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AWS re:Invent Insights—Amazon Rekognition

As the CEO of an AWS managed services company 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 is the show of the year when it comes to sheer…
Joaquin Lippincott
January 22nd, 2020
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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 required increasing the…
Nathan Wilkerson
January 15th, 2020
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AWS re:Invent Insights—Amazon Forecast

I was excited to join a group of Toads attending AWS re:Invent. Five days of fascinating product announcements, keynote speeches, and networking with other cloud engineers was the perfect way to cap off the year. I left the…
Nathan Wilkerson
January 8th, 2020
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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
January 3rd, 2020
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What is AWS Cloud?

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 an acronym for Amazon Web…
Joaquin Lippincott
January 1st, 2020
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ReactJS Amplify App Pt II - Storage

This article is one of Metal Toad's Top 10 React JS Tips. Enjoy! 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…
Joe Matthies
December 23rd, 2019
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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 group of tech companies to…
Joaquin Lippincott
December 5th, 2019
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Give it a KISS
Ali Meechoovet
December 1st, 2019
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ReactJS Amplify App Part I - Overview and Auth

This article is one of Metal Toad's Top 10 React JS Tips. Enjoy! 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…
Joe Matthies
November 28th, 2019
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Compreendendo a Transformação Digital  (Understanding Digital Transformation)

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 blog. Quer saber mais…
Marilia Bedoya
November 27th, 2019
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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 searched the textbook in…
Brent Logan
November 27th, 2019
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2019 State of Video+Cloud for Media & Entertainment VIP Luncheon: AWS Elemental

The cloud is transforming everything, and the Media & Entertainment industry in Los Angeles is feeling this shift acutely. Being on top of the latest innovations—and knowing what’s coming over the horizon—is mission…
Joaquin Lippincott
November 27th, 2019

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