September 26, 2018
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Senior Engineering Consultant
Samantha is an experienced, AWS-certified cloud architect at Levvel, where she has worked with application development, cloud enablement, and architecture assessment efforts for a variety of clients. She has over five years of experience in technical strategy and delivery for clients ranging from startup to Fortune 500 companies. Samantha specializes in serverless machine intelligence and virtualized resources, and enjoys writing (technical and otherwise) in her free time. She has a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia.
Tyler is a Engineering Consultant at Levvel with several years of web application development and delivery practice, primarily for small startup companies. His experience with various backend technologies motivates him further to learn about different types of architectural design. Tyler holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University.
Douglas has more than 10 years of experience in software development at companies ranging from startups to a top Fortune 500. He specializes in node.js and front-end technologies such as Angular, React, and Vue. In his free time, he enjoys learning new technologies, contributing to open source projects, and spending time with his wife and two miniature dachshunds, Ranger and Roxy. He has a B.S. in Management Information Systems from The University of Alabama.
Businesses face a higher bar for application performance than ever before. Users will simply abandon a service that is not responsive enough. Performance testing enables teams to develop more efficient code that makes an application run smoothly.
Levvel CEO Chris Hart spoke at HMG Strategy's CIO Executive Leadership Summit event. In this video series, Hart talks about effective collaboration, communication, and culture in the c-suite, as well as how technology sharpens the competitive edge.
At the end of lunch with a mentee, I used the items on our table to express the fundamental concepts of Kubernetes. Sometime after explaining the purpose of the Kubernetes scheduler, she asked a question I spent the next several weeks thinking about.
API design is crucial, giving structure to application interaction. Given cross-functional teams and applications, development time is reduced with a clear, intuitive way to access data. API development often follows two approaches: REST and GraphQL.