Hiroko Nishimura

Systems Administrator AWS Cloud Practitioner
Technical Writer M.Ed. Special Education Disability Advocate

Hi I'm Hiro.
I'm a Multipotentialite in NYC.
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" Multipotentiality is [a] term referring to the ability and preference of a person, particularly one of strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, to excel in two or more different fields. It can also refer to an individual whose interests span multiple fields or areas, rather than being strong in just one. "

Engineer | Educator | Writer

Professionally, I exist at the intersection of Technology and Education, with focus on making technology accessible for all.

By day, I work as a Systems Administrator at Intersection, an Alphabet-backed AdTech start up in NYC.

AWS Newbies

In summer 2018, I became interested in Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services.

Finding little resources available for non-engineers to learn from, I founded AWS Newbies. Learn More?

Intro to AWS for Newbies eBook

I published Intro to AWS For Newbies eBook and Free Newsletter Course in Fall, 2018 to introduce Cloud Computing to non-engineers interested in AWS.

LinkedIn Learning

I am a Technical Course Instructor for LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.

I work with LinkedIn to create video courses that introduce Cloud Computing to "Non-Engineers."

Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers 1
Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers: 1 Cloud Concepts by Hiroko Nishimura

Disability Advocate | Educator | Writer

With a background in Special Education, passion for Disability Advocacy, and knack for "translating" medical jargon into the vernacular, I have been creating medical and social resources since college.

Burgundy for Life

In 2013, I founded Burgundy for Life, providing support for survivors of Vascular Malformations, Stroke, and Brain Injury. Learn More?

Master's of Education

I have a Master's of Education in Special Education, and have worked with a very diverse population of children and young adults with and without disabilities.

Outside of the classroom, I have experiences as a Bilingual Academic Tutor and Life-Skills Coach.


I am a Maker in many domains.