Past Meetup

Leveraging a Cloud Architecture for Fun, Ease, and Profit Using IBM Softlayer

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The world of cloud and application development is not just for the hardened developer these days. In this discussion we will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose built for the cloud. We will focus on demonstrating how we leveraged compute, storage, messaging, and other cloud elements hosted at SoftLayer to lower the effort and difficulty of putting together a useful application. This will be an active demonstration and review of simple command line tools and resources, so don’t be afraid if you may not be a seasoned developer.

About Jeff Klink Idea guy, tech-head and serial entrepreneur, Jeff Klink is a country mindset amongst a rising Canadian landscape. His technical aptitude is his typical foot forward, however, his logical side strives to keep the balance between the business and tech-head worlds alive and fruitful. Clients from large enterprise to emerging startups have gained from Jeff's guidance a means to use IBM SoftLayer Cloud technology to gain the edge needed to differentiate. Jeff brings his spirit of innovation into the world of IBM and engages audiences ranging from the gear headed techie to the C-Suite to understand and take action to capitalize on the power that IBM SoftLayer delivers.

About Phil Jackson
Phil is the Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, an IBM Company. He helps customers and partners integrate with SoftLayer’s API. He also architects the company’s Drupal websites, writes API documentation, and maintains the developer blog. Formerly, he was a Sales Engineer building internal tools and providing technical consultation for potential and existing customers. Jackson started his career in webhosting at Ev1Servers where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, he has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the tech community.