Alex DeBrie

Author, DynamoDB Book
AWS Data Hero, author of The DynamoDB Book, and creator of DynamoDBGuide.com
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Introduce yourself to folks in The DynamoDB Place!

Tell us:

  • Who you are
  • Your experience with DynamoDB
  • One interesting fact about yourself
I am Rick, did some DynamoDB videos people seem to like
I work at AWS on the DynamoDB service team, modeled a few services
I never graduated from college and worked as a laborer/carpenter/estimator for 5 years before learning Netware 3.11 to get into IT tech
Alex DeBrie replied
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Hey, I’m Chris. I work as an engineering manager for a green energy company in the UK, I support around 12 developers at various levels (all are awesome).

We’re heavy users of AWS, and DynamoDB.

In my free time I’m a scuba diving instructor and volunteer for a marine conservation charity pulling up abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear.
Mark Wilcox replied
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Hi I'm Ross,
I write a lot of below-average code targeting DynamoDB and other databases. Little by little I get to fix my bad schema designs. Currently working on an efficient graphql resolver design for DynamoDB.
Nuno Souto replied
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