One thing we love about Maritime DevCon is when we see returning speakers submit a session proposal. It gives us hope that we don’t completely scare people away when we put them up in front of a room full of you folks. 🙂 Today, we have a returning speaker that some of you may already know. Meet Eric Tucker.

Eric Tucker is a Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer at Blue Spurs. He maintains multiple production environments sporting high availability and scalability. Prior to working at Blue Spurs Eric worked for Accenture where he started his career while finishing his MCS degree part time.

Eric specializes in infrastructure automation and systems administration using Amazon Web Services.

When not working, Eric enjoys PC gaming, watching terrible B movies, and tinkering with home network stuff. Eric also enjoys keeping up with the latest tech trends.

So , if you were a programming language or technology, which one would you be and why?

I would probably be Ruby. Ruby is somewhat structured and has more than one way to solve any given problem. I like to think I structure some of my life very well and I usually solve each problem a little differently each time. 🙂

What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?

Opportunities to learn what local talent is up to and how technologically advanced Fredericton really is.

Why do you feel your session, Introduction to Serverless Architecture, will bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

A completely serverless framework can save companies money not only in hosting costs but in time to market costs as well. Where cloud has cut the time required to bring a ready-for-deploy server online from days/weeks to minutes/hours, serverless all but eliminates any provisioning time, requiring only a bit of configuration to get to a point where code can be deployed.

Additionally, with serverless there is seldom a need to concern yourself with scaling or high availability as the cloud provider handles all of this for you. This again saves time and resources as developers can focus on coding while the need for traditional system administration vanishes.

What is the key take away attendees will get from your session?

Attendees can begin designing most new applications using a serverless model the very next day. They can inform team leads, managers, architects and executives that code can be delivered in seconds with no server administrative overhead required.

Thank you in advance for joining us for Maritime DevCon 2018 Eric!