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Can't-miss Serverless Sessions for AWS Summit Santa Clara
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | March 26, 2019

Can't-miss Serverless Sessions for AWS Summit Santa Clara

AWS Summit Santa Clara is one day away and you’ve barely looked at the agenda. You’re not alone. Since there isn’t a dedicated serverless track, we built one for you.

Here are our five recommendations:

1) To find sessions and navigate the event, download the AWS Summits mobile app. Trust us on this one.

2) Tell your boss and architects to grab a box lunch before the noon session and then put these two sessions on their calendars:

These talks will let you understand the serverless landscape and engineer apps that work at scale.

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM A culture of rapid innovation with DevOps, microservices, & serverless


Send your boss to see David Richardson explore how your team can apply DevOps, microservices, and serverless to innovate faster at scale. A version of this talk from re:invent last year is on YouTube; check it out if you want to be ready with questions.

1:15 PM - 02:15 PM Twelve-factor serverless applications


Learn best practices for building modern, cloud-native applications from Chris Munns. Chris has forgotten more about serverless than most of us have learned, and he’s absolutely worth your time. How Serverless apps can also follow 12-factor app design principles is a subject that we’ve written about extensively at Stackery.

3) Will serverless change your testing and CI/CD workflow? You should and it will.

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Testing serverless applications


A really basic question I hear all the time at meetups is “Cool, but how do you test it?” Aleksandar Simovic explores how serverless changes integration and unit testing. Testing is possible with serverless, come and learn how!

3:45 PM - 04:45 PM CI/CD best practices for building modern applications


Leo Zhandovsky will walk you through best practices for building CI/CD workflows to allow you to manage your serverless and containerized applications.

Will Stackery get a shoutout for its awesome CI/CD integrations? Only time will tell! A previous version of this talk is online to check out now.

4) Want to iterate and build SAM or serverless.yml templates 70% faster? Or manage your cloud-side dev/test/prod environments in half the time? That’s just the beginning.

We don’t have a booth, but schedule a demo with us and we’ll show you how to create amazing apps with confidence. As a thank for your 15 minutes with us, we’ll hook you up with a $10 Starbucks card or a $15 donation to

have a coffee with us

5) MongoDB, serverless, and looking to beat the traffic on the 101? Or more interested in databases than 12-Factor App architecture? These two sessions are for you:

8:00 AM - 08:30 AM Expedite the development lifecycle with MongoDB and serverless

DEM02 Join Ben Perlmutter, senior solutions architect, to learn how to quickly build a blog website backed by MongoDB while utilizing a serverless backend-as-a-service. And then add a bunch more features because that’s what serverless is all about.

1:15 PM - 02:15 PM What’s new in Amazon Aurora

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This session conflicts with 12-factor architecture above, so make your choice between high-level planning or nitty-gritty DB tooling.

Amazon Aurora hosts PostGreSQL and MySQL and promises to be both much faster and cheaper than commercial DBs. If relational is in your wheelhouse, it’s worth a look. Presented by Kamal Gupta and Sirish Chandrasekara.

These features were announced just over a year ago. If you want to see a quick tour from that announcement, it’s online here. This talk should cover features that are already released.

We hope this has been helpful.

Go build.

AWS ReInvent: Serverless, Stackery, and Corey Quinn of LastWeekInAWS
Abner Germanow

Abner Germanow | November 14, 2018

AWS ReInvent: Serverless, Stackery, and Corey Quinn of LastWeekInAWS

Welcome savvy builder. If you’ve made it to our corner of the Internet and headed to re:invent, you are in the right place.

We want you to leave Las Vegas with the savvy to choose how and when to apply the growing menu of serverless capabilities to your initiatives. To help you, we’re sending our serverless-first engineers to Las Vegas with three goals.

  1. Share experiences building AWS serverless apps
  2. Show app builders how Stackery + AWS serverless offerings accelerate velocity and confidence
  3. Connect the AWS serverless community

Sharing Our Serverless Experience

As we build our serverless-first service for teams, we examine the developer and operations experience to make the experience faster and safer for our customers. We’ve learned a few things along the way about what makes serverless awesome, when to insert container services into the mix, and how workflows differ from services we’ve built in the past.

At our booth we’ll be holding demonstrations walking through what we’ve learned and where we find developers and teams working differently. Keep an eye on twitter for exact timing.

Booth Talks Include:

  • ICYMI: Corey Quinn From Last Week In AWS (Thurs @ 2:15)
  • PSA: Permission Scoping Accounts, Services, and Humans
  • Namespacing for fun and dev/test/prod environments
  • A look at the new AWS [REDACTED]
  • Where and when we use containers in our serverless-first apps
  • Using existing resources with serverless applications
  • How to build state machines around serverless apps
  • Instrumentation and monitoring serverless apps with Stackery and Epsagon
  • Testing serverless apps
  • Secrets Manager vs Parameter Store
  • Lambda@Edge vs Lambda What You Should Know
  • Systems Manager Parameter Store

Show off Stackery’s Serverless Acceleration Software

If you are new to Stackery or an old pro, a lot has changed just in the last month!

“We don’t need a whiteboard, I’ll mock it up in Stackery.” -Customer using Stackery to break a monolith into microservices.

We’ve made it even easier to visually mock up the architectural intent of your app with a new template to visual architecture toggle editor that you can take straight to packaging and deployment. GraphQL, the ability to import projects in SAM or frameworks, Lambda@Edge, and much more.

Drop by to see the latest, or better yet, sign up for a slot and we’ll make sure our engineers are dedicated to you.

Corey Quinn of Last Week In AWS and Connecting the Community

AWS moves fast. Almost as fast as serverless-first teams. On Thursday at 2:15, Corey Quinn of the Last Week In AWS Newsletter will be at our booth for an exclusive ICYMI to review announcements you probably missed. You can get his snark-a-take (I just made that up) on the keynotes, serverless, and more.

Our invite only serverless insiders party is designed to connect the pioneers with those who are ramping up in 2019. If you are interested in an invite drop us a note.

Finally, like all serverless teams, we abhor repeating writing, so for a guide to serverless sessions, check out these guides:

See you in Vegas!

How to find us at ReInvent: Booth: #2032 - We’re about 40 feet from the dev lounge in the Sands/Venetian Hall B. Contact our team:

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