Forrest Brazeal

Forrest Brazeal|

About

Forrest Brazeal is a cloud architect, writer, speaker, and cartoonist, currently based in Forest, Virginia. He is also an AWS Serverless Hero. He collects old books in the forlorn hope that someday his children will enjoy reading them as much as he does.

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Events and Appearances

Feel free to reach out if you would like Forrest to speak at your conference, user group, or other tech event.

2019

Date Location Talk Title Notes
2019/10/07-09 ServerlessConf NYC Various (conference co-chair)
2019/07/17 DashCon NYC When Bad Architectures Happen To Good People: Migrating to Serverless in a Legacy World
2019/05/30 AWS Chicago Summit Souped-Up CI/CD on AWS
2019/03/20 Leading Edge Forum Study Tour (Palo Alto, CA) The Cloud Natives Are Restless: Serverless, DevOps, and the Tribal War for Enterprise IT
2019/03/18 UC Berkeley RISELab Serverless as Industry Paradigm
2019/01/29 FooBar Codes Interview with Marcia Villalba video
2019/01/24 Triangle Serverless Meetup NoSQL Design Patterns for Serverless

2018

Date Location Talk Title Notes
2018/12/06 The Serverless Show Episode 7: re:Invent Recap Interview with Protego’s Hillel Solow (watch or read)
2018/11/26-30 AWS re:Invent, Las Vegas Meet an Engineer: Forrest Brazeal Interview with AWS’s Randall Hunt (video)
2018/11/14 AWS Webinar Serverless Workflows For The Enterprise Co-presented with AWS’s Chris Munns (video)
2018/09/08 IT Weekend Ukraine 2018 The Case For Serverless video
2018/08/01 ServerlessConf San Francisco How To Win Coworkers and Influence Organizations For Serverless Co-presented with Trek10’s Jared Short (video)
2018/07/17 AWS New York Summit Living on the Edge with AWS Greengrass Presented as a Dev Chat (slides)
2018/07/11 “Screaming in the Cloud” podcast Episode 18: “Sitting on the curb clapping as serverless superheroes go by” A conversation with cloud economist Corey Quinn (listen or read)
2018/04/05 Silicon Valley Bank Fireside Chat with Tim Wagner
2018/03/28 Women Who Code Richmond Rapid Prototyping With Serverless

Bibliography

Technical Writing

Forrest’s latest blog posts on cloud technologies and the emerging serverless space appear at A Cloud Guru or Trek10.

Fiction

Stories currently free to read online are linked.

“Perchance to Dream” - Daily Science Fiction, 7/12/2018

“Memory Foam” - Daily Science Fiction, 9/7/2018

“The Slide” - Daily Science Fiction, 9/27/2018

“The Honeypot” - Theme of Absence, 11/9/2018

“World War 2.8.41 Release Notes” - Daily Science Fiction, 1/7/2019

“Death’s Head in B Dorm” - Menacing Hedge, Winter 2019

“Ghost Runners” - Who Knocks Issue 1, Jan 2019

“The Girl of the Golden City” - StarShipSofa, May 2019

“Under The Hat” - Constellary Tales Issue 3, May 2019

“The Mark” - Mysterion, forthcoming June 24, 2019

“Empathy Bee” - Diabolical Plots, forthcoming September 2019 (also in Year 5 anthology)

“Russian Rhapsody” - Abyss and Apex, forthcoming 2020

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