Tara Walker is a self-professed ‘Geek Girl’. She is passionate about software engineering, exploring technical strategies, and embracing challenges to make a difference in people’s lives through technology. She is well versed in all things cloud; mobile, IoT, serverless, AI, and gaming development. Consequently, her grasp of the myriad underlying development languages, allows for meaningful technical consults with developers and software engineers. In addition, Tara can often be found speaking about her areas of expertise, both in the United States and abroad.
Tara brings over 20 years of industry experience to bear on her current job as a Technical Evangelist for Amazon Web Services. Prior to AWS, she worked at various Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Turner and Georgia Pacific. Currently, Tara’s professional focus is on evangelizing cloud computing, mobile, gaming, IoT, serverless backend architectures, and cross-platform development with AWS.
Tara firmly believes, and seeks to empower developers to realize that they can leverage their technical abilities to move beyond becoming great engineers, to gifted inventors of the next ‘big thing’ in technology.
Tara’s Session Details
This Spring, Tara Walker will share how to go about Developing IoT and Smart Devices at Scale with the Cloud during her session for Syntax Code & Craft Conference – Coastal South Carolina’s premier programmer’s code gathering. SyntaxCon brings together developers, both established and new, to learn, discuss ideas, collaborate, network and socialize in an inclusive and welcoming experience for all.
This year’s schedule provides content across 3 main tracks, each with a specific focus:
- Front-End Development
- Back-End Development
- Platforms (content management systems, cloud-hosted services, mobile applications and infrastructure.
Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing sessions with an aim to improve their craft, fulfill goals, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time.