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AWS Educate

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AWS presents their new AWS Educate program which

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AWS Educate

  1. 1. AWS Educate: Amazon’s New Global Initiative for Educational Institutions, Educators, and Students Dob Todorov – Regional Technology Officer, Public Sector EMEA Felix Manoharan – EMEA Lead, AWS Educate
  2. 2. With the dramatically increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to dramatically accelerate cloud learning in the classroom and graduate students ready to enter a cloud-enabled workforce.
  3. 3. Demand for Cloud Workforce Booming
  4. 4. • Served several thousand students • Relatively high satisfaction, but … – Limits to accepted applications and burden for educators to apply and administer – Relatively low student utilization rate – No content or quick start tools for educators – No collaboration – 1:1 time-consuming process for AWS Background: Existing Education Grants Program
  5. 5. Amazonian Scale Water drop found on image search to www.aaa-auger.com Waterfall at http://giphy.com/gifs/waterfall-iceland-pbR5nYorNEaGY Education Grants Program AWS Educate
  6. 6. Labs and training on cloud topics and AWS products Open course content by leading professors and AWS Grants for free usage of AWS services Communities that share best practices virtually and in person Four Pillars of AWS Educate
  7. 7. Global in Scope • Automated, self service • Students, educators, and institutions from around globe can join • English-language only in 2015
  8. 8. Pace of Adoption 1300+ educators 380+ member institutions 50% outside North America 5 of the top 10 global computer science programs 9,400+ students
  9. 9. Join at www.awseducate.com
  10. 10. Walkthrough: Application and Educator Collaboration Portal Note: AWS Credits received by educators and students after acceptance into program.
  11. 11. Institution application: • Fully grant-driven • Simple application • Manually verified • Click-through to basic T&Cs
  12. 12. Student & educator application: • Fully automated, very quick approvals • Fake or duplicate emails rejected
  13. 13. AWS Educate Educator Collaboration Portal (logged in)
  14. 14. Build your Course enables educators to build new courses or bolster existing ones • AWS and top educators around globe “open sourcing” educational content • Full courses, lectures, assignments, syllabi, data sets, and how to use AWS • At launch, content contributed from educators at six of the top seven CS/IS institutions in world
  15. 15. Ex: Zack Ives, University of Pennsylvania provided 2 full courses
  16. 16. Ex: Various AWS shared content
  17. 17. Free and Discounted Training on AWS Products and Services
  18. 18. Collaborate
  19. 19. Grant-Driven Access to the Cloud
  20. 20. On the Horizon • AWS Certification for students • AMIs and quick start tools • Virtual AWS Support office hours • Student ambassadors • Education-specific content, plus youth content and badges
  21. 21. Join at www.awseducate.com
  22. 22. Thank you! Q&A Dob and I will be available during the lunch break fmanohar@amazon.com

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