Past Meetup

Spooktacular Extravaganza!!

This Meetup is past

106 people went

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

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We will be having 2 talks this evening- Boyd Hemphill & Jason Tyler.

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The AWS Well Architected Framework

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The AWS Well Architected Framework (WArF) has been around a few years now but we at Victory find that nearly 90% of our sales engagements are unaware of it.

https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/

The WArF describes five pillars for successful use of AWS.
* Operational Excellence
* Security
* Reliability
* Performance Efficiency
* Cost Optimization

If you work in any sort of compliance environment you and your leadership team should consider the WArF to be "the answers to the test" when it comes to the shared responsibility model of AWS.

This talk will be a short highlight of why you should be aware of the WArf and is suitable for leaders such as directors and CTOs.

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Boyd Hemphill the CTO of Victory CTO. As a DevOps raconteur in the silicon hills of Austin Texas. Boyd founded Austin DevOps the first ever Container Days is Austin Texas. In his professional life, Boyd has been a developer (PL/SQL, PHP), DBA (Oracle and MySQL), and system administrator. These days he visits small and medium companies around Austin offering help in identifying, prioritizing and solving their technology problems.

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2018: A Monolith's Odyssey

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For years, KNIME has been a leader in data science, offering a completely open-source data analytics platform that enables highly complex workflows to tackle a range of scenarios. Since its inception, the KNIME Analytics Platform has existed as a monolithic application, built in Java and running on top of the Eclipse Equinox Framework. Looking to expand our reach into the cloud, we're currently building out an initial offering of services that will enable near real-time predictions and scoring, enabling customers to wrap their workflows with managed APIs that can scale with need and be seamlessly updated as data models refine over time.

So let's take a look at the odyssey thus far: complete with limited resources, tight deadlines, an aging monolith, microservices, containers, "recomposable architectures", the art and BS of capacity planning, "How much security is right for me?" and the struggle-bus that is bridging the void between Enterprise and Cloud.

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Jason Tyler is a Senior Software Engineer at KNIME, focused on enabling new cloud initiatives and SaaS offerings for the data science company. His current work centers around migrating and hosting elements of the KNIME Analytics Platform in the cloud to offer near real-time prediction-focused APIs and services. He has spent the last several years focused on AWS, decoupling and migrating Enterprise monoliths, building and deploying microservice architectures and working with the latest serverless and container-based technologies and trends. He firmly believes Advil should be company expensable.

Shout out to Victory CTO for bringing the beers & Austin Fraser for providing the food! :]