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Hi. I'm Bhuvana Husain, Director of Programs & Operations in Akamai's Web Experience Business Unit. I'm also the Program Coordinator for this year's Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program here at Akamai. As described in the previous blog posts by Kate Jenkins (Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Akamai and Week 1 update on Akamai's Girls Who Code), we are thrilled to be hosting a group of 20 high school girls onsite at Akamai HQ in Cambridge so they can learn how to code. 

One Extra Hour - What Do You Do With It?

The number of hours that Americans sleep at night is down more than an hour from what it was in 1942. Does this mean that we've gained an hour more to do other, more productive things? Or, an hour more to do things like read and spend time with our family?

Week 1 update on Akamai's Girls Who Code

After months of planning & preparation, Akamai's Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is now underway! This past Monday July 6th, we welcomed 20 high school girls to Akamai's Cambridge headquarters, where they will spend seven weeks learning coding fundamentals and mingling with real-world techies.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Akamai

Hi. I'm Kate Jenkins, Principal Architect in Akamai's Platform Mapping Engineering group. I'm blogging here (for the first time!) because I wanted to let you know how pleased and excited we are to be hosting a 7 week Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program here at Akamai this summer, starting July 6th in Cambridge, MA. Girls Who Code is a fantastic national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Founded in 2012 in New York, they have expanded to 60 programs in 9 cities across the US this year.
Recently, I had the privilege to present scholarships to the three highest scorers in the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) on behalf of the Akamai Foundation. The Akamai Foundation is a proud supporter of the Mathematical Association of America, which includes the USAMO and the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad. This year, for the first time, there were two young women in the top twelve Math Olympians in the United States. Yea!
As we all know, on April 25, there was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal that, along with powerful aftershocks, devastated the region. Nearly 9,000 people were killed, tens of thousands were injured and as many as 8 million people were affected--a third of the country's population.

After the quake struck, many Akamai colleagues sprung into action, donating funds to relief organizations, which Akamai matched, and joining volunteer or philanthropic efforts of all sorts. One Akamai employee showed extraordinary commitment to helping the victims of the quake. Sunil Khandelwal, a Professional Services solutions architect in Akamai's Tokyo office, dedicated four weeks of his time to volunteer as part of a disaster relief team on the ground in Nepal.

Sponsoring the ThirstyBear Cycling Team

Around the Bay Area cycling is often referred to as the new golf. It allows riders to network with peers while getting exercise and enjoying the outdoors. Some are attracted to the sport because the vast array of technology today's bikes utilize - many of them eventually representing the cost of a small car or large motorcycle.

Nearly two years ago, we published a blog post titled "Clarifying State of the Internet Report Metrics", and it has served as a great reference for those interested in finding out more about the metrics published within the State of the Internet Report. However, as the report has evolved over the last several years, we thought it would be worth publishing an update to clarify existing metrics and review new ones, with the goal of minimizing confusion about, or misinterpretation of, terms and/or data within the report.

#GivingTuesday

The Future is Bright for FB.jpgWe are committed to investing in the education of our future innovators. In the spirit of the holiday season, we are proud to contribute to: With a charitable donation in our customers' names!

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - October 23, 2014 - Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced availability of the Q3 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report. Akamai's Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert) is a recognized leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services and strategies. This quarter's report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attacks, can be downloaded at www.stateoftheinternet.com/security-report.


"DDoS attack size and volume have gone through the roof this year," said John Summers, vice president, Security Business Unit at Akamai Technologies. "In the third quarter alone, Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than 100 gigabits-per-second, with the largest at 321 Gbps. Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets at an extremely high rate of speed."


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