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Veliswa Boya

Senior Developer Advocate at AWS. Former AWS Hero

Veliswa Boya is a Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Veliswa's tech background includes software development, business and systems analysis, solutions architecture, and cloud engineering. Favorite topics include cloud computing, machine learning, emerging technologies, and software architecture. Noteable Achievements: First Woman from Africa to be named AWS Hero 2020, Speaker at AWS re:Invent 2022, Highest Rated Breakout Session at AWS Summit London 2022, Guest Lecture at University of Cape Town 2023.

Setting yourself up for a successful cloud career in a very competitive global market

Democratization of technologies has provided many opportunities which have meant that engineers are no longer restricted by geography in terms of access to career opportunities. This has been an incredible win for many in the tech industry. This however has presented engineers with an interesting challenge as democratization means playing in the global market. In this session, Veliswa talks about how engineers who are looking to be successful in the cloud computing space can best prepare for this career, and how they can set themselves apart and thus be better positioned for career opportunities in this competitive market.

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