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May 26 2017

AWS Michigan June Meetup – AWS SAM (Serverless Application Model) with Derek DeJonghe

Amy Begin

This month Derek DeJonghe will speak about Amazon Web Services’ Serverless Application Model (SAM). SAM is a CloudFormation transform that makes it easier to deploy serverless applications and serve them through AWS API Gateway. In this talk Derek will speak about using the SAM transform, Deploying a SAM CloudFormation Template, and using Swagger, and Stage Variables to define API Gateway Resources that link to Lambda Functions.


What is SAM?

SAM is a CloudFormation transform that makes it easier to deploy serverless applications and serve them through AWS API Gateway.

Why is it important to know about SAM?

It’s important to know that SAM is available to you, to make deploying and maintaining serverless applications easier. SAM takes a lot of the busy work out of linking API Gateway to Lambda by automatically determining what service privileges need to be created and creating them. SAM also helps with versioning Lambda code and staging API’s.

Who will most benefit from your presentation/skill level?

Developers that are working on serverless applications or evaluating if they should make the leap to serverless technology for their new app. Operations folk that are tasked with maintaining serverless applications. We will assume that our audience has a basic understanding about what the Lambda, API Gateway, and CloudFormation services are, and the purpose they serve.

If you’d to attend or view this talk, more information can be found on the AWS Michigan Meetup Page.

Derek DeJonghe,, Director of Cloud Architecture, RightBrain Networks

Derek DeJonghe

 

About our presenter:

Derek DeJonghe is Director of Cloud Architecture at RightBrain Networks. He is also a published author, with three books, NGINX Cookbook Part 1, 2, & 3, and an article available on the O’Reilly website.

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