Talk 1: Diego Coy - Homelabbing for fun and profit (?)
In this talk, we will explore the concept of home labs as a powerful tool for learning and skill development. Home labs provide an environment where developers can experiment, test, and gain hands-on experience with various Cloud technologies and concepts. We will delve into the benefits of _home labbing_, including the ability to create realistic production-like setups, simulate complex scenarios, and explore emerging technologies (such as AI), all at your own pace and without needing a credit card.
Furthermore, this talk will share the personal journey of transitioning from a Web Development role to working for a Cloud Services Provider. We will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and valuable lessons learned. The speaker will provide insights into how _home labbing_ played a pivotal role in acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to transition to the Cloud services industry successfully.
Attendees will gain practical tips and advice on setting up their own home labs, selecting the right technologies and tools, empowering their setups by using Cloud services, and leveraging their environment to enhance their learning journey.
Whether you are a developer looking to expand your skill set or aspiring to make a _jump to the Cloud_, this talk will provide valuable insights and inspiration for leveraging the hardware you might have lying around as a tool for personal growth and career advancement.
Talk 2: Laurent Mathieu - Navigating the AWS ecosystem: tips for newcomers
Are you curious about AWS but don't know where to start? As a developer or tech entrepreneur, you might be wondering what opportunities AWS has to offer.
Don't worry, Laurent has been there too. During his talk, he will draw from his years as an AWS consultant and instructor to guide you through your initial steps in AWS, demystifying it for developers, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts alike.
Cybersecurity & AWS Cloud Consultant and Instructor
Independent consultant and instructor in cybersecurity and AWS cloud domains. What drives me the most today is to train the next generation of tech talents.
Laurent has been working in the realm of information security for a long time doing many things, from security systems design and implementation to cybersecurity operations, to advising developers, solution architects, and senior management about security risks and solutions. Over the past decade, I have also had a growing interest in cloud computing and gradually turned from a cloud skeptic to an evangelist. Cloud security and AWS cloud have been my main focus areas over the past few years.