I've got openings for several more evangelists on my worldwide team, with positions open in Japan and in the US.
Here is the official job description:
Web Services Evangelist
Interested in influencing a paradigm shift? Join an energetic, dynamic team responsible for driving the development and adoption of the Amazon Web Services platform. We're looking for an experienced and passionate technical evangelist who will both represent Amazon Web Services and help develop the global strategies to make Amazon Web Services the industry standard for "programmable e-commerce". You will generate grass-roots attention and support for Amazon Web Services among key industry opinion makers, journalists and technologists. The ability to identify, engage and win mindshare among third-party developers in target ISVs, systems integrators and collaborative technology providers is required.
Your responsibilities will
Gaining industry recognition and credibility as a regular
attendee, panelist and keynote speaker at technology conferences, trade shows
and press events
Delivering compelling presentations, product demos, sample
solutions and discussions to drive adoption of Amazon Web Services platform
technology, developer tools and XML standards
Continuing to identify leads
for potential partnerships and clients and assisting with presales support
collaborating with internal teams to define the product road map, market
positioning and developer program initiatives
Assessing and compiling white
papers about emerging technologies and industry developments
guidance to technical working groups and standards bodies, both internal and
external, involved in the design of Web services architecture, utilisation and
5 to 10 years
experience in software development, with special emphasis in distributed
Bachelor's degree in computer science,
engineering or a related discipline; Master's level and above is
Strong knowledge and experience with transactional messaging,
Internet protocols and transports (XML, SOAP, XSLT, .Net, Java, Perl, PHP,
C/C++, etc.) coupled with prior experience in product definition,
bring-to-market strategies and setting an industry standard
Excellent oral and written communication skills
credibility and recognition in speaking engagements and technology publications
Extensive industry contacts in the software development field
and the ability to work cooperatively with, and gain the respect of, software
developers is a must.
The Amazon Web Services team will have a strong showing at the upcoming Mix06 conference in Las Vegas. The conference will be held March 20th to 22nd at the Venetian Resort and Casino. There's a special discounted rate; more information is available here.
First, we will be conducting a session on the use of the Amazon Mechanical Turk and .Net to create a new breed of web application. Next, we will also talk about using the Alexa Web Search Platform to build a custom search engine. Finally, we will be announcing the winners of the developer contest jointly sponsored by Amazon and Microsoft.
My Big River uses AWS and Ajax technology to make it really easy to create links to specific Amazon products. Simply go to the site and start typing, and the best match will be displayed in a matter of seconds. The match is displayed along with the HTML needed to link to the product.
The RSS feed for this site is now routed through FeedBurner. This will allow us to collect some useful statistics on how the feed is used and how often the various items in it are clicked.
If you have subscribed to the original feed you are welcome to stay subscribed. However, subscribing to the new Amazon Web Services feed will let us do an even better job of providing you with fresh, useful, and above all, interesting content!
If you are in the US, pick up your phone and dial 888-937-4462, enter an ISBN or UPC code, and Ringfo will tell you all about the product. If you need an example ISBN, try "1-4116-2551-X" (use the # key to represent the X).
To make it even cooler, Ringfo creates a product list associated with each incoming phone number. If you use Ringo while you are on the road, you can easily retrieve the list of items that you entered.
MotionMall is a free service for blogs and for web sites. The service makes it easy to create interactive, Amazon-powered banner ads using a step-by-step wizard interface. The product has a direct link to the Amazon Associates program; the product is supported by a click-sharing payment model.
Here is an actual ad, created in less than 2 minutes:
I was traveling last week and didn't have time to blog about the launch of the Alexa Top Sites service. Using this service, your application can retrieve sites ordered by their Alexa Traffic Rank. This data can be retrieved globally or on a per-country basis. Cost is just $.00025 per URL, or a quarter for each 100 URLs.
The Von Kempelen vk Voice system provides professional-grade text to speech services using their network of "human talkers." In a nutshell, they transform text into spoken words using a higly qualified Mechanical Turk workforce.
The service can accept text in a wide variety of formats including RSS, email, and web forms, and they are ready and able to support other formats as the need arise. They plan to provide this service in a wide variety of languages; qualifications will be posted soon. They also offer text translation services and custom Mechanical Turk application development.
DPA Software's HIT Builder is now accessible for beta testing. Using this site, it is now possible to create, manage, and collect results from Mechanical Turk HITs without writing any code.The site features both "Pro" and "Wizard" interfaces, with clean and functional tabbed dialogs to lead new Requesters through each step of the process.
The HIT managment process is broken down in to 4 major steps: Build HITs, Qualifications, Results, and Manage HITs. Each step includes a Getting Started page and a number of tabs with detailed information and well-labeled prompts.
I have finally created and funded my very own Requester account. As soon as my funds are available, I will create a walk-through of the entire HIT-building process.
Not thatI am old or anything, but when I hear "HIT" I still think of Casey Kasem, American Top 40, and audio cassettes. For a long time the show's jingle was "The Hits from Coast to Coast."