83 episodes

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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    • Science
    • 4.5 • 32 Ratings

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.

    #81: Elevating urban transportation with Archer Aviation

    #81: Elevating urban transportation with Archer Aviation

    Discover how Archer Aviation is using AWS to reimagine urban transportation with eco-friendly aerial ridesharing solutions.

    • 14 min
    #80: Improving access to healthcare with ZiphyCare

    #80: Improving access to healthcare with ZiphyCare

    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 down with Dr. Rada Sumareva, co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO), to learn more about how ZiphyCare improves access to care and delivers wifi, laptops, and any other resources that can positively facilitate the visit.

    • 10 min
    #79: Becoming a leader in sustainable best practices with Canva

    #79: Becoming a leader in sustainable best practices with Canva

    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 service emissions and using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Customer Carbon Footprint Tool, it can forecast future emissions and strategies to reach its sustainability goals. To better understand how Canva uses AWS, the Fix This team sat down with Mike Williams, head of sustainability at Canva. Mike shares the importance of working together and using multi-step plans to see results.

    • 9 min
    #78: Creating inclusive programming with PBS

    #78: Creating inclusive programming with PBS

    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, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals, the Fix This team sat down with Sylvia Bugg, chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming at PBS.

    • 14 min
    #77: Ending homelessness with cloud-powered solutions

    #77: Ending homelessness with cloud-powered solutions

    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 the Built for Zero program is directly supporting local organizations in the US, the Fix This team sat down with Lauren D'Amico, a member of the Built for Zero infrastructure team, Eileen O'Donnell, executive director of Coming Home of Middlesex County, and Christiana Osawe, system solution navigator at Coming Home of Middlesex County, to hear how Middlesex County, New Jersey has directly benefited from the Built for Zero services.

    • 19 min
    #76: Season Four of Fix This

    #76: Season Four of Fix This

    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.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

STEMgrl ,

Insightful, interesting, and gives you hope in humanity again

Personally, I don’t always associate brands with good podcasts—but Fix This is an exception to that. These episodes really connect you with the people AWS is talking to and the causes those people care about. You can tell how invested the speakers are in their respective missions, and the discussions around the technology are easy to understand regardless of your technical expertise level. It’s so cool (and frankly, reassuring) to see how these orgs are using tech to make the world a truly better place. I didn't think I’d respond emotionally to stories about tech, but the way they tell these human stories really hits home. If you’re interested in tech, sustainability, or the general conversations around humanity and its future, give this a listen!

Sleepyfel ,

Too scripted

This is really interesting information, but it’s just so scripted that it’s hard to listen to. I suggest letting it be more natural and less like an infomercial.

Annagram22 ,

Is unlistenable a word?

From the hosts presentational style to the dated muzak transitions it feel like the podcast equivalent of listening to an infomercial. The topics are interesting, but the reporting around them is so shallow it feels like the hosts are reading questions based of the bullet points in a press release.

Episodes are short but feel like very long ads for Amazon or Alphabets cloud or data analytics services.

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