Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Founder at Six Feet Up
Hero since 2019
Calvin Hendryx-Parker is the co-founder of Six Feet Up, a women-owned company specializing in Python and AWS consulting. As CTO, he’s an active proponent of Cloud deployments and strategies in the Midwest, and has been using AWS technologies since early 2013.
He and his team have helped numerous high-profile organizations embrace and optimize their usage of AWS, including contributing to Capital One’s Cloud Custodian open source project. This project aimed to help the financial giant keep its workloads in compliance.
In 2017, Calvin founded the Indiana AWS user group (“IndyAWS”), now the fastest growing tech community in the Midwest with 750+ members. To-date, Calvin has held 30+ IndyAWS monthly meetups and organized the first annual Indy Cloud Conf event focused on cloud computing and cross cloud deployments.
Calvin is an avid AWS community spokesperson. In 2019, Calvin was asked to speak as the keynote presenter for the 2nd Annual AWS Community Day Midwest in Chicago.
Calvin is a Purdue University grad who can’t wait to see his DeepRacer show up in his mailbox.
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