IEEE/CN - DevOps in AWS using CloudFormation and Terraform


Monday June 11, 2018

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

Topic:  DevOps: CloudFormation vs Terraform.  Which one is right for you?
Speaker: Patrick Twohig

Managing cloud infrastructure is both a vital and challenging part of running any modern application.  Furthermore, effective automated management is an essential part of managing cloud infrastructure.  To this end, several solutions have emerged providing companies with the tools and resources necessary to streamline development, operations, and deployment.


For companies wishing to migrate traditional infrastructure to AWS or those looking to improve on existing processes, this presentation covers the basics of both CloudFormation and Hashicorp Terraform.  In addition to covering the basic principles of Infrastructure as Code we compare, contrast, and explore the Amazon “House Brand” (Cloud Formation), and the “aftermarket” supplied solution (Terraform).


Speaker Bio:


Patrick Twohig is a Senior Cloud Consultant and Managing Member of Namazu Studios. Over its ten years of existence, Namazu has developed several mobile games, applications, and cloud solutions for customers in a variety of industries. Patrick has developed cloud solutions for mobile games, casino real-money gambling, and IoT telemetry systems. His company's clients include American Gaming Systems, Scientific Games, Quickplay Media, Konami Digital Entertainment, and Bush League Games.

Patrick Twohig is a graduate of Ohio Northern University in Computer Engineering.  He has been a lifetime IEEE member and is an active open source contributor.




  Date and Time




  • 6690 Mission Gorge Road
  • San Diego, California
  • United States 92120
  • Building: Emilano's Mexican Restaurant
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  • Co-sponsored by Alfono Limon
  • Starts 21 May 2018 12:00 AM
  • Ends 11 June 2018 10:00 AM
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Patrick Twohig


San Diego IEEE Consultants' Network Meeting Date and Time:
June 11, 2018 (Monday)
6:00 - 7:00 pm – Dinner and informal networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm – Presentation