Session 1: Why Terraform? (FREE)

May 26, 2020
Start Time
4:00 PM PST
End Time
6:00 PM PST


This is part of the Terraform Learning Series

Terraform is a HashiCorp open-source tool for deploying infrastructure in multiple cloud environments.

In this session, we will explore Infrastructure as Code and how Terraform works

This is a FREE class!


Can’t make it to live session?  No worries.  Go ahead and register; we will send you the session recording.
See below for past session recordings & notes

What you will learn

  • What Is Infrastructure as Code?
  • How Terraform Works
  • How Terraform Compares to Other IaC Tools
  • Using multiple tools together

Intended Audience

DevOps, Developers, Architects


  • Some background with Unix or Linux including the command line
  • Some knowledge of a programming language such as Java, C#, Python, Node.js, etc.

What to Bring

  • A reasonably modern laptop
  • Unrestricted connection to the Internet. Laptops with overly restrictive VPNs or firewalls may not work properly
  • Chrome browser
    • SSH client for your platform
  • Need to have a Machine Learning Environment setup on your laptop.  Please follow this guide

Session Recording

Session Notes

Github repo


Mark Kerzner


Mark is an experienced, hands-on software architect, practicing and teaching AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Spark, Hadoop, NoSQL, and more. He worked in a variety of verticals (Hightech, Healthcare, O&G, Legal, Fintech). His classes are hands-on and draw heavily on his industry experience. Mark is certified in Google Cloud (GCP), Amazon (AWS), and Hadoop.

Mark is an author and maintainer for a popular open-source project for lawyers and researchers, FreeEed, which deals with search and massive scalability.

LinkedIn: kerzner