Revolutionizing Computer Science Education: The DeepRacer Autonomous Race Experience

🏎️ Why you need DeepRacer 🏁

Meet our CIOs

In the vibrant halls of South Hills High School, Chief Information Officers Denise and Sophie embarked on a mission to infuse the DeepRacer Autonomous Race with a sense of identity and purpose. Recognizing the importance of a memorable acronym to encapsulate the essence of the project, they dove headfirst into the creative process, determined to craft something that would capture the imagination of all who encountered it.

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DeepRacer-for-Cloud v5.2.2 now available with new real-time training metrics

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DeepRacer-for-Cloud provides a great way for developers to train DeepRacer models on EC2 (or other cloud compute instances, or even local servers) however many users have noticed that unlike the official AWS console it didn’t provide the kind of friendly web UI showing the current state of training.

While there are some fantastic log analysis notebooks available these can be a little tricky to set up and often require re-loading vast amounts of log data to get a refreshed view of the metrics.

Deepracer-for-Cloud v5.2.2 is now available and has added an exciting new feature which enables real-time metrics visualisation using Grafana.

Update – This new functionality has now also been added to DeepRacer-on-the-Spot.

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The AWS ML community is moving to Discord

After five years of hosting our community on Slack, the AWS Machine Learning Community is moving to Discord.

Over the past years many people have joined and contributed to the community. People have shared countless tips & tricks and helped people with their ML and DeepRacer journey.

Why did we take his decision?

Slack has been at the core for the Community’s activity from day one of it existence. We would not get to where we are without it. Over the time, we have learned to leverage its strengths and live with limitations.

Over the past year we have noticed that more and more of this knowledge is disappearing due to Slack’s limited history, harming our ability to grow and sustain the community. This harms community engagement because many channels are empty by now. Slack also does not provide us with the tools we need to further grow and sustain the community.

What will happen to Slack?

Slack will stay around for a while, whilst we migrate to Discord. We will slowly reduce the number of available channels. Announcements made in our new Discord server will be relayed to Discord to ensure nobody misses a thing!

You will find our new home at

Thanks for being a member of this community, and we hope to see you again soon!

AWS DeepRacer activities in Buenos Aires (2023)

We were able to run many DeepRacer events in Buenos Aires in 2023; I thought about writing this article to describe how things were put together. The bottom line is that I wanted to gain experience in physical racing but needed a track. Many racers face the same problem, and I get asked how I did it. Finding a university and building a DeepRacer community around it was the solution for me.

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AWS DeepRacer Championships 2023: The format and the prizes

Time is running out for those who want to join the championships. With just over a week left to race in the League and 13 spots left for grabs the racing is getting increasingly tense. But then it’s worth remembering that we already have 57 finalists determined, and they are already waiting for the information on what’s ahead of them in Las Vegas.

Well, here’s what.

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