Amazon Web Services is holding a Mardi Gras themed Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on February 8, 2012, at  the Van Vorst Building on Amazon’s Campus in South Lake Union, 426 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.

Attendees will learn about the magic taking place in the cloud, says the company. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels will kick off the evening highlighting recent innovations at AWS and then introduce Seattle’s newest addition to the local tech community - The Climate Corporation. The Climate Corporation combines Big Data, climatology, and agronomy to protect the $3 trillion global agriculture industry with fully automated weather insurance products. David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation will discuss this unique application of cloud computing.

The event is suited for technology leaders, professionals and educators such as CIOs, CTOs, IT managers, consultants, SDEs, solution architects, and administrators, professors, and students of engineering and computer sciences.