CloudFormation Macros: Transform Your Templates

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What we'll do

Arjen Schwarz from DigIO will be presenting a workshop on transforming your CloudFormation templates using Macros. Last year AWS released CloudFormation Macros and, by doing so, gave us the ability to fully customise our CloudFormation templates.

Macros run as Lambda functions that you write yourself and CloudFormation will allow these functions to change your templates in any way you want them to. This can be anything you imagine; duplicating entries, ensuring naming standards, pulling information from S3, up to and including writing your own custom templates that create a complete environment. In this workshop we'll take a first step in this process by building one such Macro and laying the groundwork for you to create your own.

You need to have your laptop charged, and have an AWS account. If you don't have one and you're not sure how to register, visit and follow the official instructions here: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/create-and-activate-aws-account/. It is recommended to have AWS-cli installed but it is not a must. Sometimes account creation can take up to 24 hours, so please make sure you are prepared prior to the event. There's a lot to do on the day, so preparation will help you get the most out of the workshop!

Thanks to Readify for the venue, and Robert Walters for food sponsorship.