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A Door to the Glass Ceiling at Amazon is Attached to their Paid Workshops at Live Events

Amazon Web Services hosted a two day summit in San Francisco on April 18 & 19. They provided insight on developments within the company, over 50 workshops and courses, and the opportunity to connect with employees at Amazon.

The company announced several new updates their cloud computing platform. Business Wire and Amazon reported the following additions:

  • Amazon Redshift Spectrum, a new feature that allows Amazon Redshift customers to run SQL queries against exabytes of their data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX), a fully managed, highly available, in-memory cache that can reduce Amazon DynamoDB response times from milliseconds to microseconds, even at millions of requests per second.
  • Amazon Lex, an artificial intelligence (AI) service for building applications that can have conversations using voice and text, is now available to all customers.

“Thousands of machine learning and deep learning experts across Amazon have been developing AI technologies for years, and Amazon Alexa includes some of the most sophisticated and powerful deep learning technologies in existence.” – Raju Gulabani, Vice President, Databases, Analytics, and AI, AWS

For years I wondered how I would acquire the technical skills to impress hiring managers at large tech firms. After two years of being rejected for dozens of jobs, I finally see that Amazon Web Services offers training through the workshops at live events.

In the past, I have attended Devops meetings to connect with Amazon employees. It is informative to get to talk with them for a short amount of time, but when I asked if I could job shadow them, they said I probably would not be able to shadow their workflow. Which I understand, but with these summits and seminars, I know understand the path to gaining employment with one of the largest tech companies in the world.

These workshops give direct information on the coding languages, software and hardware insight, security advancements, and bootcamps that cover a wide selection of vital information.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.