What's the Deal With AWS Billing...? With Corey Quinn and Pete Cheslock

Posted on Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
Jessica and Matt spend a little time with Corey Quinn and Pete Cheslock of the Duckbill Group to dig into the mysteries of AWS billing, why product names are all terrible, and what exactly is a “cloud economist” anyway?

Show Notes

Guests

Corey Quinn

Corey Quinn

Corey is a Cloud Economist at the Duckbill Group. Corey specializes in helping companies improve their AWS bills by making them smaller and less horrifying; hosts the Screaming in the Cloud and AWS Morning Brief podcasts; and curates Last Week in AWS, a weekly newsletter summarizing the latest in AWS news, blogs, and tools, sprinkled with snark.

Pete Cheslock

Pete Cheslock

Pete is a recovering system administrator who got his start with AWS services back in 2009 while at Sonian, the first cloud based email archiving platform. Pete is now a Cloud Economist at the Duckbill Group where he spends his time obsessing over customers’ AWS bills so they don’t have to. A frequent speaker at DevOps and Observability events, Pete brings a product mindset to SaaS operations. While not trimming AWS bills, he spends his free time smoking meats and tweeting about the results.

Hosts

Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

Jessitron is a consultant as Jessitron, LLC. You can hire her to symmathesize with your team. She is into resilience engineering, domain-driven design, and of course DevOps – all the systems-thinky things. She works remotely from St. Louis, MO, where she raises two daughters. Find her also on >Code, and at conferences around the world.

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Transformation Specialist at Red Hat and a long-time member of the global DevOps community. Back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase to internet firms including Apartments.com. He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including DevOps Enterprise Summit, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matt is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best phở in the world.


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