The AWS Heroes program acknowledges a choose few people who go above and past to share AWS information and educate others about AWS, all whereas serving to make constructing AWS expertise accessible to many. These leaders have an unimaginable influence inside technical communities worldwide and their efforts are drastically appreciated.

At present we’re excited to introduce to you the most recent AWS Heroes, together with the primary Heroes from Greece and Portugal:

Angela Timofte – Copenhagen, Denmark

Serverless Hero Angela Timofte is a Knowledge Platform Supervisor at Trustpilot. Enthusiastic about information sharing, teaching, and public talking, she is dedicated to main by instance and empowering folks to hunt and develop the abilities they should obtain their targets. She is pushed to construct scalable options with the most recent applied sciences whereas migrating from monolithic options utilizing serverless functions and event-driven structure. She is a co-organizer of the Copenhagen AWS Consumer Group and frequent speaker about serverless applied sciences at AWS Summits, AWS Group Days, ServerlessDays, and extra.

Avi Keinan – Tel Aviv, Israel

Group Hero Avi Keinan is a Senior Cloud Engineer at DoIT Worldwide. He makes a speciality of AWS Infrastructure, serverless, and safety options, enjoys fixing advanced issues, and is enthusiastic about serving to others. Avi is a member of many on-line AWS boards and teams the place he assists each novice and skilled cloud customers with fixing advanced and easy options. He additionally incessantly posts AWS-related movies on his YouTube channel.

Hirokazu Hatano – Tokyo, Japan

Group Hero Hirokazu Hatano is the founder & CEO of Operation Lab, LLC. He created the Japan AWS Consumer Group (JAWS-UG) CLI chapter in 2014 and has hosted 165 AWS CLI occasions over a six-year interval, with 4,133 attendees. In 2020, regardless of the difficult circumstances of COVID-19, he has efficiently reworked the AWS CLI occasions from in-person to digital. Within the first quarter of 2020, he held 12 on-line hands-on occasions with 1,170 attendees. As well as, he has organized six different JAWS-UG chapters, making him one of the crucial frequent JAWS-UG organizers.

Ian McKay – Sydney, Australia

Group Hero Ian McKay is the Cloud Lead at Kablamo. Between serving to purchasers, he loves the possibility to construct open-source initiatives with a deal with AWS automation and tooling. Ian constructed and maintains each the “Former2” and “Console Recorder for AWS” initiatives which assist builders writer Infrastructure as Code templates (comparable to CloudFormation) from current sources or whereas within the AWS Administration Console. Ian additionally enjoys talking at meetups, co-hosting podcasts, partaking with the neighborhood on Slack, and posting his newest experiences with AWS on his weblog.

Jacopo Nardiello – Milan, Italy

Container Hero Jacopo Nardiello is CEO and Founder at SIGHUP. He repeatedly speaks at conferences and occasions, and intently helps the native Italian neighborhood the place he presently runs the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Milano meetup and repeatedly collaborates with AWS and the AWS Milan Consumer Group on all issues containers. He’s enthusiastic about creating and delivering battle-tested options based mostly on EKS, Fargate, and OSS software program – each from the CNCF and AWS – like AWS Firecracker (the bottom for Lambda), AWS Elasticsearch Open Distro, and different initiatives.

Jérémie Rodon – Paris, France

Group Hero Jérémie Rodon is a 9x licensed AWS Cloud Architect working for Devoteam Revolve. He has three years of consulting expertise, designing options in varied environments from small companies to CAC40 corporations, whereas additionally empowering purchasers on AWS by delivering AWS programs as an AWS Approved Teacher Champion. His pursuits lie primarily in safety, and particularly cryptography: he has performed shows explaining how AWS KMS works below the hood and has written a weblog publish explaining why the quantum crypto-calypse is not going to occur.

Kittaya Niennattrakul – Bangkok, Thailand

Group Hero Kittaya Niennattrakul (Tak) is a Product Supervisor and Assistant Managing Director at Dailitech. Tak has helped run the AWS Consumer Group Thailand since 2014, and can also be one of many AWS Asian Ladies’s Affiliation leaders. In 2019, she and the Thailand Consumer Group workforce, with help from AWS, organized two large occasions: AWS Meetup – Profession Day (400+ attendees), and AWS Group Day in Bangkok (200+ attendees). Presently, Tak helps write a weblog for sharing helpful info with the AWS neighborhood. In 2020, AWS Consumer Group Thailand has greater than 8,000+ members and continues rising.

Konstantinos Siaterlis – Athens, Greece

Machine Studying Hero Konstantinos Siaterlis is Head of Knowledge Engineering at Orfium, a Music Rights Administration firm based mostly in Malibu. Throughout his day-to-day, he drives adoption/integration and coaching on a number of AWS companies, together with Amazon SageMaker. He’s the co-organizer of AWS Consumer Group Greece, and a blogger on TheLastDev, writing about Knowledge Science and introductory tutorials on AWS Machine Studying Providers.

Kyle Bai – Taichung Metropolis, Taiwan

Container Hero Kyle Bai, often known as Kai-Ren Bai, is a Website Reliability Engineer at MaiCoin. He’s a creator and contributor of some open-source initiatives on GitHub about AWS, Containers, and Kubernetes. Kyle is a co-organizer of the Cloud Native Taiwan Consumer Group. He’s additionally a technical speaker, with expertise delivering shows at meetups and conferences together with AWS re:Invent re:Cap Taipei, AWS Summit Taipei, AWS Developer Yr-end Meetup Taipei, AWS Taiwan Consumer Group, and so forth.

Linghui Gong – Shanghai, China

Group Hero Linghui Gong is VP of Engineering at Strikingly, Inc. One of many early AWS customers in China, Linghui has been main his workforce to drive all essential structure evolutions on AWS, together with constructing a cross-region web site cluster that serves hundreds of thousands of web sites worldwide. Linghui shared the story of his groups’ cross-region web site cluster on AWS at re:Invent 2018. He has additionally offered AWS finest practices twice at AWS Summit Beijing, in addition to at many different AWS occasions.

Luca Bianchi – Milan, Italy

Serverless Hero Luca Bianchi is Chief Know-how Officer at Neosperience. He writes on Medium about serverless and Machine Studying, the place he focuses on applied sciences comparable to AWS CDK, AWS Lambda, and Amazon SageMaker. He’s co-founder of Serverless Meetup Italy and co-organizer of ServerlessDays Milano and ServerlessDays Italy. As an lively member of the serverless neighborhood, Luca is an everyday speaker at person teams, serving to builders and groups to undertake cloud applied sciences.

Matthieu Napoli – Lyon, France

Serverless Hero Matthieu Napoli is a software program engineer enthusiastic about serving to builders to create. Fascinated by how serverless unlocks creativity, he works on making serverless accessible to everybody. Matthieu enjoys sustaining open-source initiatives together with Bref, a framework for creating serverless PHP functions on AWS. Alongside Bref, he sends a month-to-month publication containing serverless information related to PHP builders. Matthieu lately created the Serverless Visually Defined course which is filled with use instances, visible explanations, and code samples.

Mike Chambers – Brisbane, Australia

Machine Studying Hero Mike Chambers is an unbiased coach, specializing in AWS and machine studying. He was one of many first on the earth to grow to be AWS licensed and has gone on to coach effectively over 1 / 4 of one million college students within the artwork of AWS, machine studying, and cloud. An lively advocate of AWS’s machine studying capabilities, Mike has traveled the world serving to examine teams, delivering talks at AWS Meetups, all whereas posting broadly on social media. Mike’s ardour is to assist the neighborhood get as enthusiastic about know-how as he’s.

Noah Reward – Raleigh-Durham, USA

Machine Studying Hero Noah Gift is the founding father of Pragmatic A.I. Labs. He lectures on cloud computing at prime universities globally, together with the Duke and Northwestern graduate information science applications. He designs graduate machine studying, MLOps, A.I., and Knowledge Science programs, consults on Machine Studying and Cloud Structure for AWS, and is an enormous advocate of AWS Machine Studying and placing machine studying fashions into manufacturing. Noah has authored a number of books, together with Pragmatic AI, Python for DevOps, and Cloud Computing for Knowledge Evaluation.

Olalekan Elesin – Berlin, Germany

Machine Studying Hero Olalekan Elesin is an engineer at coronary heart, with a confirmed file of main profitable machine studying initiatives as a knowledge science engineer and a product supervisor, together with utilizing Amazon SageMaker to ship an AI enabled platform for Scout24, which diminished productionizing ML initiatives from no less than 7 weeks to three weeks. He has given a number of talks throughout Germany on constructing machine studying merchandise on AWS, together with Serverless Product Suggestions with Amazon Rekognition. For his machine studying weblog posts, he writes about automating machine studying workflows with Amazon SageMaker and Amazon Step Features.

Peter Hanssens – Sydney, Australia

Serverless Hero Peter Hanssens is a neighborhood chief: he has led the Sydney Serverless neighborhood for the previous three years, and in addition constructed out Knowledge Engineering communities in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. His ardour helps others to study and develop their careers by means of shared experiences. He ran the primary ever ServerlessDays in Australia in 2019 and in 2020 he has organized AWS Serverless Group Day ANZ, ServerlessDays ANZ, and DataEngBytes, a community-built information engineering convention.

Ruofei Ma – Beijing, China

Container Hero Ruofei Ma works as a principal software program engineer for FreeWheel Inc, the place he focuses on creating cloud-native functions with AWS. He enjoys sharing know-how with others and is a lecturer at, the most important IT knowledge-sharing platform in China. He enjoys sharing his expertise on varied meetups, such because the CNCF webinar and GIAC. He’s a committee member of the biggest service mesh neighborhood in China,, and infrequently posts blogs to share his finest practices with the neighborhood.

Sheen Brisals – London, United Kingdom

Serverless Hero Sheen Brisals is a Senior Engineering Supervisor at The LEGO Group and is actively concerned within the international Serverless neighborhood. Sheen loves being a part of Serverless conferences and enjoys sharing information with neighborhood members. He talks about Serverless at many occasions around the globe, and his insights into Serverless know-how and adoption methods could be discovered on his Medium channel. You may as well discover him tweeting about Serverless success tales and technical ideas.

Sridevi Murugayen – Chennai, India

Knowledge Hero Sridevi Murugayen has 16+ years of IT expertise and is a passionate developer and downside solver. She is an lively co-organizer of the AWS Consumer Group in Chennai, and helps host and ship AWS Group Days, Meetups, and technical classes to the developer neighborhood. She is an everyday speaker in neighborhood occasions specializing in analytics options utilizing AWS Analytics companies, together with Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon S3, and AWS Glue. She strongly believes in variety and inclusion for a profitable society and loves encouraging and enabling girls technologists.

Stéphane Maarek – Lisbon, Portugal

Knowledge Hero Stéphane Maarek is a web-based teacher at Udemy with many programs designed to show customers construct on AWS (together with the AWS Licensed Knowledge & Analytics Specialty certification) and deepen their information about AWS companies. Stephane additionally has a eager curiosity in educating about Apache Kafka and lately partnered with AWS to launch an in-depth course on Amazon MSK (Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka). Stephane is enthusiastic about know-how and the way it might help enhance lives and processes.

Tom McLaughlin – Boston, USA

Serverless Hero Tom McLaughlin is a cloud infrastructure and operations engineer who has labored in corporations starting from startups to the enterprise. What drew Tom early to serverless was the prospect of getting no hosts or container administration platform to construct and handle which yielded the query; what would he do if the servers he was accountable for went away? He’s discovered enjoyment in a neighborhood of individuals which might be each pushing the way forward for know-how and making an attempt to know its results on the way forward for folks and companies.





For those who’d wish to study extra in regards to the new Heroes, or join with a Hero close to you, please visit the AWS Hero website.


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