Can't-miss serverless sessions at AWS Summit Chicago

Nica Fee

AWS Summit Chicago is on the horizon, and while there’s no explicit serverless track, there are some amazing sessions to check out. Here are my top choices to make AWS Summit Chicago serverless, and a workshop you won’t want to miss:

Workshop for Serverless Computing with AWS + Stackery + Epsagon

If you want to prime your mind for all the fantastic content coming up at AWS Summit Chicago, be sure to attend this hands-on workshop hosted by Stackery, Epsagon, and AWS the day before the event kicks off! You’ll walk away with a more solid grasp on how to broaden your serverless knowledge to include cloud-side development, CloudFormation, the management of dev/test/prod processes, and monitoring of your professional serverless apps.

Register for free here.

Performing Serverless Analytics in AWS Glue


AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service to prepare and load data for analytics. You can use Glue to generate ETL code in Scala or Python to extract data from the source, transform the data to match the target schema, and load it into the target. Mehul A. Shah of AWS gives a tour of the features and how it enables you to run arbitrary Python or Spark in a scalable environment.

Serverless: What does the dev environment to production pipeline look like?


Serverless architectural patterns and operational models can help you extract more value out of AWS with shorter time-to-release. Nevertheless, serverless architecture requires new understanding and workflows to fully take advantage of these benefits. In this session, Chase Douglas, CTO at Stackery, looks at how successful organizations use a combination of AWS services, like AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeCommit, and AWS Secrets Manager to enable developer teams to build scalable applications, manage environments, build CI/CD pipelines, and operate in production.

A Culture of Rapid Innovation with DevOps, Microservices, and Serverless


Building a modern microservices architecture with techniques that work for your whole team— This process uses AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, AWS Fargate, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), and the entire serverless portfolio. Useful content delivered by serverless visionary, Chris Munns.

Scalable Serverless Architectures Using Event-Driven Design


Serverless architecture frees you to focus on solving business problems without the burden of managing infrastructure on AWS. However, building serverless applications requires a change in architectural thinking. Eric Johnson shows how to use Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) and Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) for an event-driven architecture.

Best Practices for Queue Processing in Serverless Applications


Closely related to event-driven architecture is the handling of queuing, and Luay Kawasme demonstrates how to do queue processing with Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS).

Amplifying Fullstack Serverless Applications with AWS Services and Tools


Are you sick of hearing me say “serverless is more than functions”? Well, it’s true and I’m going to keep saying it! This tour of some of AWS’ other serverless tool will prove the case. AppySync lets you build a GraphQL endpoint, and the Amplify Framework allows you to easily build and connect to your serverless backend with a powerful toolchain and resourceful library. The Amplify Console provides a Git-based workflow for deploying and hosting full stack serverless web applications, providing out-of-the-box CI/CD capabilities.

While it’s great to run your business logic as serverless functions, that “worry only about your business logic” argument applies to a lot more than application code. Come see how big the serverless ecosystem is on AWS.

Speaker Ed Lima wrote my favorite GraphQL article this year.

Twelve-Factor Serverless Applications


With guidance on factors like configuration, deployment, runtime, and multiple-service communication, the 12-factor model prescribes practices that apply to everything from web applications to APIs to data-processing applications. Although serverless computing and AWS Lambda have changed application development, the Twelve-Factor methodology remains relevant and applicable in a serverless world. Chris Munns was the inspiration for my own writing about 12-factor serverless apps.

Again, the day before the summit Stackery is hosting a workshop to get your whole team developing for serverless architectures. Register for free here.

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