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July 25: The day before AWS Summit

Join the team from A Cloud Guru for this exclusive free one-day workshop on serverless technologies. Get hands-on and build your first serverless app on AWS using Lambda, API Gateway, S3 and other exciting technologies such as Firebase and Auth0.

By the end of the day, you'll have built a complete on-demand video sharing app on the AWS cloud. We start with a coverage of the technologies and thinking behind serverless architectures and then jump into a 5-lesson, step-by-step example of building an on-demand video streaming service on the cloud.

This mimics a lot of our experiences building A Cloud Guru (, a full-service rich media learning platform that allows our 175,000+ users to interact in real-time - all without managing a single server.

Along the way we'll give real-world tips and advice based on our own experiences. As with anything, a serverless approach can yield a lot of compelling benefits, but it's also not a silver bullet for all scenarios. We'll give advice on areas where serverless approaches can be beneficial and areas where they are not appropriate.

We'll focus on building our serverless system through the lens of Lambda, particularly looking at patterns for integration with:

  • API Gateway

  • S3

  • Elastic Transcoder

  • Kinesis / SNS

  • Auth0

  • Firebase / DynamoDB

  • Plus integration with other useful 3rd party services.

Tickets are free and assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are only 50 places available, so grab a ticket while you can.


We will be delivering FREE workshops across the globe, starting in the following locations...

  • Sydney Australia - April 4

  • Berlin - May 17

  • Washington DC - June 15

  • London - June 27

  • Chicago - July 25

  • New York City - August 15

Our star facilitators also offer private, paid workshops for businesses and teams on an ad hoc basis. Please, complete this form if you are interested in a private Serverless Workshop.



What comes included in a FREE ticket?

Upon arriving you will meet your knowledgeable instructor, and receive a Serverless workbook with step-by-step instructions on how to build your video streaming app. Meals are not included.

What should I bring to the workshop?

All you need to bring is a laptop: Mac or PC.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Direct any questions or concerns to

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Of course, things happen! Just please notify us if you can no longer attend, so that we can let someone from the waitlist join.


What languages are used in the workshop?

While this course uses Node.JS, there is no need to have experience in Node to take this course. All the code is provided and there is even a lesson on how to get setup if you're new to Node.

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