Announcing Stormlight Consulting

Announcing Stormlight Consulting

I’ve launched a website for Stormlight Consulting. You can now take a look at different consulting services I offer and get in touch with me for initial consultations. If you’d like to learn more, check out the Stormlight Consulting Website!
AWS First-In-First-Out Queues

Recently, I needed to put together system that would take new DynamoDB table items, queue up JSON messages in first-in-first-out order, and trickle them out to a 3rd party API over time.

I love not having to maintain things later so I decided to throw together a solution on top of managed AWS services. Here’s a high-level diagram of what I came up with:

Full Queue Diagram

Let’s take a look at how it all works.

Beer City Code 2019

What a great few days at Beer City Code! My first time in Michigan was a blast and I’m thrilled I was invited to teach Python this year.

For anyone who wasn’t able to come out to the conference, I try to make my curriculum available publicly so you can learn Python on your own schedule - here.

Redmond Python | 2019 Introduction to Python 3 Workshop

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the Redmond Python Introduction to Python 3 Workshop this year!

Issues with the typing Library in Python 3.7 and AWS Lambda

I recently upgraded an AWS Lambda API for Upfront Jobs to Python 3.7. This upgrade required me to use a library that relies on the typing module as one if its dependencies. However, when I deployed I noticed conflicts between the Python standard library typing and the typing module that was being installed. Here’s how I resolved the issues for my work and how others could do the same. If you’d like the simple solution and no explanation, scroll down to the Solution section.