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About the Author
Hiroko Nishimura is a sys admin, technical writer, and instructor with a master's degree in special education.
Professionally, Hiroko exists at the intersection of technology and education, with a focus on making technology accessible for all. By day, she works as a systems administrator at Intersection, an Alphabet-backed ad tech startup in New York City.
In 2018, Hiroko became interested in Amazon Web Services. Finding little available for non-engineers to learn from, she founded AWS Newbies. Published in fall of 2018, the Intro to AWS for Newbies ebook and free newsletter course introduce cloud computing to non-engineers interested in AWS.
As an extension of her efforts to create beginner-friendly resources for AWS and cloud computing, she is an AWS course instructor for LinkedIn Learning. Hiroko is also a self-taught front-end developer who uses her coding and SaaS skills to create and launch projects.
With a background in special education, a passion for disability advocacy, and a knack for translating medical jargon into the vernacular, Hiroko has been creating medical and social resources since college. In 2013, she founded Burgundy for Life, providing support for survivors of vascular malformations, stroke, and brain injury.
She also works as a contributing writer at the INSIDER, focusing on health and disability, and is available for hire as a freelance writer.
She has a master's degree in special education and has worked with a very diverse population of children and young adults with and without disabilities. Outside of the classroom, she has experience as a bilingual academic tutor and life skills coach.