Learn cloud concepts with Whitney and her lightboard ϟ
Jul 7, 2022
Everyone loves infrastructure as code! It’s a lot more fun to write Terraform plans or Pulumi programs instead of clicking around in a console, right? Despite what the name implies, the “code” part of “infrastructure as code” isn’t even the most important part! While it’s tempting to just hit up Stack Overflow and some example repos to copy in some existing code, if we don’t consider the larger concepts we’ll quickly find ourselves simply doing things faster, but not necessarily better. We will illustrate some of the core concepts around infrastructure as code, including abstraction and reuse, breaking down infrastructure into components, the verifiable nature, and review/testing/sharing concepts. After this, you will walk away with an expanded understanding of what makes Infrastructure as Code more than just the code!
Matt Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi, founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.
Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.
He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke. Matt is the keeper of the Thought Leaderboard for the DevOps Party Games online game show and you can find him on Twitter at @mattstratton.
Whitney is a full stack developer who enjoys understanding and using tools in the cloud native landscape. Creative and driven, Whitney recently pivoted from an art-related career to one in tech. She is active in the open source community, especially around CNCF projects focused on developer productivity. You can catch her lightboard streaming show ϟ Enlightning on Tanzu.TV. And not only does she rock at tech - she literally has toured playing in the band Mutual Benefit on keyboards and vocals.