Serverless Summer School:
Class is in session!

What do summer and serverless have in common? Both are hot right now! If you’re intrigued by cloudside development and want to expand your serverless acumen for free, we have the perfect curriculum for you!

Make This Your Summer of Serverless

Join us for this 4-week program designed to connect you with some of the top minds in the field to aid your understanding and help you serverless with confidence using Stackery.

  • Live lessons from serverless experts every Wednesday
  • Guidance to build a production-grade serverless application
  • Swag for completing milestones like deploying a stack
  • Shareable badge of completion and graduation prizes

No registration needed! Simply join the Stackery Twitch stream at 10 AM PDT on Wednesdays, July 31-August 21

Serverless Summer School Lesson Plan

Week one: Intro to SSS & local debugging workshop

Join Stackery's CTO, Chase Douglas, AWS Startup Partner Solutions Architect AM Grobelny, and AWS Senior Developer Advocate Eric Johnson as they kick off the Serverless Summer School series with a local debugging workshop. The gang will address the frustrations of developers attempting to locally debug Lambda functions by proposing a smoother workflow using various AWS tooling options. They will also show how the Stackery CLI consolidates those options for developers setting up and debugging serverless apps. Follow along through the example of setting up a simple serverless application— with banter, to boot!

Time: Wednesday, July 31st, 10am PST
Instructors:
AM Grobelny – Startup Partner Solutions Architect @ AWS,
Eric Johnson – Senior Serverless Dev Advocate @ AWS,
Chase Douglas – CTO @ Stackery

Week two: Implementing the Wild Rydes front end

The first part of the comprehensive Wild Rydes simple serverless application workshop. This session will also cover common topics for building serverless applications like secrets management and user authentication, authorization, and management.

Time: Wednesday, August 7th, 10am PST
Instructors:
AM Grobelny – Startup Partner Solutions Architect @ AWS,
Eric Johnson – Senior Serverless Dev Advocate @ AWS,
Chase Douglas – CTO @ Stackery

Week three: Building the Wild Rydes back end

The second part of the comprehensive Wild Rydes simple serverless application workshop. This session will also cover common topics for building serverless applications like secrets management and user authentication, authorization, and management.

Time: Wednesday, August 14th, 10am PST
Instructors:
AM Grobelny – Startup Partner Solutions Architect @ AWS,
Eric Johnson – Senior Serverless Dev Advocate @ AWS,
Chase Douglas – CTO @ Stackery

Week four: Intro to SES with Serverless

Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a cloud-based email sending service designed to help digital marketers and application developers send marketing, notification, and transactional emails. This introductory course will teach you the basics of setting up a serverless SES while sharpening the skills you learned in the Wild Rydes workshop.

Time: Wednesday, August 21st, 10am PST
Instructor:
Sam Goldstein, VP of Product & Engineering @ Stackery

Week five: Websockets 101

In API Gateway, you can create a WebSocket API as a frontend for an AWS service like Lambda or for an HTTP endpoint. A WebSocket API supports bidirectional communication between clients and applications. The final week of Serverless Summer School will get you up and running with Websockets using Stackery.

Time: Wednesday, August 28th, 10am PST
Instructors:
AM Grobelny – Startup Partner Solutions Architect @ AWS,
Chase Douglas – CTO @ Stackery

Instructor Bios

Chase Douglas   

Chase is the co-founder and CTO at Stackery and an experienced software engineering leader. Prior to guiding team Stackery and helping customers write functions, not YAML, Chase was a member of the senior leadership team at IMMUNIO and held various software team management positions at New Relic. Chase also held positions at Canonical and IBM.

Allen Michael Grobelny   

“AM” is a Startup Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. During his time at AWS, AM has also served as a Senior Technical Evangelist. In both roles, his focus has been on guiding and assisting software developers of all kinds. Previously, AM was a professional educator so his knack for teaching in a hands-on and effective way serves him well at AWS and on projects like Serverless Summer School. Previously, AM held positions at Box, Vollusion LLC, SmartVault, and more.

Eric Johnson   

Eric is a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS where he helps spread the AWS serverless story “one developer at a time.” He is also a certified cloud architect specializing in DevOps, serverless, automation, development, and training on AWS. His passion for keeping pace with new cloud technologies and sharing that knowledge aids him in his long career of public speaking, cloud evangelism, and software architecture at Rackspace, Showpitch, and other companies.

Sam Goldstein   

Sam is the Vice President of Engineering at Stackery. He has worked in web development and software engineering since 2005, across boutique agency and large tech company environments. At Stackery, his guidance across the entire organization results in a high-output team focused on building an incredible product. Prior to joining Stackery at the ground level, Sam worked at New Relic for nearly 6 years as a Senior Engineering Manager and Director of Engineering for the company’s infrastructure platform. He has also held engineering positions at AboutUs, BeezWax Data Tools, and WestEd

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