Building Serverless Applications with AWS & Hackathon 101 - Lessons Learnt

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Dean Bryen of AWS comes to Norfolk Developers to give Ian Massingham's cancelled NorDevCon 2016 session.

Building Serverless Applications with AWS
Dean Bryen

It is important that you spend as much time as possible on what differentiates the application or service that you are building. Managing infrastructure can detract from this goal. Attend this session and learn how you can let AWS do the undifferentiated heavy lifting for you whilst you focus on building a robust, scalable and highly available applications and services by utilising AWS services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3 and more. Forget about infrastructure and focus on your code and the outcomes that you want to achieve.

Dean Bryen

Dean Bryen is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, working with both Startups and Enterprise customers to help them best utilise AWS cloud services. Previously, Dean has spent the last 10 years in the IT industry, working in engineering, operations and architecture roles across various hosting and cloud providers. Dean is very passionate about IoT, Devops, Server-Less computing and anything startup related.

Hackathon 101 - Lessons Learnt
Tom Morgan (@tomorgan (

If you've never been to a hackathon before, the concept can be daunting. A deadly combination of technical snobbery and social awkwardness? Who wants to spend their free time doing that?! I've finally confronted my worst fears and attended my first hackathon - and it was not at all what I expected. Now, I'd like to dispel what I believe are commonly-held myths by those who have never been, as well as dispense some advice to first-time attendees. I'll keep it light and (hopefully) entertaining, and will cover what I think our team did well, what we could have done better, who we should have listened to, and what was completely different to what I expected.

Tom Morgan

About me: I'm a Skype for Business MVP, working for Modality Systems, a software development company in Norwich. In March, I took part in the Hacking Health hackathon together with a team of other devs and QA from Modality, plus some pharmacy students and business experts we meet at at the event. Our solution (MediPhone) won the People's Choice award.