Tara is a technical evangelist for Amazon Web Services, dedicating her time to help developers build apps, games, and technical solutions in the AWS cloud. Tara has most recently been working on evangelizing mobile, gaming, IoT, server-less backend architectures, cloud based AI, and cross-platform development with AWS. Tara is a software engineer/developer who has been spreading the “good news” about various development platforms and languages for over 19 years holding engineering/development and evangelism roles at companies like Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner, Georgia Pacific, and various other Fortune 500 companies. During that time, Tara has had an opportunity to work with a myriad of technologies, languages, and frameworks for mobile, gaming, cloud, web, NUI (natural user interface), and IoT (Internet of Things) development.
You can find Tara discussing her latest technology interests and about cloud computing at various conferences around the world or writing about cloud technologies on the official Amazon Web Services Blog.
On a personal note, Tara recently decided to go back to Grad school to obtain another degree Computer Science at Georgia Tech. She was an avid runner until a bad tendon tear has saddled her down for almost 2 years. She's hoping to make a comeback in running soon.