Hi! I'm Guille Ojeda

I help techs create better AWS solutions without being experts

Here's my story

I started out as a software engineer at a dev agency. Went through many startup projects and a couple of big ones over a few years, working with 5 different languages in all parts of the stack, from the frontend to the infrastructure.

Then I migrated to the cloud, got AWS Certified in 2 weeks and got hired as a DevOps Engineer contractor for a huge company. Spent a few months there, but it turns out corporate politics and I don't play that well, so after my contract was up I decided to look elsewhere.

Next I became a Cloud Support Engineer. Spent half my time writing case studies, replies to support tickets, knowledge base articles, etc, and half my time building a tool that would automate my job. Great experience!

And I became an AWS Authorized Instructor. Best teaching experience I've had!

Then a friend of mine said to me (literally) "Why don't you stop messing around with AWS and come back to coding?". Ok, maybe he didn't say "messing", but the rest is a literal quote.

So I joined Caramel Point. Best company I've ever worked for. There I led a team to build an NFT collection with an event driven backend, and built a private environment for NFTs (private Eth+IPFS+Arweave on GKE). I even wrote a solidity contract and launched my own NFT collection.

In 2021 I had the opportunity to go to re:Invent, and it changed me. 3 months after coming back I accepted a Sr Cloud Engineer position at Foresight Technologies. Unfortunately it wouldn't work out for me, so I went back to freelancing. I focused on startups and on finding common problems among them.

In that process I watched a lot of really smart people struggle with stuff that shouldn't be that hard, but which undeniably is. They were smarter than me! They were only struggling because they didn't have the time to become experts.

So I decided I had to change that. I had to remove the need to be a cloud expert to build cloud infrastructure.

And that's what I'm doing.

here's how I'm changing how you build
Daily spamming posting on LinkedIn and Twitter about software development, the cloud, and how things are too complex.
Simple AWS Newsletter
A weekly free newsletter with use cases, solutions and best practices to help you build better solutions on AWS without being an expert.
You can subscribe here.
Cloudy Things blog
Mostly a collection of long-form rants, analyses and guides related to AWS and different aspects of software development.
YouTube (Q1 2023)
Short videos discussing real architectures, their implementation, common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Coming on Q1 2023.
And these are the professional services I offer

Consulting Services

What you get:
1 hour of expert input on your cloud architecture or specific problems on AWS
A description of your problems and the solutions, including diagrams if needed
Follow-up links and resources that will help you
Book a consult for $75

Cloud Architecture Services

What you get:
Peace of mind knowing that your cloud architecture is designed and optimized by an expert.
All diagrams and documents needed to understand every decision, plus a live session explaining everything.
A cost estimation for deploying this infrastructure and scaling to different sizes.
The limits of this architecture, and how to evolve it beyond that when you need to.
book an initial call