Our hiring philosophy at FamilyLink.com has been to recruit the best talent we can find, regardless of location. So we have engineers, designers, and marketers scattered in several states and in two countries as well. As we have grown from a dozen to more than 60 employees and contractors, the challenge of communicating and collaborating becomes very significant. Our social development team has been holding the equivalent of daily standup meetings for 15 to 30... Read More
If you look on Simplyhired.com, a job site that 4,982,434 listings, and search for "mechanical turk" you'll find several positions available at Amazon.com, where the Mechanical Turk is one of their most innovative web services, and two other job listings, both in San Francisco, that mention it.
I saw history in the making today. For some reason, I was lucky enough to be in San Francisco for the Facebook f8 Platform launch event. This announcement was at least an 8.0 on the Richter scale. It was a whopper.
World Vital Records recently added new hardware to triple our searching capacity and almost 10 times our storage capacity for images. This allows us to collect family trees and historical photos as well as post newspaper images much faster. Our images server now has over 7 terabytes of storage. All of our searching is done using 64 bit operating systems on quad processor boxes with 8 gig of ram.
We have more than 75 RSPVs for today's Jeff Barr presentation. It will be held at the Provo City Library at 10 am. The event is hosted by Provo Labs Academy, which trains entrepreneurs on internet marketing. (Next 12-week course will start in March. Fill out this Contact Me form to learn more.) I think we may have room for 5-10 more people, so if you'd like to show up in hopes of getting a seat, you might want to give it a try.
Jeff Barr is coming to Provo Labs in February! This is going to be a great opportunity for Utah's entrepreneurs and IT crowd to learn more about what Amazon is doing with web services. Jeff is a Web Services evangelist at Amazon; he has an great inside view of the powerful tools and services that Amazon has built for internal use that they are willing to provide to other companies, some for free and some for a fee.