Jessica Deen
Jessica Deen
Principal Developer Advocate at AWS
 Jun 28, 2023 2 min read

Hello friends, I'm Jessica!


Hi friends! My name is Jessica Deen and I’m currently a Principal Developer Advocate at AWS focusing on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Prior to joining AWS, I worked for Microsoft in a variety of capacitities for over a decade. Before that, I spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. I hold three Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS, Azure Infrastructure), 3 (now expired) CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 (probably expired and irrelevant) Apple Certifications, and I’m a former 4-year Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, I achieved my FEMA Professional Development Series (PDS) certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognized my communication, leadership, influence, problem solving, and decision making abilities during times of crisis and emergency.

In 2015, I received my P.O.S.T Level 2 Certificate, which made me eligible to apply to serve as a reserve Level 2 Peace Officer in the state of California; the certification expired in 2018 when I chose to focus on my engineering and advocacy career.

When I’m not doing something geeky, you can find me doing something active with my family, most likely camping or hiking. I also enjoy biking, reading, and hanging with my 10-year-old rescue pup Miley and my 3-year-old Covid puppy, Drake. Yes, both dogs are named after celebrities.


  • Linux & Open Source
  • Containers
  • Go
  • Python
  • Javascript