February 20 · 6:30 PM
I've spent many years managing dedicated servers, virtual private servers, and battling shared hosting issues. I said goodbye to many of the headaches involved with those solutions when I recently decided to embrace cloud computing. An infrastructure that used to take days to build, provision, and configure can now be deployed in literally minutes on AWS and then scaled up (or down) on the fly if needed.
In this session I'll show you step-by-step how to create a Ubuntu server instance on Amazon EC2, gain access via SSH, and install your favorite flavor of ColdFusion (Adobe CF or Railo). We'll then create a MySQL database on Amazon RDS and link this datasource to ColdFusion.
Essentially, you'll learn everything necessary to start deploying your apps to AWS today!
About the Speaker
Seth Johnson has been developing database driven applications for over 12 years. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Seth most recently utilized AWS to launch his start-up which provides SMS marketing capabilities to small businesses.
Seth lives on the Silicon Sandbar (Cape Cod) with his Wife and two Sons. When he's not pounding plastic he enjoys traveling, golfing, and cooking.
Refreshments (pizza, soft drinks) will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Beers afterwards down the street at the Atlantic Beer Garden.
When you RSVP: If your Meetup profile name is not your full (First and Last) name, please provide your full name with your response. We'll need those to provide a list to building security on the day of the meeting. Thanks!
Note about parking/public transportation: One Marina Park Drive is located on the South Boston Waterfront, between the Moakley Courthouse and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Some (but not alot of) on-street parking is available near the building (on Seaport Boulevard & Northern Ave), otherwise you can get there via the T (Silver Line SL1 Courthouse stop), the Number 4 bus (Courthouse stop), or a 10 minute walk from South Station.