Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : Terraform Infrastructure as Code: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Terraform Infrastructure as Code: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

Terraform is one of the most common coding platforms for managing cloud infrastructure as code. I have been using Terraform to manage infrastructure on the cloud for several years now. Additionally, I coach DevOps teams in large enterprises that implement 100% infrastructure as code. Everything in this presentation comes from experience. I'll guide you through a series of best practices including source code management, environment management, execution through pipelines, modularizing Terraform code so it can be reused across the enterprise, and much more. Additionally, I'll review common mistakes and anti-patterns so you can avoid them. This session is targeted at DevOps and DevSecOps professionals and team leads. This presentation will be ground-level and contain several coding examples. Attendees with knowledge of Terraform basics will get the most benefit.

Derek Ashmore
Asperitas Consulting

Derek Ashmore is the Application Transformation Practice Lead at Asperitas Consulting. He helps companies leverage AWS and Azure cloud platforms to gain a competitive advantage with a focus on DevSecOps, infrastructure code, cloud computing, containerization, making applications cloud-native, and migrating applications to the cloud. Derek routinely speaks at technical conferences such as DevOps West, DevNexus, the Chicago Cloud Conference, and many others. His books include the The Java EE Architect's Handbook and Microservices for Java EE Architects.