We say goodbye to summer and welcome a new group of AWS Heroes, including the first Heroes to be based in Cameroon or Malaysia. Let’s get acquainted with them.
Vancouver, Canada | Community Hero | @adv4000
Denis is a seven-time AWS certified Solutions Architect at OpsGuru. His day-to-day involves automating and developing a variety of cloud solutions using Terraform. He is also a vlogger with more than 70,000 subscribers. His YouTube channel has over 7,000,000 views. Denis shares his knowledge about AWS and DevOps. Denis’s channel is an asset and one of the most popular free resources for AWS and DevOps information within the Russian-speaking cloud community.
Ivonne, a 15-year AWS veteran, is currently a Principal Software Engineering at Edelman Financial Engines. Ivonne has been developing serverless apps for more than five years. She has expertise in a variety of areas, including building prototypes, setting up reference architectures and creating mission-critical production workloads. Ivonne is well-known for sharing her knowledge to the software engineering community. She also runs a popular blog and YouTube channel dedicated towards making serverless architecture more accessible.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Community Hero | @kaushikmohanraj
Kaushik, a cloud enthusiast with nearly a decade of experience in the cloud space and a total number of 10 AWS certifications, is Director of Operations & Sales at Blazeclan Technologies Malaysia. Kaushik is an architect with a wealth experience and has managed multiple cloud-native projects for customers around the globe. He is also a passionate disseminator and facilitator of AWS knowledge and spends a lot time helping others to build their careers in the cloud. He is co-organizer for AWS User Group Malaysia since 2019. He is also co-director for Women In Big Data’s Malaysia Chapter. This chapter offers a platform to support women in technology and is a frequent speaker in his role of AWS APN Ambassador.
Luc van Donkersgoed
Luc is a solutions architect and software developer. He works as a Lead Engineer for the Dutch national postal service where he designs, develops, and maintains serverless architectures that process millions of parcels. Luc is a passionate advocate for emerging tech and loves sharing his enthusiasm with others in this space. Luc is a speaker at events, podcast host, and contributor to blogs. He also created a 16-session video course on YouTube and is the creator and administrator of the AWS Blogs Twitter Bot. Busy man!
Rick is an AWS veteran for almost a decade. He has used the platform’s core services since 2015 to build and deliver OMO solutions to thousands of customers. Rick is currently a Senior Tech Manager at 91APP. He and his team are responsible not only for building infrastructure on AWS but also for managing cost, DevOps and security. Rick’s passion for helping other developers improve their skills led him to found SRE Taiwan four year ago. The group now boasts over 3,600 members who share best practices, content, and host study groups.
Rosius is relatively new to AWS. He first began working with it in 2020 after being introduced by a friend who coorganizes an AWS User Group. Rosius is a software developer at Serverless Guru and has been creating apps for customers for eighteen years. He also blogs about his journey since discovering AWS. Rosius is also a regular speaker at AWS Community Voices video shows, webinars, and AWS Community Voices meetups.