Cloud Computing Workshop Series

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Harsha Pitawela (’19 MCS alumnus - Now Site Reliability Engineer at Pearson | AWS Community Builder) has offered to run a Cloud Computing Workshop Series this summer!

Our very own Computer Science Graduate Student Association will offer ad hoc support for this series.

Please find below tentative details:

Use this link to register (or see attached flyer)

To familiarize CS students with cloud computing and support them to meet industry expectations and land a job/internship

Mode of delivery:


1 hour per week for 6 weeks

Either Wednesday noon-1 p.m. CT

Topics to be covered:

  1. Cloud Computing Intro
  2. Cloud Networks and Databases
  3. App Hosting in Cloud
  4. Performance of Cloud Apps
  5. Serverless Cloud Computing
  6. Advanced Cloud Concepts

Expected Content:

Workshop 1-Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Why Cloud computing
  • Major Cloud Service Providers
  • Security in/of the Cloud
  • Challenges in Cloud Computing
  • Industry Expectations
  • Cloud Computing Learning Paths
  • Cloud Account Creation

Workshop 2-Cloud Networks and Databases

  • VPC creation
  • Subnet’s creation
  • Cloud DB creation
  • Best Practices in Cloud Computing
  • Bastion Host creation
  • Connection to Cloud DB via the Bastion Host
  • DB Snapshots/Restore

Workshop 3-Hosting an Application in the Cloud

  • Virtual Machine creation
  • Application Hosting
  • Connection from application to DB
  • Connection from application to object storage
  • Creating a Content Delivery Network(CDN)
  • Debugging applications in the Cloud

Workshop 4-Performance  of Cloud Applications

  • Load Balancing & Health checks
  • Containerized Applications
  • Monitoring/Performance Observability Engineering

Workshop 5-Serverless Cloud Concepts

  • Benefits of Serverless Computing
  • Serverless options in the cloud
  • Troubleshooting Serverless Application issues

Workshop 6-Advanced Cloud Concepts

  • Scalability and Fault Tolerance
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Securing applications in the cloud
  • AI/ML in the Cloud
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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