Our re:Invent 2022 guide: containers & serverless

Josh Lopez Partner, Cloud Adoption at Versent

Josh Lopez

Partner Cloud Adoption, Versent

November 24, 2022

In the final installment of our guide to AWS re:Invent, Josh Lopez our GM of Cloud and AWS Ambassador shares his thoughts on which sessions will benefit your digital transformation journey. Josh is passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge of AWS and, ahead of AWS re:Invent in Vegas this month, has studied the event guide with a view to ensuring he’s at the sessions that he can get the most out of.

AWS re:Invent 2022 is only a week away and whether you’ll be travelling to Las Vegas or absorbing all the content digitally, I’ll give you my take on the must see containers and serverless sessions. If you haven’t yet registered, head over to https://reinvent.awsevents.com/register/ and you’ll be able to take in all the below sessions.

The following are sessions that I recommend you register for, and I’ve provided sessions if you’re in Las Vegas and sessions if you’re watching along digitally.

If you’re in-person at Las Vegas, here are my recommendations

  • Concepts to take your Kubernetes operations and scale to the next level
    Date & Time: Thursday, December 1 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PT
    Type: Workshop
    Overview: In this workshop, learn about Kubernetes best practices and dive into the critical concepts, tools, and configurations necessary to ensure application health. Note: You must bring your laptop to participate.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/CON402
  • Refactoring to serverless
    Date & Time: Tuesday, November 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT
    Type: Chalk Talk
    Overview: This session shows how you can refactor an existing serverless application to fully utilize AWS managed services and make service dependencies explicit, resulting in cleaner and more robust code. This session shares an initial catalog of refactorings and invites you to brainstorm new ones.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/SVS301
  • Serverless meets SaaS: Inside a real-world serverless SaaS solution
    Date & Time: Wednesday, November 30 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM PT
    Type: Workshop
    Overview: In this workshop, get experience with a working SaaS environment that deals with the various strategies and patterns that come with the serverless SaaS model. Learn how serverless influences the onboarding, tiering, tenant isolation, routing, and throttling strategies of your SaaS architecture. Note: You must bring your laptop to participate.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/
  • Serverless high-concurrency containers on AWS
    Type: Chalk Talk
    Overview: There are three main serverless options for running your containers on AWS: AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, and AWS App Runner.
    How do the serverless compute models of these services compare?
    How do they handle high-concurrency traffic?
    How can you figure out which one is right for you?
    Find out answers to all these questions at this Chalk Talk!
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/CON314

If you’re watching digitally or in-person Las Vegas, here are my recommendations

  • A closer look at AWS Lambda
    Date & Time: Wednesday, November 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
    Type: Breakout Session
    Overview: In this session, learn how Lambda takes care of virtually everything required to run and scale your code in a reliable, highly available manner. If you want to explore how AWS architected AWS Lambda this is a must watch session.
    More Details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/SVS404
  • Best practices for advanced serverless developers
    Date & Time: Tuesday, November 29 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PT
    Type: Breakout Session
    Overview: Are you wondering whether to choose a stream or an API as your event source, or whether to have one function or many? This session provides architectural best practices, optimizations, and useful cheat codes that you can use to build secure, high-scale, and high-performance serverless applications and uses real customer scenarios to illustrate the benefits.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/SVS401
  • How to understand and improve resiliency for serverless systems
    Type: Breakout Session
    Date & Time: Wednesday, November 30 @ 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM PT
    Overview: In this session, learn to understand and improve resiliency for serverless systems throughout your application. This includes anticipating, monitoring, responding, and learning. Also discover how to validate your resiliency with AWS Resilience Hub and complete experiments with AWS Fault Injection Simulator.
    More Details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/ARC315
  • Build your application easily & efficiently with serverless containers
    Date & Time:
    Thursday, December 1 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT
    Type: Breakout Session
    Overview: In this session, explore concurrency and scaling across AWS App Runner, AWS Lambda containers, and AWS Fargate. Consider value and performance differences with a focus on helping you make the best platform decisions for your use case.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/CON309

Re:invent is all about learning how to continue to transform your organisation using the latest services provided by AWS. The full re:Invent session catalog is now live so you’ll be able to tailor the experience to your needs. Enjoy re:invent and keep transforming your workloads by leveraging the power of containers and serverless compute!


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