An AWS Certified Cloud Practioner, Helen Anderson is one of AWS’s very first Data Heroes, part of a new category created to represent a “community of developers, IT leaders, and educators with a shared passion for analytics and database technologies.”

A Business Intelligence Consultant from Wellington, New Zealand, by day, Helen leads on data projects that empower users and make businesses more efficient by utilising AWS products.

Herself a career-switcher, Helen is an ardent advocate for making data accessible to those new to the technology. In her spare time, Helen writes newbie-friendly articles, teaches, and mentors budding AWS and data enthusiasts, particularly those who’re underrepresented in the tech sector. She also authored one of Dev.to’s most popular AWS posts of all time, “AWS from A to Z.”