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Allen Helton

Learn about serverless, APIs, and all things cloud from industry leaders. This podcast is for everyone from beginners in the cloud to seasoned veterans. Brought to you by AWS Serverless Hero Allen Helton. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support read less
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Everything you didn't know about EDA with James Eastham
Mar 29 2024
Everything you didn't know about EDA with James Eastham
Event-driven architectures (EDA) is an intimidating subject for many, but don't confuse complexity with unfamiliarity. While EDA might seem unnecessarily complex, it's a necessary architectural pattern as the world goes more and more distributed. Join James Eastham and Allen Helton as they discuss all things EDA, ranging from what to put in your events to how EDA compares to request/response architectures to observability. Whether you're looking to get into events for the first time or have been practicing for years, the episode is for you.#### About JamesJames is a Senior Cloud Architect at Amazon Web Services and content creator. He has over 10 years of experience in software, at all layers of the application stack. He has worked in front-line support, database administration, back-end development and now works with some of the biggest companies in the world architecting systems using AWS technologies.James also produces content on YouTube, focused on building applications with serverless technologies and event-driven architecture. Links Twitter - https://twitter.com/plantpowerjamesLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-easthamYouTube -https://www.youtube.com/@serverlessjamesBelieve in Serverless Community - https://believeinserverless.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
You need CI/CD in your life with Johannes Koch
Mar 15 2024
You need CI/CD in your life with Johannes Koch
Join Johannes and Allen as they talk about the world of modern CI/CD. The duo describes exactly what CI/CD is and is not and how your pipeline might be a bit more involved than you think. Johannes shares what he considers "the best" pipeline in the industry today, describes his experience with Amazon Code Catalyst, and goes into detail about a project he's working on to make pipeline generation a snap. Whether you're looking to get started with CI/CD or you're an experienced veteran, there's a little bit of something for everyone in this episode. About Johannes Johannes is a Sr. DevOps Engineer at FICO where he contributes to the FICO® Platform. He is a builder at heart and loves to solve problems in different flavors. He believes in full CI/CD automation and everything required to run the solution being written in code.Johannes was in the AWS Community Builders program from 2022 to 2023, he founded the AWS User Group Bergstrasse, helped to start the AWS Community DACH Förderverein, and is part of the team that organizes the AWS Community Day in the DACH region. He also writes about his experiences on his personal blog and recently started a YouTube channel to share experiences and best practices related to CI/CD. His mission is to empower developers to start their new projects with a true CI/CD pipeline, enabling rapid value generation through automation.He enjoys sharing knowledge as a public speaker, but also helping and mentoring engineers who are starting their cloud journey. He believes in true collaboration within the AWS community to make the individuals successful. Links LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-koch-353b2158Twitter - https://twitter.com/lockheadBlog - https://lockhead.infoYouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@cicdonaws --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
Learning by fire: taking your side project to production with Luc van Donkersgoed
Mar 1 2024
Learning by fire: taking your side project to production with Luc van Donkersgoed
They say the best way to learn is by doing, but is that always true? Does the way people effectively learn change the further they get into their career? Join Luc and Allen as they discuss continuing education as a developer and what they've experienced over the last decade. The two cover the benefits of side projects and the impact taking them to production has both from a learning perspective and the effectiveness of how it sharpens your skills. About LucLuc is an AWS Serverless Hero and Principal Engineer at PostNL, where he designs and builds enterprise-scale serverless architectures. He is well known for his articles, presentations, videos, and podcasts about AWS. Luc strives to help team members, colleagues, and local and global AWS communities embrace and grow their skill sets so they too can experience the joy, fun, and sheer scale serverless brings to application development. Links Twitter - https://twitter.com/donkersgoodLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donkersgoedBlog - https://lucvandonkersgoed.comAWS News - https://aws-news.comEmpowered by Marty Cagan - https://rdyset.click/GDix65The Software Engineer’s Guidebook by Gergely Orosz - https://rdyset.click/inkhV2Team Topologies by Matthew Skelton - https://rdyset.click/qyGDyvLearning Domain Driven Design by Vlad Khononov - https://rdyset.click/iMfBjoArchitecture Patterns with Python by Bob Gregory and Harry Percival - https://rdyset.click/ambmw2 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
How math can change the way we write software forever with Jeremiah Dunham
Feb 16 2024
How math can change the way we write software forever with Jeremiah Dunham
Join Allen Helton and Jeremiah Dunham as they explore math in the world of computer science. Do developers use it as much as they thought they would or is it abstracted away to a point where we have no idea? What if there was a way to use math to prove the correctness of your code instead of writing unit tests? Guess what? It's possible. Tune into the episode as Allen and Jeremiah talk about the future of testing and exactly how you can (or can't) guarantee your code does what you expect it to. About Jeremiah Jeremiah is a Senior Software Development Manager on the AWS IAM Access Analyzer team. In 9+ years at Amazon, he's launched new services and features (AWS Elemental MediaStore and AWS IAM Access Analyzer custom policy checks), helped hundreds of people adopt AWS (including your podcast host!), received 10 patents, and spoken at several conferences, including re:Invent and re:Inforce. He cares deeply about using math to make the world a better place. When he's not thinking about things related to math, you'll probably find him running or enjoying a craft beer. Links LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdunhamAWS IAM Access Analyzer - https://aws.amazon.com/iam/access-analyzerCustom Policy Check Science Blog - https://www.amazon.science/blog/custom-policy-checks-help-democratize-automated-reasoningDafny - https://dafny.org --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
Moving into a post serverless era with Jeremy Daly
Feb 2 2024
Moving into a post serverless era with Jeremy Daly
The serverless community loves talking about serverless. Despite the amazing innovations happening all around us, we still talk about cold starts and scalability like they are new. But what if we didn't? What would it take to get to a post-serverless era? What does post-serverless even mean? Join Jeremy Daly and Allen Helton as they discuss what the future holds for serverless and how the game needs to change in order for us to build software faster and better than ever before. About Jeremy Jeremy is a senior technology leader with more than 25 years of experience managing the development of complex web and mobile applications for domestic and international businesses. Currently, he is the CEO at Ampt and an AWS Serverless Hero. He writes extensively about serverless on his blog and publishes a weekly newsletter about all things serverless called Off-by-none. Jeremy has a soft spot for helping people solve problems using serverless and frequently works with companies and individuals transitioning away from the traditional “server-full” approach. You can find him chatting about serverless on X, in several forums and Slack groups, and at conferences around the world. Links X - https://twitter.com/jeremy_dalyLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremydalyJeremy's blog - https://jeremydaly.comOff-by-none - https://offbynone.ioAmpt - https://getampt.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
DevOps, Generative AI, and Serverless with Omkar Kadam
Aug 11 2023
DevOps, Generative AI, and Serverless with Omkar Kadam
Many people say DevOps is dead with the introduction of serverless. Responsibilities change from infrastructure management to platform engineering. But what happens when you throw generative AI into the mix? How does this shake up what we now know as DevOps and what does it hold for the future? Is DevOps going to die? Omkar and Allen talk about the human aspect of DevOps and debate if this will still be something we're practicing in 5 years. About OmkarOmkar Kadam is a Lead DevOps Engineer at Cactus Communications, an AWS Community Builder, and a passionate problem solver with exceptional Solution Architecture skills. With a knack for simplifying complex concepts, Omkar's expertise in AWS/Cloud Computing allows him to deliver innovative and scalable solutions. In addition to his technical prowess, Omkar has a passion for mentoring others. He has been a mentor for the prestigious UNESCO India Africa Hackathon, an international event aimed at strengthening the bonds between India and African nations and solving real-life problems via technology. Through mentoring, Omkar has helped aspiring developers and technologists reach their full potential. He's also currently building something cool with Generative AI (checkout buildspace.so & Nights & weekends). And also won an AI Hackathon (organized by AWS Community Builders) for his project AWS Cost Advisor. Links   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/omkarokkadamPersonal Blog - https://medium.com/@omkarokkadam --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
The Business Side of Serverless With Benjamen Pyle
Jul 28 2023
The Business Side of Serverless With Benjamen Pyle
Serverless services make it incredibly easy to start building. They reduce time to market, improve uptime (generally), and lower overall costs when starting up. But there's an entire world to consider before going serverless that most of us forget about - business operations. Aside from shifting ownership from hardware to software, you also have roles that need reassignment, an organizational culture to shift, and much more. Join Allen and Benjamen as the two dive into the subject and offer lessons learned from personal experiences in their careers. About BenjamenBenjamen Pyle is an energetic and resourceful architect in addition to an AWS Community Builder who has over 20 years of professional software development experience including the most recent 10 as a Cloud Architect. His expertise lies in solving complex business problems through the use of expert problem-solving skills, a deep understanding of the problem domain, and technical know-how to bring secure, reliable, and right-sized solutions to his customers. As a fan and advocate for Serverless and Event-Driven Architectures, he enjoys sharing what he's learned at his blog as well as engaging with the Serverless Community in a variety of ways. He's a strong believer in that no one gets where they'd like to go without the help of others and that software delivery is a team sport. On a personal side, Benjamen is a husband and a father and views those two titles as the most important in his life. He's also a proud Terrier Dad to 12 paws. When he's not writing, coding or engaging with the community, you can find him caddying for his kid's golf tournaments or enjoying a round with his family. Links https://twitter.com/benjamenpyleLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamenpyleBlog - https://binaryheap.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
BONUS - Are Cold Starts Gone Forever with AJ Stuyvenberg
Jul 24 2023
BONUS - Are Cold Starts Gone Forever with AJ Stuyvenberg
Anyone who's heard of serverless has heard of cold starts. But have you heard about proactive initialization? This is a newly published service enhancement from the AWS Lambda team that pre-warms execution environments of on-demand functions. This enhancement results in reduced cold start times and costs consumers no extra money to take advantage of. In this short bonus episode, Allen and AJ talk about what you need to know about his exciting optimization. The two cover how it was discovered, why the AWS Lambda team made the change, and what you need to do to get started with it. About AJAJ Stuyvenberg is a Staff Engineer for Serverless APM at Datadog, and has been a member of the Serverless community for 6+ years. He's an AWS Serverless Hero, serverless meetup organizer, open-source author, and frequently blogs about Serverless topics.Before Datadog, he was a Principal Engineer at Serverless Inc, the company behind the Serverless Framework.In his spare time, AJ is an avid BASE jumper and enjoys flying his wingsuit in the Alps. Links Twitter -https://twitter.com/astuyveLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-stuyvenbergAJ's blog on proactive initialization - https://aaronstuyvenberg.com/posts/understanding-proactive-initializationAWS Lambda docs on proactive initialization -https://docs.aws.amazon.com/lambda/latest/dg/lambda-runtime-environment.html#runtimes-lifecycle-ib --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support
Stop Forgetting About Cloud Security With Jason Kao
Jul 14 2023
Stop Forgetting About Cloud Security With Jason Kao
In the serverless world, we sometimes take the word "managed" a little too seriously. We often forget that not ALL software responsibilities are taken over by cloud vendors. Oftentimes responsibilities are shared between builders and cloud vendors, like security. In this episode, Allen and Jason talk about ways to improve your security posture starting today. They dive deep into AWS organizations, talk about how to keep your app teams and security teams friendly with each other, and discuss ways to minimize blast radius. About JasonJason Kao is the Head of Security Research at CloudQuery and passionate about cloud security.  He's worked at large enterprises, starting as an engineer and quickly moving into cybersecurity.  Jason has both defensive and offensive security experience including building cloud security infrastructure and working as a security consultant with a wide range of clients from startups to large enterprises in different industries, including highly-regulated industries.Jason is an author on multiple security patents and has presented at multiple cloud conferences including the inaugural AWS security conference, AWS re:Inforce.  His cloud security research has been featured in multiple community security newsletters. Links Jason on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaojasonCloudQuery - https://www.cloudquery.ioAWS Organizations - https://aws.amazon.com/organizations --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/readysetcloud/support