John Varghese, Principal Engineer at DNANexus
Mountain View, USA
Hero since 2018
John Varghese is a Principal DevOps Engineer at DNANexus, responsible for managing their AWS Infrastructure. Previously as a Cloud Steward at Intuit he managed the AWS infrastructure of Intuit’s Futures Group. He also helped Intuit recruit exceptional people in engineering, user experience, and data analytics. John worked together with their Talent Acquisition team, promoting the challenging problems Intuit was trying to solve, at top tier schools like Stanford.
He runs the AWS Bay Area meetup in the San Francisco Peninsula Area for both beginners and intermediate AWS users. He has also organized multiple AWS Community Day events in the Bay Area. He runs a Slack channel just for AWS users. You can contact him there directly via Slack. He has a deep understanding of AWS solutions from both strategic and tactical perspectives. An avid AWS user since 2012, he evangelizes AWS and DevOps every chance he gets.
John is keen on exploiting advances in technology for the betterment of society. He loves watching science channels on YouTube. He is a very enthusiastic supporter of the DevOps movement. In that role, John mentors engineers and encourages them to adopt the DevOps culture. He occassionally speaks at conferences and user groups, on topics ranging from the applications of Artificial Intelligence to using automation to secure your AWS infrastructure.
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