Tom Sprows

Tom has been a software developer in the Philadelphia area and has been working with software for over 30 years, when his parents bought him a Commodore 64 when he was nine years old.

He’s currently a software engineering manager at HomeNet, a COX Automotive company. Prior to HomeNet, Tom worked at companies such as Project Management Institute and Susquehanna International Institute. He also founded his own consultancy, Sprows Solutions LLC. His roles have spanned from building websites, architecting applications and databases, leading teams and providing expert architecture advice.

Tom’s work has been featured on,,, and

Talk: Cost in the Cloud: Designing for the Dollar Dimension

When was the last time you considered how much it would cost to host your application? Developers are often isolated from infrastructure costs when designing software, but as companies rush to move their applications to the cloud it is easy to miss the dollar dimension. Tom will describe his journey moving to AWS over the past year, citing different examples of how HomeNet learned to think differently and design applications to take advantage of cost optimization.