John McKim

VP of Product & Technology at A Cloud Guru, Serverless enthusiast, writer, home cook and terrible gardener.

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I'm John, the VP of Product & Technology at A Cloud Guru.

I enjoy writing and speaking about technology and building teams.

I live and work in Melbourne, Australia.

Leading up to Serverlessconf Austin this year we held the inaugural Serverless Architecture competition. The competition was launched to encourage people to share their Serverless Architectures.

May 31, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is well known for listening to customer feedback. This has been evident in the features they have delivered for their Serverless platform...

April 10, 2017

Designing AWS Lambda functions can be a frustrating experience. Each time you make a change, you have to deploy your code to AWS before you can test it. Well, my friend and I finally decided to do something about this...

March 1, 2017

I started working as a Software Developer Full-time in 2012. You build it, you run it was a core value of our small team. But, I knew nothing about servers. I soon had to learn about subnets, load balancers, database clusters and more to support the code I wrote...

January 25, 2017

Last week I sat in a room with thousands of other people at the AWS Re:Invent Keynote. We all wanted to learn of the new and updated AWS services and how each announcement would affect us...

December 9, 2016

The Keynote by Andy Jassy yesterday was packed with updates and announcements. I was most excited by the new Amazon AI and IoT services. But the most notable omission from yesterday was updates to the Lambda platform itself...

December 2, 2016

After two big days of sessions and events at AWS re:Invent, Wednesday started with the first of two general keynotes. There was an air of excitement for the first round of announcements by AWS CEO, Andy Jassy...

December 1, 2016

AWS re:Invent is just around the corner. AWS re:Invent is the global conference for Amazon Web Services. I am lucky enough this year to be going with the A Cloud Guru team. I am excited as this will be the first time I have attended...

November 22, 2016