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AWS Educate - Cloud Ambassador Program - How to Apply & Get Accepted !!

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What is the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program?

The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program is for top-tier cloud educators who serve as ambassadors and evangelists for AWS Educate. These leaders share their knowledge and experience in teaching cloud computing with other educators at their institution, in their community, and around the world. Cloud Ambassadors are recognized in the education community, receive additional professional development, and are eligible for exclusive benefits for helping other educators provide cloud computing learning experiences for their students to prepare them for the modern workforce.

Educators are chosen to join the program who:

Are experienced users of AWS academically or commercially
Have experience teaching students cloud computing concepts
Are willing to share their experience with the AWS Educate community
Are excited about participating in an educator community focused on furthering cloud education and preparing students for the modern workforce

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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 .

Why would want to join the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program?

Professional Development

*Special training at select AWS events
*Incremental AWS Promotional Credit
*Quarterly Tech Talks with AWS service teams
*Collaboration with AWS and other Cloud Ambassadors on content development

Exclusive Access

*Early access, under NDA, to select AWS services
*Invitations to exclusive AWS events
*Limited edition gear
*Access to AWS leadership
*Discounted AWS re:Invent registration

Educator Recognition

*Recognition at AWS events
*AWS Educate portal special designation
*Inclusion in AWS Educate marketing
*Ability to share thought leadership with the AWS Educate global community

Who is an AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador and What is he/she supposed to do as an AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador ??

An AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador is:

Innovative – They motivate students and peers to learn about technology, specifically AWS.
Effective – They go beyond creating cool things with AWS and show the results of their students.
An expert in AWS – They know AWS technology at an advanced level, and they stay on top of trends.
A community builder – They build relationships and strengthen ties within their academic communities and are willing to share their experience with the AWS Educate community.
They are excited about actively participating in a community of educators focused on furthering cloud education and preparing students for the modern workforce.

How to Apply for the Program ?

To become an AWS Educate Faculty Ambassador, educators must:

Be a member of AWS Educate. If you are not a member, sign up.
During the annual submission period, complete a brief Faculty Ambassador application in the AWS Educate educator portal. Annual submission periods are in Q1 of each year.
Create and submit an original video answering questions provided in the application. An example can be found in the AWS Educate educator portal.

In order to be a member in good standing, AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors are expected to:

Attend a virtual kickoff event and participate in quarterly update calls
Complete member surveys
Participate in at least one special interest group
Stay knowledgeable about the effective use of AWS Educate's programs, features, and services
Evangelize AWS Educate and cloud instruction through at least two social media posts, blog posts, AWS Educate events, or user workshops annually. Cloud Ambassadors must also report their activities.
Membership standing is evaluated every two years.

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Once I’m accepted as a “AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador” what am I supposed to do?

In order to be a member in good standing, AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors are expected to:

Attend a virtual kickoff event and participate in quarterly update calls
Complete member surveys
Participate in at least one special interest group
Stay knowledgeable about the effective use of AWS Educate's programs, features, and services
Evangelize AWS Educate and cloud instruction through at least two social media posts, blog posts, AWS Educate events, or user workshops annually. Cloud Ambassadors must also report their activities.
Membership standing is evaluated every two years.

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I hope that gives you an idea of the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador 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.
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