The Cloudcast #244 - Engineers, Coffee & AWS Lambda

Aaron and Brian talk with Donnie Flood (@floodfx) and Larry Ogrodnek (@ogrodnek) about their podcast @EngineersCoffee, their experience at Bizo, and their fascination with serverless computing (or events-based computing) with “Will it Lambda?”

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Topic 1 - Officially you are both formerly with a company called Bizo. Can you give us some of your background and the types of things you’ve built?
Topic 2 - We found your show because of a tweet about AWS Lambda, which we’re both really fascinated about lately. Did you start your show to talk about Lambda, or was that just coincidentally the first topic?
Topic 3 - What about Lambda is interesting to you guys?
Topic 4 - Help us understand the basics of Lambda. There’s lots of tutorials and books online, but it would be great to talk through some example that you have dealt with. Maybe you’re “Will it Lambda?” Concept.
Topic 5 - We’re seeing all the large cloud providers offer an events-based (serverless) offering now - Google Functions, Azure Functions, IBM OpenWhisk. Some are making them open-source. What do you see as the big areas that need additional work? Do you see this taking off of being a niche?
Topic 6 - We’re seeing all the large cloud providers offer an events-based (serverless) offering now - Google Functions, Azure Functions, IBM has a service in BlueMix. Some are making them open-source. What do you see as the big areas that need additional work? Do you see this taking off of being a niche?
Topic 7 - On your show, Donnie has mentioned many times his affinity to using more and more AWS services - sort of this “eliminate all the unnecessary lifting, focus on going fast” mentality. How did that come about, and do you think it’s applicable to non-startup companies?
Topic 8 - We've talked a lot about Lambda, but what other areas are you guys really interested in these days?

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