I’m at Amazon’s re:invent conference. I’m blown away by how much traction AWS has gotten. 6,000 people here in a sold out conference. Amazon has done such an amazing job that even their competitors like Netflix operate on their cloud. Reed Hastings said they are currently at more than 90% of their servers running on amazon’s cloud and they hope to be at 100% in a couple of years. Even NASA uses them. The mars landing and live stream were all running on amazon’s cloud. Every picture that the mars rover sends back comes directly to amazon cloud to get processed and made available for public. So many other companies relying on AWS. I really had no idea it was this big.

This is why I like Montessori schools. In traditional schools you learn about chickens. In Montessori you walk outside to the chicken coop and feed the chicken yourself. I think it creates a different level of knowledge and respect within those kids for their food supply.

At techiepalooza at ASU’s skysong…I have never seen this level of startup and entrepreneur activity in Arizona. Lots of exciting stuff going on.

Didn’t know this place existed! Fantastic space and super cheap for startups. Just got a tour from Jeff Saville, the executive director.