Cal Poly Students Design Innovative Technology Solution to Make School Buildings in Developing Countries Safer in Collaboration with the World Bank

April 28th, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a team of Cal Poly students designed a mobile app for the World Bank to help improve school safety in developing countries, projecting to reduce costs and time by 50%.

Millions of children’s lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure are at stake, since disasters such as earthquakes and cyclones put more than 1 million school buildings in low- and middle-income countries at risk of collapsing. An estimated 875 million children and teachers could be injured or die in damaged school buildings, according to World Bank figures. In addition, when schools close as a result of disasters, there are indirect losses as students are deprived of learning opportunities, further compounding the impacts.
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Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub Collaborates with San Luis Obispo County on Launch of Web App to Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths

January 25th, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO — In an effort to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in San Luis Obispo County, local health officials, in collaboration with the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a team of university students are releasing a new app that could save lives.

Using the Naloxone Now app, community members can find the nearest location to get naloxone — an opioid overdose reversal medicine — or have naloxone delivered to their door at no cost.

The County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department launched the web application today which provides life-saving resources on how to prevent an overdose from opioid (painkiller medication and heroin) misuse.
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Cal Poly DxHub to Power Global Game Jam

 January 26th, 2021


San Luis Obispo, Calif. – The Global Game Jam is now powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), powered by AWS, and Global Game Jam, Inc. announced a major sponsorship of the Global Game Jam Online (GGJO) international event starting today through January 31, 2021.

GGJO is the first, all-online version of the Global Game Jam event, itself the largest game jam in the world operating since 2009 and active in 130 countries. A game jam is similar to a hackathon, but focused on creating games in small groups for a fixed amount of time. The Global Game Jam is typically 48 hours, involves a global theme, and a keynote address with advice from leading game developers. Participants come together in some 1,000 official locations around the world, form small teams and work on a game idea. 50,000 jammers participated in GGJ 2020. The resulting games are uploaded to by the end of the jam. The Global Game Jam stimulates collaboration, and empowers individuals worldwide to learn, experiment, and create together through the medium of games. There is no barrier to participation.

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Cal Poly Collaboration Introduces Breakthrough Technology for e-Scooters to Increase Pedestrian Safety


August 31st, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.– The Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), developed a proof-of-concept for potential technologies to address e-scooter issues with sidewalk riding. The team developed breakthrough technology using readily available electronic parts that cost under a dollar and demonstrated that e-scooters could be inexpensively and easily modified to enhance safety. The solution will also help reduce e-scooter related injuries for riders and pedestrians, while encouraging individuals to operate these devices on public roadways instead of sidewalks.  

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Cal Poly Collaborates with Amazon Web Services to Launch Initiative for Harnessing Satellite Data to Solve Global Challenges 


June 10th, 2019 


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.– Cal Poly today announced the Satellite Data Solutions (SDS) Initiative built on Amazon Web Services to harness data from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites to address the planet’s most critical challenges. These challenges include forecasting natural disasters and assessing their impact, helping relief workers seek alternative access routes for delivering cargo or medical supplies, and weather tracking to alert ships and aircraft. The initiative, which was announced at the AWS Public Sector Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C., is part of the Digital Transformation Hub (DxHUB) that was formed by Cal Poly and AWS to solve real-world challenges by providing innovation guidance to public sector organizations and their experts while offering Cal Poly student’s hands-on learning experience.  

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Cal Poly Hosts Week-Long Cloud Innovation Center Summit to Support Global Interest

February 12, 2019

Amazon Web Services representatives and the heads of educational institutions from around the world gathered in San Luis Obispo this past week to discuss the impact of creating a worldwide network of Cloud Innovation Centers (CICs). As the world’s first cloud innovation of its kind, the DxHub had the unique opportunity to set the standards for digital transformation in the public sector. At the summit, members of the DxHub explained their streamlined innovation process and shared their experiences with solving public sector challenges. Attendees were introduced to Amazon’s proven innovation methodology and learned about partnerships with Amazon Web Services. Representatives from France, Germany, Australia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the US attended the summit, with expressed interest in housing future cloud innovation centers. Through sharing and globally iterating challenges, a global network of CICs has the potential to change the world.

Cal Poly Launches World’s First University-Based Cloud Innovation Center Powered By Amazon Web Services

October 19, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Through a strategic relationship, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), one of the nation’s top masters-level universities, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), will today launch the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub powered by AWS (DX-Hub). The DX-Hub has been created to accelerate digital transformation in the government, education and nonprofit sectors through the application of cloud technologies.
Public sector, education, and nonprofit organizations face rapid changes in technology with limited personnel and financial resources to meet the intensifying digital expectations of their constituencies. The DX-Hub combines the power of proven AWS innovation techniques with the deep subject matter expertise and Learn by Doing philosophy of Cal Poly students and faculty.

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