Presenting at Container Camp

This year I was lucky enough to be able to present at the Container Camp conference in Sydney, Australia. The talk was titled “Keeping an Eye on your Serverless Containers”, and I was doubly lucky in that I got to present together with my friend Prateek Nayak from Innablr.

As I don’t believe I can replicate the back and forth that (hopefully) made the talk itself entertaining, the structure of this writeup will be slightly different than the talk. If you just want to watch the video or the slide deck however, these are right below.

A billion-dollar idea

One day…

The track on the day of the race

This post is jointly written with Declan Robinson.

Working closely with our clients, we occasionally have the opportunity to do something a little bit outside of the norm. In this post, we (Declan and Arjen) tell the story of an instance where we were lucky enough to help out Belong with a fun learning event.

Why DeepRacer?

As a bit of background, Belong is in the process of setting up an Intelligent Automation (IA) Guild. Intelligent automation can be seen as an application of machine learning (ML) or artificial intelligence (AI) in the space of more traditional process automation, to both improve…

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash

AWS App Mesh is a managed service mesh from AWS. While announced at re:Invent 2018, it only became generally available at the end of March. In this post, I aim to give an overview of the service and how it works with EKS. I’ll also highlight some differences with Istio and give a step-by-step walkthrough to make it work with an application.

What is App Mesh?

As mentioned, AWS App Mesh is a service mesh. In turn, a service mesh is a way to control and monitor traffic between your microservices. Depending on the exact service mesh you use it may have more capabilities…

Arjen Schwarz

Arjen spends his days working in cloudy environments at DigIO and is an AWS APN Ambassador. Most of his writing shows up at

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