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Welcome the Newest AWS Community Heroes

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest AWS Community Heroes:

  • Genki Sugawara (Cookpad)
  • Minyoung Jeong (The Beatpacking Company)
  • Brandon Burton (AWS Advent)

The Heroes share their enthusiasm for AWS  via social media, blogs, events, user groups, and workshops. Let’s take a look at their bios to learn more.

Genki Sugawara
Genki is an Operations Engineer at Cookpad, the largest recipe sharing service in Japan.

At Cookpad, he’s developed many tools for managing AWS services to support operations. Currently, he manages more than 800 EC2 servers. Cookpad migrated to AWS in 2011, and is built in Ruby on Rails. To learn more about how Genki and Cookpad utilize AWS, take a look at his slides. You can follow Genki on Twitter, check out his GitHub and his Bitbucket, or read his blog.

Minyoung Jeong
Minyoung is a key engineer at The Beatpacking Company, producer of the Beat mobile music app. Beta uses Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to implement a free streaming service that grew to over one million subscribers in just seven months.

A well-known speaker in his native Korea, Minyoung created the AWS Korea User Group on Facebook in 2012 and has grown it to over 4,300 members via community-based Q&A and discussions. Minyoung likes programming on Python, Ruby, Scala, DevOps on cloud and is interested in small open source projects for AWS management. You can see his presentations and learn more about the user group.

Brandon Burton
Brandon is a passionate and experienced Systems Administration and Operations Engineering practitioner. He focuses on web operations, automation, scalability, configuration management, and cloud computing.

He has worked on production environments that range from a single server, to websites that meet the needs of 500 million or more users. As an AWS user since 2009, he knows the ins and outs of the cloud, the data center, and everything in between. Brandon is active in the Los Angeles and global DevOps communities. He has organized the LA DevOps, numerous DevOpsDays events, the ongoing weekly HangOps sessions, and the yearly AWS Advent blogging series.

You can find Brandon on Twitter and on his web site. Be sure to check out his GitHub!

Welcome Aboard
Please join me in welcoming our newest heroes!


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.