Vicky “Tanya” Seno, Computer Science Professor at Santa Monica College
Los Angeles, USA
Hero since 2019
Vicky “Tanya” Seno is a Computer Science Professor at Santa Monica College, in Los Angeles California. At SMC she teaches numerous Amazon Web Services courses covering Computing Services, Containers, Kubernetes, ECS, Serverless, Networking and Security. Since accepting a faculty position at SMC in 2018, Vicky has helped develop a AWS Cloud Computing College Degree. Additionally, Vicky is part of a team that helps train and mentor faculty from nineteen local colleges in AWS, to help expand AWS course offerings in the Los Angeles area. She is also a co-organizer of AWS Cloud Day Conference at SMC that includes SA speakers, AWS workshops and a AWS CTF attended by over 130+ students at each event. #ProudToBeSMC
In 2019, AWS Educate appointed Vicky a AWS Cloud Faculty Ambassador for her contribution to AWS education in the classroom and the higher education community.
In an effort to increase female representation in this field, Vicky has been involved in various speaking and training activities. Vicky hosts a YouTube Channel with over 34,000 followers and 100+ beginners tech tutorials. She has also spoken at Amazon Summits on Containers, Kubernetes and Amazon EKS as well as developed training material for A Cloud Guru. Over the years, Vicky has given numerous coding workshops to elementary, middle and high school students, and has spoken on Women in STEM panels.
Before becoming a professor, Vicky worked over 20 years in IT with a focus on Linux Servers, High Performance Computing Clusters, Virtualization and AWS.
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