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AWS Community Builders Program - How to Apply & Get Accepted !!

We all aspire to a sense of community in some way. When I reflect on my most joyful experiences, other individuals have always played a major role. As natural and almost as necessary as breathing is community. I am constantly reminded that it's all about the other people.

Being from a location with no feeling of community, I wanted to inspire others to have faith in themselves and achieve goals that might at first seem impossible or unattainable. As a result, I made the decision to join AWS Communities through the AWS Community Builders Program and AWS User Groups.

The AWS Community Builders program 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.

Interested AWS builders should apply to the program to build relationships with AWS product teams, AWS Heroes, and the AWS community.

Throughout the program, subject matter experts will provide mentorship and share insights, including information about the latest services, as well as best practices for creating technical content, increasing reach, and sharing AWS knowledge across online and in-person communities. The program will accept a limited number of members per year. All AWS builders are welcome and encouraged to apply.

My Background: I am Cloud , DevOps & Big Data Evangelist | 4x AWS Certified | 3x OCI Certified | 3x Azure Certified | AWS Community Builder | AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador .

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What is AWS Community Builders?

AWS Community Builders are cloud computing and AWS technology enthusiasts and up-and-coming thought leaders. Our work as evangelists and content producers helps and inspires people in the larger technical community as they migrate to the cloud. By exchanging ideas and insights, we develop personally and professionally as a group. AWS offers specific webinars, panels, and tools to the Community Builders.

The AWS Community Builders (CB) is a cloud community program officially organized by AWS. The program is designed to support enthusiastic AWS community members by providing:

  • Technical mentorship
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Virtual speak events

Think of it like getting special attention and support from AWS

AWS Community Builder Categories

AWS Community Builders are designated but not limited to a very specific AWS topic/category. The following categories:

  • Networking and Content Delivery
  • Storage
  • Containers
  • Machine Learning
  • Serverless
  • Gravitron / Arm Development
  • Data (Databases, Analytics, Blockchain)
  • Developer Tools
  • Game Tech
  • Mobile and Web Apps
  • Management, Governance and Migration
  • Security, Identity & Compliance

Focus your attention on a specific category of interest

Who can apply to the AWS Community Builders Program?

Any individual who is 18 or older and passionate about building on AWS can apply to join the AWS Community Builders program. The application process is open to AWS builders worldwide, and all interested individuals are welcome and encouraged to apply. The AWS Community Builders program seeks applicants from all regions, demographics, and underrepresented communities.

Why would you want to join the AWS Community Builders Program?

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 support for submitting CFPs and securing speaking engagements
  • AWS Promotional Credits and other helpful resources to support content creation and community-based work
  • Fast track your AWS knowledge and gain unique community opportunities

AWS Promotional Credits

  • AWS Credits are the equivalent of US dollars that can be spent on most AWS cloud resources.
  • These AWS credits are provided to you to power creative community projects.
  • Accepted members will receive AWS Credits

AWS Networking

  • When joining the AWS Community Builders you are networked with all other active builders
  • Exclusive access to the AWS Community Builders private Slack Channel

How do you join the AWS Community Builders?

Step 1 - Apply
On the AWS Community Builders page, you have to click apply:

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Step 2 - Choose a category
You need to choose your preferred first and second technical category. If accepted into the program you’ll be assigned to that category.

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Categories help align applicants with groups so AWS can align resources to the group. Anyone in any category can participate in virtually every opportunity, so you’re not limited by being in one group.

Step 3 - Share your cloud story
Share your cloud story in 1000 characters or less to AWS

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Step 4 - Share your Social Media Profiles

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Step 5 - Share Links to Blogs, Videos, Events etc…

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Step 6 - Fill out Survey
Fill out a very short survey about your online and in-person community activities

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Program Requirments

  • You must be 18 years or older Open to everyone globally (with exception to countries under US embargo)
  • Applications are reviewed and accepted twice a year
  • There is no cost to apply or to hold membership Eligible for all technical levels: Level 100 (Beginner), Level 200 (Intermediate), Level 300 (Advanced), Level 400 (Expert) Technical accuracy and community engagement can be more important than technical depth.
  • Membership lasts for a year, and you must re-apply every year to renew membership.

Once I’m accepted as a “builder” what am I supposed to do?

  • Join Virtual Calls
  • Participate in mentorship opportunities
  • Continue to share or produce educational and technical content
  • Actively engage with and help build the AWS community
  • Demonstrate continued interest in learning more about AWS

How to Apply and Get Accepted ( Tips , Tricks & little Insights into the program )

  • It's not about getting "the free stuff" but growing your personal skill set, expanding your career ambitions or taking a leap into a brand new area of tech you always wanted to explore. Write about your current or completed projects to date, (helps to add your personal github or selective repos).
  • What future areas of tech you are looking to learn more about or greatly upskill in.

  • Mention any certifications you completed or are currently studying for.

  • Provide any example project ideas you have that you could get potential collaboration or feedback on.

I hope that gives you an idea of the AWS Builders community program & I hope to see you in the community. If you have any doubt or unable to understand anything related to the program feel free to contact me on LinkedIn.
If you are interested in learning AWS then follow me on github.
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Again here's the link to apply.

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Top comments (4)

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Raphael Jambalos

Thanks for the tips, Adit! I'm currently drafting my application and hopefully, I'd be able to get into the program.

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Lou (🚀 Open Up The Cloud ☁️)

Good luck!

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Adit Modi

I hope to see you on the other side.

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usha boddeda

I am also applying for AWS COMMUNITY BUILDER. Lets see what happened.