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From Legacy to Modern Apps: Rebuilding Familiar Services with AWS Serverless

  • Startup Edmonton 301, 10359 - 104 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 1B9 Canada (map)

Join the Edmonton AWS User Group for another fantastic meetup at Startup Edmonton!

"From Legacy to Modern Apps: Rebuilding Familiar Services with AWS Serverless" will be a dynamic presentation from AWS Evanglelist, AM Grobenly, based out of Seattle who is travelling to present to our group and offer a hands-on component at the end where YOU can do some coding too!

Recommend you *BRING YOUR LAPTOP* if you want to participate in some fun too!

6:00pm - Arrival, mingling, pizza eating
6:15pm - Welcome & Introductions
6:30pm - Presentation
7:30pm - Hands on coding and fun!
7:45pm - Discussion, Q&A, Prize Draw
8:00pm - Event Concludes

Talk Description:
Looking at existing systems and patterns today, and reimagining them built using a serverless architecture, can be challenging. It’s important to identify how you can transition to build services around event-driven patterns and to remove state stored in monolith applications. We’ll first take a look at the advantages of building with a serverless architecture and some of the best ways to think serverlessly.

Next, we’ll learn how to re-architect familiar services to take advantage of the scale and cost-efficiency built in to serverless. We’ll look at how to structure a webhook service, an audit trail service, and a document versioning service first from a legacy standpoint, and then how to translate each into working within a serverless architecture. Along the way, we’ll discover which AWS services are common in serverless architectures, and we’ll visit tools like the AWS SAM CLI and AWS SAM templates that can help with provisioning and deployment for serverless applications.

Finally, don’t forget your laptop so you can code along as we dive into implementing the architecture we define and actually build a serverless webhooks service.

AWS Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Presenter: AM Grobelny, Sr. Technical Evangelist

Bio: AM Grobelny is a Senior Technical Evangelist based in Seattle, WA and is focused on enabling all kinds of software developers to be successful on AWS. AM enjoys using most languages, but C# and TypeScript have a special place in his heart. AM has built and talked about software solutions at companies like Box, Volusion, and SmartVault. Previous to working in technology, AM was also a professional educator, and he retains a passion for helping people more easily understand difficult concepts.

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Meetup is sponsored by ONICA