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Accidental Adventures in Robotics: Intro to Series - 1

alejandra_quetzalli profile image Alejandra Quetzalli ๐Ÿพ Updated on ใƒป2 min read

It's time to come out of the closet, so to speak.

I love robots. ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–

๐Ÿง What's this series about?

After joining the AWS Developer Relations team last year, I accidentally got into robotics after seeing a tweet announcing the launch of the AWS RoboMaker service. I'm excited to share tips about how to get into robotics development & some hardware suggestions.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป What kind of techy stuff will you talk about?

  • Python (no way I'm getting into C++ too this year!)
  • ROS1 vs ROS2
  • Gazebo (for simulations)
  • autonomous robots
  • mobile robotics
  • cloud robotics
  • fleet management
  • robot toys for STEM learning
  • sample hardware
  • AWS RoboMaker, of course!

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Will you show me how to write the code?

You bet! I'll also show you how to use the Cloud9 IDE within the AWS console, which was specifically enhanced to build an entire Ubuntu development environment for you. In fact, creating an AWS RoboMaker development environment takes only 1 click!

๐ŸŽฅ Is this series only in written form, or will you include videos too?

Besides blogging here, I'll continue to stream for AWS Twitch about Open Source efforts in ROS2 and how to leverage the AWS RoboMaker solution.

If you're curious to check a few of those out ahead of time, you've my permission to go crazy...

ยกGracias por tu tiempo!
~Alejandra๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & Canela๐Ÿพ

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Alejandra Quetzalli ๐Ÿพ


Alejandra is an AWS Developer Advocate. Her favorite topic is Cloud Robotics ๐Ÿค–, but she loves helping newer audiences get started on their cloud journey. (Her Service Dog is named Canela.)


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I'm so excited to see folks here ready to talk about something other than React too! jk jk ;)

Oh, I would love to hear any of your ideas/feedback/input as I keep blogging on this! If you'd love to help, this is one of the best ways! :D

Oh no worries, I was jesting too :)

So nice how the online community allows us to meet all kinds of neat folks!

Also, thank you again for the encouragement!! Woot!! :D

LOL ok, but don't make me regret asking your advice! :P


I have been learning c++ at school and was looking for something to do on the side.. guess I'll be following with c++

Thank you.


Oh yay! I'll SO pumped to do this series! :D