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Joaquin Lippincott

The 5 Core Elements of Technical Advising

I recently had a conversation with someone who was looking for some advice on selecting a technical advisor for their team, and she had some great questions.
Joaquin Lippincott
June 26th, 2020
Carmen Editorial

The Impact of the Cloud on Higher Education

Carmen Lidz is the Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at Los Angeles Community College District, where she shapes the technology vision and implements strategies, infrastructure, and enterprise systems and…
Joaquin Lippincott
June 1st, 2020
Drone Flying

Remote live streaming to AWS Media Services from a DJI Spark drone

I’m Vaughn Hawk, a Cloud Engineer for Metal Toad for over 3 years.
Vaughn Hawk
May 29th, 2020
workers in a cave

COVID19 and the Impact on Business

Well, it's been an interesting 9 weeks. Right?
Jonathan Mills
May 22nd, 2020
cool tech graphics

Hackathon Collaboration with Live Share on Visual Studio

One of the challenges of participating remotely in a Hackathon is the ability to cooperate with your team in anything like being there in person. No looking over someone's shoulder. No borrowing the keyboard to fill in a bit…
Michael Ellis
May 15th, 2020
Hackathon team

AWS MediaLive + Drones = Hackathon Fun

Hackathons!  Weeeeeee!!!!!  Am I right? I work in tech and I love it!  I do not come from a technical background.  Nope.  I have decades of business management experience under my belt which helps me navigate...
Ali Meechoovet
May 14th, 2020
YouToad Blog

AWS Media Services + AWS Amplify

YouToad For the first Metal Toad hackathon of 2020, our goal was to build a web based social media platform for on demand video using AWS Media Services and AWS Amplify. Amplify allows users to store media in s3 buckets…
Joe Matthies
May 12th, 2020
cool tech graphics

Metal Toad & AWS Media Services: What We Hacked

Wednesday, May 6th at 9:00 am: Toads are poised at the starting line. Metal Toad’s AWS Media Services hackathon is about to begin!  
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
May 12th, 2020
Beverly Hills office on a map

Metal Toad Office in Beverly Hills

After several years of operating in Los Angeles, in the nearby Century City neighborhood, Metal Toad has moved its central Los Angeles AWS Cloud Consulting operation to the city of Beverly Hills.
Joaquin Lippincott
May 10th, 2020
cloud downloading into an ipad

How Cloud became the most important buzzword in business

Cloud is not the first (and probably not the last) disruptor to business via software.  Over the past 50 years or so there have been four major epochs of software, with Cloud being the latest. SaaS software is dying and the…
Joaquin Lippincott
May 9th, 2020
AWS Lambda

Lambda: javascript vs python

For this hackathon we created a product, YouToad, using Amplify (S3, React, Lambda) and AWS Elemental MediaConvert. Since we were using React and I wanted to learn JavaScript.
Nathan Wilkerson
May 8th, 2020
hacking the mainframe

Metal Toad Hackathon - A unique (non-technical) experience

Have you ever felt happy, nervous, motivated and excited in just 48 hours? If your answer is no you have never participated in a hackathon before!
Marília Bedoya
May 8th, 2020

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