Aurora Foundry

Getting Started Guides

Because we’ve been there. The web is full of great content, but it’s oftentimes too fragmented when you’re just trying to get started. To help make the Internet a better place for new learners, we publish free, highly-curated, tech getting started guides that feature zero to hero deep dives into things like remote work life, emerging tech, and software development.

Remote Toolkit – a guide to working from home

Remote Toolkit – A Guide to Working from Home

For the past seven years, I’ve lived remote work life as an individual contributor, senior executive, co-founder, spouse, and parent. Our guide to working from home distills lessons learned (many, the hard way) into a comprehensive resource for all those who may suddenly find themselves in a strange new land. Contained within are essential tips that will hep you:

  • 📴 Create boundaries
  • 🌎 Tailor your work environment
  • 🚶🏼‍♀️ Focus on physical and mental health.
  • 👖 Establish a routine
  • ❤️ Flex your empathy muscles
  •  Embrace flexibility
  • 🛠 Use the tech tools
getting started with AWS

AWS from 30,000 ft

The single, curated AWS overview that I wished I had when getting started with cloud computing and Amazon Web Services, created for developers, managers, and executives looking to get a more holistic understanding of how all of this tremendous power and flexibility fits together. We’ll cover the essentials:

  • ⌨️ Access via CLI, SDK, and console
  • 🌎 Geography of availability zones and regions
  • 🧮 Computing options with EC2 and serverless Lambda
  • 💾 File storage options with EBS, EFS, S3, and Glacier
  • 🔑 Database service options with RDS, Aurora, and DynamoDB
  • 💬 Networking concerns like VPCs and Route 53
  • ⚡️Caching via ElasticCache and CloudFront
  • 📈 Scaling and load balancing with auto scaling and ELBs
  • 👀 Monitoring with CloudWatch
  • 🤖 Automated CloudFormation for software-based provisioning
  • 🐳 Container orchestration with ECS, ECR, EKS, and Fargate
  • 👮🏼‍♀️ Security models, IAM, and tools
  • 💵 Pricing models
  • 📋 Certification paths