Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, where he is focused on furthering awareness among software developers of the opportunity to innovate and build businesses using Amazon Web Services.
In this role, Jeff travels, speaks, blogs, and conducts virtual events. Jeff has a longstanding interest in Web services and programmatic information interchange. He has held development and management positions at Microsoft, KnowNow, eByz, and Akopia and was a co-founder of Visix Software. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from American University and performed graduate work in computer science at George Washington University.
Jeff is currently a part-time graduate student in the Digital Media program at the University of Washington. He has written over 1500 posts for the AWS blog and another 1100 for his personal blog. As host of the AWS Report podcast, Jeff interviews the most exciting start-ups. He’s been a technical reviewer for 4 books on web services, wrote a chapter on advanced scripting for a book on Second Life, and is the author of Host Your Website in the Cloud, published by SitePoint in 2010.
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