I Suppose 2020 Wasn't All Bad

Oh, 2020. How glad I will be to see it end. But.
Irina Goldman
December 24th, 2020
Top 5 Lessons

Top Five Lessons I Learned in 2020

Saying this has been an incredibly difficult year is an understatement. Both personally and professionally, we were all stretched, challenged, and shaped in ways we never foresaw.
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
December 23rd, 2020
2020 Hackathon group

Metal Toad’s Remote Work 2020 AWS Hackathon: Outcomes & Innovations

The dust has settled at the Toads’ biannual hackathon, and what a ride it was! After 48 hours of designing, building, learning, and collaborating—plus an undisclosed amount of coffee—four teams created four working…
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
December 23rd, 2020
AWS re:Invent

Top 3 AWS re:Invent 2020 announcements

Last week AWS wrapped up their latest AWS re:Invent Conference. This year it was a three week online event with multiple tracks, re-broadcasts, and announcements. This year, there were the usual announcements of improvements…
Nathan Wilkerson
December 21st, 2020
Team Passive Piglet

AWS Chime: Lessons learned

A lot has changed during 2020. One is the number of people working remotely. That’s the Q4 hackathon theme was “Remote Work in 2020”. We wanted to break into teams and see what we could do in just a few days.
Nathan Wilkerson
December 21st, 2020
Santa Party

Remote Work 2020 Hackathon: Branded Video Chat Software

What was the challenge/problem your team wanted to solve? Santa Claus was exposed to COVID-19 via contact with an elf that tested positive.  To reduce risk, Santa went into a mandatory two week quarantine.  
Tony Rost
December 21st, 2020
Video Streaming + Cloud Artwork

Video Streaming + Cloud

Executive Interview with Joachim Bergman, CEO/COO at 24i. Joachim Bergman has been leading tech innovation for over two decades, with a focus on media and entertainment tech for leading enterprises like Ericsson. Joachim…
Joaquin Lippincott
December 21st, 2020
Metadata in the Cloud Artwork

Metadata in the Cloud

Executive Interview with Rob Tucker, Founder of META. With over 15 years innovating tech solutions in media and entertainment, Rob Tucker leverages his technical expertise and industry insights to help broadcasters and…
Joaquin Lippincott
December 16th, 2020
Digital Asset Management + Cloud Artwork

Digital Asset Management + Cloud

Executive Interview with Gary Ballabio, Head of Technology Partnerships at Cloudinary. Gary Ballabio has been innovating in the technology space for over two decades. His roles have run the gamut in product and business…
Joaquin Lippincott
December 16th, 2020
Happy Hackathon!

Metal Toad’s 2020 Hackathon: AWS Remote Work Innovations

It’s hackathon time again at Metal Toad! 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 cloud technology,…
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
December 16th, 2020
Performance Monitoring + Cloud Artwork

Performance Monitoring + Cloud

Executive Interview with Brenton Ough, CEO and Cofounder, Touchstream. Brenton Ough has been innovating in the technology field for over 20 years, with a focus on product development, business management, operations, and…
Joaquin Lippincott
December 14th, 2020
You're on Mute

How Fast Can You Pivot?

This year was the year of being nimble, and it’s not been easy. Being nimble is not the same as being fast. It’s certainly not about being powerful. In fact, of all the metaphorical traits a business must have, being light…
Jonathan Mills
December 13th, 2020

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