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David and Justin Teach Eric (and You) Terraform

My name is Eric. I have been a developer for two decades and I have never written a Terraform script. It’s used a ton though, so I should learn to use it.

Justin and David both use Terraform. In order to help me get over my ignorance, they are going to teach me in the meeting and I will setup a Dotnet app on AWS live using Terraform. We’ll (at least) create an EC2 instance, setup a Dynamo table, and setup an S3 bucket with it. If you come prepared (install Terraform and create an AWS account), you can do this live with us as well and we’ll help you out. If you have any issues getting setup, you can come early at 5:30 and we can help you out.

If you are unfamiliar with AWS that's okay. We will also explain the AWS-related bits as we go along.

NOTE: This meeting is in-person. Also, Improving is providing pizza at 6:00 and the presentation will begin at 6:30.

Speaker: Justin Williams, David Penton, and Eric Sowell
Date: October 4th, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (see here for more detail)
Location: Improving - Plano, TX
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Speaker Bios

Eric Sowell is a Director of Consulting for Improving, officer of this Users Group, developer, and coding instructor. He is the author of an out-of-date book (so don't buy it), Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5. When not coding, he likes to read, study history, Bible, Greek, Latin, think a lot about teaching, and play Civilization 6 and Age of Empires 2. To keep up-to-date with Eric's strange technology, Latin, and Greek adventures, you can follow him on Twitter, subscribe on Youtube, or follow him on his blog.

David L. Penton lives in the Dallas, Texas area and has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Northwestern State University. He is currently the Managing Partner of Foundry Force, LLC consulting with executives about technology concerns. He currently spends most of his time with AWS, C# cross platform, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server. When he is not coding, he is trying to be the best he can for his family. After that, he has been working on improving his golf game.