exciting 48-hour innovation whirlwind of rapid development. It's a chance to play on the leading edge of…
Shawn Torrey
December 13th, 2021
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Where is AWS going? 3 Trends From AWS re:Invent 2021

I had the privilege of being able to attend AWS re:Invent 2021 in Las Vegas.
Nathan Wilkerson
December 3rd, 2021
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AWS re:Invent 2021 Day 1 Recap

“Unforgettable” is without a shadow of a doubt, the most accurate word for my first day watching AWS re:Invent
Laura Boemo
November 30th, 2021
AWS Lambda

What is AWS Lambda?

AWS Lambda, for those not familiar with it, is an event driven serverless (what is serverless?) platform for compute resources. Rather than paying for an EC2 instance or running docker instances on ECS that runs executable…
Rich Staats
November 28th, 2021
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Brazil’s Best: Metal Toad Wins 2021 Clutch Award for Top IT Outsourcing Company

From Los Angeles to Brazil Headquartered in sunny Los Angeles, California, Metal Toad is an award-winning cloud consulting
Joaquin Lippincott
November 10th, 2021
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Planning for Uncertainty: 7 Key Principles for Creating an Excellent Roadmap

Roadmaps are important. My summer plans often involve traveling with my family. If you’re like me, your summer travel plans have shifted from planes to local road trips.
Dave Bellous
October 22nd, 2021

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