Sean Smith

Hi I'm Sean

I'm a Solution Architect at AWS which generally means I draw goofy diagrams on whiteboards and write code on github

Prior to my current role, I was a software engineer at AWS, working on AWS ParallelCluster. I joined AWS in 2017 and was the first engineer on the team who built AWS ParallelCluster.

Prior to that I got my BA & MS in Computer Science from Boston University. I served as the president of BUILDS, an on campus maker space and a generally awesome place. Previous places I worked include Amazon as an intern on the AWS Marketplace team. Before that I worked at athenahealth and before that I worked at ActivePrime. Check out my resume, or the interesting projects I've worked on. The code I've written is all on github.

My passions include high performance computing, flying, running and mountain climbing. Oh and reading.

I sometimes write down my thoughts here.

If you are sufficiently impressed you can contact me.

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I'm one of the organizers of BostonHacks! Want to sponsor us? Shoot us an email at I occasionally go to hackathons, checkout what I built at Hack MIT, Hack@Brown, and Make BU


I build web apps that do cool stuff. My latest project was a prediction algorithm that scraped the web to find sentiment levels towards bitcoin and then predicted the price of bitcoin.


I love technology in all its forms. You can see some of the Arduino projects I'm working on here. I love making my code work on new platforms, checkout the drone I just built. Checkout the kickstarter for the Autonomous boat that we raised money for and built.