Eric Hammond

AWS Serverless Hero

 Eric Hammond, Internet Startup Technologist

 Los Angeles, USA

 Hero since 2014

Eric Hammond has been an active user and supporter of AWS since 2007. An early pioneer in creating community AMIs for Ubuntu, Eric introduced the concept of user-data scripts for Amazon EC2 instance initialization. Eric publishes articles on, his tech blog about practical uses of AWS, and actively discusses and promotes AWS as @esh on Mastodon. Eric has built and led successful technology for a number of early stage Internet startups in the Los Angeles area including,,, and his current company, Archer Education, which runs entirely on AWS.

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