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Joining Forces to SERVE the Nonprofit Community

Posted on August 28, 2017 by ChazWallaceChazWallace

Last week, Linux Academy had the pleasure to attend the Imagine: A Better World conference in Seattle, Washington presented by Amazon Web Services. AWS invited Linux Academy to promote our partnership with AWS Serve. Through the AWS Serve program, Linux Academy is giving back to the community by providing 45 days of free training to nonprofits approved by AWS Serve.

The Imagine: A Better World conference was a massive success. Tuesday morning, we arrived at Amazon Headquarters, and were greeted by the Amazon “Banista!” (“Banista” is the banana stand tender). After eating our bananas, we entered the impressive Amazonian campus to our destination at the meeting center. The conference kicked off with speeches by Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon & Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. Throughout the conference, we heard influential speakers from some of the most renowned nonprofits. Topics ranged from technology’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Marketing & Fundraising, and Amazon & AWS services to accelerate the growth of nonprofit companies. Each panel touched on the importance of innovation and the speakers’ passion for change. We were happy to connect with Linux Academy supporters such as Digital Divide Data (DDD), to hear about the success of their students using our courses. Overall, I can confidently say every participant left excited and more knowledgeable on their approach to success. The nonprofit team did a wonderful job putting on such an inspirational event.
The AWS Serve program provides nonprofits a platform for innovation to impact the causes and communities you serve. By using technology in a meaningful way, AWS Serve delivers the resources that organizations need to accelerate cloud-related endeavors in order to power the mission and workforce.
If you want to learn more about the AWS Serve Program, you can register here!


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