Saturday, September 13th, 2014
So you've heard that all the cool kids are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their hosting, but you don't really have the time to learn all about nodes and clouds and elastics? This introductory session will give you a baseline for getting started on AWS. At Fictive Kin, we spend an embarrassingly large amount of money on AWS every month, and we use many of their services, so I've become pretty good at pretending I know what's going on over there. In this talk, we'll cover file hosting (S3), server hosting (EC2, VPC), DNS hosting (Route53), database hosting (RDS), and some additional things like Cloudwatch, CloudFront, and ElasticCache, but we'll focus on the moving parts of EC2.
Sean Coates is a partner at Fictive Kin where he says he does ops and development, but really spends most of his time unbreaking things that past-Sean broke. He's been doing this Web thing professionally since 1999, and has been contributing to PHP in some form or another since 2001.