This Week In AWS Community: Renewal Time

It’s That Time Of Year Again

carlarjenkins

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Last week Saturday night, I received the renewal email. As stated in this blog series, AWS Community Builders program is moving towards a one-time annual renewal period. As someone on the machine learning track, my area has been pretty hot as of late. There’s AWS Bedrock and PartyRock. I ask the program manager which product AWS is prioritizing. He says both so I will send one PartyRock content piece and one Bedrock piece.

I have the content and don’t have to create anything new ahead of the March 31, 2024 deadline. I have created this blog series to keep me honest. It lets me focus on something AWS-related every single week. Having been in this program since May 2021, that’s nearly 2 ¾ years’ worth of AWS content.

The program asks that the Community Builders produce content that matches their tenure. Remember that ‘Aren’t We Getting A Little Too Technical?’ post For instance since I would be year 4, my content should be more advanced. I have been doing a lot of AWS demonstrations. I like teaching and explaining things to my viewers so that they can better understand the products. This comes from my passing the CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (The CTT went away in 2022). However, I love being able to use my videos and content towards helping them learn and use the AWS products.

AWS Community Builders vs AWS User Group Leaders

The program manager also hammers home the difference between AWS Community Builders vs AWS User Group Leaders. AWS Community Builders are ‘builders. They are the technical practitioners. We are supposed to be using the services, building models and getting our hands dirty. The AWS User Group leaders are the non-tech evangelists building community and generating interests. These aren’t the people who are supposed to run experiments. I get that and respect that. As an AWS Community Builder you’re supposed to be the best in class practitioner in your field. With machine learning in 2024 that means Bedrock.

What’s Next?

You will see more AWS Bedrock content. There is a video that has come out but I have not (yet) written a post about it. It is coming. I will also check out the AWS PartyRock Hackathon and other AWS PartyRock use videos just to see what it is all about. I do like PartyRock because you don’t have to know GitHub, C# or Python to create code.

I ‘may’ also check out SageMaker and the AWS machine learning specialty certification. I know, I know. Getting the machine learning certification has been on my to-do list but if you’ve been following me, you’ve known that I have been building up my multi-cloud skills. I do still want to create something in SageMaker just to evaluate the new features.

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carlarjenkins

2X Amazon bestseller. I write about IT, cloud and project management. www.carlarjenkins.com/work