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Using CodeCommit with RStudio on Windows

Just some notes from my learnings around Git and AWS...

Assuming you're not the one responsible for granting access to AWS CodeCommit in your organization and you receive three pieces of information, something like this:

1) ssh://
2) user: ABC123
3) Private Key (see below)
The following article will be helpful:
Setup Steps for SSH Connections to AWS CodeCommit Repositories on Windows
After installing Git consider installing software like Tortoise Git for convenience. You might also want to install an SSH client like PuTTY.
As part of the AWS instructions, you'll need to edit the config file in the c:\users\<username>\.ssh folder:
Host git-codecommit.* User ABC123 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/codecommit_rsa
and in the same folder, the codecommit_rsa file should contain the RSA key provided similar to the one below. Note that you might have to remove extra lines that are inserted as you copy and paste this…

Life in a BioSoftTech Startup

This past year or so I've been focused on my work with a startup company creating a 3D videogame (written in Unity) using eye-tracking technology to help those with Autism Spectrum Disorder improve social skills, emotion recognition, and eye contact. Check out the website for more detail ( A more established company in the "BioSoftTech" market is Akili Interactive.

Now that the product is in clinical trials, I am moving to a part-time contract position and expect to be able to write more often here. I'm offering technical product/project management services too.