Something Old, Something New, Something Serverless, CM Blew
We will be having one speaker this evening - Wendy Kuhn and then CM open space run by Ernest Mueller (you may have heard of him).
Special thanks to Sophie Sledge & Billy Fitzpatrick from Zilker Partners for the food sponsorship!! :] You all are awesome.
A serverless framework for consuming webhooks at scale
When events occur in batches, a wave of webhooks may overwhelm consumers, resulting in dropped data. Always-on systems must be provisioned to handle worst-case scenarios, however, this is inefficient as these resources will be idling most of the time. Nami, an open-source framework built using Node.js and the AWS SDK, provides a simple command line interface for deploying a serverless architecture on AWS for consuming webhooks. It relies on the elastic scaling power of AWS Lambda Function as a Service (FaaS) to handle bursty traffic. The framework abstracts away the complexities of cloud infrastructure and the effort required to manually deploy, configure, and choreograph all of these services.
Wendy is a Software Engineer in Austin, Texas.
Configuration Management Open space with Ernest Mueller
Configuration Management - U up?
Where is CM at right now? There used to be Chef/Puppet discussion all the time. Then the Ansibles and Salts came, and Terraform arose. Then came dockerfiles and kubernetes shenanigans. Now it just seems confusing and there's not a lot of talk about CM any more, though certainly we are still doing it - right?
Join us for an open discussion and maybe openspaces on what people are actually using for CM versus what's hyped, what they're struggling with, what are considered "solved problems" and is it really solved for you?