Public Workshops

Production-Ready Serverless

You will be given a firm introduction to AWS Lambda, and all the relevant concepts around it so you will have a good idea when it’s a good fit for your system and common pitfalls to avoid. You will follow along with my instructions and build a web application step-by-step. Along the way you will learn how to:

  • implement server-side rendering
  • authenticate users with Cognito
  • securing internal APIs
  • testing strategies for serverless
  • CI/CD best practices
  • manage application configurations
  • security best practices
  • logging best practices
  • monitoring & alerting best practices
  • implement distributed tracing and capture correlation IDs

Throughout 2020, I will be running this workshop across Europe.

London, March 16th-17th

Early bird tickets until the end of Feb

Amsterdam, March 19th-20th

(Cancelled)

Helsinki, May 4th-5th

Early bird tickets until 1st April

Stockholm, May 14th-15th

Early bird tickets until 1st April

Dublin, June 16th-17th

(Cancelled)

Amsterdam, July 7th-8th

Super Early bird tickets until 1st May

London, September 24th-25th

Super Early bird tickets until 1st May

Berlin, October 8th-9th

Super Early bird tickets until 1st June

Your Company

dates are flexible, enquire

Justification letter

Trying to convince your manager to let you attend the workshop? I’ve created a customizable email template that you can use to prove the value of your trip.


Dear [your manager’s name],

I’d like your permission to attend this 2-day serverless workshop by Yan Cui, who is an AWS Serverless Hero and has several years of experience of actually running serverless applications in production with AWS Lambda at scale.

[insert URL of the workshop you want to attend]

The workshop is happening on [insert workshop date] in [insert workshop city]. Attending this workshop will be beneficial to both my personal growth and our company’s cloud knowledge in the following areas:

  • Boost proficiency in AWS’s serverless offerings, like AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Cognito and EventBridge.
  • Learn about the latest features of AWS Lambda such as Provisioned Concurrency and Lambda Destinations and when to use them.
  • Get educated on architectural and operational best practices on topics such as CI/CD, security, testing, logging and monitoring.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience which I can bring back to my team and apply right away.

Here’s an estimated breakdown of costs:

Domestic flight:  [insert estimated flight cost]

Hotel (2 nights):  [insert estimated hotel cost]

Admission:  [insert ticket price for the workshop you want to attend]

Total:  [insert total]

Hope to hear from you soon and many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

Book in-house training

You can also book me to run this workshop in your company, see this page for more details.

In addition, I’m also available to run a Serverless Security workshop too, see this page for more detail.