Our next talk is set and comes to us from Dave Johnson. He'll be talking about how Wayin does cloud orchestration and makes heavy use of Amazon's cloud infrastructure.
For this talk we'll be back at Argyle Social in downtown Durham. Pizza will be provided. A reminder that you can park in the deck at the end of Rigsbee Ave. and it will be free, since they stop collecting money so long as you leave after 7.
We're also inviting our friends from the Triangle AWS meetup to join us, since that group is run by Argyle Social and Dave's talk is going to focus a lot on Amazon's services.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the talk.
More details on the talk and on Dave's background:
Wayin offers products that organizations use to engage with their customers, constituents and fans via Twitter and other social networks. These products are web-based, designed to serve large numbers of users and to handle large spikes in traffic associated with sports, entertainment, conferences and other events.
Dave's talk will cover cloud orchestration, cloud orchestration benefits in general and the specifics of how Wayin uses cloud orchestration to run the Wayin Hub, a Twitter micro-site assembly service. He'll explain how Wayin designs software, sets-up AWS infrastructure, deploys applications and scales-up and down to meet changing workloads automatically via Amazon's Cloud Formation orchestration service. The talk will cover a wide-range of AWS services including EC2, EBS, Route53, S3, SQS, CloudWatch and more.
Dave Johnson (@snoopdave) is a software developer and Triangle-native who has worked locally for Sun, IBM, SAS and now works for Denver-based startup Wayin, Inc. Dave developed the Apache Roller blog server, wrote a book on RSS and Atom and lead the effort to define the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) Core specification. At Wayin, Dave focuses primarily on "back-end" concerns including REST APIs, persistence, scalability and DevOps.