Amazon Web Services Tech Open House, Werner Vogels and Mardi Gras

Feb 8 was an Amazon Web Services event with a Mardi Gras theme.  Werner Vogels opened the short presentations.


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Cool,  from  brought his "coding for libraries" buddies to the amazon tech open house tonight 
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customer David from  presenting at the Amazon Technology Open House - 
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Madri Gras at Amazon Technology Open House getting ready (including Jazz Band) - 
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Mardi Gras at Amazon Technology Open House is this afternoon!
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Seattleites, join us for Mardi Gras at Amazon Technology Open House and presentation by David Friedberg of 

There was probably close to 200 people there.


There was a half dozen Amazon recruiters there.  Running a search on Amazon's career website for "Amazon Web Services" it looks like there are 1,200 jobs open (63 pages with 20 jobs per page).

Job Search“amazon web services”

Product Manager - Amazon Web Services (ID 160987) US, WA, Seattle
Product Manager: Amazon Web Services   Amazon Web Services ("AWS") is blazing new trails as a pioneer in the extremely high potential Web Services arena. AWS is looking for a Product Manager to help define and drive the product strategy and roadmap that will help a new AWS offering. This is a highly visible position that will interact at all levels of the AWS and…
Principle Business Intelligence Engineer, AWS Data Services (ID 166121) US, WA, Seattle
Amazon Web Services is looking for a talented Business Intelligence Engineer who has a passion for Big Data systems.  Come join the team that is building a disruptive new service for processing Big Data streams.  Our globally distributed service must be able to process over 2 million records per second at launch, and eventually scale to handle over 100x that traffic.  It is…
Sr. Professional Services Consultant - Amazon Web Services (ID 164839) US, VA, Herndon
Would you like a career that gives you opportunities to help customers and partners use cloud computing web services to do big new things faster, at lower cost?  Do you like to work on-site in a variety of business environments, leading teams through high impact projects using the newest technology?   Would you like to gain the deepest customer and partner insights on maximizing…

Here is a slide of Amazon's data centers and CDNs.


Got a chance to sit down with a Microsoft guy and an Amazon guy while watching the presentations and chatted briefly with James Hamilton.  The event was well worth the time, and I keep on hearing of other friends who are joining Amazon.

One person asked when I was going to join Amazon.  After 26 years at HP, Apple, and Microsoft, I really enjoy being on my own. :-)  But, who knows maybe it would be fun to work for Amazon for a year or two.