Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

Going from 0 to 1,000 with AWS Lambda

Alexander Wood (Amazon Web Services)
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Live Coding ONLY
Location: Portland 252
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Average rating: ****.
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers interested in learning more about serverless development




Alexander Wood live-codes a serverless web application, including asynchronous events, on AWS Lambda using the Ruby runtime. Using open source tools such as the AWS SAM CLI, the AWS SDK for Ruby, and the Aws::Record Ruby gem, Alexander goes from a blank folder to a web application that has high availability and can scale to thousands of requests per second.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience writing production web applications of any kind (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to develop serverless web applications in a live-coding format, the set of open source tools available both generally and for Ruby serverless functions, and a number of best practices for serverless development
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Alexander Wood

Amazon Web Services

Alex Wood is a software development engineer at Amazon Web Services, building open source tools for the AWS Serverless Applications organization. Previously, he worked on the AWS SDK for Ruby team. He’s the author of the Ruby runtime for AWS Lambda.