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Cloud Security Podcast just got back from AWS re:invent 2023, there was a lot of chat around, you guessed it - GenAI but along with that there were plenty of security updates and announcement. Shilpi and Ashish broke them all down for you and what it all actually means for all security practitioners. Podcast Twitter - @CloudSecPod If you want to watch videos of this LIVE STREAMED episode and past episodes - Check out our other Cloud Security Social Channels: - Cloud Security Newsletter - Cloud Security BootCamp Questions asked: (00:00) Introduction (04:49) GenAI at AWS re:Invent (06:01) No new security service announced (06:48) Updates from CEO and CTO Keynotes (11:29) What is Amazon Inspector? (12:10) Amazon Inspector Security Updates (15:09) What is AWS Security Hub? (15:52) AWS Security Hub Security Updates (18:52) What is Amazon GuardDuty? (20:10) Amazon GuardDuty Security Updates (22:49) What is Amazon Detective? (23:45) Amazon Detective Security Updates (26:22) What is IAM Access Analyser? (28:06) IAM Access Analyser Security Updates (30:33) What is AWS Config? (31:25) AWS Config Security Updates (32:35) Other Security Updates (33:46) 3 Layers of AI (35:21) What is Amazon CodeWhisperer? (36:36) Amazon Application Composer (37:34) Guardrails for Bedrock (38:13) Amazon Q (41:17) Zero Trust (41:45) Ransomware (44:29) Security Talks (45:54) Input filtering and validation for WAF (50:31) Enterprise IAM and data perimeter (53:00) Conclusion and find out more! You can check out the Top announcements of AWS re:Invent 2023 + AWS re:Invent 2023 - Security Compliance & Identity
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Peder Ulander, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at MongoDB, joins Corey on Screaming in the Cloud to discuss how MongoDB is paving the way for innovation. Corey and Peder discuss how Peder made the decision to go from working at Amazon to MongoDB, and Peder explains how MongoDB is seeking to differentiate itself by making it easier for developers to innovate without friction. Peder also describes why he feels databases are more ubiquitous than people realize, and what it truly takes to win the hearts and minds of developers. About Peder Peder Ulander, the maestro of marketing mayhem at MongoDB, juggles strategies like a tech wizard on caffeine. As the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, he battles buzzwords, slays jargon dragons, and tends to developers with a wink. From pioneering Amazon's cloud heyday as Director of Enterprise and Developer Solutions Marketing to leading the brand behind cloud.com's insurgency, Peder's built a legacy as the swashbuckler of software, leaving a trail of market disruptions one vibrant outfit at a time. Peder is the Scarlett Johansson of tech marketing — always looking forward, always picking the edgy roles that drive what's next in technology.Links Referenced:MongoDB: https://mongodb.com TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. This promoted guest episode of Screaming in the Cloud is brought to us by my friends and yours at MongoDB, and into my veritable verbal grist mill, they have sent Peder Ulander, their Chief Marketing Officer. Peder, an absolute pleasure to talk to you again.Peder: Always good to see you, Corey. Thanks for having me.Corey: So, once upon a time, you worked in marketing over at AWS, and then you transitioned off to Mongo to, again, work in marketing. Imagine that. Almost like there's a narrative arc to your career. A lot of things change when you change companies, but before we dive into things, I just want to call out that you're a bit of an aberration in that every single person that I have spoken to who has worked within your org has nothing but good things to say about you, which means you are incredibly effective at silencing dissent. Good work.Peder: Or it just shows that I'm a good marketer and make sure that we paint the right picture that the world needs to see.Corey: Exactly. “Do you have any proof of you being a great person to work for?” “No, just word of mouth,” and everyone, “Ah, that's how marketing works.”Peder: Exactly. See, I'm glad you picked up somewhere.Corey: So, let's dive into that a little bit. Why would you leave AWS to go work at Mongo. Again, my usual snark and sarcasm would come up with a half dozen different answers, each more offensive than the last. Let's be serious for a second. At AWS, there's an incredibly powerful engine that drives so much stuff, and the breadth is enormous.MongoDB, despite an increasingly broad catalog of offerings, is nowhere near that level of just universal applicability. Your product strategy is not a Post-It note with the word ‘yes' written on it. There are things that you do across the board, but they all revolve around databases.Peder: Yeah. So, going back prior to MongoDB, I think you know, at AWS, I was across a number of different things, from the developer ecosystem, to the enterprise transformation, to the open-source work, et cetera, et cetera. And being privy to how customers were adopting technology to change their business or change the experiences that they were delivering to their customers or increase the value of the applications that they built, you know, there was a common thread of something that fundamentally needed to change. And I like to go back to just the evolution of tech in that sense. We could talk about going from physical on-prem systems to now we're distributed in the cloud. You could talk about application constructs that started as big fat monolithic apps that moved to virtual, then microservices, and now functions.Or you think about networking, we've gone from fixed wire line, to network edge, and cellular, and what have you. All of the tech stack has changed with the exception of one layer, and that's the data layer. And I think for the last 20 years, what's been in place has worked okay, but we're now meeting this new level of scale, this new level of reach, where the old systems are not what's going to be what the new systems are built on, or the new experiences are built on. And as I was approached by MongoDB, I kind of sat back and said, “You know, I'm super happy at AWS. I love the learning, I love the people, I love the space I was in, but if I were to put my crystal ball together”—here's a Bezos statement of looking around corners—“The data space is probably one of the biggest spaces ripe for disruption and opportunity, and I think Mongo is in an incredible position to go take advantage of that.”Corey: I mean, there's an easy number of jokes to make about AmazonBasics MongoDB, which is my disparaging name for their DocumentDB first-party offering. And for a time, it really felt like AWS's perspective toward its partners was one of outright hostility, if not antagonism. But that narrative no longer holds true in 2023. There's been a definite shift. And to be direct, part of the reason that I believe that is the things you have said both personally and professionally in your role as CMO of Mongo that has caused me to reevaluate this because despite all of your faults—a counted list of which I can provide you after the show—Peder: [laugh].Corey: You do not say things that you do not believe to be true.Peder: Correct.Corey: So, something has changed. What is it?Peder: So, I think there's an element of coopetition, right? So, I would go as far as to say the media loved to sensationalize—actually even the venture community—loved to sensationalize the screen scraping stripping of open-source communities that Amazon represented a number of years ago. The reality was their intent was pretty simple. They built an incredibly amazing IT stack, and they wanted to run whatever applications and software were important to their customers. And when you think about that, the majority of systems today, people want to run open-source because it removes friction, it removes cost, it enables them to go do cool new things, and be on the bleeding edge of technology.And Amazon did their best to work with the top open-source projects in the world to make it available to their customers. Now, for the commercial vendors that are leaning into this space, that obviously does present itself threat, right? And we've seen that along a number of the cohorts of whether you want to call it single-vendor open-source or companies that have a heavy, vested interest in seeing the success of their enterprise stack match the success of the open-source stack. And that's, I think, where media, analysts, venture, all kind of jumped on the bandwagon of not really, kind of, painting that bigger picture for the future. I think today when I look at Amazon—and candidly, it'll be any of the hyperscalers; they all have a clone of our database—it's an entry point. They're running just the raw open-source operational database capabilities that we have in our community edition and making that available to customers.We believe there's a bigger value in going beyond just that database and introducing, you know, anything from the distributed zones to what we do around vector search to what we do around stream processing, and encryption and all of these advanced features and capabilities that enable our customers to scale rapidly on our platform. And the dependency on delivering that is with the hyperscalers, so that's where that coopetition comes in, and that becomes really important for us when we're casting our web to engage with some of the world's largest customers out there. But interestingly enough, we become a big drag of services for an AWS or any of the other hyperscalers out there, meaning that for every dollar that goes to a MongoDB, there's, you know, three, five, ten dollars that goes to these hyperscalers. And so, they're very active in working with us to ensure that, you know, we have fair and competing offers in the marketplace, that they're promoting us through their own marketplace as well as their own channels, and that we're working together to further the success of our customers.Corey: When you take a look at the exciting things that are happening at the data layer—because you mentioned that we haven't really seen significant innovation in that space for a while—one of the things that I see happening is with the rise of Generative AI, which requires very special math that can only be handled by very special types of computers. I'm seeing at least a temporary inversion in what has traditionally been thought of as data gravity, whereas it's easier to move compute close to the data, but in this case, since the compute only lives in the, um, sparkling us-east-1 regions of Virginia, otherwise, it's just generic, sparkling expensive computers, great, you have to effectively move the mountain to Mohammed, so to speak. So, in that context, what else is happening that is driving innovation in the data space right now?Peder: Yeah, yeah. I love your analogy of, move the mountain of Mohammed because that's actually how we look at the opportunity in the whole Generative AI movement. There are a lot of tools and capabilities out there, whether we're looking at code generation tools, LLM modeling vendors, some of the other vector database companies that are out there, and they're all built on the premise of, bring your data to my tool. And I actually think that's a flawed strategy. I think that these are things that are going to be features in core application databases or operational databases, and it's going to be dependent on the reach and breadth of that database, and the integrations with all of these AI tools that will define the victor going forward.And I think that's been a big core part of our platform. When we look at Atlas—111 availability zones across all three hyperscalers with a single, unified, you know, interface—we're actually able to have the customers keep their operational data where it's most important to them and then apply the tools of the hyperscalers or the partners where it makes the most sense without moving the data, right? So, you don't actually have to move the mountain to Mohammed. We're literally building an experience where those that are running on MongoDB and have been running on MongoDB can gain advantage of these new tools and capabilities instantly, without having to change anything in their architectures or how they're building their applications.Corey: There was a somewhat over-excited… I guess, over-focus in the space of vector databases because whatever those are—which involves math, and I am in no way shape, or form smart enough to grasp the nuances thereof, but everyone assures me that it's necessary for Generative AI and machine learning and yadda, yadda, yadda. So, when in doubt, when I'm confronted by things I don't fully understand, I turn to people who do. And the almost universal consensus that I have picked up from people who track databases for a living—as opposed to my own role of inappropriately using everything in the world except databases as a database—is that vector is very much a feature, not a core database type.Peder: Correct. The best way to think about it—I mean, databases in general, they're dealing with structured and unstructured data, and generally, especially when you're doing searches or relevance, you're limited to the fact that those things in the rows and the columns or in the documents is text, right? And the reality is, there's a whole host of information that can be found in metadata, in images, in sounds, in all of these other sources that were stored as individual files but unsearchable. Vector, vectorization, and vector embeddings actually enable you to take things far beyond the text and numbers that you traditionally were searching against and actually apply more, kind of, intelligence to it, or apply sounds or apply sme—you know, you can vectorize smells to some extent. And what that does is it actually creates a more pleasing slash relevant experience for how you're actually building the engagements with your customers.Now, I'll make it a little more simple because that was trying to define vectors, which as you know, is not the easiest thing. But imagine being able to vectorize—let's say I'm a car company—we're actually working with a car company on this—and you're able to store all of the audio files of cars that are showing certain diagnostic issues—the putters and the spurts and the pings and the pangs—and you can actually now isolate these sounds and apply them directly to the problem and resolution for the mechanics that are working on them. Using all of this stuff together, now you actually have a faster time to resolution. You don't want mechanics knowing the mechanics of vectors in that sense, right, so you build an application that abstracts all of that complexity. You don't require them to go through PDFs of data and find all of the options for fixing this stuff.The relevance comes back and says, “Yes, we've seen that sound 20 times across this vehicle. Here's how you fix it.” Right? And that cuts significant amount of time, cost, efficiency, and complexity for those auto mechanics. That is such a big push forward, I think, from a technology perspective, on what the true promise of some of these new capabilities are, and why I get excited about what we're doing with vector and how we're enabling our customers to, you know, kind of recreate experiences in a way that are more human, more relevant.Corey: Now, I have to say that of course you're going to say nice things about your capabilities where vector is concerned. You would be failing in your job if you did not. So, I feel like I can safely discount every positive thing that you say about Mongo's positioning in the vector space and instead turn to, you know, third parties with no formalized relationship with you. Yesterday, Retool's State of AI report came across my desk. I am a very happy Retool customer. They've been a periodic sponsor, from time-to-time, of my ridiculous nonsense, which is neither here nor there, but I want to disclaim the relationship.And they had a Gartner Magic Quadrant equivalent that on one axis had Net Promoter Score—NPS, which is one of your people's kinds of things—and the other was popularity. And Mongo was so far up and to the right that it was almost hilarious compared to every other entrant in the space. That is a positioning that I do not believe it is possible to market your way into directly. This is something that people who are actually doing these things have to use the product, and it has to stand up. Mongo is clearly effective at doing this in a way that other entrants aren't. Why?Peder: Yeah, that's a good question. I think a big part of that goes back to the earlier statement I made that vector databases or vector technology, it's a feature, it's not a separate thing, right? And when I think about all of the new entrants, they're creating a new model where now you have to move your data out of your operational database and into their tool to get an answer and then push back in. The complexity, the integrations, the capabilities, it just slows everything down, right? And I think when you look at MongoDB's approach to take this developer data platform vision of getting all of the core tools that developers need to build compelling applications with from a data perspective, integrating it into one seamless experience, we're able to basically bring classic operational database capabilities, classic text search type capabilities, embed the vector search capabilities as well, it actually creates a richer platform and experience without all of that complexity that's associated with bolt-on sidecar Gen AI tool or vector database.Corey: I would say that that's one of those things that, again, can only really be credibly proven by what the market actually does, as opposed to, you know, lip-sticking the heck out of a pig and hoping that people don't dig too deeply into what you're saying. It's definitely something we're seeing adoption of.Peder: Yeah, I mean, this kind of goes to some of the stuff, you know, you pointed out, the Retool thing. This is not something you can market your way into. This is something that, you know, users are going to dictate the winners in this space, the developers, they're going to dictate the winners in the space. And so, what do you have to do to win the hearts and minds of developers, you have to make the tech extremely approachable, it's got to be scalable to meet their needs, not a lot of friction involved in learning these new capabilities and applying it to all of the stuff that has come before. All of these things put together, really focusing on that developer experience, I mean, that goes to the core of the MongoDB ethos.I mean, this is who we were when we started the company so long ago, and it's continued to drive the innovation that we do in the platform. And I think this is just yet again, another example of focusing on developer needs, making it super engaging and useful, removing the friction, and enabling them to just go create new things. That's what makes it so fun. And so when, you know, as a marketer, and I get the Retool chart across my desk, we haven't been pitching them, we haven't been marketing to them, we haven't tried to influence this stuff, so knowing that this is a true, unbiased audience, actually is pretty cool to see. To your point, it was surprising how far up and to the right that we sat, given, you know, where we were in just—we launched this thing… six months ago? We launched it in June. The amount of customers that have signed up, are using it, and engaged with us on moving forward has been absolutely amazing.Corey: I think that there has been so much that gets lost in the noise of marketing. My approach has always been to cut through so much of it—that I think AWS has always done very well with—is—almost at their detriment these days—but if you get on stage, you can say whatever you want about your company's product, and I will, naturally and lovingly, make fun of whatever it is that you say. But when you have a customer coming on stage and saying, “This is how we are using the thing that they have built to solve a very specific business problem that was causing us pain,” then I shut up, and I listen because it's very hard to wind up dismissing that without being an outright jerk about things. I think the failure mode of that is, taken too far, you lose the ability to tell your own story in a coherent way, and it becomes a crutch that becomes very hard to get rid of. But the proof is really in the pudding.For me, like, the old jokes about—in the early teens—where MongoDB would periodically lose data as configured by default. Like, “MongoDB. It's Snapchat for databases.” Hilarious joke at the time, but it really has worn thin. That's like being angry about what Microsoft did in 2005 and 2006. It's like, “Yeah, okay, you have a point, but it is also ancient history, and at some point you need to get with the modern era, get with the program.”And I think that seeing the success and breadth of MongoDB that I do—you are in virtually every customer that I talk to, in some way, shape, or form—and seeing what it is that they're doing with you folks, it is clear that you are not a passing fad, that you are not going away anytime soon.Peder: Right.Corey: And even with building things in my spare time and following various tutorials of dubious credibility from various parts of the internet—as those things tend to go—MongoDB is very often a default go-to reference when someone needs a database for which a SQLite file won't do.Peder: Right. It's fascinating to see the evolution of MongoDB, and today we're lucky to track 45,000-plus customers on our platform doing absolutely incredible things. But I think the biggest—to your point—the biggest proof is in the pudding when you get these customers to stand up on stage and talk about it. And even just recently, through our .local series, some of the customers that we've been highlighting are doing some amazing things using MongoDB in extremely business-critical situations.My favorite was, I was out doing our .local in Hong Kong, where Cathay Pacific got up on stage, and they talked a little bit about their flight folder. Now, if you remember going through the airport, you always see the captains come through, and they had those two big boxes of paperwork before they got onto the plane. Not only was that killing the environment with all the trees that got cut down for it, it was cumbersome, complex, and added a lot of time and friction with regards to flight operations. Now, take that from a single flight over all of the fleet that's happening across the world.We were able to work with Cathay Pacific to digitize their entire flight folder, all of their documentation, removing the need for cutting down trees and minimizing a carbon footprint form, but at the same time, actually delivering a solution where if it goes down, it grounds the entire fleet of the airline. So, imagine that. That's so business-critical, mission-critical, has to be there, reliable, resilient, available for the pilots, or it shuts down the business. Seeing that growth and that transformation while also seeing the environmental benefit for what they have achieved, to me, that makes me proud to work here.Similarly, we have companies like Ford, another big brand-name company here in the States, where their entire connected car experience and how they're basically operationalizing the connection between the car and their home base, this is all being done using MongoDB as well. So, as they think of these new ideas, recognizing that things are going to be either out at the edges or at a level of scale that you can't just bring it back into classic rows and columns, that's actually where we're so well-suited to grow our footprint. And, you know, I remember back to when I was at Sun—Sun Microsystems. I don't know if anybody remembers that company. That was an old one.But at one point, it was Jonathan that said, “Everything of value connects to the network.” Right? Those things that are connecting to the network also need applications, they need data, they need all of these services. And the further out they go, the more you need a database that basically scales to meet them where they are, versus trying to get them to come back to where your database happens to sit. And in order to do that, that's where you break the mold.That's where—I mean, that kind of goes into the core ethos of why we built this company to begin with. The original founders were not here to build a database; they were building a consumer app that needed to scale to the edges of the earth. They recognized that databases didn't solve for that, so they built MongoDB. That's actually thinking ahead. Everything connecting to the network, everything being distributed, everything basically scaling out to all the citizens of the planet fundamentally needs a new data layer, and that's where I think we've come in and succeeded exceptionally well.Corey: I would agree. Another example I like to come up with, and it's fun that the one that leaps to the top of my mind is not one of the ones that you mentioned, but HSBC—the massive bank—very publicly a few years ago, wound up consolidating, I think it was 46 relational databases onto MongoDB. And the jokes at the time wrote themselves, but let's be serious for a second. Despite the jokes that we all love to tell, they are a bank, a massive bank, and they don't play fast-and-loose or slap-and-tickle with transactional integrity or their data stores for these things.Because there's a definite belief across the banking sector—and I know this having worked in it myself for years—that if at some point, you have the ATMs spitting out the wrong account balances, people will begin rioting in the streets. I don't know if that's strictly accurate or hyperbole, but it's going to cause massive amounts of chaos if it happens. So, that is something that absolutely cannot happen. The fact that they're willing to engage with you folks and your technology and be public about it at that scale, that's really all you need to know from a, “Is this serious technology or clown shoes technology?”Peder: [laugh]. Well, taking that comment, now let's exponentially increase that. You know, if I sit back, and I look at my customer base, financial services is actually one of our biggest verticals as a business. And you mentioned HSBC. We had Wells Fargo on the stage last year at our world event.Nine out of the top ten world's banks are using MongoDB in some of their applications, some at the scale of HSBC, some are still just getting started. And it all comes down to the fact that we have proven ourselves, we are aligned to mission-critical business environments. And I think when it comes down to banks, especially that transactional side, you know, building in the capabilities to be able to have high frequency transactions in the banking world is a hard thing to go do, and we've been able to prove it with some of the largest banks on the planet.Corey: I also want to give you credit—although it might be that I'm giving you credit for a slow release process; I hope not—but when I visit mongodb.com, it still talks up front that you are—and I want to quote here—oh, good lord, it changes every time I load the page—but it talks about, “Build faster, build smarter,” on this particular version of the load. It talks about the data platform. You have not effectively decided to pivot everything you say in public to tie directly into the Generative AI hype bubble that we are currently experiencing. You have a bunch of different use cases, and you're not suddenly describing what you do in Gen AI terms that make it impossible to understand just what the company-slash-product-slash-services actually do.Peder: Right.Corey: So, I want to congratulate you on that.Peder: Appreciate that, right? Look, it comes down to the core basics. We are a developer data platform. We bring together all of the capabilities, tools, and functions that developers need when building apps as it pertains to their data functions or data layer, right? And that's why this integrated approach of taking our operational database and building in search, or stream processing, or vector search, all of the things that we're bringing to the platform enable developers to move faster. And what that says is, we're great for all use cases out there, not just Gen AI use cases. We're great for all use cases where customers are building applications to change the way that they're engaging with the customers.Corey: And what I like about this is that you're clearly integrating this stuff under the hood. You are talking to people who are building fascinating stuff, you're building things yourself, but you're not wrapping yourself in the mantle of, “This is exactly what we do because it's trendy right now.” And I appreciate that. It's still intelligible, and I wouldn't think that I had to congratulate someone on, “Wow, you build marketing that a human being can extract meaning from. That's amazing.” But in 2023, the closing days thereof, it very much is.Peder: Yep, yep. And it speaks a lot to the technology that we've built because, you know, on one side—it reminds me a lot of the early days of cloud where everything was kind of cloud-washed for a bit, we're seeing a little bit of that in the hype cycle that we have right now—sticking to our guns and making sure that we are building a technology platform that enables developers to move quickly, that removing the friction from the developer lifecycle as it pertains to the data layer, that's where the success is right, we have to stay on top of all of the trends, we have to make sure that we're enabling Gen AI, we have to make sure that we're integrating with the Amazon Bedrocks and the CodeWhisperers of the world, right, to go push this stuff forward. But to the point we made earlier, those are capabilities and features of a platform where the higher-level order is to really empower our customers to develop innovative, disruptive, or market-leading technologies for how they engage with their customers.Corey: Yeah. And that it's neat to be able to see that you are empowering companies to do that without feeling the need to basically claim their achievements as your own, which is an honest-to-God hard thing to do, especially as you become a platform company because increasingly, you are the plumbing that makes a lot of the flashy, interesting stuff possible. It's imperative, you can't have those things without the underlying infrastructure, but it's hard to talk about that infrastructure, too.Peder: You know, it's funny, I'm sure all of my colleagues would hate me for saying this, but the wheel doesn't turn without the ball bearing. Somebody still has to build the ball bearing in order for that sucker to move, right? And that's the thing. This is the infrastructure, this is the heart of everything that businesses need to build applications. And one of the—you know, another kind of snide comment I've made to some of my colleagues here is, if you think about every market-leading app, in fact, let's go to the biggest experiences you and I use on a daily basis, I'm pretty sure you're booking travel online, you're searching for stuff on Google, you're buying stuff through Amazon, you're renting a house through Airbnb, and you're listening to your music through Spotify. What are those? Those are databases with a search engine.Corey: The world is full of CRUD applications. These are, effectively, simply pretty front-ends to a database. And as much as we'd like to pretend otherwise, that's very much the reality of it. And we want that to be the case. Different modes of interaction, different requirements around them, but yeah, that is what so much of the world is. And I think to ignore that is to honestly blind yourself to a bunch of very key realities here.Peder: That kind of goes back to the original vision for when I came here. It's like, look, everything of value for us, everything that I engage with, is—to your point—it's a database with a great experience on top of it. Now, let's start to layer in this whole Gen AI push, right, what's going on there. We're talking about increased relevance in search, we're talking about new ways of thinking about sourcing information. We've even seen that with some of the latest ChatGPT stuff that developers are using that to get code snippets and figure out how to solve things within their platform.The era of the classic search engine is in the middle of a complete change, and the opportunity, I think, that I see as this moves forward is that there is no incumbent. There isn't somebody who owns this space, so we're just at the beginning of what probably will be the next. Google's, Airbnb's, and Uber's of the world for the next generation. And that's really exciting to see.Corey: I'm right there with you. What are the interesting founding stories at Google is that they wound up calling typical storage vendors for what they needed, got basically ‘screw on out of here, kids,' pricing, so they shrugged, and because they had no real choice to get enterprise-quality hardware, they built a bunch of highly redundant systems on top of basically a bunch of decommissioned crap boxes from the university they were able to more or less get for free or damn near it, and that led to a whole innovation in technology. One of the glorious things about cloud that I think goes under-sold is that I can build a ridiculous application tonight for maybe, what, 27 cents IT infrastructure spend, and if it doesn't work, I round up to dollar, it'll probably get waived because it'll cost more to process the credit card transaction than take my 27 cents. Conversely, if it works, I'm already building with quote-unquote, “Enterprise-grade” components. I don't need to do a massive uplift. I can keep going. And that is no small thing.Peder: No, it's not. When you step back, every single one of those stories was about abstracting that complexity to the end-user. In Google's case, they built their own systems. You or I probably didn't know that they were screwing these things together and soldering them in the back room in the middle of the night. Similarly, when Amazon got started, that was about taking something that was only accessible to a few thousand and now making it accessible to a few million with the costs of 27 cents to build an app.You removed the risk, you removed the friction from enabling a developer to be able to build. That next wave—and this is why I think the things we're doing around Gen AI, and our vector search capabilities, and literally how we're building our developer data platform is about removing that friction and limits and enabling developers to just come in and, you know, effectively do what they do best, which is innovate, versus all of the other things. You know, in the Google world, it's no longer racking and stacking. In the cloud world, it's no longer managing and integrating all the systems. Well, in the data world, it's about making sure that all of those integrations are ready to go and at your fingertips, and you just focus on what you do well, which is creating those new experiences for customers.Corey: So, we're recording this a little bit beforehand, but not by much. You are going to be at re:Invent this year—as am I—for eight nights—Peder: Yes.Corey: Because for me at least, it is crappy cloud Hanukkah, and I've got to deal with that. What have you got coming up? What do you plan to announce? Anything fun, exciting, or are you just there basically, to see how many badges you can actually scan in one day?Peder: Yeah [laugh]. Well, you know, it's shaping up to be quite an incredible week, there's no question. We'll see what brings to town. As you know, re:Invent is a huge event for us. We do a lot within that ecosystem, a lot of the customers that are up on stage talking about the cool things they're doing with AWS, they're also MongoDB customers. So, we go all out. I think you and I spoke before about our position there with SugarCane right on the show floor, I think we've managed to secure you a Friends of Peder all-access pass to SugarCane. So, I look forward to seeing you there, Corey.Corey: Proving my old thesis of, it really is who you know. And thank you for your generosity, please continue.Peder: [laugh]. So, we will be there in full force. We have a number of different innovation talks, we have a bunch of community-related events, working with developers, helping them understand how we play in the space. We're also doing a bunch of hands-on labs and design reviews that help customers basically build better, and build faster, build smarter—to your point earlier on some of the marketing you're getting off of our website. But we're also doing a number of announcements.I think first off, it was actually this last week, we made the announcement of our integrations with Amazon—or—yeah, Amazon CodeWhisperer. So, their code generation tool for developers has now been fully trained on MongoDB so that you can take advantage of some of these code generation tools with MongoDB Atlas on AWS. Similarly, there's been a lot of noise around what Amazon is doing with Bedrock and the ability to automate certain tasks and things for developers. We are going to be announcing our integrations with Agents for Amazon Bedrock being supported inside of MongoDB Atlas, so we're excited to see that, kind of, move forward. And then ultimately, we're really there to celebrate our customers and connect them so that they can share what they're doing with many peers and others in the space to give them that inspiration that you so eloquently talked about, which is, don't market your stuff; let your customers tell what they're able to do with your stuff, and that'll set you up for success in the future.Corey: I'm looking forward to seeing what you announce in conjunction with what AWS announces, and the interplay between those two. As always, I'm going to basically ignore 90% of what both companies say and talk instead to customers, and, “What are you doing with it?” Because that's the only way to get truth out of it. And, frankly, I've been paying increasing amounts of attention to MongoDB over the past few years, just because of what people I trust who are actually good at databases have to say about you folks. Like, my friends at RedMonk always like to say—I've stolen the line from them—“You can buy my attention, but not my opinion.”Peder: A hundred percent.Corey: You've earned the opinion that you have, at this point. Thank you for your sponsorship; it doesn't hurt, but again, you don't get to buy endorsements. I like what you're doing. Please keep going.Peder: No, I appreciate that, Corey. You've always been supportive, and definitely appreciate the opportunity to come on Screaming in the Cloud again. And I'll just push back to that Friends of Peder. There's, you know, also a little bit of ulterior motive there. It's not just who you know, but it's [crosstalk 00:34:39]—Corey: It's also validating that you have friends. I get it. I get it.Peder: Oh yeah, I know, right? And I don't have many, but I have a few. But the interesting thing there is we're going to be able to connect you with a number of the customers doing some of these cool things on top of MongoDB Atlas.Corey: I look forward to it. Thank you so much for your time. Peder Ulander, Chief Marketing Officer at MongoDB. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn and this has been a promoted guest episode of Screaming in the Cloud, brought to us by our friends at Mongo. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review in your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry, insulting comment that I will ignore because you basically wrapped it so tightly in Generative AI messaging that I don't know what the hell your point is supposed to be.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. 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Thanks for joining us today as we talk with Dr. Adam McClendon. This is a special podcast where Jeremiah and Adam unpack more of what Ephesians Chapter 5 says about husbands and wives. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joeski is a New York based DJ, producer and label owner that has been in the House music scene for over 30 years. Getting his big break early on in his DJ career, a teenage Joeski schooled himself by regularly playing at legendary New York venues such as the Limelight and he also held down his first residency at the 'Together' parties that were hosted at the iconic Roxy. A self-confessed workaholic, Joeski finds time to DJ around the world and produce bags of tunes often released on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Bedrock or his own Maya Recordings imprint - he also found the time to chat about all of this, and more, in our conversation about his career.FOLLOW US Instagram: @houseculturenetSpotify: HouseCulture - Perfect PlaylistOnline: www.houseculture.net|| Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseculture. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
When Dan, a business owner, husband and father of 3, joined Bedrock, he wasn't doing anything terrible. Maybe a few too many late nights, a bit of a dad bod going on… nothing to get too worked up about, right??But that's the thing for good dads like Dan (and like you).He knew that in the busyness of life, it would be so easy to just let those bad habits get steadily out of control until, 10 years from now, who knows where he'd be. Who knows where his marriage, his kids or his body would be.That future vision drove Dan to take the Bedrock journey of transformation. Over the past 10 months, he has permanently installed habits around his fitness, marriage and parenting. They're here to stay.Dan's story will land for you: he was already a pretty good guy. But he knew, deep down, there was more he wanted for his children and his marriage. I'm so grateful he took this journey with us.BEDROCK DOORS CLOSING ON WED, NOV 29th: https://menofbedrock.com/
Why do AI chats lie? It probably starts with understanding the model's knowledge cutoff. Why does an AI's knowledge have an expiration date, and how does this impact our interaction with technology? We're cutting through the tech jargon to give you a clear view of how AI thinks and learns. Newsletter: Sign up for our free daily newsletterMore on this Episode: Episode PageJoin the discussion: Ask Jordan questions about AI and LLMsUpcoming Episodes: Check out the upcoming Everyday AI Livestream lineupWebsite: YourEverydayAI.comEmail The Show: email@example.comConnect with Jordan on LinkedInTimestamps:[00:01:50] Daily AI news[00:05:50] Importance of knowledge cutoff in LLMs[00:07:55] How LLMs are trained[00:10:00] Knowledge cutoff is like a text book[00:14:30] ChatGPT modes and knowledge cutoff dates[00:21:50] Anthropic Claude knowledge cutoff date[00:27:35] Microsoft Bing Chat modes and knowledge cutoff dates[00:31:30] Google Bard knowledge cutoff date[00:33:40] Recap of LLM knowledge cutoff dates[00:35:30] Final thoughtsTopics Covered in This Episode:1. Understanding the Knowledge Cutoff in Large Language Models2. Understanding Learning Models and Knowledge Cutoffs3. Knowledge Cutoff Dates in Different Generative AI ModelsKeywords:AI, generative AI, Sports Illustrated, investigation, fake author names, AI-generated profile images, Symphony, Google, voice analytics, financial firms, natural language processing, Amazon, reInvent conference, Bedrock service, knowledge cutoff, large language models, web scraping, training, transparency, Anthropic Claude, Microsoft Bing Chat, human confirmation, GPT 4, Bing Chat modes, Google Bard, Palm 2, learning models, textbook, GPT 3.5, prompting, ChatGPT. Get more out of ChatGPT by learning our PPP method in this live, interactive and free training! Sign up now: https://youreverydayai.com/ppp-registration/ Get more out of ChatGPT by learning our PPP method in this live, interactive and free training! Sign up now: https://youreverydayai.com/ppp-registration/
Hi folks,Thanks for your patience- it's been a busy month for me. The next episode will be up on December 4, followed by a more regular schedule for the following weeks. In the meantime, I've updated Episodes 25 and 26, streamlining them to better flow into the next episode.This update also gives a brief explanation for why Bedrock has such large gaps. In short, the podcast is just one part of a busy academic and personal life, and there are times when it has to take a backseat. Your continued support means so much to me, especially during busier times. Thank you once again for listening, telling your friends, and reviewing the show. You'll hear more from me next month!All the best,Dylan
Welcome to episode 236 of the Cloud Pod Podcast, where the forecast is always cloudy! Are you wandering around every day wondering just who has the biggest one? Chips, we mean. Of course. Get your mind out of the gutter. Did you know Azure was winning that battle for like 8 whole minutes? Join us for episode 236 where we talk about chip size, LLM's, updates to Bedrock, and Toxicity Detection - something you will never find applied to the podcast. Not on purpose, anyway. Happy Thanksgiving! Titles we almost went with this week:
Fosforo 1492: I brani della striscia numero 4 della settimana: John Scofield - TV Band; Schroothoop - Perte Totale; James Ellis Ford - The Yips; Nondi - Emo Bunny; Rees Shad - Down in the Bedrock; Fosforo va in onda ogni giorno alle 01:20 e alle 18:00. Puoi ascoltare le sequenze musicali di Rufus T. Firefly sulla frequenza di Radio Tandem, 98.400FM, o in streaming e anche in podcast.Per info: https://www.radiotandem.it/fosforo
Dive into the pulse of the electronic music scene with this one-hour mix, meticulously crafted to deliver a more mainstream, main room experience. As usual credit to the artists. Track listings below. Marsh – reminiscent – Anjunadeep Randleman - Yorgi - Electric Eden RecordsQuiver and Dave Seaman – liquid nights - Mobilee RecordsNamito and Armei – Fly – Ubersee Music Flowaver – clasp - Aletheia RecordingsGlenn Morrison - Mine & Yours feat. Elise (Jeremy Olander Remix) - Ambient Wave RecordsCristoph – Vanquish – Pryda Presents Eric Prydz – Trubble -Pryda Records Th;en - Ava (Original Mix) [New Tab Music]Campelphat – Constellations - Spinnin' DeepBedrock – For what you dream of ( Full on Renaissance mix) – Bedrock records
JP is the Co-Founder and CTO of SmartBots, a platform that's making the most of Amazon Bedrock Foundation Models and enabling developers and brands to build generative AI applications. Find out about the biggest opportunities and considerations for brands seeking to use generative AI in customer experience, as well as how you can use the SmartBots platform to accomplish just that.Enter one of the worlds biggest AI awards – We're proud to support the AI World Series Awards and Conference. An unrivaled celebration of the best use cases of AI - https://aiworldseries.com/Make sure to check out - Smartbots.aiVisit JP's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaya-prakash-kommu-a1b7a911/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Addicted & devoted to melodies & breaks... Reprise (part 3) I collected & mixed tracks from 2022 and 2023 with a nice breakbeat & melody... Fred Nova in the mix: 44 tracks and remixes from artists like Gavin Rochford, Underspreche, David Hasert, Frankey & Sandrino, Gheist, Lake People, Oliver Koletzki & Niko Schwind, Rodriguez Jr, Quivver, Lexer, Skream, Overmono, Raphael Mader, Martin HERRS, Dusky, Aikon, Artche, Trance Wax, DKA, Sasha, Because of Art, Marsh, Keith Mackenzie, Tal Fussman, Rob Hes, Borneo, Leena Punks, Weska, Paul Hazendonk, Pixel82, Frankel Wah, Zoo Brazil, Toppy, Jon Gurd, ... Released on great labels like Sound Avenue, Mobilee, Get Physical Music, Rekids, Bedrock, Circoloco, 17steps, Ritter Butzke, Discotexas, Last Night On Earth, Anjunadeep, Diynamic, Stil Vor Talent, Hommage, Anjunabeats, Blossom Kollektiv and many more. Love & enjoy life x --> check part 1,2,3 = 10h in the mix : https://soundcloud.com/frednova/sets/melodic-breaks
In this episode, we discuss how we automated generating YouTube descriptions, chapters and tags for our podcast using Amazon's new GenAI tool: Bedrock. We provide an overview of Bedrock's features and how we built an integration to summarize podcast transcripts and extract relevant metadata using the Anthropic Claude model. We share the prompt engineering required to instruct the AI, and details on our serverless architecture using Step Functions, Lambda, and EventBridge. We also discussed Bedrock pricing models and how we built a real-time cost-monitoring dashboard. Overall, this automation saves us substantial manual effort while keeping costs low. We hope this episode inspires others to explore building their AI workflows with Bedrock.
Ze was voor mij de inspiratie om op mijn 23e een master journalistiek te volgen aan de UvA. Ik vond het zo cool dat zij programma's presenteerde en óók nog eens zelf had bedacht. Het maakt het extra leuk dat zij vandaag in de studio is. Ergens in mij zit nog altijd dat verlangen om te presenteren, dus ik kan niet anders zeggen dan dat ik naar haar opkijk. Ze is, net als ik, moeder van drie. Heeft twee dochters en een zoon. Ze is programmamaker en podcastmaker. Ik praat met niemand minder dan Lauren Verster!Kijk hier het NPO-programma Lauren!Volg Lauren op Instagram: @laurenversterWe hebben volgens Eckhart Tolle zo'n zestigduizend gedachten per dag. Lees er meer over in zijn boek De kracht van het nuBoeddhistisch zenpsycholoog René Slikker&C x Bedrock-serie Mini My LifePodcast Over geld praat je nietZie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Join our co-hosts and Kareem Weaver as they discuss the profound impact of literacy on society. From its historical context to its connection to social justice, literacy has shaped the course of human existence. In an increasingly digital and knowledge-based economy, access to literacy is essential for success and equal opportunities. The conversation delves into the school-to-prison pipeline and the dire consequences that illiteracy brings. Tune in to this thought-provoking episode to understand the true significance of literacy and why it is a societal imperative. Don't miss this all-hands-on-deck moment in the pursuit of literacy as a human right! Join Learning Ally's Educator Community to get started on this important work and learn together. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/learning-ally/message
Friend of the podcast Zach Even-Esh returns to delve into the art of coaching kids on their journey to becoming professional athletes. We'll give you the secrets behind nurturing young talent and transforming them into elite performers, while debunking the myths surrounding specialized sport talents. Tune in and discover how to guide the next generation of sports stars toward their full potential. Shownotes: https://pahq.co/Ep729 Are you new to training or returning to it after time away? Don't bypass untapped potential, follow Bedrock and lay the foundation to build unparalleled strength, speed and power. START TODAY - https://powerathletehq.com/bedrock/ Check out what we do: Training - https://powerathletehq.com/training Nutrition - https://powerathletehq.com/nutrition Knowledge - https://academy.powerathletehq.com Collaborations: https://www.eightsleep.com/powerathlete/ https://stayclassymeats.com/pages/budget-boxes use code: POWERATHLETE https://www.trywellcore.com/powerathlete for a limited time get $120 off the At-Home Assessment Kit with code: POWERVIP Follow Zach Even-Esh on Insta @zevenesh
Chris and Morgan break down the wines of Bedrock's 2023 Winter Release. 00:20 - 2021 Vineyard Under the Mountain Heritage 10:04 - 2022 Oakville Farmhouse 16:18 - 2022 Evangelho Carignan 26:42 - 2022 Angeles de Arena Syrah 35:55 - 2022 Montecillo Cabernet
Chris and Morgan break down the wines of Bedrock's 2023 Winter Release. 10:13 - 2022 Cuvee Karatas 21:55 - 2022 California Syrah 27:41 - 2022 Carlisle Zinfandel 31:59 - 2022 Papera Ranch Heritage 38:05 - 2022 Monte Rosso Zinfandel 46:07 - 2022 A Buffalo in Montana - Ode to Joel Zinfandel 56:11 - 2022 Pato Heritage 1:02:55 - 2022 Teldeschi Ranch Heritage
Atul Deo, general manager for Amazon Bedrock, the generative AI service from AWS, recently shared the company's view on the industry, use cases, technology, and how Amazon is serving its customers. Thoughout the hour-long interview, Deo talked about his experience with machine learning in customer contact center applications, transcription services, natural language processing, and generative AI. He expands on the compay's generative AI strategy as well as the technology architectures it supports. Prior to his role overseeing the Bedrock service, Deo worked on AWS products such as Connect, Transcribe, and CodeWhisperer. He also held roles in corporate development at Amazon and Yahoo! and began his career as a software developer.
Join us for an episode brimming with excitement as we uncover Amazon's game-changing move in releasing the Bedrock Generative AI Service to the public. Delve into the transformative capabilities and the revolutionary potential of this AI service, as it promises to empower creators, developers, and businesses alike. Explore the future of AI innovation and its far-reaching impact on various industries in this must-listen podcast. Get on the AI Box Waitlist: https://AIBox.ai/Join our ChatGPT Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739308654562189/Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaeden_ai
Ever wondered about the parallels between the perseverance of maintaining a garden and the ceaseless effort needed to foster a wholesome society? Tune in to another insightful episode of the American Soul Podcast where we explore these fascinating connections. Prepare to revisit the integral role of work ethic, hobbies, and the profound insights from everyday tasks, as we seek a deeper understanding of the American identity and culture. Our journey takes us through the gripping narratives of Conrad Nicholson Hilton, founder of the American Hotel Chain, and the lesser-known Josiah Gilbert Holland, editor of Scribner's Monthly. Their stories offer riveting evidence of the moral bedrock of successful individuals and the influential role of Christ's teachings in developing a strong moral compass. Get ready for a captivating exploration of Hilton's 1952 address 'A Battle for Peace', revealing its remarkable relevance even in our modern society. Don't miss out on this exploration of the American soul through the lens of work, faith, and personal development.Support the showThe American Soul Podcasthttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1791934/subscribe
In this episode, we explore Amazon's strategic move to deepen their involvement in generative AI with the Bedrock expansion for AWS. Join us as we uncover the motivations and potential applications of this expansion, which marks the next step in Amazon's journey into the world of artificial intelligence. Discover how Bedrock for AWS is set to transform AI capabilities and services on a broader scale, shaping the future of AI-powered technologies. Get on the AI Box Waitlist: https://AIBox.ai/Join our ChatGPT Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739308654562189/Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaeden_ai
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If you hit .300 in baseball Hall Of Fame If you shot 50% basketball You're an icon If you go 50-50 in drilling You're Green River Gold The allure of Gold remains steadfast, with prices holding steady at $2,000. Simultaneously, the electric vehicle revolution is driving an unprecedented demand for battery metals, presenting an exciting opportunity. Green River Gold a small cap resources company distinguishes itself by offering investors the best of both worlds. With an impressive portfolio of projects in British Columbia, Green River Gold is poised for substantial growth: Quesnel Nickel/Magnesium/Talc Project Fontaine Gold Project KaLi Lithium Pegmatite Project Kymar Silver Project Newly acquired… Midnight Special Prospect These projects collectively position Green River Gold Corp. in some of British Columbia's most highly prospective mining districts Furthermore, the recent green light for the Cariboo Gold mine, just outside of Wells, B.C., marks a significant milestone for the region. Once operational, the mine is expected to provide sustainable employment for up to 500 individuals, stimulating the local economy. A note from Perry on Osisko Getting the Green Light for their Gold Mine “With their gold mine now approved, our next door neighbor, Osisko Development Corp. now has a market cap of $376 million Canadian. Our market cap is about $6 million Canadian. We are focused on our nickel potential but we originally staked the 200 square kilometers next to Osisko for the gold potential. It only cost us a few hundred thousand to stake and acquire the land beside them starting in 2019. At the time, Barkerville Gold Mines owned the property beside us. They were undercapitalized and really struggling to advance the property. When Osisko bought them, it changed everything. Instead of owning 200 square kilometers of property next to a promising gold project with no capital, we now own land next to a permitted gold mine that will be in production in 2024. In any normal mining market, that would be reflected in our share price. It will be eventually.” All 50 Nickel Holes Successfully Hit The Quesnel Nickel Project stands as a remarkable achievement for Green River Gold, with an impeccable record of success across all 50 drilled holes. This feat underscores the immense potential of the project, with momentum gaining strength with each subsequent drill. Spanning about 14 linear kilometers and covering roughly 6.6 square kilometers. Currently embarking on their 50th consecutive drilling, they consistently uncover nickel, magnesium, cobalt, and chromium from the bedrock surface. This extensive drilling effort spans approximately 10 kilometers of the anomaly's total 14-kilometer length, with promising exploration opportunities extending towards both the far North-West and South-East ends. Perry Little, President and CEO of Green River comments, “We are thrilled to see the consistency and continuity of the drill results as we continue to expand the known area of mineralization. We are able to drill throughout the Winter months because of our location, only 45 minutes from our large shop in Quesnel. Pending the receipt of permits, our drilling contractor, Gold Rush Supplies Inc. is ready to drill deeper holes so we can move toward the preparation of a 43-101 resource estimate on Zone 1 in the first half of 2024.” Green River Gold undertakes a non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 units to raise gross proceeds of up to $500K More information on their private placement can be found herehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1cVnZmw5aE5e7KZLmL7x_RsWn-Xty0VRu/view?usp=share_link Settle in, unwind, and tune into the interview with Perry Little for an in-depth look at Green River Gold's strategic presence in various mining districts and their exploration ventures across diverse commodities.
Bright light city is gonna set my soul on fire. But will The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas have the same incendiary effect? We're back in the podcastin' business and back in Bedrock for Brian Levant's prequel, swapping out the original crew for newer, younger, improved(?) models to see how Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty all got together in the first place - with a little help from The Great Gazoo (may God have mercy on us all). To take the trip to Rock Vegas, we have cordially invited back two returning guests, Daisy Edwards and Clare Brunton - collectively the hosts of the W-Rated podcast - to take in the garish sights and sounds. What will we find under this turn of the century rock as we embark on a new decade for Amblin Entertainment? Get on your tippy toes and join us for the ride!! You can find episodes of W-Rated wherever you get your podcasts, and can follow the show over on Twitter (X) @WRatedPod). Follow the podcast on Twitter (@RamblinAmblin) and be sure to like and subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Get in touch with us either via Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to give us a 5-star review, share your favourite Amblin movies and tell us if ET makes you cry. Ramblin is created and produced by Andrew Gaudion and Joshua Glenn. A special thanks as always to Emily Tatham for the artwork, and Robert J. Hunter-Clayton & Greg Sheffield for the theme music.
Welcome to The Cloud Pod episode 230, where the forecast is always cloudy! This week we're sailing our pod across the data lake and talking about updates to managed delivery from Kafka. We also take a gander at Bedrock, some new security tools from our friends over at Google. We're also back with our Cloud Journey Series talking security theater.Stay Tuned! Titles we almost went with this week:
Ralph Compiano is joined by Samantha Reda, a stan of the beloved hit "Bedrock", and they break down every angle of Drake's new album For All the Dogs. They argue about their favorite and least favorite songs, and they also discuss Sexyy Red's sex tape, whether or not Yeat is "good", and so much more. Host/Producer: Ralph Compiano Guest: Samantha Reda
Join us in this episode to discover the exciting news as Amazon opens the doors to its highly anticipated Bedrock Generative AI Service for the public. Explore the limitless possibilities of AI-driven creativity and innovation. Don't miss out on the groundbreaking insights into the future of generative AI! Get on the AI Box Waitlist: https://AIBox.ai/Join our ChatGPT Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739308654562189/Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaeden_ai
More Japan finds, Bedrock beauts, Running Back, Permanent Vacation, a superb rework of a Todd Edwards classic from his 'House Masters' compilation... Turned On is supported by my Patreon followers. If you want to show your love for my podcast and what I do, you can subscribe to my Patreon for less than 50p per episode to support me and in return you can enjoy perks like guestlist benefits for my gigs, free downloads, exclusive previews of my tracks and extended versions of my club sets. If you want to support me in another way, please give this podcast a 5-star review, repost it on Mixcloud or SoundCloud or buy/stream my music. Follow me on Songkick to receive alerts when I'm playing near you Bookings: email@example.com Discover more new music + exclusive premieres on SoundCloud Follow the Turned On Spotify playlist, with over 2300 tracks played on this show and in my sets. Subscribe to RecordReplay, my £10 budget second-hand vinyl mixtape series. Subscribe to Monologues, my podcast series where producers mix only their own productions. Turned On is powered by Inflyte – the world's fastest growing music promo platform. Tracklist: Felo Le Tee feat. Mellow, Sleazy, Keynote, LK & Deepstix - Midnight Prayer [New Money Gang Records] Daniel Rateuke - Sinayu [Stereo Productions] George Davis - Marimba Disco [kickin' up dust] TMFD - Can I Trust You? [VOLATILE] Genius Of Time - CS70 House [Aniara Recordings] Rodamaal - Roots 4 Acid [Buzzin Fly] Bedrock - Emerald (BOg Remix) [Bedrock] Trippers Anonymous - Tribe [Run The Rhythm] Bjørn - Don't You Want My Love [Bjørn Wikkeling] Todd Edwards - Push The Love (Seb Zito Remix) [Defected] Jordan Nocturne - Musique [Permanent Vacation] Future Classic: Dusky - Wildfire [Running Back]
Guillermo Rauch is the Founder and CEO @ Vercel, giving developers the frameworks, workflows, and infrastructure to build a faster, more personalized Web. To date, Guillermo has raised $312M from Accel, Bedrock, Greenoaks, GV and more. Prior to founding Vercel, Guillermo co-founded LearnBoost and Cloudup where he served the company as CTO through its acquisition by Automattic in 2013. In Today's Episode with Guillermo Rauch We Discuss: 1. From Argentina to SF: The Boy Making Money Online: How did Guillermo first get into computers and start making money online? Does Guillermo still believe the US and SF offers the same opportunities it did when he came? Did Guillermo feel the weight of responsibility of providing for his family at a young age? 2. Timing, Markets and Narrative Violations: Why does Guillermo believe it does not matter being first but being right? Why does Guillermo believe the most important thing for a company is market selection? Why does Guillermo believe it is crucial that founders and companies have "narrative violations"? 3. The Future of AI: What model will win in the future; open or closed? Where does the value accrue; startups or incumbents? How will the SaaS business model change in a world of AI? 4. Silicon Valley's Most Successful Angel You Did Not Know: What are some of Guillermo's biggest lessons from angel investing? What is his single biggest miss? How has it changed how he thinks? What have been his biggest hits? How did they impact how he thinks about what it takes to win?
Ready to challenge the commonly held belief that the Bible and Christian teachings had no influential role in the founding and guiding of our nation? This discussion is set to shake up your perspective with its bold exploration of America's roots. In this riveting conversation, I, Jesse Cope, dive into the strong influence of these religious teachings on our nation's foundation. I share compelling quotes from past presidents such as Harry Truman and Teddy Roosevelt, driving home the point that our laws, moral compass, and social norms are deeply entrenched in the scriptures.As we shift gears, we confront current societal issues that have put our nation off-course, arguing these are tied to our collective departure from Biblical teachings. From the disintegration of the family unit, rampant institutional corruption, to compromised integrity in our education and military systems, I argue that these are reflective of our move away from founding principles. This thought-provoking discussion is a clarion call back to our foundational faith, the teachings of Christ, and the principles that once anchored us. Join me on this journey to rediscover the essence of our nation and its ties to Christian teachings. This episode is bound to leave you pondering on the true foundations of our great nation.Support the showThe American Soul Podcasthttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1791934/subscribe
Está no ar o Data Hackers News, os assuntos mais quentes da semana onde iremos comentar as principais notícias da área de Dados, IA e Tecnologia, que você encontra na nossa Newsletter semanal, agora no Podcast do Data Hackers ! Você acompanha essas noticias semanais, agora no podcast do Data Hackers! Conheça nossos comentaristas do Data Hackers News: Monique Femme Paulo Vasconcellos Onde se inscrever na Newsletter semanal: https://www.datahackers.com.br/newsletter Leia as noticias citadas, completas: OpenAI está buscando nova rodada de investimento a um valuation de US$ 90 bi Meta anuncia IA para Whatsapp, Messenger e Instagram Amazon anuncia Bedrock para todos os usuários Demais canais do Data Hackers: Site Linkedin Instagram Tik Tok Youtube Já aproveita para nos seguir no Spotify, Apple Podcasts, ou no seu player de podcasts favoritos ! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/datahackers/message
We've been awfully excited about this one. Today's guest is Dr. Meg Meeker. Dr. Meg Meeker is an author, pediatrican, international speaker and a global leading authority in child-father relationships. In particular, she is a huge advocate of dads!In this episode, Dr. Meeker paints a picture of what dads can be. Sadly, fathers today have been mocked, berated and depicted as incapable by the media and strong political agendas. Dads find themselves pushed to the sidelines but longing for more. Dr. Meeker will empower and equip you to be everything your family needs you to be…and more!Show highlights include:Dr. Meeker's “Triple A” treatment for great relationships with your kidsHow good dads became the casualties of the feminist movementThe worst thing wives can do to their husbandsWhat parents should do in terms of screen time and busy kid schedules Why faith is vital for raising great kids
In this episode, we delve into Amazon's recent launch of its Bedrock generative AI service, now available for general public use. We'll explore what generative AI is, why it's a big deal, and how Amazon's Bedrock service aims to revolutionize industries from healthcare to entertainment. Get on the AI Box Waitlist: https://AIBox.ai/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739308654562189/ Discord Community: https://aibox.ai/discord Follow me on X: https://twitter.com/jaeden_ai
Join us as we explore Amazon's latest move into the world of generative AI with the Bedrock expansion for AWS. Discover how this development could revolutionize AI applications across various industries. We delve into the potential impact and what it means for the future of AI integration. Get on the AI Box Waitlist: https://AIBox.ai/Join our ChatGPT Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739308654562189/Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaeden_ai
Valerie Singer, GM of Global Education at AWS, joins Corey on Screaming in the Cloud to discuss the vast array of cloud computing education programs AWS offers to people of all skill levels and backgrounds. Valerie explains how she manages such a large undertaking, and also sheds light on what AWS is doing to ensure their programs are truly valuable both to learners and to the broader market. Corey and Valerie discuss how generative AI is applicable to education, and Valerie explains how AWS's education programs fit into a K-12 curriculum as well as job seekers looking to up-skill. About ValerieAs General Manager for AWS's Global Education team, Valerie is responsible forleading strategy and initiatives for higher education, K-12, EdTechs, and outcome-based education worldwide. Her Skills to Jobs team enables governments, educationsystems, and collaborating organizations to deliver skills-based pathways to meetthe acute needs of employers around the globe, match skilled job seekers to goodpaying jobs, and advance the adoption of cloud-based technology.In her ten-year tenure at AWS, Valerie has held numerous leadership positions,including driving strategic customer engagement within AWS's Worldwide PublicSector and Industries. Valerie established and led the AWS's public sector globalpartner team, AWS's North American commercial partner team, was the leader forteams managing AWS's largest worldwide partnerships, and incubated AWS'sAerospace & Satellite Business Group. Valerie established AWS's national systemsintegrator program and promoted partner competency development and practiceexpansion to migrate enterprise-class, large-scale workloads to AWS.Valerie currently serves on the board of AFCEA DC where, as the Vice President ofEducation, she oversees a yearly grant of $250,000 in annual STEM scholarships tohigh school students with acute financial need.Prior to joining AWS, Valerie held senior positions at Quest Software, AdobeSystems, Oracle Corporation, BEA Systems, and Cisco Systems. She holds a B.S. inMicrobiology from the University of Maryland and a Master in Public Administrationfrom the George Washington University.Links Referenced: AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/ GetIT: https://aws.amazon.com/education/aws-getit/ Spark: https://aws.amazon.com/education/aws-spark/ Future Engineers: https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/ code.org: https://code.org Academy: https://aws.amazon.com/training/awsacademy/ Educate: https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/ Skill Builder: https://skillbuilder.aws/ Labs: https://aws.amazon.com/training/digital/aws-builder-labs/ re/Start: https://aws.amazon.com/training/restart/ AWS training and certification programs: https://www.aws.training/ TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. A recurring theme of this show in the, what is it, 500 some-odd episodes since we started doing this many years ago, has been around where does the next generation come from. And ‘next generation' doesn't always mean young folks graduating school or whatnot. It's people transitioning in, it's career changers, it's folks whose existing jobs evolve into embracing the cloud industry a lot more readily than they have in previous years. My guest today arguably knows that better than most. Valerie Singer is the GM of Global Education at AWS. Valerie, thank you for agreeing to suffer my slings and arrows. I appreciate it.Valerie: And thank you for having me, Corey. I'm looking forward to the conversation.Corey: So, let's begin. GM, General Manager is generally a term of art which means you are, to my understanding, the buck-stops-here person for a particular division within AWS. And Global Education sounds like one of those, quite frankly, impossibly large-scoped type of organizations. What do you folks do? Where do you start? Where do you stop?Valerie: So, my organization actually focuses on five key areas, and it really does take a look at the global strategy for Amazon Web Services in higher education, research, our K through 12 community, our community of ed-tech providers, which are software providers that are specifically focused on the education sector, and the last plinth of the Global Education Team is around skills to jobs. And we care about that a lot because as we're talking to education providers about how they can innovate in the cloud, we also want to make sure that they're thinking about the outcomes of their students, and as their students become more digitally skilled, that there is placement for them and opportunities for them with employers so that they can continue to grow in their careers.Corey: Early on, when I was starting out my career, I had an absolutely massive chip on my shoulder when it came to formal education. I was never a great student for many of the same reasons I was never a great employee. And I always found that learning for me took the form of doing something and kicking the tires on it, and I had to care. And doing rote assignments in a ritualized way never really worked out. So, I never fit in in academia. On paper, I still have an eighth-grade education. One of these days, I might get the GED.But I really had problems with degree requirements in jobs. And it's humorous because my first tech job that was a breakthrough was as a network administrator at Chapman University. And that honestly didn't necessarily help improve my opinion of academia for a while, when you're basically the final tier escalation for support desk for a bunch of PhDs who are troubled with some of the things that they're working on because they're very smart in one particular area, but have challenges with broad tech. So, all of which is to say that I've had problems with the way that education historically maps to me personally, and it took a little bit of growth for me to realize that I might not be the common, typical case that represents everyone. So, I've really come around on that. What is the current state of how AWS views educating folks? You talk about working with higher ed; you also talk about K through 12. Where does this, I guess, pipeline start for you folks?Valerie: So, Amazon Web Services offers a host of education programs at the K-12 level where we can start to capture learners and capture their imagination for digital skills and cloud-based learning early on, programs like GetIT and Spark make sure that our learners have a trajectory forward and continue to stay engaged.Amazon Future Engineers also provides experiential learning and data center-based experiences for K through 12 learners, too, so that we can start to gravitate these learners towards skills that they can use later in life and that they'll be able to leverage. That said—and going back to what you said—we want to capture learners where they learn and how they learn. And so, that often happens not in a K through 12 environment and not in a higher education environment. It can happen organically, it can happen through online learning, it can happen through mentoring, and through other types of sponsorship.And so, we want to make sure that our learners have the opportunities to micro-badge, to credential, and to experience learning in the cloud particularly, and also develop digital skills wherever and however they learn, not just in a prescriptive environment like a higher education environment.Corey: During the Great Recession, I found that as a systems administrator—which is what we called ourselves in the style of the time—I was relatively weak when it came to networking. So, I took a class at the local community college where they built the entire curriculum around getting some Cisco certifications by the time that the year ended. And half of that class was awesome. It was effectively networking fundamentals in an approachable, constructive way, and that was great. The other half of the class—at least at the time—felt like it was extraordinarily beholden to, effectively—there's no nice way to say this—Cisco marketing.It envisioned a world where all networking equipment was Cisco-driven, using proprietary Cisco protocols, and it left a bad smell for a number of students in the class. Now, I've talked to an awful lot of folks who have gone through the various AWS educational programs in a variety of different ways and I've yet to hear significant volume of complaint around, “Oh, it's all vendor captured and it just feels like we're being indoctrinated into the cult of AWS.” Which honestly is to your credit. How did you avoid that?Valerie: It's a great question, and how we avoid it is by starting with the skills that are needed for jobs. And so, we actually went back to employers and said, “What are your, you know, biggest and most urgent needs to fill in early-career talent?” And we categorized 12 different job categories, the four that were most predominant were cloud support engineer, software development engineer, cyber analyst, and data analyst. And we took that mapping and developed the skills behind those four different job categories that we know are saleable and that our learners can get employed in, and then made modifications as our employers took a look at what the skills maps needed to be. We then took the skills maps—in one case—into City University of New York and into their computer science department, and mapped those skills back to the curriculum that the computer science teams have been providing to students.And so, what you have is, your half-awesome becomes full-awesome because we're providing them the materials through AWS Academy to be able to proffer the right set of curriculum and right set of training that gets provided to the students, and provides them with the opportunity to then become AWS Certified. But we do it in a way that isn't all marketecture; it's really pragmatic. It's how do I automate a sequence? How do I do things that are really saleable and marketable and really point towards the skills that our employers need? And so, when you have this book-end of employers telling the educational teams what they need in terms of skills, and you have the education teams willing to pull in that curriculum that we provide—that is, by the way, current and it maintains its currency—we have a better throughway for early-career talent to find the jobs that they need, and the guarantee that the employers are getting the skills that they've asked for. And so, you're not getting that half of the beholden that you had in your experience; you're getting a full-on awesome experience for a learner who can then go and excite himself and herself or theirself into a new position and career opportunity.Corey: One thing that caught me a little bit by surprise, and I think this is an industry-wide phenomenon is, whenever folks who are working with educational programs—as you are—talk about, effectively, public education and the grade school system, you refer to it as ‘K through 12.' Well, last year, my eldest daughter started kindergarten and it turns out that when you start asking questions about cloud computing curricula to a kindergarten teacher, they look at you like you are deranged and possibly unsafe. And yeah, it turns out that for almost any reasonable measure, exposing—in my case—a now six-year-old to cloud computing concepts feels like it's close cousins to child abuse. So—Valerie: [laugh].Corey: So far, I'm mostly keeping the kids away from that for now. When does that start? You mentioned middle school a few minutes ago. I'm curious as to—is that the real entry point or are there other ways that you find people starting to engage at earlier and earlier ages?Valerie: We are seeing people engage it earlier and earlier ages with programs like Spark, as I mentioned, which is more of a gamified approach to K through 12 learning around digital skills in the cloud. code.org also has a tremendous body of work that they offer K through 12 learners. That's more modularized and building block-based so that you're not asking a six-year-old to master the art of cloud computing, but you're providing young learners with the foundations to understand how the building blocks of technology sit on top of each other to actually do something meaningful.And so, gears and pulleys and all kinds of different artifacts that learners can play with to understand how the inner workings of a computer program come together, for instance, are really experientially important and foundationally important so that they understand the concepts on which that's built later. So, we can introduce these concepts very early, Corey, and kids really enjoy playing with those models because they can make things happen, right? They can make things turn and they can make things—they can actually, you know, modify behaviors of different programming elements and really have a great experience working in those different programs and environments like code.org and Spark.Corey: There are, of course, always exceptions to this. I remember the, I think, it's the 2019 public sector summit that you folks put on, you had a speaker, Karthick Arun, who at the time was ten years old and have the youngest person to pass the certification test to become a cloud practitioner. I mean, power to him. Obviously, that is the sort of thing that happens when a kid has passion and is excited about a particular direction. I have not inflicted that on my kids.I'm not trying to basically raise whatever the cloud computing sad version is of an Olympian by getting them into whatever it is that I want them to focus on before they have any agency in the matter. But I definitely remember when I was a kid, I was always frustrated by the fact that it felt like there were guardrails keeping me from working with any of these things that I found interesting and wanted to get exposure to. It feels like in many ways the barriers are coming down.Valerie: They are. In that particular example, actually, Andy Jassy interceded because we did have age requirements at that time for taking the exam.Corey: You still do, by the way. It's even to attend summits and whatnot. So, you have to be 18, but at some point, I will be looking into what exceptions have to happen for that because I'm not there to basically sign them up for the bar crawl or have them get exposure to, like, all the marketing stuff, but if they're interested in this, it seems like the sort of thing that should be made more accessible.Valerie: We do bring learners on, you know, into re:Invent and into our summits. We definitely invite our learners in. I mean I think you mentioned, there are a lot of other places our learners are not going to go, like bar crawls, but our learners under the age of 18 can definitely take advantage of the programs that we have on offer. AWS Academy is available to 16 and up.And again, you know, GetIT and Spark and Educate is all available to learners as well. We also have programs like Skill Builder, with an enormous free tier of learning modules that teams can take advantage of as well. And then Labs for subscription and fee-based access. But there's over 500 courses in that free tier currently, and so there's plenty of places for our, you know, early learners to play and to experiment and to learn.Corey: This is a great microcosm of some career advice I recently had caused to revisit, which is, make friends in different parts of the organization you work within and get to know people in other companies who do different things because you can't reason with policy; you can have conversations productively with human beings. And I was basing my entire, “You must be 18 or you're not allowed in, full stop,” based solely on a sign that I saw when I was attending a summit at the entrance: “You must be 18 to enter.” Ah. Clearly, there's no wiggle room here, and no—it's across the board, absolute hard-and-fast rule. Very few things are. This is a perfect example of that. So today, I learned. Thank you.Valerie: Yeah. You're very welcome. We want to make sure that we get the information, we get materials, we get experiences out to as many people as possible. One thing I would also note, and I had the opportunity to spend time in our skill centers, and these are really great places, too, for early learners to get experience and exposure to different models. And so earlier, when we were talking, you held up a DeepRacer car, which is a very, very cool, smaller-scale car that learners can use AI tools to help to drive.And learners can go into the skill centers in Seattle and in the DC area, now in Cape Town and in other places where they're going to be opening, and really have that, like, direct-line experience with AWS technology and see the value of it tangibly, and what happens when you for instance, model to move a car faster or in the right direction or not hitting the side of a wall. So, there's lots of ways that early learners can get exposure in just a few ways and those centers are actually a really great way for learners to just walk in and just have an experience.Corey: Switching gears a little bit, one of my personal favorite hobby horses is to go on Twitter—you know, back when that was more of a thing—and mock companies for saying things that I perceived to be patently ridiculous. I was gentle about it because I think it's a noble cause, but one of the more ridiculous things that I've heard from Amazon was in 2020, you folks announced a plan to help 29 million people around the world grow their tech skills by 2025. And the reason that I thought that was ridiculous is because it sounded like it was such an over-the-top, grandiose vision, I didn't see a way that you could possibly get anywhere even close. But again, I was gentle about this because even if you're half-wrong, it means that you're going to be putting significant energy, resourcing, et cetera, into educating people about how this stuff works to help lowering bar to entry, about lowering gates that get kept. I have to ask, though, now that we are, at the time of this recording, coming up in the second half of 2023, how closely are you tracking to that?Valerie: We're tracking. So, as of October, which is the last time I saw the tracking on this data, we had already provided skills-based learning to 13-and-a-half million learners worldwide and are very much on track to exceed the 2025 goal of 29 million. But I got to tell you, like, there's a couple of things in there that I'm sure you're going to ask as a follow-up, so I'll go ahead and talk about it practically, and that is, what are people doing with the learning? And then how are they using that learning and applying it to get jobs? And so, you know, 29 million is a big number, but what does it mean in terms of what they're doing with that information and what they're doing to apply it?So, we do have on my team an employer engagement team that actually goes out and works with local employers around the world, builds virtual job fairs and on-prem job fairs, sponsors things like DeepRacer League and Cloud Quests and Jam days so that early-career learners can come in and get hands-on and employers can look at what the potential employees are doing so that they can make sure that they have the experience that they actually say they have. And so, since the beginning of this year, we have already now recruited 323 what we call talent shapers, which are the employer community who are actually consuming the talent that we are proffering to them and that we're bringing into these job fairs. We have 35,000 learners who have come through our job fairs since the beginning of the year. And then we also rely—as you know, like, we're very security conscious, so we rely on self-reported data, but we have over 3500 employed early-career talent self-reported job hires. And so, for us, the 29 million is important, but how it then portrays itself into AWS-focused employment—that's not just to AWS; these are by the way those 3500 learners who are employed went to other companies outside of AWS—but we want to make sure that the 29 million actually results in something. It's not just, you know, kind of an academic exercise. And so, that's what we're doing on our site to make sure that employers are actually engaged in this process as well.Corey: I want to bring up a topic that has been top-of-mind in relation to this, where there has been an awful lot of hue and cry about generative AI lately, and to the point where I'm a believer in this. I think it is awesome, I think it is fantastic. And even for me, the hype is getting to be a little over the top. When everyone's talking about it transforming every business and that entire industries seem to be pivoting hard to rebrand themselves with the generative AI brush, it is of some concern. But I'm still excited by the magic inherent to aspects of what this is.It is, on some level—at least the way I see it—a way of solving the cloud education problem that I see, which is that, today if I want to start a company and maybe I just got out of business school, maybe I dropped out of high school, doesn't really matter. If it involves software, as most businesses seem to these days, I would have to do a whole lot of groundwork first. I have to go and take a boot camp class somewhere for six months and learn just enough code to build something horrible enough to get funding so that then I can hire actual professional engineers who will make fun of what I've written behind my back and then tear it all out and replace it. On some level, it really feels like the way to teach people cloud skills is to lower the bar for those cloud skills themselves, to help reduce the you must be at least this smart to ride this amusement park ride style of metering stick.And generative AI seems like it has strong potential for doing some of these things. I've used it that way myself, if we can get past some of the hallucination problems where it's very confident and also wrong—just like, you know, many of the white engineers I've worked with who are of course, men, in the course of my career—it will be even better. But I feel like this is the interface to an awful lot of cloud, if it's done right. How are you folks thinking about generative AI in the context of education, given the that field seems to be changing every day?Valerie: It's an interesting question and I see a lot of forward movement and positive movement in education. I'll give you an example. One company in the Bay Area, Khan Academy is using Khanmigo, which is one of their ChatGPT and generative AI-based products to be able to tutor students in a way that's directive without giving them the answers. And so, you know, when you look at the Bloom's sigma problem, which is if you have an intervention with a student who's kind of on the fence, you can move them one standard deviation to the right by giving them, sort of, community support. You can move them two standard deviations to the right if you give them one-to-one mentoring.And so, the idea is that these interventions through generative AI are actually moving that Bloom's sigma model for students to the right, right? So, you're getting students who might fall through the cracks not falling through the cracks anymore. Groups like Houston Community College are using generative AI to make sure that they are tracking their students in a way that they're going into the classes that they need to go into and they're using the prerequisites so that they can then benefit themselves through the community college system and have the most efficient path towards graduation. There's other models that we're using generative AI for to be able to do better data analysis in educational institutions, not just for outcomes, but also for, you know, funding mechanisms and for ways in which educational institutions [even operationalized 00:21:21]. And so, I think there's a huge power in generative AI that is being used at all levels within education.Now, there's a couple of other things, too, that I think that you touched on, and one is how do we train on generative AI, right? It goes so fast. And how are we doing? So, I'll tell you one thing that I think is super interesting, and that's that generative AI does hold the promise of actually offering us greater diversity, equity, and inclusion of the people who are studying generative AI. And what we're seeing early on is that the distribution in the mix of men and women is far better for studying of generative AI and AI-based learning modules for that particular outcome than we have seen in computer science in the past.And so, that's super encouraging, that we're going to have more people from more diverse backgrounds participating with skills for generative AI. And what that will also mean, of course, is that models will likely be less biased, we'll be able to have better fidelity in generative AI models, and more applicability in different areas when we have more diverse learners with that experience. So, the second piece is, what is AWS doing to make sure that these modules are being integrated into curriculum? And that's something that our training and certification team is launching as we speak, both through our AWS Academy modules, but also through Skill Builder so those can be accessed by people today. So, I'm with you. I think there's more promise than hue and cry and this is going to be a super interesting way that our early-career learners are going to be able to interact with new learning models and new ways of just thinking about how to apply it.Corey: My excitement is almost entirely on the user side of this as opposed to the machine-learning side of it. It feels like an implementation detail from the things that I care about. I asked the magic robot in a box how to do a thing and it tells me, or ideally does it for me. One of the moments in which I felt the dumbest in recent memory has been when I first started down the DeepRacer, “Oh, you just got one. Now, here's how to do it. Step one, open up this console. Good. Nice job. Step two”—and it was, basically get a PhD in machine learning concepts from Berkeley and then come back. Which is a slight exaggeration, but not by much.It feels it is, on some level—it's a daunting field, where there's an awful lot of terms of art being bandied around, there's a lot that needs to be explained in particular ways, and it's very different—at least from my perspective—on virtually any other cloud service offering. And that might very well be a result of my own background. But using the magic thing, like, CodeWhisperer that suggests code that I want to complete is great. Build something like CodeWhisperer, I'm tapping out by the end of that sentence.Valerie: Yeah. I mean, the question in there is, you know, how do we make sure that our learners know how to leverage CodeWhisperer, how to leverage Bedrock, how to leverage SageMaker, and how to leverage Greengrass, right, to build models that I think are going to be really experientially sound but also super innovative? And so, us getting that learning into education early and making sure that learners who are being educated, whether they are currently in jobs and are being re-skilled or they're coming up through traditional or non-traditional educational institutions, have access to all of these services that can help them do innovative things is something that we're really committed to doing. And we've been doing it for a long time. I may think you know that, right?So, Greengrass and SageMaker and all of the AI and ML tools have been around for a long period of time. Bedrock, CodeWhisperer, other services that AWS will continue to launch to support generative AI models, of course, are going to be completely available not just to users, but also for learners who want to re-skill, up-skill, and to skill on generative AI models.Corey: One last area I want to get into is a criticism, or at least an observation I've been making for a while about Kubernetes, but it could easily be extended to cloud in general, which is that, at least today, as things stand—this is starting to change, finally—running Kubernetes in production is challenging and fraught and requires a variety of skills and a fair bit of experience having done this previously. Before the last year or so of weird market behavior, if you had Kubernetes in production experience, you could relatively easily command a couple $100,000 a year in terms of salary. Now, as companies are embracing modern technologies and the rest, I'm wondering how they're approaching the problem of up-leveling their existing staff from two sides. The first is that no matter how much training and how much you wind up giving a lot of those folks, some of them either will not be capable or will not have the desire to learn the new thing. And secondly, once you get those people there, how do you keep them from effectively going down the street with that brand new shiny skill set for, effectively, three times what they were making previously, now that they have those skills that are in wild demand across the board?Because that's simply not sustainable for a huge swath of companies out there for whom they're not technology companies, they just use technology to do the thing that their business does. It feels like everything is becoming very expensive in a personnel perspective if you're not careful. You obviously talk to governments who are famously not known for paying absolute top-of-market figures for basically any sort of talent—for obvious reasons—but also companies for whom the bottom line matters incredibly. How do you square that circle?Valerie: There's a lot in that circle, so I'll talk about a specific, and then I'll talk about what we're also doing to help learners get that experience. So, you talked specifically about Kubernetes, but that could be extracted, as you said, to a lot of other different areas, including cyber, right? So, when we talk about somebody with an expertise in cybersecurity, it's very unlikely that a new learner coming out of university is going to be as appealing to an employer than somebody who has two to three years of experience. And so, how do we close that gap of experience—in either of those two examples—to make sure that learners have an on-ramp to new positions and new career opportunities? So, the first answer I'll give you is with some of our largest systems integrators, one of which is Tata Consulting Services, who is actually using AWS education programs to upskill its employees internally and has upskilled 19,000 of its employees using education programs including AWS Educate, to make sure that their group of consultants has absolutely the latest set of skills.And so, we're seeing that across the board; most of our, if not all of our customers, are looking at training to make sure that they can train not only their internal tech teams and their early-career talent coming in, but they can also train back office to understand what the next generation of technology is going to mean. And so, for instance, one of our largest customers, a telco provider, has asked us to provide modules for their HR teams because without understanding what AI and ML is, what it does, and what how to look for it, they might not be able to then, you know, extract the right sets of talent that they need to bring into the organization. So, we're seeing this training requirement across the business and not just in technical requirements. But you know, bridging that gap with early-career learners, I think is really important too. And so, we are experimenting, especially at places like Miami Dade College and City University of New York with virtual internships so that we can provide early-career learners with experiential learning that then they can bring to employers as proof that they have actually done the thing that they've said that they can demonstrate that they can do.And so, companies like Parker Dewey and Riipen and Forage and virtual internships are offering those experiences online so that our learners have the opportunity to then prove what they say that they can do. So, there's lots of ways that we can go about making sure learners have that broad base of learning and that they can apply it. And I'll tell you one more thing, and that's retention. And we find that when learners approach their employer with an internship or an apprenticeship, that their stickiness with that employer because they understand the culture, they understand the project work, they've been mentored, they've been sponsored, that they're stickiness within those employers it's actually far greater than if they came and went. And so, it's important and incumbent on employers, I think, to build that strong connective tissue with their early-skilled learners—and their upskilled learners—to make sure that the skills don't leave the house, right? And that is all about making sure that the culture aligns with the skills aligns, with the project work, and that it continues to be interesting, whether you're a new learner or you're a re-skilled learner, to stay in-house.Corey: My last question for you—and I understand that this might be fairly loaded—but I can't even come up with a partial list that does it any justice to encapsulate the sheer number of educational programs that you have in flight for a variety of different folks. The details and nuances of these are not something that I store in RAM, so I find that it's very easy to talk about one of these things and wind up bleeding into another. How do you folks keep it all straight? And how should people think about it? Not to say that you are not people. How should people who do not work for AWS? There we go. We are all humans here. Please, go [laugh] ahead.Valerie: It's a good question. So, the way that I break it down—and by the way, you know, AWS is also part of Amazon, so you know, I understand the question. And we have a lot of offerings across Amazon and AWS. AWS education programs specifically, are five. And those five programs, I've mentioned a few today: AWS Academy, AWS Educate, AWS re/Start, GetIT, and Spark are free, no-fee programs that we offer both the community and our education providers to build curriculum to offer digitally, and cloud-based skills curriculum to learners.We have another product that I'm a huge fan of called Skill Builder. And Skill Builder is, as I mentioned before, an online educational platform that anybody can take advantage of the over 500 classes in the free tier. There's learning plans for a lot of different things, and some I think you'd be interested in, like cost optimization and, you know, financial modeling for cloud, and all kinds of other more technically-oriented free courses. And then if learners want to get more experience in a lab environment, or more detailed learning that would lead to, for instance a, you know, certification in solutions architecture, they can use the subscription model, which is very affordable and provides learners an opportunity to work within that platform. So, if I'm breaking it down, it really is, am I being educated and in a way that is more formalized or am I going to go and take these courses when I want them and when I need them, both in the free tier and the subscription tier.So, that's basically the differences between education programs and Skill Builder. But I would say that if people are working with AWS teams, they can also ask teams where is the best place to be able to avail themselves of education curriculum. And we're all passionate about this topic and all of us can point users in the right direction as well.Corey: I really want to thank you for taking the time to go through all the things that you folks are up to these days. If people want to learn more, where should they go?Valerie: So, the first destination, if they want cloud-based learning, is really to take a look at AWS training and certification programs, and so, easily to find on aws.com. I would also point our teams—if they're interested in the tech alliances and how we're formulating the tech alliances—towards a recent announcement between City University of New York, the New York Jobs CEO Council, and the New York Mayor's Office for more details about how we can help teams in the US and outside the US—we also have tech alliances underway in Egypt and Spain and other countries coming on board as well—to really, you know, earmark how government and educational institutions and employers can work together.And then lastly, if employers are listening to this, the one output to all of this is that you pointed out, and that's that our learners need hands-on learning and they need the on-ramp to internships, to apprenticeships, and jobs that really are promotional for, like, career talent. And so, it's incumbent, I think, on all of us to start looking at the next generation of learners, whether they come out of traditional or non-traditional means, and recognize that talent can live in a lot of different places. And we're very happy to help and happy to do that matchup. But I encourage employers to dig deeper there too.Corey: And we will, of course, put links to that in the show notes. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to speak with me about all this. I really appreciate it.Valerie: Thank you, Corey. It's always fun to talk to you.Corey: [laugh]. Valerie Singer, GM of Global Education at AWS. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. 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Florian Kruse on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 9/13/23 About Florian Kruse - There aren't many people that can say that they have devoted their entire life to electronic music, Florian is most certainly one of them. DJ, producer, lecturer, plus label owner? Yes, Kruse has ticked all the boxes. His passion for music began in his hometown in Northern Germany. An avid reader of Frontline magazine, and later the Raveline, his love for electronic music was born at 14, when he bought his first turntable. Early influences included legends such as Moodyman, Herbert and Steve Bug. At 16, Kruse invested in his first sampler, a mixer and a keyboard. With music in mind, he made the natural migration to Hamburg in 2002, where he studied Audio Engineering, and later taught at SAE. Long time in the game, he started his music career in 2007, with his first vinyl release on Stockholms, Heya Hifi. Since then, Kruse has only grown as both a producer and a DJ. With Stel Vassiloudis and Nils Nuernberg, he became project Wiretappeur, with releases on Bedrock and a remix for label head honcho John Digweed. Nils Nuernberg quickly became his partner in crime, and together became the production duo Kruse & Nuernberg, their hypnotic Deep House sound making appearances on Liebe*Detail, Exploited, and Rejected. In 2008 they started their own label, Save Room Recordings. A focus on his own productions, Kruse plunged into a solo career with a release on Anjunadeep, working together with his older brother Vincenzo and one of his longtime idols Lisa Shaw. Followed by releases on Noir Music, Poker Flat Recordings, Stil Vor Talent, Joris Voorn's GREEN imprint, Kompakt, Last Night On Earth and Suara and remixes by Noir, Eagles & Butterflies, Joris Voorn, Pleasurekraft, Coyu, David Morales and the list of releases and remixes goes on. After a couple of feature tracks with singer / songwriter Hendrik Burkhard Florian and Hendrik started a LIVE project presenting ‘TheGround' with an album (Dediction) in October 2017 on Steve Bug's Audimatique label. With a long time passion for house and techno that dates back to the early years, Kruse is first and foremost a DJ, taking his signature sound to world renowned clubs. Now settled in the German capital, Berlin, a true hub for electronic music, with regular DJ appearances at the city's infamous underground clubs. In 2023 Florian released 'Nordic Soul', his 3rd album afterKruse & Nuernberg -“Let's Call It A Day”in 2012 and The Ground - “Dediction” in 2017. About The DJ Sessions - “The DJ Sessions” is a Twitch/Mixcloud "Featured Partner” live streaming/podcast series featuring electronic music DJ's/Producers via live mixes/interviews and streamed/distributed to a global audience. TheDJSessions.com The series constantly places in the “Top Ten” on Twitch Music and the “Top Five” in the “Electronic Music", “DJ", "Dance Music" categories. TDJS is rated in the Top 0.11% of live streaming shows on Twitch out of millions of live streamers. It has also been recognized by Apple twice as a "New and Noteworthy” podcast and featured three times in the Apple Music Store video podcast section. UStream and Livestream have also listed the series as a "Featured" stream on their platforms since its inception. The series is also streamed live to multiple other platforms and hosted on several podcast sites. It has a combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week. With over 2,400 episodes produced over the last 12 years "The DJ Sessions" has featured international artists such as: BT, Youngr, Sevenn, Wuki, Scott Slyter, Simply City, Micke, Netsky, Rich DietZ, Bexxie, Boris, MJ Cole, Flipside, Skeeter, Bissen, Katie Chonacas, Hollaphonic, Lady Waks, Arty/Alpha 9, Miri Ben-Ari, DJ Ruby, DJ Colette, Nima Gorji, Kaspar Tasane, Andy Caldwell, Party Shirt, Plastik Funk, ENDO, John Tejada, Hoss, DJ Sash U, Arkley, Bee Bee, Cozmic Cat, Superstar DJ Keoki, Crystal Waters, Swedish Egil, Martin Eyerer, Dezarate, Maddy O'Neal, Sonic Union, Lea Luna, Belle Humble, Marc Marzenit, AthenaLuv, Maximillian, Inkfish, Kidd Mike, Michael Anthony, They Kiss, Downupright, Harry “the Bigdog” Jamison, DJ Tiger, DJ Aleksandra, 22Bullets, Carlo Astuti, Mr Jammer, Kevin Krissen, Amir Sharara, Coke Beats, Danny Darko, DJ Platurn, Tyler Stone, Chris Coco, Purple Fly, Dan Marciano, Johan Blende, Amber Long, Robot Koch, Robert Babicz, KHAG3, Elohim, Hausman, Jaxx & Vega, Yves V, Ayokay, Leandro Da Silva, The Space Brothers, Jarod Glawe, Jens Lissat, Lotus, Beard-o-Bees, Luke the Knife, Alex Bau, Arroyo Low, Camo & Crooked, ANG, Amon Tobin, Voicians, Florian Kruse, Dave Summit, Bingo Players, Coke Beats, MiMOSA, Drasen, Yves LaRock, Ray Okpara, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Distinct, Still Life, Saint Kidyaki, Brothers, Heiko Laux, Retroid, Piem, Tocadisco, Nakadia, Protoculture, Sebastian Bronk, Toronto is Broken, Teddy Cream, Mizeyesis, Simon Patterson, Morgan Page, Jes, Cut Chemist, The Him, Judge Jules, DubFX, Thievery Corporation, SNBRN, Bjorn Akesson, Alchimyst, Sander Van Dorn, Rudosa, Hollaphonic, DJs From Mars, GAWP, Somna, David Morales, Roxanne, JB & Scooba, Spektral, Kissy Sell Out, Massimo Vivona, Moullinex, Futuristic Polar Bears, ManyFew, Joe Stone, Reboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Doctor Nieman, Jody Wisternoff, Thousand Fingers, Benny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Patricia Baloge, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Dirtmonkey, The Crystal Method, Beltek, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more. In addition to featuring international artists TDJS focuses on local talent based on the US West Coast. Hundreds of local DJ's have been featured on the show along with top industry professionals. We have recently launched v3.1 our website that now features our current live streams/past episodes in a much more user-friendly mobile/social environment. In addition to the new site, there is a mobile app (Apple/Android) and VR Nightclubs (VR Chat). About The DJ Sessions Event Services - TDJSES is a 501c3 Non-profit charitable organization that's main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed via live and archival viewing.= For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.