SPUG: Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com

Stephen Blum zstephenblum at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 21 13:00:51 PST 2009

Seattle Perl User Group: Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com


In this session, Jinesh Varia, Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, will
share with you some cool ways to develop, test and run perl
applications in the cloud.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud aws.amazon.com/ec2
(Amazon EC2) that allows requisition of machines on-demand using simple
web service call and paying for computation by the hour. Amazon Simple
Storage Service aws.amazon.com/s3 (Amazon S3) which is infinite digital storage in the cloud. Amazon SimpleDB aws.amazon.com/sdb which is database in the cloud and Amazon Mechanical Turk aws.amazon.com/mturk
which is the on-demand Workforce and how these services can help
companies to scale-out and go live quickly without any upfront

Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com

As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps developers
take advantage of disruptive technologies that are going to change the
way we think about computer applications, and the way businesses
compete in the new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 50
conferences/UserGroups. He is focused on furthering awareness of web
services and often helps developers on 1:1 basis in implementing their
own ideas using Amazon's innovative services.

Jinesh has over 9 years experience in XML and Web services and has
worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining
Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix
including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software
engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call
Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State
Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh's publications have
been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and
holds a Master's degree in Information Systems from Penn State
University. He plays tennis and loves to trek.

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