Monthly roundup – September 2023

Yan Cui

I help clients go faster for less using serverless technologies.

Hi, here’s a quick round-up of everything I have done in September 2023.


The first two episodes of this new format are available already:

The next episode with Charity Majors is airing on Oct 3rd on YouTube:

Blog posts

I published three new blog posts.

If there are any topics that you’d like me to write about, please feel free to reach out and let me know on X (as @theburningmonk) or LinkedIn.


I published a whopping 12 videos in September as I continued to learn about the YouTube format and experiment with thumbnail designs. YouTube will continue to be a focus for me in the coming months.

If you like the topics I cover in these videos then please subscribe to my channel and never miss a thing.


The next cohort of my Production-Ready Serverless workshop is starting on Monday, October 2nd. Registration closes on Friday, October 6th at 23:59PM UTC.

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date training for building real-world serverless applications. If you are looking for a true end-to-end guide that walks you through everything you need to know about building serverless applications then this is the one for you.

If you sign up right now, you will also get access to my latest course “Testing Serverless Architecturesfor FREE. This offer is expiring soon and it’s not coming back. If you want to level up your serverless skills with this great 2-for-1 offer, this is your last chance to get it.

New affiliate program

I have been searching for a new affiliate tracking system for my paid courses & workshops. But all the commercial affiliate tracking software (like Post Affiliate Pro) are quite pricey… so I ended up implementing one myself. It turned out to be surprisingly easy.

Maybe that’s a topic for another blog post if anyone is interested.

If my content is of interest to your community, then why not join my new affiliate program and earn 50% commission on your referrals. Here are my current crop of courses and workshops:

If you’re interested, then email me at

Public speaking

I spoke at a few events in September, both in-person and virtually:

Looking ahead to October

I will be speaking about serverless testing with Serverless Boston and Serverless NYC user groups on October 4th. It’s a virtual event, and you’re welcome to join us here. And I’ve got some more cracking content lined up for you!

Hope to see you around :-)

Whenever you’re ready, here are 3 ways I can help you:

  1. Production-Ready Serverless: Join 20+ AWS Heroes & Community Builders and 1000+ other students in levelling up your serverless game.
  2. Consulting: If you want to improve feature velocity, reduce costs, and make your systems more scalable, secure, and resilient, then let’s work together and make it happen.
  3. Join my FREE Community on Skool, where you can ask for help, share your success stories and hang out with me and other like-minded people without all the negativity from social media.