Summer 2018 Roundup

I haven’t posted to this blog in awhile, but that’s mainly because it’s been a crazy first half of the year. I’ve started a new job as a cloud architect and serverless community advocate at Trek10, moved to a new state, and put time into some exciting side projects. I was also named an AWS Serverless Hero a few days ago. This is a new program that recognizes AWS community leaders in the specific area of serverless applications, and is already helping me to meet and help more people on their cloud journey.

Recent Writing

Most of my technical writing is now appearing either at Trek10 or at A Cloud Guru. The “FaaS and Furious” cartoon series is going strong and can be found via A Cloud Guru’s social media channels.

I also originated and have been co-hosting the Think FaaS podcast to help educate the serverless community. The episodes are short and fluff-free, so why not subscribe?

Yesterday one of my short fiction pieces — the first of several — appeared at Daily Science Fiction, a professional SFWA-qualifying publication. This is part of a larger project that I hope to share more about at the end of the year.

Upcoming Speaking Events

July 17th – “DEV12 – Living On The Edge with AWS Greengrass” – AWS Summit NYC

I’ll be speaking in the Dev Lounge at the AWS NYC Summit. Come for the Greengrass war stories, stay for the soon-to-be-infamous IoT Rap.

July 30-August 1st – ServerlessConf San Francisco

I’ll be heavily involved in this year’s ServerlessConf. Here’s my tentative agenda:

  • July 30: Leading an all-day serverless workshop
  • July 31: Hosting the main talk track
  • Aug 1: Joint talk with Jared Short: “How To Win Coworkers and Influence Organizations for Serverless”

The Think FaaS podcast will also be featured live on both days of the main conference with an excellent lineup of guest speakers. I hope to see you there!

September 8th – “Serverless for the Enterprise” – IT Weekend Ukraine

Looking forward to sharing some serverless best practices at one of Eastern Europe’s largest IT events.

 

Summer 2018 Roundup