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Serverless Boston @ The Burning Monk w/Yan Cui

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Serverless Boston @ The Burning Monk w/Yan Cui


1:00pm-1:15pm EDT Welcome, Cloud/Serverless Introduction
Wayne Scarano,, Founder, Cloud Strategy/Architecture/Security

1:15pm-2:00pm EDT - How I built a social network in 4 weeks with Serverless and GraphQL
Yan Cui

Serverless technologies drastically simplify the task of building modern, scalable APIs in the cloud, and GraphQL makes it easy for frontend teams to consume these APIs and to iterate quickly on your product idea. Together, they are a perfect combination for a product-focused, full-stack team to deliver customer values quickly.

In this talk, see how we built a new social network mobile app in under 4 weeks using Lambda, AppSync, DynamoDB and Algolia. How we approached CI/CD, testing, authentication and lessons we learnt along the way.

Bio: Yan is an experienced engineer who has run production workload at scale in AWS for over 10 years. He has been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. He has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production since 2015. Nowadays, he splits his time between advancing the state of serverless observability as a Developer Advocate at Lumigo and helping companies around the world adopt serverless as an independent consultant.

Yan is also an AWS Serverless Hero and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally. He is also the author of Production-Ready Serverless and co-author of Serverless Architectures on AWS, 2nd Edition, both by Manning. And he keeps an active blog at and hosts a weekly podcast at

02:00pm-2:15pm - Q&A

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