AWS Usergroup Dublin MeetUp #26

AWS User Group Dublin
AWS User Group Dublin
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Announcing a special SERVERLESS WORKSHOP to be held 1-4pm Tuesday 3rd October, BEFORE the regular AWS Meetup, which begins at the normal time of 18.00.

NOTE: There are LIMITED SEATS available for this 3-Hour WORKSHOP which will be led by DANILO POCCIA, Evangelist with AWS, so book your seat early.
The workshop is a golden opportunity to get to grips with Serverless Architecture and in the company of one of the leading authorities in the field.

[masked] - WORKSHOP/DEVELOPER LAB in the IAA building (
--[masked] - AWS MEETUP in the Button Factory.
We're expecting a strong turnout for this meetup and so if you haven't yet RSVP'd please do so now.

Theme: Serverless beyond Functions
Venue: Button Factory
Start Time: 18:00
Date: Tuesday Oct 3rd 2017
Speakers: Danilo Poccia ( & Adrian Trenaman (

This is a member only event.

Joining us on stage this evening we welcome Danilo Poccia from AWS and Adrian Trenaman Engineering Lead with GILT. Also joining us will be Luciano Mammino and Padraig O'Brien.


Danilo Poccia - 'Serverless beyond Functions'

One of the great advantage of serverless development is the possibility to “chain” multiple functions together, and design event-driven architectures. Applications built in this way are easier to keep under control, because our human minds are much better in looking for cause-effect relationships than understanding a complex workflow. But it is time now to go beyond that, considering serverless in its broader definition of building applications “without thinking about servers”, and use all available tools.

Danilo is author of AWS Lambda in Action from Manning and is also Technical Evangelist @ Amazon Web Services.


Padraig O'Brien & Luciano Mammino - 'Serverless from the Trenches'

99% of our daily work is in lambdas. We have been working with them for almost 2 years. In that time we learned a lot and in this presentation we will share some of those learnings with you.We are going to focus on unexpected failures and how we recovered from them.

By discussing those failures, we will tackle topics like microservices hell, debugging, local development and some best practices.

Padraig has been working in IT for nearly 20 years, covering all areas from engineering, product development, testing, operations and senior management. He is the organiser of Serverless Dublin, Lean Coffee Dublin and Nodeschool Dublin. He is currently working on (

Luciano is a passionate fullstack software developer, Node.js and JavaScript believer and co-author of "Node.js design patterns" (Packt) ( ( He Recently launched Fullstack Bulletin ( (, a semi-automated weekly newsletter, completely open source and built on top of serverless services.

Padraig and Luciano are both working on (, an ambitious project that aims to help companies embrace serverless.


Adrian Trenaman - Multiregional Serverless Deployment
"My homework got eaten by the regional AWS outage' - (this excuse just doesn't fly any more)

Adrian will speak about 's move from co-lo-deployed monolithic architecture to AWS-based micro-service architecture (with a bunch of lambdas!) has been shared before. Now, five year's Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) is re-architecting its common platform (driving Saks, Saks Off Fifth, Lord & Taylor, The Bay) to run on AWS with cloud-based, multi-tenant architecture. With so many banners, the impact of failure is high. In this discussion, we'll talk about how we're thinking about high availability and testing in a world where 'but my AWS region is down' just won't cut it as an excuse.

Adrian Trenaman serves as the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Gilt, where he is responsible for overseeing Gilt's engineering teams in New York and Dublin. Adrian has more than 20 years of experience in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, and Manufacturing, working with teams throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer of Gilt Japan and Tech Lead of Gilt Groupe Ireland.

RSVP now to guarantee your spot!

Please note - to get a Beer Token you have to be in by 18:30 latest.

Jason & Ronan