Jen Looper is the Head of Academic Advocacy at AWS with over 22 years’ experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform mobile and web apps. A published author, Jen has written Computer Science for Kids, a textbook aligned to CSTA standards for grades 6-8, as well as the forthcoming The Illustrated AWS Cloud, both published by Wiley. She’s a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for web technologies, applied machine learning and discovering new things every day. With a PhD in medieval French literature, Jen’s area of focus is curriculum development and the application of sound pedagogy to technical topics. Visit Jen’s personal site at