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Tuesday, July 16 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Cloud 101: How Do I Get Started In Cloud Computing Workshop

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This workshop is structured to provide Earth scientists and practitioners with an authentic experience in making use of current cloud computing resources and related tools and machine learning services available. Participants should bring their own computers and plan on working through a use case and complete some data analysis on the cloud.

10:15 Introduction
  • Why and when should we use the cloud? 
  • Who is / are AWS? 
  • How do we use the cloud?
10:35  Storing data in the cloud
  • What are the three primary ways of talking to the cloud? 
  • What are the main activities supported by cloud consoles?
11:05  Doing computations in the cloud
  • What can we use a cloud machine for?

View Session Recording on YouTube.

Session Take-Aways
  1. Clouding computing is very powerful, yet complicated to set up even with people who are familiar with the tools. Provides insight into the world of cloud computing - lots of good concepts and vocab.
  2. We need to consider security issues when setting up VMs, particularly when dealing with controlled networks like at government institutions.
  3. Amazon Machine Images (AMI) can be a useful tool for reproducibility of instances in the AMS structure. This produces a snapshot of an instance in time so that parameters can be replicated.

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Amanda Tan

Data Scientist, University of Washington
Cloud computing, distributed systems

Mike Little

Computational Technology to support scientific investigations

Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
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