Garth Henson

Garth Henson

Garth is a JavaScript engineer and Software Architect who has found a love for public speaking. Having worked in the JavaScript ecosystem for over a dozen years, he enjoys sharing his experiences with others through his appearances at tech conferences, university tech talks, and local meet up groups. In his current role at The Walt Disney Company, Garth also applies himself to enterprise cloud migration strategies and architecture, including serverless methodologies.

Montreal 2019 sessions

Ask 10x Better Questions for More Effective Communication

English session - Beginner

Balancing technical prowess and soft skills is always a challenge, but whether you are discussing business requirements for a product or sitting in on a hiring loop, asking the right questions is essential to effective communication. Communication breaks down when one or both parties make assumptions of the other, and learning to ask better questions in these situations can help alleviate the stress and even improve the efficiency of your team.

Where Have All My Servers Gone?

English session - Intermediate

In this talk, I would like to discuss some of the tools available to us with which we can build serverless applications. Additionally, I would like to break down a simple application into its pieces and examine the role of each AWS service offering and how we wired them together. We will discuss service responsibilities and configuration of API Gateway, Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, SNS, SQS and more.

10x more effective application architecture!!!