Getting Started with AWS Lambda and Serverless Computing

Getting Started with AWS Lambda and Serverless Computing

Serverless computing means that you can build web, mobile, and IoT backends, run stream processing or big data workloads, run chatbots, and more, without the need for provisioning or managing servers. In this tech talk, learn how to get started with serverless computing with AWS Lambda, which lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. We will introduce you to the basics of building with Lambda and its event-driven model. As part of that, we will show how you can benefit from features such as continuous scaling, built-in high availability, integrations with AWS and third-party apps, and subsecond metering pricing. We will also introduce you to the broader portfolio of AWS services that help you build serverless applications with Lambda, including Amazon SQS, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Step Functions, and more.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of serverless computing, architectures, and applications

  • Learn the basics of using AWS Lambda for running code

  • Learn basic patterns and architectures for building apps with Lambda

Who Should Attend?

Developers, Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, IT, Architects


  • Chris Munns, Principal Developer Advocate, AWS