Richard A. Jones is a certified AWS Solution Architect Professional and an experienced instructor having taught the IT teams of numerous Fortune 500s, and postgraduate students at the University of Colorado. Programming since age 10, Richard has spent nearly thirty years furthering his knowledge and skills of information technologies. He studied network switching systems in the U.S. Army, attained a degree in Digital Media, and has a long history of web and mobile application development. Beginning with a funded startup in 2009, Richard has dedicated nearly a decade to building secure, highly-available, cost-effective systems in Amazon Web Services, and has taught hundreds of IT professionals how to do the same. Richard holds seven AWS certifications including the Solution Architect Professional, DevOps Engineer Professional, and Advanced Networking Specialty certifications. Richard is also the Principal Solutions Architect for Cerulean Systems, a consulting firm specializing in cloud architecture, continuous delivery, and DevOps culture.