Hopefully this post makes up for the recent deficiency of original content on johngannonblog.com!
I recently accepted a Business Development Manager position with Amazon Web Services (in New York City). My initial focus will be on encouraging adoption of and identifying growth markets for Compute services, which include services like EC2, Elastic MapReduce (Hadoop), and HPC. I’m looking forward to working with all shapes and sizes of customers, and being a resource for the NY Tech community as it related to AWS. So please don’t be shy, and please reach out if you want to talk some cloud! :)
The other #winning aspect of the week was that my wife Holly and I completed the NYC Half Marathon! This was my first road race, period, and I was very happy to make it over the finish line in about 2 hours and 42 minutes. I had a few physical setbacks during my training which I was able to overcome, which made it all the sweeter to race and finish. Thanks to various generous donors, my run also raised about $1400 for Team for Kids, an organization that helps promote healthy living for kids in NYC and South Africa.
Thanks for everyone’s support on both fronts (job hunting and half marathon)!