The past year was the busiest ever for fourTheorem – we have always been a slightly contrary company, and 2022 has been no different. While the tech sector seemed to be slowing down or ‘right sizing’, we have continued to grow. Moving into 2023 and beyond, we look forward to doubling down on this growth trajectory, delighting our clients and continuing to expand our team.
But before we wind down for the Holidays, we reflect on our highlights from 2022 – of which there were many!
We welcomed four new faces to the fourTheorem forum this year. Senior Cloud Architect Michael Twomey and Marketing & Sales Specialist Laura Quinn joined our Irish team. And in the UK, contractors Gurarpit Singh, Senior Software Engineer and Stella Samuel, Cloud Architect, joined our ranks.
Conferences & events
We were well represented in the community this year, with members of our team speaking at over 30 conferences, events, and meet-ups all around the globe. From GOTO EDA Day and AWS ComSum in the UK, Codemotion Conference Milan, to Node Conf EU and AWS Data-Driven Innovation right here at home – just to name a few!
Following a stellar presentation from Eoin Shanaghy, our work with RenaissanceRe won the coveted title ‘Best Serverless Solution Running on AWS’ at the 2022 Serverless Summit Awards. The solution, which inspired Matthew Meckes’ AWS HPC Blog: ‘A serverless architecture for high-performance financial modelling’ – was one of just five selected to present to the judging panel.
If that weren’t enough, recognition of our collaboration took to the main stage at the AWS Summit London in April, as Colum Thorne, VP of Software Engineering at RenaissanceRe, presented the Risk Portfolio use case as part of his talk: ‘But what is a modern application anyway?’.
An AWS Serverless Hero
A passionate advocate for serverless technologies, Luciano has made notable contributions to the AWS serverless ecosystem. He is co-author of the book Node.js Design Patterns, co-host of AWS Bites and one of the creators of Middy, one of the most adopted middleware-based Node.js frameworks for AWS Lambda.
Luciano is also an avid speaker at events and a regular contributor to open-source projects like SLIC Watch and articles including InfoQ’s: ‘A Recipe to Migrate and Scale Monoliths in the Cloud’.
The AWS Bites Podcast - it’s a hit
The AWS Bites Podcast had plenty to celebrate as they passed the 1K subscribers mark on their YouTube Channel in November.
Established by Eoin and Luciano to answer burning questions about AWS and cloud computing, the podcast has come a long way since its launch in September 2021 – ending the year with an impressive 62 episodes, a brand new live coding series, and an official sponsor in fourTheorem.
So next year, make AWS Bites your go-to source of AWS expertise. All episodes are available on awsbites.com – now with transcripts (automated on, you guessed it – AWS).
A license to disrupt
We celebrated a pivotal milestone on the Future Software Systems Architectures (FSSA) project in December, as we became one of the first projects funded by the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (DTIF) to sign a licence agreement with DCU.
The agreement allows us to commercialise output from the research – the product known as ‘Fission’ – a Machine Learning-based Automatic Architectural System built by project researchers, which systematically identifies and extracts services from monolithic architectures.
With Fission, we will rapidly accelerate the uncoupling of structures and dependencies within existing monolithic platforms, saving our clients; time and money, and crucially, de-risking those first steps away from the monolith environment into microservices and serverless future.
Becoming a MAP-compliant Advanced Consulting Partner
After beginning our AWS journey in 2017, our partnership moved to the next level this year.
Last month, we passed the Migration Capability Review and became an official AWS MAP Partner. “What does this mean?” we hear you ask. Well, the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) helps companies move workloads quickly, easily, and cost-efficiently – with AWS funding available at each phase of the migration process and significant discounts for several years after. As a MAP Partner, we can leverage these financial supports, as well as the comprehensive tooling, services, and guidance available under the program to help you achieve your migration goals.
Ending 2022 with a final piece of good news – we’re excited to announce that we have just reached AWS Advanced Tier Services Partner status. This important milestone recognises our technical expertise on AWS and demonstrates our ability to support our customers during each step of their journey to the Cloud.
Looking for an AWS partner in 2023? Get in touch with a member of our team.
A final note
All that remains to be said is for us to say a massive thank you to everyone: our amazing clients, our fantastic team and our friends and sponsors at AWS who helped us in 2022. We hope you all have a great break over the holidays and look forward to many more exciting achievements in 2023!