Martijn van Dongen

Martijn is a free agent, AWS Community Hero, and currently AWS Tribe Lead at Team Rockstars IT and Synadia. Previously, Xebia, Mirabeau. He is building a variety of workloads and products on AWS since 2013 and holds all core AWS certifications. Martijn is an active AWS developer, architect, consultant, trainer, evangelist, and therefore often speaks in public about AWS. Martijn has founded the Dutch AWS user group ( and regularly organizes meetups and events.

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Address: Hoorn (NH)
Location: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Nationality: Dutch
Date of Birth: July 3, 1985
Driving License: Yes

Certification Badges

* These skills I'm actively working on.
Desired Roles
  • AWS Cloud Architect
  • AWS Cloud Engineer
  • AWS Cloud Developer
  • AWS Tribe Lead
  • AWS Practice Lead
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Chief AWS / CTO
Personal Interests
Cycling, Running, Golf, Snowboarding
Tech Meetups (
Tech Conferences / Events
World City Trips, -Hikes, and -Runs


Interim AWS Tribe Lead at Team Rockstars IT
March 2020 - Present

Team Rockstars IT is an agency with more than 300 highly skilled developers. Proficient in various programming languages such as Java, .Net, Mobile, Frontend, and Python. They already finished several successful projects on AWS together with their clients. With me joining their team, they want to get a significant number of developers experienced, trained and certified in AWS. Also navigating them through the partner onboarding process. Rockstars' mission is to become known in the market as an agency with top-notch AWS developers.

Interim AWS Tribe Lead at Synadia
March 2020 - Present

Synadia creates innovative solutions for manufacturers: smart factories. Synadia programs hardware, robotics, systems, using cutting edge automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence with AWS at its core. Synadia operates on a very specific set of AWS services, where I hope to learn a lot from them too. Their people aim for a breadth and depth AWS knowledge, skills and certifications, and as a company to build a strong partnership with AWS. In both areas I can definitely add some value. Synadia asked me to help them with a challenging training program and to act as a thought leader and navigator in their journey. A journey at an amazingly fast pace.

Free Agent - AWS Tribe Lead & AWS Cloud Consultant
January 2020 - Present

I get a lot of energy from: guiding hands-on training sessions, knowledge sharing consultancy, building AWS platforms and products, creating AWS communities, tribes or practices.

Founder & Chair AWS User Group The Netherlands
November 2017 - Present

We started AWS User Group to organize meetups and other AWS events to build an AWS community in Amsterdam. The first half-year of 2019 we organized 20+ meetups, almost reaching the 70 in total. Currently, we have over 2500 members in the community, and more than 50 sponsors and many more speakers contributing to the community.

AWS Community Hero at Amazon Web Services
November 2019 - Present

The AWS Hero program recognizes a vibrant, worldwide group of AWS experts whose enthusiasm for knowledge-sharing has a real impact within the community. Heroes go above and beyond to share knowledge via social media, blog posts, open source projects, events, and user groups. View my profile.

AWS APN Ambassador at Amazon Web Services
January 2018 - December 2019

The APN Ambassador program consists of highly qualified AWS professionals from our Advanced+ Consulting partners that are well-recognized for their experience and area of expertise and actively support the broader AWS community through public contributions.

AWS Cloud Evangelist at
August 2017 - December 2019

We started (proudly part of the Xebia Group) because we know moving to the cloud is the single most significant technology shift your company will face over the next decade. We are your trusted advisor on this journey and are determined to build a great company along the way.

AWS Cloud Architect / AWS Practice Lead at Xebia
March 2016 - December 2019

Xebia explores and creates new frontiers in IT. We provide innovative products and services and strive to stay one step ahead of our customers’ needs. We turn new technology trends into business advantages. As mainstream frontrunners, we create new IT solutions and build the future with our customers. Customers choose Xebia for our innovative solutions, technological depth and craftsmanship. In 2018 we started a new subsidiary of Xebia focussing on Cloud Technology called

AWS Cloud Architect at Mirabeau
September 2010 - December 2016

Creating world changing digital experiences is what makes our people tick. For we were born digital. We connect relevant data at the right place and the right time. We unite your business needs with customer needs and powerful technology. Ahead in a digital world.


AWS APN Ambassador - Top Contributor Award 2019
AWS APN Advanced Partner - Innovation Award 2019 (with
CAA Cloud Architect of the Year 2019 (NL) - Top 3 Finalist
AWS APN Advanced Partner - Rising Star Award 2018 (with

Cool Brands

While working for Mirabeau, Xebia,, I proudly worked with the following brands. Some companies for a few years, others just a few weeks or even days. The list is in random order and not exhaustive. Based on my future plans in 2020 and beyond, this list will be updated.

Martijn van Dongen
Free Agent / AWS Tribe Lead

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