AWS User Group UK Workshop - Oct 2018


Production-Ready Serverless by Yan Cui

Learn about best practices for getting a serverless application to production readiness. We'll cover the following topics:
Lambda 101
Serverless framework 101
Running and debugging functions locally
Writing integration tests
Writing acceptance tests
CI/CD with CodePipeline and CodeBuild
Config management with SSM Parameter Store
Applying least privilege principle with per-function IAM roles
Structure logging
Sample debug logs in production
Integration with X-Ray
Instrumenting integration points to add detail to X-Ray traces
Capture and forward correlation IDs

- an AWS account
- an admin user on the AWS account for deployment
- installed the serverless framework


18:30 Registration and Networking

19:00 Production-Ready Serverless by Yan Cui

21:00 Networking


Yan is an experienced engineer who has worked with AWS for nearly 10 years. He has been an architect and lead developer with a variety of industries ranging from investment banks, e-commerce to mobile gaming. In the last 2 years he has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production, and he has been very active in sharing his experiences and the lessons he has learnt, some of his work has even made their way into the Serverless Well-Architected whitepaper published by AWS.

Yan is polyglot in both spoken and programming languages, he is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and counts C#, F#, Scala, Node.js and Erlang amongst programming languages that he has worked with professionally. Although he enjoys learning different programming languages and paradigms, he still holds F# as his undisputed favourite.

Yan is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally, and he is also the author of Production-Ready Serverless and a co-author of F# Deep Dives. In his spare time he keeps an active blog at where he shares his thoughts on topics such as AWS, serverless, functional programming and chaos engineering.

Thank you to The Telegraph for providing the venue and refreshments.
111 Buckingham Palace Road, LONDON SW1W 0DT