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CloudAustin Talks – April 2016

The CloudAustin user group that Karthik, James, and I run is in its fifth year and still going strong.  Our venue hosts at Rackspace now have the equipment to record the talks!  So I thought I’d share the videos and slides with our readers. Thanks to Derrick Wippler and Mike Schwartz, our speakers, and Rackspace and CenturyLink, our sponsors.

What Are Containers And Why Are They So Important, by Derrick Wippler

Struggling to understand all the hype around Docker? Don’t understand the difference between a VM and a container? Why are immutable operating systems cool? Why is everyone going crazy over Kubernetes/Swarm/Apache Mesos?

This talk will attempt to inform by pulling back the curtain on the container hype. We will dissect what a container is, why clustering containers and orchestration matters, immutable operating systems and finally where this is all going and how it will effect your future interaction with the cloud.

Derrick Wippler is: Tech Geek, Container evangelist, Software Developer, Entrepreneur and Rackspace Cloud Block Storage Imagineer. Creator of a SuperNES emulator (http://www.superretro16.com). And you can read my musings on technology on my blog (http://thrawn01.org)

Who Are You?  From Meat To Electrons And Back Again, by Mike Schwartz

Conventional wisdom tells us to use two-factor authentication—and it does help to improve security. But the best way to reduce user-friction is to never require a person to authenticate. This talk will provide a modern solution to reconcile these two divergent imperatives by leveraging standard profiles of OAuth2 for trust elevation. Its not just the front door that needs protection!

Mike Schwartz is the Founder of Gluu, a security software company serving companies, governments and universities around the world. Schwartz is a domain expert in application security, authentication and API access management. The Gluu Server is one of the leading implementations of OpenID Connect. Schwartz has participated in the development of standards like the User Managed Access (UMA) profile of OAuth2, a new standard for API access management. He is also Co-chair of the Open Trust Taxonomy for OAuth2 (OTTO) working group at Kantara to create new standards for multiparty federation. Before starting Gluu, Schwartz was a security integrator for many large enterprises. He also was the Founder of an ISP in the ’90s. He now resides with his family (and pigeons) in Austin, TX.

Does this make you want to speak at CloudAustin, or sponsor it?  Well please do!  Come email us at austin-cug-admin at googlegroups dot com and sign up.  And of course come attend, we meet the third Tuesday night of every month at Rackspace’s Austin facility on I-35 at 183.

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CloudAustin June Meeting – Best Practices for Scalability

The Agile Admins also organize the CloudAustin user group, and we wanted to let everyone know about our upcoming June meeting. It’s 6-8 PM on Tuesday June 16 at Rackspace. RSVP on the meetup page!

Talk: Best Practices for Scalability (Scale to more than a Billion hits/day)

In this talk Chander Dhall will share his real-world experiences in scaling web apps, and some key insights and best practices. You’ll learn how to architect and develop applications on any Web stack so that they are easy to scale. If time permits Chander will go deep into performance too.

Chander is a Microsoft MVP, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, INETA speaker and open source contributor, with years of experience in enterprise software development. He started coding when he was 6, and created his first successful software product at the age of 14. He is the dev chair of DevConnections, and he works in a goal-oriented, technologically-driven, fast-paced Agile (SCRUM) environment. He has a master’s degree in computer science with speciacialization in algorithms, principles and patterns, and is focused on building high-performing modular software. Chander leads the HTML5/Node.js group in Los Angeles and the .NET user group at UTDallas, co-organizes Angularjs meetup in Austin and has spoken at numerous conferences and code camps all over the world. http://chanderdhall.com/, Twitter @csdhall

Sponsor: Box.com

Come on out!  And if you want to speak or sponsor in the future, just email austin-cug-admin@googlegroups.com.

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Special CloudAustin SXSW Edition 3/6

There’s a special early CloudAustin user group this month on Thursday, March 6 out at Rackspace. We’re having some folks from  West Coast startup Stormpath (http://stormpath.com/), API-driven user and group management for developers come and give two talks:

Cloud Marketing 101: How to Market Your Cloud Product

You pour blood, sweat and tears into your API, open source and weekend projects – let’s make sure they get the attention they deserve! We’ll go through real-world examples of tactics developers can do to attract attention to their work. Beyond growth hacking and that first post to Hacker News, we’ll look at high-value marketing maneuvers that will drive usage, but won’t make you feel like a dirty huckster.

To Infinity and Beyond! Scaling Your Stack with Service Oriented Architecture

Abstract: Service Oriented Architecture is a proven design pattern which allows you to simplify your codebase, seamlessly scale your service, reduce engineering frustrations — and even helps lessen hosting costs. Come learn what SOA is, why it’s useful, and take a look at an in-depth technical overview of SOA, and how it can help your organization. Delight your engineers (and business people!) by building your product on top of simple, REST API services.

Sign up here! http://www.meetup.com/CloudAustin/events/161089112/

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