We continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm for AWS knowledge sharing in technical communities. Many experienced AWS advocates are passionate about helping others build on AWS by sharing their challenges, success stories, and code. Others who are newer to AWS are showing a similar enthusiasm for community building and are asking how they can get more involved in community activities. These builders are seeking better ways to connect with one another, share best practices, and receive resources & mentorship to help improve community knowledge sharing.
To help address these points, we are excited to announce the new AWS Community Builders Program which 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. As of today, this program is open for anyone to apply to join!
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 securing speaking engagements
- AWS Promotional Credits and other helpful resources to support content creation and community-based work
Any individual who is passionate about building on AWS can apply to join the AWS Community Builders program. The application process is open to AWS builders worldwide, and the program seeks applicants from all regions, demographics, and underrepresented communities.
While there is no single specific criteria 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, presentations, online knowledge sharing, and community organization efforts, such as hosting AWS Community Days, AWS User Groups, or other community-based events. Equally important, the program seeks individuals from diverse backgrounds, who are enthusiastic about getting more involved in these types of activities! The program will accept a limited number of applicants per year.