Tara is a technical evangelist for Amazon Web Services, dedicating her time to help developers build apps, games, and technical solutions in the AWS cloud. Tara has most recently been working on evangelizing cloud computing, mobile, gaming, IoT, serverless backend architectures, and cross-platform development with AWS.

Tara’s background has been one of a software engineer & developer who has worked on wide-ranging development platforms and systems while leveraging a myriad of development languages across her various technical and engineering roles. Over her 20 year career she has been employed by; Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner, Georgia Pacific, and various other Fortune 500 companies.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, and currently working on her Master’s degree (MSCS) at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tara passion is to continue spreading the “good news” to diverse audiences about a plethora of technologies, development languages and frameworks with a focus and proficiency in:
 * Cloud computing and Serverless architectures
 * IoT (Internet of Things) development
 * Mobile, Game, and Web development
 * NUI (Natural User Interfaces) & Biometric Interface service/development frameworks

You can find Tara on Twitter at @taraw.

Scaling your Mobile App Development in the Cloud

Format: Lecture with Demos
Prerequisite: Base Mobile app development needed only

This session will provide a step-by-step approach to add a number of scalable mobile cloud services to build a modern native Android client app. Learn about how to develop mobile apps which use a number of cross-platform mobile cloud services directly with minimal code. In session will be walking through a demos building a Android mobile app leveraging one of the cloud providers, AWS, to show how to configure and add components to your mobile cloud architecture, and then leverage these components as a part of your mobile client development. To do this we will review the backend cloud services for user identity management & data sync, cloud storage & dynamic content updates, and a fully-managed NoSQL database. We will also discuss the best practices for building a highly scalable backend so you can add your own functionality as needed for your application dynamically. Join the session and discover cloud services for mobile platforms while learning the best practices on building a powerful cloud-ready/native Android apps that allow you to reach the broadest set of users and scale globally.