The AWS Community Builders program offers technical resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to AWS enthusiasts and emerging thought leaders who are passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with the technical community.
Interested AWS builders should apply to the program to build relationships with AWS product teams, AWS Heroes, and the AWS community.
Throughout the program, subject matter experts will provide mentorship and share insights, including information about the latest services, as well as best practices for creating technical content, increasing reach, and sharing AWS knowledge across online and in-person communities. The program will accept a limited number of members per year. All AWS builders are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Applications are currently being reviewed and email notifications will be sent by mid-May 2021. New applications are closed but will reopen in Q3 2021. You can add your name to the waitlist to be notified when applications re-open.
What are the benefits of joining the AWS Community Builders program?
Access to AWS product teams and information about new services and features
Mentorship from AWS subject matter experts on a variety of topics
AWS Promotional Credits and other helpful resources to support content creation
Opportunities to connect with and learn from like-minded developers
Q: Who can apply to the AWS Community Builders program?
Any individual who is 18 or older and passionate about building on AWS can apply to join the AWS Community Builders program. The application process is open to AWS builders worldwide, and all interested individuals are welcome and encouraged to apply. The AWS Community Builders program seeks applicants from all regions, demographics, and underrepresented communities.
Q: What are the criteria for becoming a member of the AWS Community Builders program?
Applications will be reviewed twice a year, and applicants who are accepted into the program will be invited on a twice-yearly basis. While there is no single specific criterion for being accepted into the program, applications will generally be reviewed for evidence and accuracy of technical content, such as blog posts, open source contributions, and presentations; online knowledge sharing, such as posts to AWS Forums, Stack Overflow, Reddit, and related Slack channels; and community organization efforts, such as hosting AWS User Groups, Meetups, and other community-based events.
Q: What are the expectations for members of the AWS Community Builders program?
Program members are expected to join virtual calls, participate in mentorship opportunities, continue to share or produce educational and technical content, actively engage with and help build the AWS community, and demonstrate continued interest in learning more about AWS.
Q: How long does the AWS Community Builders program last?
The AWS Community Builders program is an ongoing initiative built in one year intervals for program members. Many members will feel like the skills they’ve gained after one year are sufficient, while others may easily re-apply to remain in the program.
Q: How is the AWS Community Builders program different from the AWS Heroes program?
The AWS Community Builders program accepts applications, while the AWS Heroes program is an invitation-only recognition program. The Community Builders program focuses on offering education, mentorship, and community engagement opportunities to a larger number of interested and active AWS builders, whereas the Heroes program has fewer members. Being a part of the Community Builders program does not exclude you from future nomination to the Heroes program.
Q: Does the AWS Community Builders program cost anything for members?
No, the program is free for all members.
Q: What are the benefits of joining the AWS Community Builders program?
Members of the program will receive:
- Access to AWS product teams and information about new services and features
- Mentorship from AWS subject matter experts on a variety of topics, including content creation, community building, and support for submitting CFPs and securing speaking engagements
- AWS Promotional Credits and other helpful resources to support content creation and community-based work
- Some surprises!
Q: What service categories are represented in the program?
Currently, the program covers the following technology areas: Containers, Data (databases, analytics, and BI), Developer Tools, Front-End Web and Mobile, Game Tech, Graviton/Arm Development, Management and Governance + Migration, Machine Learning, Network Content & Delivery, Security & Identity, Serverless, and Storage.