About Me

Cloud Architect & Software Developer

Hi. I'm Aaron Medacco. A software developer and cloud architect living in Scottsdale, AZ. A full stack developer, I have extensive experience designing and developing applications using multiple stacks for all kinds of businesses. I'm a disbeliever that people cannot be excellent at multiple disciplines and prove that with the quality of work I provide clients.

When developing applications, I design for long-term flexibility, cost control, and actually enjoy making applications look good, not just function well. Given the tech industry's shift towards pay-as-you-go and vendor-managed cloud services, I have extensive experience with Amazon Web Services, the largest cloud service provider in the world.

I've worked as a consultant, cloud solutions architect, and developer on both new and existing systems preferring to use the best service, framework or language for the job, not just the ones I know. I've even contributed professional training material for others in my industry on one of the most prominent tech learning platforms available.

Whether you need custom application development, cloud management services, or a simple website, feel free to call or email me.

  • Name: Aaron Medacco
  • Age: 29
  • Email: acmedacco@gmail.com
  • Phone: (623) 755-1959
  • Location: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Interests: Amazon Web Services, Serverless Architectures, Infrastructure Automation, Front-End Frameworks, Poker, Halo, Elder Scrolls, Cardio
Aaron Medacco

Experience & Education

1.

Morrison Consulting LLC

Scottsdale, AZ
Sept 2013 - Mar 2018

Morrison Consulting is an eCommerce and development consultancy that develops eCommerce solutions, custom development, plugins, and managed hosting for a wide variety of clients.

  • Manage client cloud resources and infrastructure on Amazon Web Services.
  • Serve as company Alliance Manager for the AWS Partner Network.
  • Design and implement custom modifications for clients using the AspDotNetStorefront platform.
  • Design and implement custom software solutions for clients using the Microsoft stack.
  • Build and maintain client-owned APIs as well as integrate other third-party services like Stripe, PayPal and Amazon MWS.
  • Implement suite of browser UI tests with the Selenium testing framework.
  • Interface with clients directly, propose solutions, generate estimates, and manage multiple projects.

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2.

Pluralsight, Inc.

Farmington, UT
Mar 2017 - Current

Pluralsight is a technology learning platform that offers training and education for software development and IT professionals.

  • Produce and record video training courses for topics concerning Amazon Web Services.

  • Getting Started with AWS Athena (2017)
  • Visualizing Data with Amazon QuickSight (2018)
  • Administering Amazon Aurora on Amazon RDS (2018)
  • Architecting IAM for Security on AWS (2019)

  • Additionally, provide and review original and other author assessment questions.

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3.

RPOWER POS

Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 2019 - Current

RPOWER POS is a developer of restaurant and hospitality point-of-sale solutions.

  • Design, implement and manage the company's Amazon cloud strategy.
  • Develop above-store web applications to augment existing restaurant point-of-sale solution.
  • Implement continuous deployment for applications using AWS CodePipeline.
  • Automate various cron jobs and event processing with AWS Lambda.
  • Collaborate with executives, QA and other developers to deliver new software regularly.
  • Work with support teams to track bugs and maintain existing applications.

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1.

Better By Habit, Inc.

www.betterbyhabit.com
Sep 2013 - Current

Better By Habit, Inc. offers a disruptive sales training SaaS which implements deliberate practice into an easy-to-use and mobile-friendly game.

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I've worked on just about every part of Better By Habit's platform, including the brochure-like front-end, subscription and payment handling, database design, emails, cloud migration and management, and most importantly, their single-page training application.


My favorite projects to date working with Better By Habit, Inc. include re-building their SPA, creating an analytics dashboard for team managers and moving them from Rackspace to the Amazon cloud.

2.

Getting Started with AWS Athena

Pluralsight, Inc.
Published Aug 23, 2017

Pluralsight is a technology learning platform that offers training and education for software development and IT professionals.

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Ever wish you could query data without needing to provision, manage, and configure infrastructure and software? Enter AWS Athena, a scalable, serverless, and interactive query service newly provided by Amazon Web Services. In this course, Getting Started with AWS Athena, you'll learn how to utilize Athena and perform ad-hoc analysis of data in the Amazon Cloud. First, you'll explore how to setup user access, and define schemas which point to your S3 data. Next, you'll discover how to query information using SQL in a few simple steps. Finally, you'll delve into how Athena works from behind the scenes and understand the best practices that drive Athena cost and performance optimization. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to start implementing solutions with AWS Athena on your own datasets in your own AWS environments.

3.

Visualizing Data with Amazon QuickSight

Pluralsight, Inc.
Published Jan 19, 2018

Pluralsight is a technology learning platform that offers training and education for software development and IT professionals.

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Using data and analytics to drive decision-making ensures organizations stay competitive and efficient. In this course, Visualizing Data with Amazon QuickSight, you'll begin by learning how to create and manage a QuickSight account. From there, you'll explore the steps required to connect your data sources, both on-premises and cloud-based, to the QuickSight service. Next, you'll discover how to prepare data sets within the QuickSight interface using items like filters and calculated fields. Finally, you'll master how to analyze data sets using the features and visualizations provided by one of the newest offerings of Amazon Web Services. By the end of this course, you'll evolve from someone who has never seen QuickSight to a pro capable of analyzing your own data to drive and inform critical decision-making.

4.

Administering Amazon Aurora on Amazon RDS

Pluralsight, Inc.
Published Dec 10, 2018

Pluralsight is a technology learning platform that offers training and education for software development and IT professionals.

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AWS is reinventing the relational database landscape with their fast-growing engine, Amazon Aurora. In this course, Administering Amazon Aurora on Amazon RDS, you'll learn everything you'll need to migrate and operate Aurora clusters in AWS. First, you'll see the innovations Aurora is making and how to create an Aurora cluster. Next, you'll discover how to migrate existing databases to Aurora and how to manage, scale, and monitor those databases. Finally, you'll explore Aurora cloning, integration with other AWS services like Lambda, and bleeding edge technologies, Aurora Serverless and Aurora Multi-Master. After taking this course, you'll have gained the skills necessary to provide real-world value to organizations using Amazon Aurora.

AWS Solution Architect - Associate

Amazon Web Services
Nov 2016 - Sep 2021
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AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate

Amazon Web Services
Jan 2017 - Sep 2021
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AWS Developer - Associate

Amazon Web Services
Dec 2016 - Sep 2021
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AWS Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services
Sep 2018 - Sep 2021
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1.

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI
2008 - 2012

A top-ranked public university, the University of Michigan has a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching, sports and the arts, and more.

  • Develop a platformer game for Android with 4 other team members as a capstone project.
  • Worked in research mapping data using ArcGIS.
  • Coursework mainly entailed projects coding in C++, Java, Python and common web development technologies; other courses were introductions to subjects like Artificial Intelligence or were more theoretical in their coverage of computer science.

Pricing

Depending on client requirements, I bill hourly or on a per project basis.

Hourly Work

$ 150

Per Hour
  • Web Development
  • Mobile Applications
  • Serverless Applications
  • Responsive Design
  • API Development
  • .NET MVC & .NET Core
  • Node.js & Express.js
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Custom Development

Contact Me

Per Project
  • Web Development
  • Mobile Applications
  • Serverless Applications
  • Responsive Design
  • API Development
  • .NET MVC & .NET Core
  • Node.js & Express.js
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AWS Cloud Consulting

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Per Project
  • AWS Cloud Migrations
  • Cloud Cost Optimization
  • Serverless Applications
  • CI/CD Implementation
  • Task Automation
  • Architecture Evaluation
  • AWS Training
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Contact

If you'd like to hire me for a project, please use the info below or submit a message.

  • CALL
    (623) 755-1959
  • EMAIL
    acmedacco@gmail.com
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