As vice president of Website Application Platform & Builder Tools, Colin Bodell leads the development and operations of the Amazon website platform used worldwide by Amazon.com retail, subsidiaries and enterprise partner sites. Mr. Bodell also leads the team responsible for Amazon internal development tools and deployment systems.
Mr. Bodell came to Amazon.com in May 2006 from VA Software, where he was CTO and VP Development SourceForge Enterprise. During his 28-year career, Mr. Bodell has served as a senior executive at WebGain, IntelliCorp and Micro Focus.
Mr. Bodell is the technical representative on Amazon’s Open Source Group that sets policy for the use and release of open source code and content by Amazon and its subsidiaries.
Mr. Bodell has 10 patents pending with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the areas of website operations, e-mail subscription management and DDoS protection. He is a named inventor on US Patent No. 8,042,171, “Providing Continuing Service for a Third-Party Network Site during Adverse Network Conditions,” and US Patent No. 8,209,748, “Protecting Network Sites during Adverse Network Conditions.”