Curtis Darst

Curtis Darst

Cloud Adventurer ☁ Developer, SysOps Admin, and Solutions Architect

Powell, Ohio, United States

Currently at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Senior Solutions Architect. With over 15 years of professional software development and systems work, Curtis has worked on all sides of the technology stack. Focusing on automation and rapid POC development. BS in Computer and Information Technology and MS in Information Systems. AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • aws
  • cloud
  • Web Development

Building your first serverless web application

Modern applications are built serverless-first, a strategy that prioritizes the adoption of serverless services, so you can increase agility throughout your application stack. Utilize serverless services for all three layers of your stack: compute, integration, and data stores.

The Boop and Beep: A Tale of the Arduino

Hey, what's an AR-DWEEN-NO?

Follow the story of the Arduino as we connect some circuits and play some games. Learn how to interact with the Arduino and how the Arduino will interact with you. Take home the fun after completing this session.

*Small parts are involved.

Decouple and Scale Applications with Queues

Queues are not just for theme park rides. Understanding the process of decoupling your application to support massive scale. Session includes discussion and examples around queue type, security, delivery, DLQ, and integration with your existing applications.

Workshop includes a hands-on development of a serverless application utilizing queues.

Serverless Compute with AWS and .NET Core

Migrate legacy code into the serverless realm with AWS Lambda and .NET Core. Why have an application server running 24/7, constant OS updates, and complex configuration? Make the switch to a serverless infrastructure and start focusing on the code that drives your idea.

From Click to Cluck: Automating my Chickens

With the help of a of Raspberry Pi and some cloud functions, you can create your own internet based animal feeder. Utilizing services with AWS, you can prototype a feeder using low cost hardware to customize to your animals needs. Follow this session and learn how MQTT makes connecting your hardware to a cloud provider a joy to implement. Learn how using serverless technology can not only speed up your development but also minimize costs. Best of all, you get to watch as you make animals happy as they devour treats at your command.
*No chickens were harmed in the making of this session.
**There may also be ducks(it happens).
***Not intended to feed small children.

CodeStock 2020 Sessionize Event

April 2020 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Raleigh Code Camp 2019 Sessionize Event

October 2019 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Curtis Darst

Cloud Adventurer ☁ Developer, SysOps Admin, and Solutions Architect

Powell, Ohio, United States

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