Community Heroes are mentors and super users. Creators, writers or speakers who routinely provide high quality and impactful content to our developer community worldwide. Read their bio, visit their blog and connect with them on online by visiting their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.


Thanos Baskous

Thanos Baskous is a New York-based software architect who is passionate about designing and building scalable and robust systems.

He co-founded the Open Guide to AWS, which is one of the most popular AWS resources and communities on the web.

He is the Chief Architect of Blackstone.

At Twitter, he built infrastructure that allows engineers to seamlessly deploy and run their applications across private data centers and public cloud environments. He previously lead a team at TellApart (acquired by Twitter) that built an internal platform-as-a-service (Docker, Apache Aurora, Mesos on AWS) in support of a migration from a monolithic application architecture to a microservice-based architecture. Before TellApart, he co-founded AWS-hosted AdStack (acquired by TellApart) in order to automatically personalize and improve the quality of content in marketing emails and email newsletters.