Rehan van der Merwe

AWS Community Hero

 Rehan van der Merwe, Software Engineer at

 Pretoria, South Africa

 Hero since 2020

Rehan is a developer, architect, and AWS junkie at heart, while consuming an unhealthy amount of coffee, focusing on serverless and all that AWS has to offer.

He organizes the AWS PTA Meetup and does the occasional presentation as well. He is an avid blogger and is helping the AWS community where possible, always lurking in all the #aws slack channels and answering questions.

Rehan has a strong background in Electronic and Electronic Communications Engineering, but has shifted focus to everything AWS. He currently holds 3 AWS certifications (including AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional) and is passionate about serverless and architecting big data and microservices. His favorite languages include JS, TS, and PHP, but he is multilingual and has touched on many industries and technologies.

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What is the AWS Heroes Program?

The AWS Heroes program recognizes a vibrant, worldwide group of AWS experts whose enthusiasm for knowledge-sharing has had a real impact within the community. Heroes go above and beyond to share AWS knowledge via social media, blog posts, videos, open source projects, events, user groups, and more.