Opportunities & Challenges in Cloud Computing: Web Apps Hosting on Amazon's EC2

  • Nov 10, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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All we look forward to see you this week. We have two great presenters. Presenters
- Justin Leitgeb is the principal consultant with Stack Builders Inc. - Matt Tavis, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services: This talk will introduce web application hosting on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Justin will introduce EC2 as an extension of virtualized hosting, and talk about opportunities and challenges that arise from hosting applications on EC2. He will talk about some common deployment strategies for applications on EC2, and discuss how cloud computing may change the way you decide to structure your application. This talk will provide an overview useful for business owners in deciding whether to pursue hosting on EC2, as well as for engineers without prior experience in the platform. The one-hour talk will be followed by a QA session. Bio: Justin Leitgeb is the principal consultant with Stack Builders Inc., a software engineering consultancy specializing in domestic and offshore web application development. He has led the migration of two significant web applications from more traditional hosting to EC2, and has leveraged the platform in a variety of tasks related to web hosting and large-scale data analysis. Matt Tavis, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services: Matt Tavis is a Solutions Architect and works with enterprise customers to provide architectural guidance and help them understand how to best utilize the AWS cloud. Matt has been with Amazon since 2005 and has been working with Amazon’s web services offerings throughout that entire period. Prior to joining Amazon, Matt worked at Microsoft helping design the web services APIs (ASMX and WCF) for the .NET Framework and before that Matt spent many years working in IT consulting for Sapient Corporation. Matt graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and German Literature. Please note the event max capacity is 50 people. Cost $5 and recommend one to purchase coffee at R&V (This is 5 blocks east of Grand Street Subway stop (B/D)) or (3 blocks from Delancey F train Stop). A How to find me - look like Roger Federer (Tennis player). email [masked]

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  • Avi w.

    Speakers were good, material covered matched audience well.

    November 16, 2010

  • Justin S. L.

    Thanks to everyone who attended! I had a great time giving a talk tonight, and speaking with and learning from everyone at the meetup. Slides are online at my blog http://justinleitgeb.com/.

    November 10, 2010

  • Long W.

    This was my first attendance at this meetup, and it was great! Good lineup of speakers (Justin and Matt) tonight and relevant to what I am working on. Thanks to Jag for organizing this -- can the presentations be posted online?

    November 10, 2010

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