For our first Meetup of 2015 we're trying out a new lunchtime time slot - please let us know what you think! The plan is for these meetups to happen consistently on the last Thursday of each month from now on.
Lunch will be provided :)
This Meetup will give an overview of the AWS Lambda (http://aws.amazon.com/lambda/) service which is currently in preview. This looks like a really exciting new service with all sorts of interesting possible use cases. There will be a brief intro to what Lambda can do followed by an interactive demo with fabulous prizes to be won*
AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources for you, making it easy to build applications that respond quickly to new information. AWS Lambda starts running your code within milliseconds of an event such as an image upload, in-app activity, website click, or output from a connected device. You can also use AWS Lambda to create new back-end services where compute resources are automatically triggered based on custom requests. With AWS Lambda you pay only for the requests served and the compute time required to run your code. Billing is metered in increments of 100 milliseconds, making it cost-effective and easy to scale automatically from a few requests per day to thousands per second.
* prizes will most likely be chocolate based :)