aws popup loft
Please don’t give your laptop to a stranger
September 28, 2015
Who’s laptop is this? Who cares! It could be yours in just a few seconds. You’re saying to yourself “This is silly, I would never willingly give my laptop to a complete stranger (in a public setting)”. However people do “give away” their laptops, or attempt to do so on a daily basis. Just today I was attending a bootcamp (which I’ll write about another day) in the AWS Loft SF and saw the horror that was abandoned laptops. Just like you see pictured to the right, laptops left without owners. This wasn’t just during a quick bathroom break that the machines were left, we’re talking about over lunch when most of the class had left to forage.
AWS Bootcamp: Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS
September 16, 2015
On Monday I visited the AWS Popup loft in San Francisco (again) and attended the Bootcamp on “Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS”. Rather than try and re-summarize it, I’ll let the course description do the talking: “This beginner-level bootcamp teaches you how to apply the principles of elasticity, mitigating single points of failure and designing loosely coupled applications to architect resilient applications on AWS. We will cover how to apply AWS services and features as well as common design patterns to improve fault tolerance in the networking, web, storage and database layers of your application.”
A “taste of Chef” at the AWS Popup Loft SF
July 22, 2015
Over a year ago, Amazon Web Services built their nifty Popup Loft in San Francisco. Since then they’ve hosted a ton of cool events, including a very regular series of all day, hands on labs. The labs are free, everything is provided, even lunch. There’s one critical issue (for most people): getting time off work to go to the lab is hard! Fortunately for me (and several others in the class) I’m between jobs, so I have time to attend and get all educated.