Saturday, 19 March 2016

Event: Building Serverless Applications with AWS & Hackathon 101 - Lessons Learnt

What: Building Serverless Applications with AWS & Hackathon 101 - Lessons Learnt

When: Wednesday 13th April 2016, 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH


Ian Massingham of AWS returns to Norfolk Developers to give his cancelled NorDevCon 2016 session.

Building Serverless Applications with AWS 
Ian Massingham (@IanMmmm)

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.

Ian Massingham

Ian Massingham is a Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. In his role he works to increase the awareness of AWS cloud services and works with customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to help them benefit from the adoption of AWS.

Ian has more than 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within hosting and cloud service providers.

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

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.

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