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Astana, Kazakhstan • 13 March 2023

Kazakh IT Students to Be First Participants of Amazon OpenSearch Project

Amazon debuts its College Contributor flagship program in Kazakhstan

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Kazakh university students are the first to receive the opportunity of working on a large international project launched by the company Amazon, QazMonitor reports.

Last year, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Kazakhstan and Amazon signed a memorandum in the field of higher education, where students will have opportunities to acquire skills necessary to start their careers.

Following the agreement, Amazon launched the College Contributor pilot program in Kazakhstan, allowing Kazakh university students to be the first in the world to participate in the initiative. The project will attract more than 100 of the country's best engineering students.

Amazon’s flagship project is part of Amazon OpenSearch, an open-source search and analytics engine for use cases such as log analytics, real-time application monitoring, and clickstream analysis.

For three months, IT students in Kazakhstan, under the direct supervision of Amazon specialists, will use OpenSearch to make changes and improvements to the source code for a wide range of data repositories.

This program will allow students to not only gain experience and practical skills but also build their portfolios and network with industry experts.

After Kazakhstan, Amazon intends to expand this project to other countries.

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