Serverless with Thomas Knox

AWS Michigan
AWS Michigan
Public group

RightBrain Networks, LLC

305 E Eisenhower Pkwy #200 · Ann Arbor, MI

How to find us

We're on the second floor just outside the elevators.

Location image of event venue


Doors open at 6 p.m. for those wishing to come earlier and network before the talk which starts at 6:30 p.m. We ask that if you do plan on attending, please register, so we have an accurate headcount. Food, soft drinks, and craft brews will be provided; we hope to see you there!

Serverless can be great if you have the right application for the paradigm. Let's look at what makes a good candidate for a serverless migration, then deploy some simple python examples. Along the way, we'll compare AWS console/cli tools with frameworks like Chalice. Zappa, and Serverless.

Like many things, serverless is easy right up until you try to do something interesting. Do you:

- need to integrate with existing enterprise SSO?
- have a backend that needs to talk to both private AWS resources and
consume APIS over the public internet?
- need to migrate an app that depends on websockets?
- care about latency?
- fear The Cold Start™?

If time permits, we'll look into these real-world situations and talk about your options. Bring your hard-won experience and we'll swap stories about what works. Strap in, we'll be moving fast!

About the speaker:

Thomas Knox is an application developer and technologist who has spent the majority of his career in higher education, including more than 20 years at the University of Michigan. He is currently at U-M's College of Engineering, where he manages the web applications team. He is a Python enthusiast who strives to enable developers with infrastructure-as-code, continuous deployment, & observability so they can own the things they make. He keeps a list of things he wants to automate so he never has to do them again.