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Gilbert Young Jr for AWS Community Builders

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AWS Community Builders - Christmas Edition

What surprises you most about the community builders program?

It is phenomenal how many sharp-witted talented individuals are in the Community Builders program and everyone is so willing to share their knowledge. It really feels like we are one big family of engineers.

What’s your background and your experience with AWS?

Originally, I was a Busincess Science major in College until I made a risky decision to program switch to Computer Science. Long story short, I was lucky and got a remote software engineer job in Belize during my second semester of college. The company had an enterprise support plan and was a part of the AWS Partner Network. I was introduced to AWS by the Account Manager and Solution Architects through Immersion Days. I was immediately inspired by the power of the cloud. My curiosity led me to start building small side projects on AWS.

Fast forward to today, I am now a Serverless Developer who's on the journey of making a career transition to become a Data Scientist. I would describe my experience with AWS as intermediate, there is always room for improvement. Learning never stops!

What’s the biggest benefit you see from the program?

I would say the best benefit of the program is accessibility to a comprehensive network and vast learning resources.

What’s the next swag item that you would like to get?

I would love to have a CB Bomber Jacket!

What are you eating for dinner today? Share the recipe!


  • Corn tortilla
  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Cilantro

Is there anything else you would like to say about the community builders program in 2022?

Many thanks for giving us the resources and a platform for us to educate and influence others in our local communities and international.

Top comments (2)

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Jason Dunn [AWS]

Great write-up, thank you for sharing it. ❤️

Merry Christmas! 🎄

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Gilbert Young Jr

Hey @jasondunn, thank you much appreciated.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! 🎄