GCP and Terraform

GDG Silicon Valley
Wed, May 4, 2016, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event


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For this month we are at a new location - parking is behind the building


6:00-7:00pm Networking and light food

7:00-7:10pm Announcements

7:10-7:45pm Google Cloud Platform  - Terry Ryan 

7: 50-8:30pm Automatic Infrastructure with Terraform - Tim Fall 

Abstract/Speaker Bios:

Google Cloud Platform - Terry Ryan

Google Cloud Platform isn't one product. It's a collection of many tools and services for taking care of myriad different cloud needs. This can make navigating all GCP has to offer challenging for new comers. This talk will introduce you to the major parts of GCP, explain where some solutions make more sense, and show demos of many of the products in action.

Terry Ryan is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform team. He has 15 years of experience working with the web - both front end and back. He is passionate about web standards and wants to bring web developers to the Google Cloud Platform. Before Google, he worked for Adobe and the Wharton School of Business.

He also wrote Driving Technical Change for Pragmatic Bookshelf, a book that arms technology professionals with the tools to convince reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and technology.  

Automatic Infrastructure with Terraform: Immutable Resources in GCP - Tim Fall

Google Cloud Platform provides a wide range of useful resources to include in your infrastructure. So how do you keep track of what you want to use and what you’ve deployed? Following the principles of “Immutable Infrastructure”, Terraform allows you to keep track of which resources are deployed, and to plan out your deployments based on dependencies. When your deployment needs change, Terraform helps you to iterate on your existing plan and deploy new resources. We will discuss Terraform’s application to the GCP space, and how you can use it to manage your resources within the Google ecosystem.

Tim Fall is Chief Solutions Architect at HashiCorp. He is responsible for integrations, developer evangelism, and training, including introduction to the ecosystem. He has been a core contributor on a number of open source cloud projects, including Mesos, OpenStack, and SDN implementations. He recently joined HashiCorp, previously having been in charge of professional services and integrations at Mesosphere. He is allegedly made of small amounts of Xenon.