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Apply now for the 2020 AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program

Applications are now open for the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program. Launched in 2019, the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador program is for top-tier cloud educators around the world who focus on helping students learn about cloud computing as they prepare for the modern workforce.

Members of the program serve as evangelists for AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. Cloud Ambassadors lead by sharing their knowledge and experience in teaching cloud computing with other educators at their institution, in their community, and around the world.

AWS Educate Cloud Ambassadors are recognized through special benefits, including:

  • Professional development
  • Incremental AWS Promotional Credit
  • Access to and assistance from AWS and other Cloud Ambassadors to collaborate on content development
  • Discounted AWS re:Invent registration
  • Ability to share thought leadership with the AWS Educate global community
  • Quarterly tech talks lead by AWS subject matter experts

To apply to be a Cloud Ambassador, educators must: 1) be a member of AWS Educate, 2) respond to all required questions in the application, and 3) create and submit an original video.

AWS Educate Cloud Ambassadors are expected to:

  • Stay up to date on AWS services and attend quarterly Cloud Ambassador webinars.
  • Actively participate in the Cloud Ambassador community by sharing ideas and best practices on cloud education.
  • Evangelize AWS Educate and cloud instruction through at least two social media posts, blogs, AWS Educate events, or user workshops annually, and report these activities.

Educators who want to apply or learn more about the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program can find more information at the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program website, attend the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Informational Webinar on February 24, 2020 or apply through the AWS Educate portal. Check out the 2019 AWS Educate Cloud Ambassadors.

The application period is open and ends March 13, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. The 2020 Cloud Ambassador Cohort will be announced April 7, 2020.

Grant Irons

Grant Irons

Grant Irons manages the Cloud Ambassador Program for AWS Educate. He has a Masters of Education from Texas A&M University. Grant loves working with educators to provide students with authentic cloud learning experiences. On the weekends you can find him and his family hiking or skiing in the Pacific Northwest US.