The AWS Hero program recognizes a vibrant, worldwide group of AWS experts whose enthusiasm for knowledge-sharing has a real impact within the community. Heroes go above and beyond to share knowledge via social media, blog posts, open source projects, events, and user groups. You can click on a profile below to learn more about a Hero or see the program FAQ for general information.
AWS Community Heroes are passionate AWS enthusiasts. They use their extensive knowledge to teach others about all things AWS across a range of mediums. Their wide-reaching efforts to spread knowledge of the AWS platform have a significant impact within their local communities.
AWS Container Heroes are prominent trendsetters who are deeply connected to the ever-evolving container community. They possess extensive knowledge of multiple Amazon container services, are always keen to learn the latest trends, and are passionate about sharing their insights with anyone running containers on AWS.
AWS Data Heroes are IT leaders and educators with a shared passion for analytics, database, and blockchain technologies. They are data experts, who actively participate at the forefront of technology trends, leveraging their extensive technical expertise to share knowledge and build a community around a passion for AWS data services.
Machine Learning Heroes
AWS Machine Learning Heroes are developers and academics who are proficient with deep learning frameworks and are passionate enthusiasts of emerging Amazon ML technologies. They enjoy helping developers of all machine learning proficiencies learn and apply ML, at speed and scale, through Hero blog posts, videos, and technical sessions, as well as direct engagement.
AWS Serverless Heroes are spirited pioneers of the AWS serverless ecosystem. They evangelize AWS serverless technologies online, in person, and via open source contributions to GitHub and the AWS Serverless Application Repository. These Serverless Heroes help evolve the way developers, companies, and the community at large build modern applications.
Q: What is the AWS Heroes program?
AWS is comprised of users whose enthusiasm has created a vibrant worldwide community of experts who go above and beyond to share their AWS knowledge through social media, blogs, events, user groups, and workshops. These developers are known as AWS Heroes.
The AWS Heroes program recognizes and honors the most engaged developers who’ve had a real impact within the community. It also provides Heroes a place to tell their story and connect with like-minded developers. If you are looking to learn from and connect with experienced members of the AWS community, check out their bios and connect online.
Q: What kind of activities does an AWS Hero do?
Heroes are mentors and super users, creators, writers or speakers who routinely provide high quality and impactful content to the AWS developer community worldwide. Some examples of the type of activity they are engaged in:
- Writing blog posts, news articles, books, or technical documentation
- Being a content creator by posting tutorials, podcasts, and videos
- Contributing to the AWS developer community with open source projects and code samples
- Running AWS-focused events such as user groups, hackathons, workshops, Community Day events, and more
- Speaking at tech events worldwide
Q: What do you look for in an AWS Hero?
The key characteristics of an AWS Hero are:
Enthusiasm – An individual who regularly participates and engages the AWS community.
Expertise – Being an expert in AWS and staying on top of trends.
Leadership – Building relationships and strengthening ties within the community.
Q: How do I find more information about the AWS Heroes program?
We are always on the lookout for the next group of AWS Heroes. If you'd like to be considered for the AWS Heroes program, make sure you're contributing and sharing with our community.
Heroes contribute by answering questions in our forums or sites like StackOverflow. They submit code or projects to places like GitHub. They share their knowledge and expertise in person at conferences, user groups, etc. They write blogs, publish books and continually look for ways to engage with the AWS Community.
Questions about our program? Contact us here.
Q: What is the difference between a Community Hero and a category Hero?
Community Heroes are passionate enthusiasts of the entire AWS platform, and spend time educating others on a wide array of AWS services. While they may have an area of expertise, they spend most of their time evangelizing the entire AWS ecosystem.
Category Heroes (e.g. Serverless Heroes, Container Heroes, Machine Learning Heroes) are well known early adopters and thought leaders within their specific knowledge area. They spend the vast majority of their time speaking, blogging, and advocating AWS services which fall under one specific category or topic.