Cloud computing basics with some hands-on for Foster School Of Business

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017

Location: Paccar 390

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

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This two hour overview will introduce participants to the public cloud computing environment. Participants will learn about cloud pillars, cost management, data security, web frameworks, collaborative tools and cloud-related elements of project management.


Course Outline

  • Welcome and logistics
  • Introduction to cloud computing
    • What is the pbulic cloud?
    • What are the alternatives?
    • Who are the cloud providers?
    • What is the difference between cloud use in research and cloud use in the commercial sector?
  • Cloud security: What is it? How does it fail?
  • Cost of the cloud: How does one generate a budget?
  • Pillars of cloud
    • Compute
      • Instances, scale, clusters, HPC/HTC,
    • Storage
      • Buckets and Drives
    • Data management
    • Web applications
      • Web frameworks and the 99% principle
      • Hands on: Using an API to access openly available data
    • Services
      • AWS Lambda
      • Azure Machine Learning Studio
      • Google Android Studio
        • Digression: Why is IOT a cloud story?
  • Portability and cloud hopping
  • Costing II: The dollar-time tradeoff
  • Closing remarks
    • Collaboration
    • Hands on: Using a Jupyter notebook to collaborate
    • The only constant is change
    • How technology succeeds by vanishing
    • How eScience uses Jupyter, GitHub and CS skills to impact research at UW