• Ali Spittel - Create an Application Backend in Clicks with the Amplify Admin UI

    Ali Spittel (AWS Senior Dev Advocate) will be joining us on Monday, January 25th at 6:30pm central/4:30pm pacific to talk about the BRAND NEW Amplify UI!

    Create an Application Backend in Clicks with the Amplify Admin UI

    There's a lot that goes into building a modern application: the frontend for users, data persistence, user authentication and authorization, business logic, cloud deployment, and much more. The AWS Amplify Admin UI allows users to create and deploy an offline-ready application backend in clicks and then extend it with code, lowering the complexity of fullstack development for frontend and mobile developers. We'll build a fullstack application backed by multiple AWS services including Cognito, Appsync, and S3 in minutes.

    About Ali:
    Ali teaches people to code. She loves Python, JavaScript, and talking about programming. She has been writing React since before es6 classes. She is a Senior Developer Advocate on the AWS Amplify team.

    Ali also blogs about code, aimed mostly at a beginner audience. Her writing has gotten over a million readers in the past year. She has also spoken at over 50 events in the last few years.

    When Ali's not working, you can find her watching New England sports, competing on CodeWars, taking runs around the city, rock climbing, or participating in coding community events.

  • Roadmapping Serverless Best Practices with Josh Proto from Serverless Guru

    On December 14th, join Josh Proto of Serverless Guru as he explains how one of their financial services clients radically optimized their serverless application, resulting in significant development workflow improvements, productivity gains, and industry recognition! Josh will share the key steps taken to optimize serverless deployments and highlight the serverless best practices that led to this client’s serverless success story.

    Josh Proto is an AWS Community Builder and co-host of Talking Serverless, Serverless Economics, and VP of Operations at Serverless Guru. An entrepreneur at heart, Josh enjoys finding ways to accelerate business growth and improve developer experience with serverless technology.

  • Managing dependencies for AWS Lambda functions with Eric Johnson

    Hey, ServerlessMN community! We're bringing the meetup back, virtually. For our second virtual event, we're thrilled to welcome Eric Johnson, Senior Developer Advocate for AWS Serverless! If you've haven't seen any of Eric's fantastic talks from previous re:Invent conferences, there are so many to choose from (here's a great place to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJZc3sJZ8E)

    Agenda:
    6:30pm: Zoom link opens
    7:00pm: Eric Johnson - Managing dependencies for AWS Lambda functions

    8:00pm: Networking/sign-off

    About the talk:
    Building applications with AWS Lambda changes the way we think about dependency management. With legacy architectures, developers often package the application and its dependencies together as a whole. With serverless applications, each Lambda function is packaged with all of its required dependencies as a microservice. From a code management perspective, this can lead to duplicate code and redundant management tasks.
    In this session, I demonstrate how to structure an application to share dependencies across all Lambda functions in the same application. I also demonstrate using AWS Lambda layers to further abstract dependency management and share code across single applications or multiple applications shared across the globe.

    About the speaker:
    Eric Johnson is a Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services and is based in Northern Colorado. Eric is a fanatic about serverless and enjoys helping developers understand how serverless technologies introduces a major paradigm shift in how they approach building and running applications at massive scale with minimal administration overhead. Prior to this, Eric has worked as a developer, solutions architect and AWS Evangelist for an AWS partner company.

    Zoom link provided by Serverless: https://serverless.com

  • Serverless Days - Virtual

    Online event

    Virtual Serverless Days - Last one of the year!
    October 28th - 11AM CST

    For more information and registration visit https://virtual.serverlessdays.io/
    (You can RSVP here but must register at the link above)

  • Alex DeBrie - Understanding Single-Table Design in DynamoDB [Virtual Event]

    Hey, ServerlessMN community! We're bringing the meetup back, virtually. For our first virtual event, we're excited to welcome Alex DeBrie. Alex wrote the book on DynamoDB (literally) -- and we're extremely fortunate to have him come by and cover the intricacies of database design with DynamoDB.

    Agenda:
    6:30pm: Zoom link opens
    7:00pm: Alex DeBrie - Understanding Single-Table Design in DynamoDB
    8:00pm: Networking/sign-off

    About the talk:
    Amazon DynamoDB is growing more and more popular as a primary database. But modeling with DynamoDB is different than modeling with a relational database. With DynamoDB, you often use “single-table design” to store all types of entities in a single DynamoDB table. In this talk, you’ll learn about why you want to use single-table design with DynamoDB as well as the tips for designing an effective data model with DynamoDB.

    About the speaker:
    Alex is an AWS Data Hero and engineer at Stedi. He recently released The DynamoDB Book, a comprehensive guide to data modeling with DynamoDB. Previously, he worked for Serverless, Inc., creators of the Serverless Framework. He loves being involved in the AWS & serverless community, and he lives in Omaha, NE with his family.

    Zoom link provided by Serverless: https://serverless.com

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  • Serverless Days - Virtual

    Online event

    Virtual Serverless Days (2-day Event)
    July 27/28th, 6pm CDT

    Schedule
    Introductions - Jeremy Daly
    Opening Keynote - Adrian Cockroft`
    Serverless to Code-less - Linda Nichols
    Serverless for AI applications - Rustem Feyzhakov
    Single Table DynamoDB for AppSync - Rich Buggy
    Building Event-driven applications using Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions - Will Velida
    Serverless in the fight against COVID-19 - Denis Bauer
    Closing Remarks - ServerlessDays Virtual Team

    For more information and registration visit https://virtual.serverlessdays.io/
    (You can RSVP here but must register at the link above)

  • ServerlessMN Virtual Slacky-Hour

    Online event

    Join us on slack for a virtual slacky-hour! Come and chat about what you're doing in serverless, the latest trends, new hobbies you've picked up, how you're coping, share photos of your dogs and cats and baked goods, and catch up with some old friends. No camera needed, come and go as you please, and enjoy the threaded nature of slack.

    We will send out an email prior to the event with our slack destination as a reminder.

    This virtual slacky-hour will lead into the global serverless days conference. More information to come!

  • [VIRTUAL] Serverless Events Across the World

    Online event

    In the absence of meetups locally, we want to bring awareness to the global serverless community and virtual events happening across the world. Please visit https://serverlessevents.io/ for events coming up. Please follow RSVP directions on the website for each individual event if you want to attend. Be mindful of the timezones as many of these events may not be in the US. Happy learning and stay safe!

  • AWS_MN serverless web portal - Crossover Event

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    For our February event, the ServerlessMN meetup is joining forces with AWS_MN! We encourage our members to RSVP on their meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Amazon-Web-Services-User-Group/events/268449393/

    See you there on Feb 19th!