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AWS at Laracon 2014

by Jeremy Lindblom | on | in PHP | Permalink | Comments |  Share

I recently had the pleasure to attend and speak at Laracon, which is a conference for users of the Laravel PHP framework.

This is the second year that they have done Laracon. Last year, Laracon (US) was in Washington D.C., but this year they did it in New York City. The thing that impressed me most about this conference was how excited everyone was to be there. The Laravel community is very energetic, and they are growing. I definitely felt that energy, and I believe it helped make the event a good experience for all of the attendees.

I was honored to be able to speak to the attendees about Amazon Web Services. My talk was titled AWS for Artisans, and I focused on "The Cloud", AWS in general, and the AWS SDK for PHP. To tie everything together, I walked through the creation of a simple, but scalable, Laravel application, where pictures of funny faces are uploaded and displayed. I showed how the SDK was used and how AWS Elastic Beanstalk and other AWS services fit into the architecture.

Here are some of my favorite moments/comments from the presentation:

And here are the resources from the presentation:

There were already many existing AWS customers at Laracon, and it was nice to be able to talk to them, answer their questions, and hear their feedback and ideas. I also enjoyed talking to the developers that had yet to try AWS. Use the AWS credits I gave you to do something awesome! :-) Thank you to everyone that I had conversations with.