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At the 2019 AWS Chicago Summit, Mission CTO Jonathan LaCour presented a cutting edge video on the cloud — and his BBQ smoker. At a high-level overview, the video delves into:

  • The science of smoking meat

  • The internet of smoking things device called The Stoker, from Rock’s Bar-B-Que

  • How Jonathan connected his BBQ grill and smoker to the cloud

  • A deep-dive of the architecture, and how it relates to the architectures LaCour uses at Mission to help real customers solve real problems.

So sit down, relax, grab some BBQ and enjoy the presentation!

About the author:
Jonathan LaCour


A cloud industry veteran, Jonathan has held several technical and product leadership positions – most recently at DreamHost, one of the largest web hosting and cloud computing providers. As Chief Technology Officer at Mission, Jonathan guides the development of Mission’s product and platform. He also leads business development initiatives, and shares his expertise on current cloud trends and best practices at industry conferences and Mission events. Jonathan has a BS degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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