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27 Oct
Hello, and welcome to our company's oh-so-very-shitty Security Awareness Training. I'm Chief Cloud Economist Corey Quinn of the Duckbill Group, and I'll be delivering this training for you because I was absolutely NOT the lowest bidder for a change.
The whole point of security awareness is to protect company information. That's what they say, anyway. Here in reality we're going to reference back to the things I spew at you rapid fire and blame you for our institutional shortcomings once we get breached.
Confidentiality is important. Assume that people will read what you write. I know, it's a heavy lift for some of you who haven't figured out that the failure mode of "clever on Twitter" is "being a huge asshole," but pretend it'll be read.
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27 Oct
All right, Twitter; time to kick the @awscloud tires on these new Graviton2 Lambda functions.
Now, @alex_casalboni has already done the heavy lifting for me with this dingus. github.com/alexcasalboni/…

It supports the new runtimes even!
I'll deploy it through the Serverless Application Repository, meaning I'm now a full third of that thing's customer base for October.
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26 Oct
So it's probably time I pick this back up.

Let me begin by saying I'm *pretty* sure that this isn't sour grapes; I left ten years ago as of six weeks from now. I have no financial stake in Expensify, but I do have stories. I was the "Director of TechOps" for a year.
Let me further disclaim that my information is thus a decade old. I hope it's all ancient history, but these stories have a way of helping people out. I hope and trust that as we all have, the culture there has evolved significantly.
First, the good parts. I've never seen a place that was as good as Expensify was about onboarding junior engineers and training them basically from scratch. "Senior engineers are expensive, so we'll hire them before they get there" is a great philosophy.
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26 Oct
Now that I'm back from vacation, this is worth a small thread.

Short answer: Yes but you don't want to do it.
You can fork the SSPL or Elastic license or what have you to only include @awscloud, but it's 1. not Open Source® so people will yell at you for it, and 2. it betrays a significant misunderstanding about how AWS works.
Let's pretend that we're talking about `cowsay`, an open source tool that's been around for decades, is written in Perl, and outputs text in terminals like this.
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20 Oct
I’m going to have to talk about this at some point, aren’t I…
The “database” was not the worst thing by far about Expensify.
This may have been. I resigned, but others didn’t. They don’t deserve this kind of shitty character assassination.

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