The worldwide AWS Heroes program acknowledges people who’re outstanding leaders in native tech communities. Heroes assist others find out about AWS by sharing data through weblog posts, shows, social media, and open supply tasks; or by organizing occasions, Meetups, and workshops. As world communities develop we proceed to see new leaders emerge, and at present we’re thrilled to introduce to you the primary new AWS Heroes of 2021, together with the primary Heroes from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Colombia:

Ben Bridts – Antwerp, Belgium

Neighborhood Hero Ben Bridts has been utilizing AWS professionally since 2015, and as an AWS Technologist at Cloudar, he works with companies starting from start-ups to enterprises. He’s additionally an AWS Licensed Teacher and offers AWS Classroom Trainings at The Campus. You will discover his weblog posts on the Cloudar weblog, and see him collaborating on GitHub (possibly your CloudFormation Stack makes use of code he wrote). He’s a co-organizer of the Belgian AWS Person-Group and steadily speaks at numerous different occasions. He has a broad curiosity in serverless, automation, and enabling builders. At present, he counts CloudFormation, Lambda, KMS, CloudFront, and [email protected] amongst his favourite providers.

Nana Janashia – Vienna, Austria

Container Hero Nana Janashia is a DevOps advisor and coach. She began the ‘Techworld with Nana’ channel to share her experience about numerous DevOps subjects and to assist fanatics get into the sphere extra simply. She consults with groups of builders and DevOps engineers to assist them enhance their current processes for CI/CD, containerization, and orchestration. In 2020, she created an entire academic program for these trying to turn into DevOps engineers, centered on studying the preferred instruments and platforms like Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Terraform & extra.

Zainab Maleki – Perth, Australia

Neighborhood Hero Zainab Maleki is a pure chief whose expertise have shone since arriving in Australia: she facilitated CoderDojo for women for 3 years, and in 2020 began a coding class for kids of culturally various backgrounds. Over the previous yr Zainab offered reusable serverless patterns at AWS Neighborhood Day and co-presented Design Pushed Improvement in information and analytics on the Latency convention in Perth. As a full-stack developer, Senior DevOps Engineer, AWS Ambassador, and common convention presenter, Zainab is pleased with the worth that she has delivered to her shoppers and her neighborhood.

Kenjiro Marumoto – Hiroshima, Japan

Information Hero Kenjiro Marumoto contributes to AWS person neighborhood actions by working Meetups and examine classes for the Hiroshima chapter (about 300 registered members) and the Huge Information chapter (about 900 registered members) of JAWS-UG, the AWS Person Group community in Japan. When he spoke on the 2019 AWS Summit Tokyo, he acquired a primary place buyer satisfaction score. He was additionally featured at re:Invent 2018 for his firm’s Amazon QuickSight use case. In recognition of those actions, he acquired the 2018 AWS Samurai Award, which is given to customers who’ve made excellent contributions to JAWS-UG.

Dijeesh Padinharethi – Kochi, India

Container Hero Dijeesh Padinharethi is presently an AWS Person Group Chief for the Kochi neighborhood the place he has organized a number of meetups, hackathons, and different knowledge-sharing classes. He organized the first-ever AWS Neighborhood Day – Kochi again in 2019 and co-organized AWS Neighborhood Day India 2020 – Digital Version. He additionally leads the CNCF and Hashicorp Person Group communities in Kochi. Dijeesh is an occasional blogger, and he shares data about AWS through his and AWS UG Kochi’s social media accounts.

Daniel Rankov – Sofia, Bulgaria

Neighborhood Hero Daniel Rankov leads the Cloud Heart of Excellence (CCOE) crew and guides the general Cloud and DevOps technique at MentorMate. Daniel’s cloud journey started as one of many first folks at HeleCloud, now an AWS Premier Associate. There he grew to become very keen about AWS and all the advantages that the general public cloud brings to companies. This ardour let him turn into a co-organizer of the AWS Bulgaria Person Group, and he now actively speaks at conferences and performs trainings and workshops.

Srushith Repakula – Bengaluru, India

Serverless Hero Shrushith Repakula is the Head of Engineering at KonfHub. He’s keen about constructing serverless functions and sharing his experiences at numerous occasions throughout the globe. Srushith not too long ago based the Tirupati AWS Person Group and in addition began the primary serverless-focused meetup group in Bangalore. He additionally began Serverless Saturdays, a month-to-month webinar specializing in all the pieces serverless and serving to builders not solely kick begin their serverless journey, but in addition present a chance to get entry to learnings and experiences from specialists throughout the globe.

Shun Yoshie – Yokohama, Japan

Neighborhood Hero Shun Yoshie joined the Japanese AWS person group (JAWS-UG) in 2013, and has been working three JAWS-UG chapters (X-Tech, Safety, and Tokyo) since 2016. In 2019, he was chair of the JAWS DAYS 2019 organizer committee, an occasion which drew 2000 individuals and had 129 classes throughout 11 tracks. He was named AWS Samurai 2018 and 2019. In September 2020, Shun launched a brand new occasion and was chair of JAWS SONIC 2020 / MIDNIGHT JAWS 2020, which was a completely on-line 24-hour occasion, with practically 1,500 registrations and on-line participation from many nations abroad.

Carlos Zambrano – Bogotá, Colombia

Information Hero Carlos Zambrano is keen about all the pieces associated to AWS, with a deal with Information and Analytics, DevOps, and Machine Studying. He spoke at AWS re:Invents 2020 and 2019 and has greater than six years of expertise with world AWS tasks. At present, he holds 10 AWS Certifications. Carlos can also be co-founder of Clouding LA and co-organizer of AWS Person Group Bogotá, Colombia. He likes to jot down technical posts and speak about AWS Information and Analytics on Medium and Moreover, Carlos creates movies, on-line courses, and workshops centered on AWS. He has helped a whole bunch of individuals turn into AWS licensed.


In case you’d wish to study extra concerning the new Heroes, or join with a Hero close to you, please visit the AWS Hero website.


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