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Yan Cui

Functional Programmer, Cloud Architect, Learner, Trainer, Speaker.

Instructor for Production-Ready Serverless and Co-Author of F# Deep Dives


I’m an experienced engineer who has worked with AWS for nearly 10 years. I have been an architect and lead developer with a variety of industries ranging from investment banks, e-commerce to mobile gaming. I have worked up and down the stack, from writing cloud-hosted functions with AWS Lambda all the way down to implementing custom reliable-UDP protocol for real-time multiplayer mobile games.

In the last 2 years I have worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production, and I have been very active in sharing my experiences and the lessons I have learnt, some of my work has even made their way into the Well-Architected whitepaper published by AWS.

I am polyglot in both spoken and programming languages, I am fluent in both English and Mandarin, and count C#, F#, Scala, Node.js and Erlang amongst programming languages that I have worked with professionally. Although I enjoy learning different programming languages and paradigms, I still hold F# as my undisputed favourite.

I am a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally, and I am also the instructor for Production-Ready Serverless and one of the co-authors of F# Deep Dives. In my spare time I share my thoughts on topics such as AWS, serverless, functional programming and chaos engineering on this very blog.