Brian Hooper

Nashville, Tennessee

Husband, Father, and Technologist who is focused on serving the communities where we live, work, and play. I believe that teams of all sizes should enjoy the creative momentum of a modern and well-equipped platform.




What I've Done

I am a leader and practitioner who has been working in the field of technology for over 15 years. I have experience working for large Fortune 250 Companies as well as lean Startups.


  • Core Team Leader for AWS | Slalom Launch Centers
  • Enterprise Transformation Architect at Amazon Web Services
  • Core Contributor at NashDevOps Community in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Co-Founder and Practitioner at
  • Edo Datacenter Modernization to 100% managed code base in AWS
  • Launched Edo Interactive Platform as a Managed Service (Edo + Visa Europe)
  • Co-Creator of Leadership and Communication Workshop Series at Unum
  • Co-Founder NoogaJS JavaScript Community in Chattanooga, Tennessee

These days I am focused on Platform Engineering and Cloud Architecture. I spend majority of my time as a Senior Consultant at Amazon Web Services (AWS) working with enterprise product teams on modernization in the cloud, sunsetting of legacy datacenters, adoption of infrastructure as code, and building DevOps solutions via AWS services and open source technology.

What I Enjoy

I consider myself very fortunate to have developed a rewarding career in technology which also happens to be my passion. When I am not busy at work I am usually in my home office tinkering around with my own projects. Outside of technology I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, traveling, and coaching youth sports.


  • Open Source Technology
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Platform Engineering
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • DevOps Automation
  • Practitioner Tools

I believe that businesses, teams and practitioners should experience the benefits being well-equipped. Overall, I am most happy when I am working on projects that deliver significant value and create real momentum. I enjoy collaboration and am always open to exploring new projects. Let's Stay Connected!


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    APR 2019 - Present

    Enterprise Architect

    As an Enterprise Transformation Architect at AWS I work with enterprise customers providing practitioner level support and guidance through large modernization and transformation efforts that drive innovation.

  • Gadgetry

    JAN 2017 - Present

    Founder, Practitioner

    As a Founder at I am focused on sharing practitioner level knowledge and expertise implementing Platform as a Service (PaaS) and advanced business capabilities through Open Source Technology, Cloud Based Services, and Industry Best Practices.

  • Augeo

    SEP 2014 - APR 2019

    VP, Platform Engineering

    As the VP of Platform Engineering I was focused on delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS) and DevOps capabilities via Open Source Technology and Cloud Based Services which were capable of reacting to the highly-dynamic nature of a modern data driven services company.

  • Unum

    NOV 2003 - AUG 2014

    Director, Release Management

    Leadership role in Enterprise Delivery Services providing cross-functional coordination and decision making support to business and technology partners while influencing innovation and continuous improvement.


  • Graduate

    2006 - 2008
  • Undergraduate

    2001 - 2004

    Covenant Collenge - Lookout Mountain, GA

    Bachelor of Science

    Major: Organizational Management

  • Undergraduate

    1997 - 2001
  • High School

    1994 - 1997


  • Amazon Web Services

  • Amazon Web Services

    AWS Cloud Practitioner

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Issued: DEC 2021 | Expires: JAN 2026

    Credential ID: J0S5JDGLHFVEQYGX

  • IT Infrastructure Library

    ITIL v3 Foundations

    Loyalist Certification Services

    Issued: DEC 2010 | Expires: NEVER

    Credential ID: 905087

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