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  • Think Big Coworking

    1712 Main St. 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO (map)
  • We are super excited to host Aaron Walker all the way from Australia to speak at our meetup.
    Directions
    This is in the building at 1712 Main.  The entrance is the north door on Main. The stairs lead straight up to the second floor.
    Jason Shore's Talk
    AWS Lambda and running a Serverless environment.
    Aaron Walker's Talk
    Many organisations are facing the challenge of enabling Continuous Integration and Delivery across their organisation. The principles and code base2 has developed can be directly applied to large organisations that aim to get standardised CI tools across different business units or teams. 
    The Problem
    The problem is, if you allow each team to manage there own CI tools it becomes a very high risk model for any business. The value of using CI/CD tools for automating processes is well understood within IT. What is lacking is the understanding of how to manage CI tools at a global enterprise scale. Typically the deployment and management of CI tools is done in a very adhoc and haphazard way. This generally works ok in the short term but often, in the long term, can lead to:
    • Brittle builds 
    • Difficulties to change
    • Not easily replicated across teams

    In this session, will provide real examples of how we used AWS Cloudformation along with ECS and CodeDeploy to define CI/CD pipelines as code. Will also provide insights into best practice AWS account management to enable a consistent and repeatable CI/CD pipeline using AWS Lambda for automation. Will show real-world scenarios and code examples of how to incorporate these techniques into their current CI/CD capabilities.
    Bio:
    Aaron has over 20 years experience working in the IT industry delivering large-scale enterprise applications and integration solutions. He is very passionate about open source technologies and has a deep and thorough technical understanding. He has contributed to several open source projects over the years and is the project lead for Jentrata, an open source B2B gateway. As CTO of base2Services, one of the most experienced AWS Partners, he has led >300 cloud migrations over a 10 year period. Well recognised and respected in the AWS community Aaron has deep and significant AWS expertise. In 2015 Amazon introduced the Cloud Warrior Program and Aaron was one of the first to be officially awarded the prestigious “Cloud Warrior” title, for work in advancing cloud technology. He has been a DevOps proponent before the term was coined and is a strong proponent for Agile. Aaron is all about knowledge sharing, process for teams and tools. He regularly shares his knowledge as speaker at major industry conferences including re:Invent, JavaOne, OSDC and OSSPAC.

    Also we might have some new announcements from Chef
    Sponsors
    Pizza will be provided by our Sponsor New Context

    Venue will be provided by Think Big Partners


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