- Thu. Nov 16th, 2006 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
- Chicago Area Ruby Group
- Address: 651 W. Washington Blvd. Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60661
- Fee: free
- RSVP for free food
What’s possible in a post Web 2.0 world? Innovation continues at a mind-bending pace, and this presentation will showcase some thought-provoking new directions that Web Services are headed in. The presentation will provide an overview of Amazon Web Services, including a Web service named Mechanical Turk that allows computers to make requests of people, an online object store, and more. You’ll also see a walk-thru showing how to set up virtual Linux servers.
Amazon spent ten years and over $ 2 billion developing a world-class technology and content platform that powers Amazon web sites for millions of customers. Most people think “Amazon.com” when they hear the word; however developers are excited to learn that there is a separate technology arm of the company, known as Amazon Web Services or AWS. Using AWS, developers can build software applications leveraging the same robust, scalable, and reliable technology that powers Amazon’s retail business. AWS has now launched eleven services with open APIs for developers to build applications, with the result that over 200,000 developers have registered on Amazon’s developer site to create applications based on these services.
Mike Culver, from Amazon.com, will be talking to us about AWS.
Editors Note: I’ve seen Mike’s talk before, and it is good. Say hi to me if you stop by. I’m the fast-moving redhead/blond -JAW