FAST '21 Sponsor Events

All the times listed below are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).


Tuesday, February 23

Amazon Ask Me Anything Session

12:00 pm–12:30 pm
Sponsored by Amazon

Amazon’s Elastic File System Principal Engineers will be hosting an Ask Me Anything Session on Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00 pm PST. If you are interested in attending, you can find registration details here. Do you have a question you would like answered during the session? Submit one to

Danny Wei, 
Principal SDE, Snow Family
Danny Wei is a Principal Engineer on Amazon’s Snow Family team, focusing on disconnected edge deployments and services. Before that, Danny worked on Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) for 10 years and Amazon Prime for 2 years, totaling over 15 years of experience at Amazon. He has a passion for food and can be often found walking around the office with a plate of snacks.

Steve DeVos, Principal SDE, AWS Backup
Steve DeVos has been designing, developing, shipping, and deploying Backup & Recovery software for the past 30 years with data management and security providers such as Symantec, Veritas, and Seagate . He has over 20 Patents in data protection, most focused on efficient data extraction from heterogeneous data stores. As a Principal Engineer at Amazon, Steve helped create AWS Backup, designing a solution that allows customers to securely manage backups of AWS resources, making it easier to protect data based on its classification such as PII or financial, as opposed to resource type such as filesystem, database, or block store.

Neal Charbonneau: Principal SDE, AWS Elastic File System
Neal Charbonneau is a Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services working on the Elastic File System team. He has been with AWS for over six years, working on access protocols, file systems, and storage. Prior to AWS, he was at MITRE, working on R&D projects in the networking and distributed systems space.

Career Opportunities at Amazon
Learn more about the teams and open roles within Amazon Web Services, including Amazon Redshift, Elastic File System, Snow Family, and AWS Backup.