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Austin DevOps Meetup: PayTalk Time & Avoiding Friendly Fire in AWS

July 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We will open with a PayTalk session by popular demand. Then, because so many of us complain about IAM, when I saw Deborah’s talks at DevOps Days I hoped she would agree to expand on them for the meetup! She did …

Avoiding Friendly Fire in AWS


AWS’s access model provides powerful opportunities for controlling who has what level of access to which resources. But with this awesome power comes awesome complexity. The inevitable shortcuts mean that a one-line bug could wipe out all your EC2 resources instead of the intended targeted few. In this talk, we’ll quickly review the key aspects of IAM and discuss some strategies for keeping cloud resources safe from friendly fire.


After previous roles at tech companies varying from Community Manager to Software Engineer, Deborah wound up doing CloudDevOps more due to serendipity than a logical career progression. In her current role, she’s responsible for ensuring that dozens of teams have the access and tools that they need in order to create and manage their own cloud resources… without shooting themselves in the foot.

6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Mingle
6:15 pm to 6:30 pm Announcements
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Pay Talk
7:00 pm to 7:05 pm Break
7:05 pm to 8:00 pm Deborah Hawkins
8:00 pm to ??? Beer Ops at Easy Tiger Linc.


9001 N I H 35 #150
Austin, TX United States


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