Who is planning on going to be in-person at WPI for this meeting? I will make the trek out if it is going to happen, but "Possibly" doesn't inspire confidence :-)
On Tue, Aug 09, 2022 at 10:45:50PM -0400, Tim Keller via WLUG wrote:
We've got a meeting on Thursday August 11th 2022 Topic: Infrastructure as Code website with free hosting. Physical Location: Possibly the Mid-Century Room at WPI! Virtual Location: https://meet.jit.si/WlugMA Speaker: Althea Shaheen
The days of websites simply being static pages of HTML are behind us. As the web changes and the technologies underpinning complex websites grow and evolve, managing all this by hand becomes nearly impossible. Load balancers, database servers.. Now what if this website also needs to be scaled across cloud providers and on prem?
What happens when your favorite cloud company whose data center is just a bunch of shipping containers burns to the ground? How easily could you reconstitute your website and all the underpinnings?
Althea is going to speak to how they deploy their website and manages the entire process as code.
I'd like to thank Chuck for facilitating getting Althea in contact with us. If you know people who'd like to speak, please let me know.
Yes, it's quite possible we'll be able to meet in our old haunt. When I know more, you'll know more!
Unfortunately as I've been in close contact with someone with covid, I'll be unable to make it physically to the meeting, but I will be attending virtually.