Nick Triantafillou, Cloud Engineer
New South Wales, Australia
Hero since 2023
Nick is a Cloud Engineer, Educator, User Group founder, and Christmas Light enthusiast.
Having worked as a Linux System Administrator for over 20 years, he discovered AWS in 2009 and hasn't looked back. He was one of the original course instructors at the cloud education startup A Cloud Guru, having taught over 1 million students the fundamentals of AWS, and also produced the world's first AWS Certified DevOps Engineer course.
He's the founder of his local Wollongong AWS User Group, co-founder of the Sydney Serverless Meetup and has assisted in the planning and operation of both the ServerlessConf and ServerlessDays ANZ conferences.
Each December Nick brings traffic to a standstill by installing over 75,000 LEDs on his house for his serverless, AWS powered light show spectacular.
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