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BrownBags are a series of online webinars held using GotoMeeting and covering various datacenter & datacenter Certification topics. These BrownBags are held live at various dates and times around the globe and each covers a different bit of datacenter related specialization.
 
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Chris Scott (@ccsdevio) comes on to talk about all things AWS Cost Optimization! We learn about the AWS costing structure, best practices, how to setup AWS Lambdas to monitor cost, and a little bit about impostor syndrome! Resources:https://twitter.com/ccsdeviohttps://github.com/ccsdevio/saferAWSBy vBrownBag
 
David Sol delivered an excellent presentation on how organizations can become ready for the paradigm shift to cloud. He gave us 3 stories that are easy to remember and transmit important lessons.You can find David online at https://twitter.com/soldavidcloud . Look forward to more presentations by David in our vBrownbagLATAMs channel as well!…
 
He gave us all the links and was even nice enough to organize them through slide:Here is a link to my PPT if anyone in the audience wants a copy. Here are also all the URLs in my deck that can be added to the YT description.Deck: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxih5casvo04rrl/vBB%20Laser%20Guided%20Cat%20Bot%202022-03-30.pptx?dl=0Cat Bot Blog Post: Lase…
 
Tonight will be talking with Kristi Perreault (@kperreault95) covering Serverless DevOps, and how to scale a Serverless First initiative inside of your organization. Kristi is a Senior Software Engineer in Serverless Enablement and Development at Liberty Mutual Insurance, and the conversation we will be having tonight dives into what she and her te…
 
On the 7th birthday of AWS Lambda, Matt Morgan (https://twitter.com/NullishCoalesce) will help you stop hugging your bare metal and get into the serves mindset. To view all the slides covered in this talk, use the link to Matt's blog below!Resources:https://mattmorgan.cloud/https://mattmorgan.cloud/appearances#vbrownbaghttps://docs.aws.amazon.com/s…
 
Tonight will be talking with Earl Dodd covering an introduction to HPC, or High Performance Computing, in the cloud. Earl J. Dodd is World Wide Technology’s Global HPC Business Practice Leader for HPC. He provides HPC and Supercomputing strategy, technology enablement, business development, and marketing and sales support to WWT’s global enterp…
 
Jessica Garson presents "Getting Started With Python Visualizations" Jessica Garson is a senior developer advocate for twitter as well as a musician who creates her sound with python! In this episode she live codes how to quickly stand up a data visualization using Python & the Twitter API!Resources:https://twitter.com/jessicagarsonhttps://develope…
 
Marino Wijay (https://twitter.com/virtualized6ix) continues our Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam prep series with part 2 of the networking domain. Discussion includes the exam blueprint, services review, CNI review, CoreDNS, and IngressResources:http://civo.comhttp://istio.iohttps://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/services-networking/dns-p…
 
Marino Wijay presents "CKA Episode 5: Networking Part 1"Marino Wijay is a Field Engineer at a super secret startup. He could tell you the name of it... but then he'd have to kill you. In this talk he goes into the networking aspects of Kubernetes that you will need to understand to sit and pass your Certified Kubernetes Administrator examination. R…
 
Continuing with our series, in this video will the cover the "Workloads and Scheduling" domain for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam.In episode 4, we are going to be talking with Walid Shaari (@walidshaar) about Workloads and Scheduling. Walid is a cloud-native advocate #RedHatAccelerator, and #AWSContainerHero.He also holds the CKA, CKAD…
 
Tonight will be a continuation of our Certified Kubernetes Administrator series, where we are covering the major domains of the exam.In episode 3, we are going to be talking with Tyler Hatton (@tlrhtn) about Cluster Configuration. Tyler is an automation SME and focuses on assisting traditional IT organizations to adopt SRE/DevOps principles. He als…
 
Nathan Bennett (https://twitter.com/vNathanBennett) continues our series covering the Certified @Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. Nathan covered cluster installation methods, demoed an actual installation on a Raspberry Pi, and chatted about the latest Ted Lasso episode. Resources:Nate's blog on this stuff:https://nerdynate.life/2021/03/14/lear…
 
David Espejo (@davidmirror) kicks off the first episode in our Kubernetes series covering theCertified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. David has been in the IT industry for over 12 years andhas recently obtained his CKA. He discusses the exam format, why teams should consider the use of Kubernetesand dives into the various components of the Ku…
 
Britton Johnson (https://twitter.com/vcixnv) caps off our NSX-T update series with an overview of migrations strategies for current NSX-V customers. NSX-V will be going EOL in early 2022, nearly 10 years after the acquisition of Nicira and birth of NSX! Get the info you need to continue using NSX in it's new, improved, mutli-cloud version, NSX-T!…
 
Joe Onisick presents "Reverse IT Career: Engaged!"Joe Onisick has been in the IT biz for a long time. This year he decided to sell his house in CA, move to Wyoming, and take up ranching! A lot of folks in the IT world TALK about "going back to a simpler life", but Joe actually did it! In this episode we ask him all the questions about why he decide…
 
Michael Kennedy (@mkennedy) returns to the show to talk about Pydantic, a Python library that works with data validation and settings management using Python type annotations. Michael joined us previously to discuss Python's async and await implementations and we are excited to have him back to dive more into all things Python. Michael is a Python …
 
Laurie Capozza (@lauriepcapo) tells us 5 lessons she learned in her career in IT from hands on support all the way to CIO, and we even snuck in some commentary on how COVID has re-inforced these views.You can continue the conversation on Twitter https://twitter.com/lauriepcapo or read her amazing blog https://capozza.io/about-laurie/…
 
Christina Warren presents "Switching Careers and Taking on New Challenges Without Drowning in Self Doubt"Christina Warren is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. In this talk we discuss the good, bad, & the ugly of career changes with some tips she picked up along the way to deal with the dreaded imposter syndrome!Resources:https://www.linkedin.co…
 
Caitlyn Greffly presents "From Technically Challenged to Happy (and Paid) Dev!"Caitlyn Greffly went from a non-technical background to become a software engineer. In this talk we discuss her path: what made her pick coding, why she attended a bootcamp (as opposed to learning on her own or traditional schooling), and what things surprised her. We al…
 
Shannon Kuehn presents "Accelerate Your Journey to Cloud with Azure VMware Solution"Shannon Kuehn is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. In this talk Shannon talks about cloud migrations, Azure VMware Solution, and the who-what-when-where-why of using AVS in your cloud migration strategy! Resources:AVS Overview - https://azure.microsoft.com/servi…
 
Ned Bellavance (@Ned1313) sits down with us for an discussion about Terraform, the latest from Hashiconf, tips and tricks for using Terraform for automating your infrastructure, and more. Ned is a Hashicorp Ambassador, a Microsoft MVP, and a Pluralsight author. He currently hosts and cohosts podasts such as Day Two Cloud, Buffer Overflow, and The D…
 
Vinnie Ramirez presents "Cisco Intersight Service for HashiCorp Terraform"Vinnie Ramirez is Solutions Architect at Hashicorp. In this talk Vinnie walks us through the Terraform OSS and Enterprise product and how they are different. Then he goes into the architecture of the Cisco Intersight Service and how it can integrate with Terraform to streamli…
 
Nick Fritcsh (https://twitter.com/nfritsch) shares an update on VMware Skyline. Nick shares product features, use cases, and even dives into a demo of the product. Best of all, it's free for VMware customers with active support!Resources:https://skyline.vmware.com/get-startedhttps://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55928https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/71071…
 
Sean Doyle (@cloudosmotic) presents "Fun with AWS Step Functions".Sean Doyle is a Principal Cloud Architect with over 20 years in the IT industry ranging from Systems Engineering to Automation and DevOps. Sean also held the titles of AWS Partner Ambassador and AWS Partner AI/ML Blackbelt. In this episode, Sean provides an overview of the AWS Step F…
 
Sean discusses lessons he's learned from his middle school students and how parallels can be drawn to the IT Security world.Resources:https://www.teachingpython.fm/https://barbaraoakley.com/https://thenextweb.com/news/weather-apps-are-secretly-selling-your-location-data-to-the-highest-bidderhttps://www.amazon.com/Soul-New-Machine-Tracy-Kidder-ebook…
 
Microsoft SQL can perform really well on virtualized infrastructure if tuned properly. It can also perform really poorly if you don't know what to tune or what to watch out for. David Klee (https://twitter.com/kleegeek) shares best practices and his favorite tips and tricks to troubleshoot and tune MS SQL on VMware vSphere and other hypervisors.Res…
 
Denis Dyack (@Denis_Dyack) presents "How To Get Into The Video Game Industry"Denis Dyack is the Founder and CEO of Apocalypse Studios. He has been making video games for decades and has an extensive list of fantastic games to his credit. His studio evangelizes using a cloud-first approach in game development and partners with AWS Game Tech to move …
 
Tim Davis (@vtimd) presents "Automating the lifecycle of Infrastructure as Code from Deploy to Destroy!"In this presentation, Tim Davis walks us through the process of defining what are stable vs dynamic cloud infrastructures and why you want to use the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) lifecycle. He then does a live demo of the Env0 product and walks u…
 
Joe Onisick (@joeonisick) presents "Sales Skills for Technical Types"Joe is a self described polarizing technologist and consummate bullshit artist :-) That being said, this presentation is no bs! In it he talks about why everyone in tech is also really in sales. This talk is repleat with tips and tricks on how to level up your sales game to help m…
 
Christophe Limpalair (@christophelimp) presents "Getting Started in Cybersecurity"Christophe has worked on several online training platforms including Linux Academy. Recently he founded Cybr.com, a learning platform for cybersecurity. Here he talks about his recommendations for learning about and getting into the various different fields within the…
 
Hiroko Nishimura (@hirokonishimura) presents "Ms.Hiro to AWS Hero: From Special Eduation Teacher to AWS Hero"Hiroko came from a non-technical background and wanted to get into AWS. Here she talks about her tips and recommendations for learning IT jargon when you are starting from zero technical background.Resources:https://hiroko.io https://hirokon…
 
Ayodele Odubela (@DataSciBae) presents "How to Start Doing Data Science"Ayodele gives us an intro into data science. What it is and what you need to know if you want to get into the field.Code for 25% off her new book: VBROWNBAGResources:https://ayodeleodubela.comhttps://bit.ly/DS4A_AYOhttps://www2.slideshare.net/AyodeleROdubela/how-to-start-doing-…
 
Matt Crape (@MattThatITGuy) gave us a good introduction to Kubernetes by guiding us through building a simple K8s lab using K3s and Linux VMs. He explained basic concepts, used some of the recommended exercises and listed some of the resources that can be used to continue learning.All his code is available in GitHub: https://github.com/mattthatitgu…
 
Greg Bates (@pensrule82) shows us how to supercharge our reporting skills and going past manual Excel reports with an introduction to PowerBI, and how he leverages different data sources such as a custom excel inventory sheet, vRops reports and WSUS patching database data to create reports that help him in his job as an IT infrastructure managerRes…
 
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