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Genki Sugawara is an Operations Engineer at Cookpad, the largest recipe sharing service in Japan. Cookpad is a web application using Ruby on Rails, which migrated to AWS in 2011.

At Cookpad, he’s developed many tools for managing AWS services to support their operations. Currently, he manages more than 800 EC2 servers.

To learn more about how Genki and Cookpad utilize AWS, view his presentation slides at