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Leo Zhadanovsky, the Chief Technologist for Education at Amazon Web Services (AWS), has spent nearly a decade sharing guidance on the best ways to leverage AWS services. As a speaker, Leo has delivered talks at conferences around the world, including re:Invent, OmniTI Surge, and PuppetConf. Behind the scenes, he helps customers build highly-available, scalable, and elastic architectures to fulfill their business needs. Leo first demonstrated his expertise in AWS as the Director of Systems Engineering at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), where he ran the on-premise and cloud infrastructure for the DNC, in use by the Obama Presidential Campaign, as well as the Democratic Party.

In his free time, he enjoys cycling, traveling, and perfecting the crema on his espresso.