Fix This

Fix This

This is Fix This. A bi-weekly podcast of bites-sized stories from Amazon Web Services (AWS). We talk to leaders from around the globe about how they use technology to fix some of the world’s most pressing issues.

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July 9, 2024 17 mins
Learn how OfColor, a US-basd fintech, uses AWS to provide culturally-competent financial coaching, literacy resources, and tools tailored for workers of color.
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As the volume and variety of Earth observation data continues to grow, there is a growing need to understand and make this information accessible to new users and applications. Descartes Labs, a cloud-based platform, is on a mission to help organizations across multiple sectors analyze satellite imagery, sensor data, and other geospatial information at scale. By building on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Descartes Labs offers customers...
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Poor air quality is a major global issue causing around 7 million premature deaths per year, disproportionately affecting low and middle income countries. OpenAQ is an organization dedicated to identifying solutions to this large issue. OpenAQ uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to collect and harmonize open air quality data from government sources and low-cost sensors around the world, ingesting around 10-12 million measurements daily....
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Discover how Archer Aviation is using AWS to reimagine urban transportation with eco-friendly aerial ridesharing solutions.
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Access to healthcare is critical to an individual's quality of life, but around the world, many struggle to have their basic needs met. ZiphyCare is an organization dedicated to removing barriers that prevent populations from accessing critical care. By building on Amazon Web Services (AWS), ZiphyCare has created a scalable solution that combines in-person and virtual care to more patients than ever before. The Fix This team sat do...
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Canva is a digital art platform that allows users to express themselves and create content with a push of a button. Canva is the first Australian company to sign onto The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 that was co-founded by Amazon in 2019. Canva is more than a digital tool, it is also a leader in supporting sustainability best practices. Canva has reached a 90 percent reduction in cloud ser...
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PBS is a public broadcasting service on a mission to build out new content and programs that serve the US population. It builds on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver relevant content for viewers of all ages, create new programs that bring diverse voices and perspectives forward, and improve accessibility so everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow with PBS. To learn more about how PBS uses AWS to advance its diversity, equi...
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Community Solutions is a US-based nonprofit working to end homelessness through its Built for Zero program. Built for Zero is a movement uniting cities with the tools and strategy they need to help those affected by homelessness. By using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Community Solutions can create and share dashboards with local organizations to help visualize progress and facilitate on the ground research. To better understand how t...
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January 25, 2023 1 min
Welcome to season four of Fix This. Subscribe to be the first to hear how organizations around the world are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to solve some of today’s most pressing challenges.
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January 6, 2023 17 mins
Tune in for a 2022 recap featuring customers from around the world.
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In US prisons and jails, personal phone calls can be charged per minute and act as barriers to opportunities in the outside world which, in turn, prevents rehabilitation. To address this issue, APDS builds on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create and deliver cloud-based tools that provide individualized education, job training, and reentry services for justice-impacted individuals. By creating a video communication tool on Amazon Chi...
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For centuries, people affected by sight loss have turned to technology and dogs to improve their day-to-day lives with innovative solutions. Guide Dogs is a nonprofit based in the United Kingdom dedicated to creating accessible tools for those affected by sight loss. As the largest breeder and trainer of dogs, Guide Dogs uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide dog owners with the information they need to take care of the dog and ...
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Starbucks supports millions of mobile orders every day. Whether you order on a mobile application, in person, or through a friend – Starbucks is always innovating to find new ways to support its global customer base. By using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the AWS Carbon Footprint Tool, Starbucks can scale to meet demand, create new services to delight customers, and make sustainable business decisions. Starbucks helped create and a...
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The COVID-19 pandemic caused many healthcare providers to rethink how they engage with and treat patients. In response to these changes, the US Army Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) began building a telehealth application on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Deloitte, a professional services company. The National Emergency Tele Critical Care Network (NETCCN) application uses AWS Wickr to create a secure en...
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Quality fresh food is essential for day-to-day lives, but these foods can often be inaccessible, too expensive to purchase, and tough on the environment. With crops transported globally for our consumption, these long-haul trips are only adding to excess emissions concerns. Rise Gardens is a green tech startup building on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to combat this issue by empowering users to grow fresh food directly in their homes. ...
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As climate change increases the chance of wildfires, floods, and droughts, individuals are unsure if or when these catastrophic events will reach them. First Street Foundation is on a mission to uncover actionable climate data to deliver peace of mind and to help individuals understand their own home’s climate risk through the power of shared data and knowledge. First Street Foundation is a research and technology nonprofit buildin...
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September 6, 2022 14 mins
Food insecurity and hunger are known global challenges, and as a result, many people rely on local organizations to feed themselves and their families. As the largest food bank in the United States, the Houston Food Bank depends on its robust volunteer program to serve the Southeast Texas population, including home-bound individuals. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) IMAGINE Grant winner, the Houston Food Bank developed a mobile appl...
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People of all ages turn to games for entertainment, education, creative outlets, and community building spaces. Creative Assembly—a craft-led, European gaming studio owned by SEGA Europe with over 35 years’ experience—is on a mission to ensure the future of the games industry is reflective of its diverse audience by improving diversity, equity, and inclusion across the gaming industry. Creative Assembly is an Amazon Web Services (A...
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Netflix, one of the world’s leading entertainment services, offers viewers a variety of movies and shows across many languages and genres—all available to stream at the push of a button. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Netflix is improving its global content creation by building flexible collaboration tools and workstreams that allow teams to work from virtually anywhere. To learn more, the Fix This team sat down with Naz Pethani,...
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To help build a sustainable future, individuals and organizations have the opportunity to create and follow sustainability best practices every day. Salesforce, a customer relationship management company, uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to lead by example and innovate on behalf of its customers and planet Earth. Using the AWS customer carbon footprint tool in addition to other services from AWS, Salesforce aims to build sustainably ...
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