Ken Collins

AWS Serverless Hero

 Ken Collins, Principal Engineer at Custom Ink

 Norfolk, USA

 Hero since 2020

Ken Collins is a Principal Engineer at Custom Ink, focusing on DevOps and their Ecommerce Platform, with an emphasis on emerging opportunities. Custom Ink is approaching its 20th year in business and is entering its second phase of Cloud adoption, where Ken helps a growing engineering team succeed using AWS-first well-architected patterns.

With a love for the Ruby programming language and serverless, Ken continues his open source Rails work by focusing on using Rails with AWS Lambda using a Ruby gem called Lamby. Recently, he wrote an ActiveRecord adapter to take advantage of Aurora Serverless with Rails on Lambda. Ken lives near Norfolk, VA and organizes the area’s 757rb Ruby User Group.

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