Richard A. Jones
is a certified AWS Solution Architect and an AWS Authorized Instructor having taught the IT teams of numerous Fortune 500s, and postgraduate students at the University of Colorado. Programming since age 10, Richard has spent more than 25 years furthering his knowledge and skills of information technologies. He studied network switching systems in the U.S. Army, attained a degree in Digital Media, and has a long history of web and mobile application development. Beginning with a funded startup in 2009, Richard has dedicated nearly a decade to building robust, highly-available, fault-tolerant systems in Amazon Web Services, and has taught hundreds of IT professionals how to do the same. Richard holds the AWS Solution Architect Professional level, AWS Developer and SysOps Administrator associate level certifications.