Expanding the Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to Hong Kong

  • The new region will give Hong Kong-based businesses, government organizations, non-profits, and global companies with customers in Hong Kong, the ability to leverage AWS technologies from data centers in Hong Kong.
  • Today we have local teams in Hong Kong to help customers of all sizes as they move to AWS, including account managers, solutions architects, business developers, partner managers, professional services consultants, technology evangelists, start-up community developers, and more.
  • In addition to established enterprises, government organizations, and rapidly growing startups, AWS also has a vibrant ecosystem in Hong Kong, including partners that have built cloud practices and innovative technology solutions on AWS.
  • AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners in Hong Kong help customers migrate to the cloud.
  • The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region, coupled with the existing AWS Regions in Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Seoul, and Mumbai, and a future one in Ningxia, will provide customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games, SaaS applications, big data analysis, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and more.

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Expanding the Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to Hong Kong

  • The new region will give Hong Kong-based businesses, government organizations, non-profits, and global companies with customers in Hong Kong, the ability to leverage AWS technologies from data centers in Hong Kong.
  • Today we have local teams in Hong Kong to help customers of all sizes as they move to AWS, including account managers, solutions architects, business developers, partner managers, professional services consultants, technology evangelists, start-up community developers, and more.
  • In addition to established enterprises, government organizations, and rapidly growing startups, AWS also has a vibrant ecosystem in Hong Kong, including partners that have built cloud practices and innovative technology solutions on AWS.
  • AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners in Hong Kong help customers migrate to the cloud.
  • The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region, coupled with the existing AWS Regions in Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Seoul, and Mumbai, and a future one in Ningxia, will provide customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games, SaaS applications, big data analysis, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and more.

Read full article: allthingsdistributed.com

Expanding the Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to Hong Kong

  • The new region will give Hong Kong-based businesses, government organizations, non-profits, and global companies with customers in Hong Kong, the ability to leverage AWS technologies from data centers in Hong Kong.
  • Today we have local teams in Hong Kong to help customers of all sizes as they move to AWS, including account managers, solutions architects, business developers, partner managers, professional services consultants, technology evangelists, start-up community developers, and more.
  • In addition to established enterprises, government organizations, and rapidly growing startups, AWS also has a vibrant ecosystem in Hong Kong, including partners that have built cloud practices and innovative technology solutions on AWS.
  • AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners in Hong Kong help customers migrate to the cloud.
  • The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region, coupled with the existing AWS Regions in Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Seoul, and Mumbai, and a future one in Ningxia, will provide customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games, SaaS applications, big data analysis, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and more.

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Sponsor a Deep Learning Diversity Scholarship · fast.ai

  • For those interested in applying for our diversity fellowships (to take our course), read this post for details .
  • Last year’s diversity fellowships (funded by University of San Francisco and fast.ai), open to women, people of Color, LGBTQ people, and vets, played a role in helping us create a diverse community.
  • Deep learning is incredibly powerful and is being used to diagnose cancer, stop deforestation of endangered rainforests, provide better crop insurance to farmers in India, provide better language translation than humans, improve energy efficiency, and more.

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How to change careers and become a data scientist

  • At first glance it may seem like I have a classic data science education: I took 2 years of C++ in high school, minored in computer science in college (with a math major), did a PhD related to probability, and worked as a quant.
  • I was star-struck, but actually switching into tech made me feel totally out of it… For my first many conversations and interviews with people in tech, I often felt like they were speaking another language.
  • There are so many data science meet-ups, study groups, conferences, and workshops here.
  • My first year in San Francisco was a period of intense learning for me: I attended tons of meetups, completed several online courses, participated in numerous workshops and conferences, learned a lot by working at a data-focused start-up, and most importantly met scores of people who I was able to ask questions of.
  • You will certainly find plenty of ways to fill your time with studying for interviews, coding side projects, and attending workshops and study groups.
  • Read more about fast.ai’s educational philosophy here and check out our free, online course Practical Deep Learning for Coders.

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Not Just for Silicon Valley · fast.ai

  • Their passions range from ending illegal logging, diagnosing malaria in rural Uganda, translating Japanese manga, reducing farmer suicides in India via better loans, making Nigerian fashion recommendations, monitoring patients with Parkinson’s disease, and more.
  • Our group of selected fellows for Deep Learning Part 2 includes people from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, Israel, Canada, Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Russia, and Turkey.
  • Tahsin Mayeesha is a Bangladeshi student who created a network visualization project analyzing data from a prominent Bangladeshi newspaper to explore the media coverage of violence against women.
  • She is now working with a wearable technology company to develop a system for Parkinson’s patient therapy management, the core of which is a machine learning model to be trained with clinical trial data.
  • Sahil Singla works at a social impact startup in India, using deep learning on satellite imagery to help the Indian government identify which villages have problems of landlessness or crop failure.

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How to Encourage Your Child’s Interest in Science and Tech · fast.ai

  • A good place to start is with blockly games, which teaches programming concepts (such as loops, variables, and logic) though a variety of mazes and puzzles.
  • As for programming, I recommend that she start by learning JavaScript with Khan Academy’s Intro Javascript: Drawing & Animation and then move on to Advanced JavaScript: Games and Visualizations.
  • I really like that Khan Academy introduces Javascript through the applications of drawing and visualizations.
  • Maker spaces are being added in libraries across the country, and can include anything from 3D Printers, littleBits, LEGO Robotics, Arduinos, Snap Circuits, design software, woodworking tools, jewelry making tools, paper crafting equipment, microscopes and other science gadgets, sewing machines, and more, and many offer workshops or classes.
  • Blue 1647 offers a variety of programs including teaching youth to create web and mobile apps, Latina Girls Code, MineCraft Development bootcamps, programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and more.

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