Rick Hurst

AWS Technical Architect, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rick has been with AWS for almost 3 years, and is an Ex AWS Senior Technical Trainer. As Technical Architect he works broadly with various leaders in the curriculum teams to facilitate technical training material, such as labs, code exercises, and bootcamps, while ensuring our courses are scoped appropriately for the respective audiences. Prior to AWS Rick was a freelance technical trainer and FullStack software developer, where he created and produced videos and screencasts, created custom technical curriculum, developed software, and specialized in online live coaching along with in-person custom software training to the Enterprise. Outside of AWS, Rick spends the rest of this time developing software applications for fun, playing guitar, or immersed in his Oculus Rift. Mostly, his time is spent and pushing his cat off his keyboard. Rick actively trains in Full Contact Taekwondo, and is entering a tournament in April, and preparing for his black belt exam which is set for September.

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AWS Fundamentals: Building Serverless Applications (Coursera)

This course will introduce you to Amazon Web Services (AWS) serverless architecture. Through demonstrations and hands-on exercises you'll learn skills in building and deploying serverless solutions. Using real-world examples of a serverless website and chat bot, you'll build upon your existing knowledge of the AWS cloud to take advantage [...]

Building Modern Python Applications on AWS (Coursera)

In modern cloud native application development, it’s oftentimes the goal to build out serverless architectures that are scalable, are highly available, and are fully managed. This means less operational overhead for you and your business, and more focusing on the applications and business specific projects that differentiate you in [...]

Building Modern Node.js Applications on AWS (Coursera)

Aug 1st 2022
Building Modern Node.js Applications on AWS (Coursera)
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In modern cloud native application development, it’s oftentimes the goal to build out serverless architectures that are scalable, are highly available, and are fully managed. This means less operational overhead for you and your business, and more focusing on the applications and business specific projects that differentiate you in [...]

Building Modern Java Applications on AWS (Coursera)

In modern cloud native application development, it’s oftentimes the goal to build out serverless architectures that are scalable, are highly available, and are fully managed. This means less operational overhead for you and your business, and more focusing on the applications and business specific projects that differentiate you in [...]

Building Containerized Applications on AWS (Coursera)

This course introduces you to container technologies and how they can be used to modernize your applications, as well as exploring how different AWS services can be used to manage and orchestrate those containers. Container technologies have existed for years, and are still gaining popularity. Two of the most [...]