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Hey, I’m Lou, creator of Open Up The Cloud! 👋 I’ve been a software engineer for the past 10 years, and I’m fascinated by cloud technology, and the impact it has on the lives of so many.

After struggling to find practical cloud content, I started making it myself! Soon I started making videos, and Open Up The Cloud grew organically into what it is today, a community-driven content platform.

I love creating educational tech and cloud content. I write here on the blog, shoot YouTube video’s, publish a monthly newsletter, share tips on Instagram and host spaces on Twitter.

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Latest Blog Posts.

  • Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #28 (October Recap 2021) January 17, 2022
    Reading this somewhere that’s not your email inbox? sign-up here. — What is going on cloud friend! It’s been another month in the cloud world, so it’s time to catch up on everything that’s been going on! Let’s get into it… This Month’s Top Cloud Pick(s) ⏫ If you only read one or two things this month, let it be ...
  • 2021 Summary: A Rebrand To “Open Up The Cloud” & The Start Of Video Content January 2, 2022
    It’s now become a tradition for me to sit down and do an end of year review, if you want to see the previous years, here is 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. But wow, what a crazy year 2021 has been! Sitting down to look at the numbers, I’m even a little blown away myself. ...
  • Income Report – Dec 2021 December 28, 2021
    This is the first in a series of monthly income reports. In these reports, I will share where Open Up The Cloud generates it’s revenue, and where every penny is spent. Open Up The Cloud is a community-led social enterprise (read the mission). Publishing income reports feel like a logical next step. I have always ...
  • Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #27 (August and September Recap 2021) November 14, 2021
    Reading this somewhere that’s not your email inbox? sign-up here. — Well hello, there cloud friend! The keen-eyed among you will realize this is a double-edition newsletter because there was in fact no newsletter in August! Why? Because I took a little time off! 🏖 But, we’re back to it, and for this month only, I’ll summarise two ...
  • What Are The Different Roles In The Cloud? A Beginners Guide. October 15, 2021
    If you’re new to the cloud industry, it’s likely you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the routes and roles to get you into the cloud industry, right? I speak to many people new to the cloud industry every day, and “what are the different roles in cloud?” is a very common question that I get asked. Today, ...
  • Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #26 (July Recap 2021) August 19, 2021
    Reading this somewhere that’s not your email inbox? sign-up here. — Hey cloud friends! It’s been quiet on the announcements and new features front this last month— it must be summer! And, of course, for AWS, they’re busy stacking up their releases for this year’s Re:Invent. One great thing I’m seeing these last few months is a real ...