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This Week In AWS Community: 2023 Year In Review

This Week In AWS Community: 2023 Year In Review

Here are the absolute best takes as an AWS Community Builder this 2023!

· February 8, 2023 — Submitted my AWS Community Builder renewal application

· March 2023 — Served in the inaugural AWS New Voice cohort

· March 2023 — Spoke at the Belize National Library during Women’s History Month

· May 2023 — Got accepted for year 3 of the AWS Community Builders

· Getting 1 Medium article added to AWS Plain English publication

· Getting 1 Medium article added to GoPenAI Medium publication

Submitted my AWS Community Builder renewal application

I didn’t wait til April 2023 to submit my renewal. I knew that I was writing This Week in AWS Community weekly blog series so I just provided two links and resubmitted. I got accepted in May 2023. Personally, looking back, I now think that early submittal positively set me up for AWS New Voices selection

Served in the inaugural AWS New Voice cohort

One of the AWS Community Builder program managers selected me as a member of the first cohort. It clearly came out of the blue. I admit that the end of 2022 and start 0f 2023 were weird for me; but, I was happy to keep churning out content. I thought that shooting videos helped me land this in addition to submitting my renewal application early. Seeing how I speak and present myself on video are key towards being a good speaker.

Spoke at the Belize National Library during Women’s History Month

Even though the Belize AWS User Group found me through my AWS She Builds CloudUp SAA Medium blog post series, I was happy to represent the AWS Community Builders. It was awesome to inspire other girls in Central America.

Getting 1 Medium article added to GoPenAI Medium publication

Publications accepting my AWS writing is huge this year. I think that I have reached a place where my technical writing is good enough to be noticed by the top publications. I have been writing about responsible AI and AWS AI since March 2023. I am happy that GoPenAI Medium publication has added me as a writer. This article

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