Mark Korver, MCP

Geospatial Lead - Specialist Team
Amazon Web Services

Workshop: Leveraging Amazon Web Services

Abstract: The network is the computer, especially when your data is already in the Cloud. This workshop will show how, without concern for the details of servers and storage, you can use just a few lines of code to run big geospatial batch jobs with help from the open source tool, Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), and serverless compute and storage, Amazon Lambda and S3. To participate you will need an AWS account, and know at a minimum, how to create an S3 bucket and upload data to it. Most of the workshop will take place using an SSH session to a Linux machine. New to Linux? No need to worry, you can copy/paste commands from the workshop doc.

Bio: Mark Korver is the Geospatial Lead on the Specialist Team at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is based in Seattle. He supports AWS solution architects globally and is attached to larger geospatial customers. In addition, he represents the solution architecture team as the core storage expert.  He holds a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Mark was raised in Japan and began his business career as founder of Alchemedia Inc. (Japan), a web application development company located in Tokyo, specializing in mapping and real-estate loan origination.

Contact Info:

1007 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101