Master Serverless with Amazon Web Services and JSF Architect
GOTO Chicago 2018

Master Serverless with Amazon Web Services and JSF Architect

Friday Apr 27
09:00 –
Room 207

Register for this masterclass

Cloud functions have been taking the industry by storm. Always available, scale transparently, only pay for the compute you use (100% utilization) and deploy instantly with zero downtime. However getting started is frought with complexity and configuration. In this workshop you will quickly learn all the angles of 'serverless' technology using Amazon Web Services:

  • Lambda
  • API Gateway
  • Route53
  • S3
  • Simple Notification Service
  • DynamoDB
  • CloudFront
  • CloudWatch Events

JSF Architect tames AWS complexity, and gets you immediately productive deploying live to isolated staging and production environments. We will setup a CRON function that runs on an interval completely in the cloud. We'll create a website on a brand new domain and be deploying to in seconds complete with user auth and state. We'll create a stateless restful JSON API. We'll close the workshop by building a completely functional bot for Slack.


Outline/structure of the Session

  • A Brief Introduction to Amazon Web Services
  • Introduction to JSF Architect
  • Intro Web Dev: HTML and JSON with API Gateway
  • Intro Web Dev: Custom Domains with Route53 DNS
  • Test Driven Intro to DynamoDB: Setup and DB Design
  • Test Driven Intro to DynamoDB: Reads
  • Test Driven Intro to DynamoDB: Writes
  • Scheduled Functions
  • Build and deploy a JSON API
  • Build a Slackbot: Slash and Mentions
  • Build a Slackbot; Buttons and Menus
  • Closing Thoughts and Next Steps

Learning Outcome You will learn to set everything up on your own AWS account from nothing to a fully deployed "serverless" app on a domain.

Target Audience Software engineers, architects, operations and cloud engineers, technical leaders and anyone interested in cloud architecture on AWS.


  • Laptop with wifi-internet access and with an AWS account setup
  • AWS credentials setup on your machine
  • $7 (or more if they wish!) to buy a domain name on Route53
  • An internet connection