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Welcome! I'm Jen Looper, Head of Academic Advocacy at AWS. I have over 23 years' experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform apps, often with an educational focus. I design excellent curriculum on technical topics and am known for the quality of my educational content.

I'm a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for hardware hacking, mobile apps, the frontend of the web and various JavaScript frameworks and meta-frameworks, applied machine learning and AI (as well as the ramifications!) and discovering new things every day.

I'm also an author of a textbook, Computer Science for Kids: A Storytelling Approach for grades 6-8, aligned to CSTA standards. Learn more about this textbook at

I also wrote The Illustrated AWS Cloud, also with Wiley, a visual guide to learning fundamental concepts of Cloud computing with AWS. Learn more at The Illustrated AWS Cloud web site.

In 2018 I founded what became an international nonprofit organization, Front-End Foxes, Inc. Our mission was to educate women worldwide in front-end web and mobile technologies. During the pandemic we pivoted to become a free bootcamp for women. I'm very proud of what we accomplished over five years.

You can usually find me on X (Twitter) @jenlooper.

I'm also active on LinkedIn.

My resume can be found here.

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Hi, I'm Jen. I'm based in Boston, USA. You can follow me on or and see some of my technical work on GitHub.