It’s official: Amazon will split its second HQ between Queens in New York City and Northern Virginia, specifically Crystal City. Although Amazon refers to it as “National Landing,” which apparently is irking many Washingtonians. At this point, I would remind them that there was a time when TriBeCa was laughed at.

I’m more excited at what this could mean for the DC area startup scene in the longer term.





Here’s a great online tech talk about AI and Deep Learning at Amazon.

In this session:

  • Learn about the breadth of AI services available on the AWS Cloud
  • Gain insight into practical use cases for Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition
  • Understand why Amazon has selected MXNet as its deep learning framework of choice due its programmability, portability, and performance