#LatinaGeeks Learn: Cloud Computing with City National Bank - #LatinaGeeks™


#LatinaGeeks Learn: Cloud Computing with City National Bank

#LatinaGeeks partnered with CNB on Wednesday, February 24th for a #LatinaGeeks Learn: Cloud Computing workshop, focusing on the basics of cloud computing.   

In the recent shift to remote work, cloud computing is expected to grow even faster than before in the years to come. Seventy-four percent of IT leaders globally have said 95% of all workloads will be in the cloud within the next 5 years (Source: LogicMonitor). This shift is affecting companies of all sizes. Eighty-four percent of small business owners believe cloud services are important to their core business operations. (Source: SBEC). Now is the time to start skilling up on the cloud! 


Our instructors work in the software and cloud computing field: 

  • Kavita Rao – Head of Digital Transformation spoke about her inspiring experience transitioning into a tech career from a teaching background. 
  • Tonya Green – DevOps Engineer and SRE Lead, introduced us to the world of cloud computing. 
  • Srikant Vavilapalli – Software Development Manager, conducted a demo and showed the Continuous Delivery Process for deploying an app to the cloud 


Some of the key takeaways about the cloud computing presentation: 

  • Cloud computing opens a gateway of opportunities for companies, as they would not have to physically maintain physical servers. 
  • There are different service models of cloud computing, including IaaS, PaaS, and Saas. Which one you choose will depend on your business needs. 
  • Depending on the type of information you manage, there are 3 types of cloud computing to explore – Public, Private, or Hybrid 


Some resources to help you get started: 

The team stressed the importance of Diversity and Inclusion. They need powerful and willing Latinas to enter the tech world and thrive! 

They are also always looking for qualified candidates to join their team: https://careers.cnb.com/ 

Special thanks to the instructors and for the continued support from City National Bank.  

Hear what our community had to say about the event:  

I plan on applying this skill in my personal life, perhaps a project. I’ve had college classes focused on technology used in business, and this event was a great refresher on cloud computing.” 

“Thank you for the effort you make. it really makes a difference in the community.” 

“Fantastic job, thank you for not just sharing knowledge, but a sense of community as well.”  

“I loved the great advice and encouragement given by Kavita. Not only applicable to what we were learning, but life in general.” 

“My favorite part of the webinar was the introductory presentation where cloud computing was defined, and its uses were explained.”