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 symmathecist in the medium of code. She works at Honeycomb in developer relations. She writes about software and system on her blog at Jessitron.com. She teaches workshops on Systems Thinking, and makes courses on Graceful.dev. She is into resilience engineering, domain-driven design, and of course DevOps – all the systems-thinky things. She lives in St. Louis, MO, where she raises two children and their cats. Find her also on >Code, and at conferences around the world.

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke. Matt is the keeper of the Thought Leaderboard for the DevOps Party Games online game show and you can find him on Twitter at @mattstratton.


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