Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014
Debian AMIs are now on the Amazon Web Services EC2 Cloud; a community driven project to get trustable images globally available, generated in a transparent and repeatable manner. This is a retrospective of the process taken, the current status, lessons learned, and the coming future of Debian on AWS. This is not a vendor talk, but a talk from the Debian Developer who lead the process, and organised the deployments, and maintains the relationship between Debian and AWS, and AWS and Debian.
In addition to talk about how these images are built, and how to use them, I'll explore some of the other ways that AWS is trying to help Debian. We'll discuss the rationale behind why Debian is now deployed from trusted sources on public clouds.
James started hacking web pages while living at the University Computer Club and studying at UWA in the mid 1990s with a bunch of other people here at LCA. By the end of the 1990s, he was webmaster of UWA. IN 2000 he became a Debian Developer. Moving to the online finance market in Perth, running Linux.conf.au 2003... here at UWA, and then moving (running away) to Europe where he worked for Canon Europes open source development shop - Fotango - with a bunch of super smart Perl developers he pushed his first CPAN perl modules, and then moved on to online advertising platform Vibrant Media for 5 years. He returned to Perth in 2010, helped run PLUG in 2011 and 2012 as PLUG President, and opened the Amazon Web Services office in Perth in 2012.