Amazon Web Services World Public Sector Summit 2014

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be hosting their fifth annual Worldwide Public Sector Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC this June 24-26. This free event, a healthy walk from our Washington DC accommodation, caters to developers, technical personnel, and those eager to take on leadership roles.

So, what exactly is AWS?! “Amazon Web Services is a collection of remote computing services that together make up a cloud computing platform, offered over the Internet by Amazon.com.” — Wikipedia. Makes sense, right? Well, lets break it down: AWS has 10 regions where these servers are based. Each Region has several “Availability Zones,” and these data centers provide AWS services. AWS Services help aid application developers so you and I can compute, network, and store faster. Pheww, OK, this makes sense now. 

“This complimentary, two and a half-day event targets government, education, and nonprofit leaders and technical professionals seeking an introduction to the AWS Cloud, advanced guidance on architecture and engineering, opportunities to share and exchange ideas, and partners looking to build business relationships.” — Amazon.com. So basically anyone can attend and there are plenty of reasons to–besides being free (who doesn’t love free?)–like learning about new services, gathering application tips, getting technical questions answered, and networking. Session begin around 7am and finish at different times according to the day.

Technological advancement is an exciting thing, and an intimidating one, too. This event will be a great opportunity for all the tech-savvy souls out there.

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Hannah, Innkeeper, American Guest House, a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast.

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