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The Twelve Clouds of Christmas: Year Six

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It's our December tradition - a dozen (or more) 5 minute lightning demos/talks from the members of CloudAustin! Email ([masked]) or comment below with name and talk title to get on the list.

You can see previous years' 12 Clouds lineups for 2015 (, 2014 (, 2013 (, 2012 (, and 2011 ( Talks are OK, demos are better, strict 5 minute limit. Show off whatever you're working on!

The Austin Monitoring Meetup (, Austin DevOps (, Docker Austin (, Microservices and Containers Austin (, Austin Quality Software Development (, and the Agile Austin DevOps SIG ( will be joining us for this festive holiday celebration - other local tech user groups who want to just pile onto this instead of trying to schedule a meeting near the holidays are welcome to call this their official December meeting too, just email us!


1. "cyber punch me in the throat - a fairly secure jump host using yubikeys, and other cool shit" by Paul Czarkowski

2. "All I want for Christmas is Oracle in a container" by Karthik Gaekwad

3. "Alexa, play christmas music!!" by Revanth Reddy

4. "Alexa, help me manage my cloud"- Lee Fox and Ryan Vanderwerf

5. "Checkmate" - 5 min demo of a watchdog and recovery daemon by Peco Karayanev

6. "Cloud Storage: Grinch to Grin" Talk+Demo by Jason Echols

7. "Using AWS Config for Security and Cost Optimization" by Vijay Bheemineni

8. "A container network performance tool" by Lee Calcote

9. "Elementary: IBM Watson in 5 minutes" by Oliver Rodriguez

10. "Even the Rebel Alliance had a plan" - a foundation for migration" by Sam Barbeau

11. "5 minute deploy Kubernetes on AWS & Google" by Rob Hirschfeld

12. "Automate security like a boss!- how to automate cloud security" by Cliff Turner

13. "How Snowflake shows you how to handle a blizzard of JSON data" by Mark Gale

14. Your Name Here


Because this is a large, festive event, we have room for multiple sponsors. If you have an idea of something else to sponsor tell us! Dinner, dessert, booze, and door prizes are all good.

Meal: Pok-E-Jo's from AWS (!

Beer: Riverbed (

Holiday Treats: Ambonare (

Speaker Gifts: DevOps Days Austin

Door Prize 1: Bose Headphones from DevOps Days Austin (

Door Prize 2: BB-8 Droid from DevOps Days Austin (

Door Prize 3: Lego TIE Fighter from DevOps Days Austin (

Door Prize 4: Lego X-Wing from DevOps Days Austin (

Door Prize 5: iPad from Snowflake (

Door Prize 6: Echo Dot from OnPrem (

Door Prize 7: $100 gift card from Visa (

Door Prize 8: $50 gift card from CloudPassage (

Door Prize 9: Backpack and assorted swag from AlienVault (