UK Data Engineer | Fin Fan | Dog Dad | He/Him

Welcome to amazonwebshark! I’m Damien, a Mancunian male with almost a decade of experience with technology and cloud. My current specialties are Data Engineering and AWS.

About amazonwebshark

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I started amazonwebshark in 2021 to help me understand new topics, give myself points of reference for the future and help myself out when my imposter syndrome sees an opportunity to strike. Since then, I’ve written numerous posts covering a range of categories.

So what do I write? Well, in the context of the Diátaxis framework, my posts tend to fall into the Tutorial and How-To Guide sections. I write about how I solve problems or understand concepts. How I apply learnings or reach goals. This way, I can test my skills and maybe help someone else along the way.

If that sounds useful, stick around!

About Me

My tech journey started in 1991 when the family Amiga 500+ arrived at Christmas. I started out as a gamer and ended up following tutorials about AMOS and Blitz BASIC to make some games of my own! I never looked at Pong in the same way again.

Since then, I’ve seen various technology trends come and go. I’ve used a range of devices and platforms from the beefy desktops of old to the Raspberry Pis and cloud computing of today.

Aside from technology, I like a good run on the roads, towpaths and dirt tracks of South Manchester. I’ve also been a dance music fan since the 2000s, and an Indie fan prior.

I enjoy time in the garden, from planting and pruning in Summer to upkeep and clearing in Winter. I like the odd autobiography and psychology book, and I’m also Dog Dad to Havoc The Belgian Malinois and Wolfie the German Shepherd:

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All my certifications can be viewed on my Credly profile.

Where Now?

The button below has links for contact, socials, projects and sessions:

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My posts can be explored by category:

By tag:

Amazon Athena Amazon CloudWatch Amazon EventBridge Amazon RDS Amazon Route53 Amazon S3 Amazon SNS Amazon Web Services Apache Parquet AWS Billing And Cost Management AWS CloudTrail AWS Data Wrangler / AWS SDK For Pandas AWS IAM AWS Lambda AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store Certifications ChatGPT DBeaver GitHub iTunes Microsoft Azure Microsoft Power BI Microsoft SQL Server Music MySQL OAuth2 OpenAI PowerShell Project: iTunes Export Data Pipeline (2022) Project: New Stars Of Data (2023) Project: WordPress AWS Data Pipeline (2024) Python Python: boto3 & botocore Speaking Sport Strava T-SQL Tuesday Troubleshooting Visual Studio Code VS Code Data Wrangler WordPress WordPress amazonwebshark MySQL Database WordPrompt YearCompass YearCompass Goals

And by publication month: