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Eric Hammond

Eric Hammond has been an active user and supporter of AWS since 2007. An early pioneer in creating community AMIs for Ubuntu, Eric introduced the concept of user-data scripts for Amazon EC2 instance initialization. Eric publishes articles on, his tech blog about practical uses of AWS, and is active in answering AWS questions on StackOverflow and ServerFault. Eric has built and led successful technology for a number of early stage Internet startups in the Los Angeles area including,,, and his current company,, which runs entirely on AWS.