On December 11, 2018, members of the Columbia AWS Meetup presented short, quick-hitting Lightning Talks on various topics such as the AWS Well-Architected Framework and Tool, new product and feature announcements at AWS re:Invent 2018, and more.

Here’s the title of each talk with links to jump to each video:

  1. Using Lambda@Edge to resize images in WordPress on the fly
  2. Overview of the AWS Serverless Well-Architected Framework
  3. Overview of web sockets and Lambda Layers
  4. AWS Well-Architected Tool – What it does and doesn’t do
  5. Why cloud security is a lot like home security
  6. Automating the build and deployment of a secured AMI
  7. The power of open-source software on the AWS Marketplace
  8. Overview of AWS Firecracker and new Lambda features

Using Lambda@Edge to resize images in WordPress on the fly

In this video, Russell Heimlich talks about how he and his team at Spirited Media use Lambda@Edge to resize images on the fly for WordPress sites.

Overview of the AWS Serverless Well-Architected Framework

Johnny Boursiquot provides an overview and key design principles of the AWS Well-Architected Framework as it applies to serverless architectures.

Overview of web sockets and Lambda Layers

Leela Subramaniam provides on overview of two new announcements from re:Invent – web sockets in API Gateway and Lambda Layers.

AWS Well-Architected Tool – What it does and doesn’t do

Eric Haupt provides an overview of the AWS Well-Architected Tool and how it can help you implement best practices.

Why cloud security is a lot like home security

Nicki Sonpar talks about the questions to consider securing your cloud application, and the parallels between cloud and home security.

Automating the build and deployment of a secured AMI

Ade Faleti talks about the importance of securing your AMIs and how to automate the build and deployment process.

The power of open-source software on the AWS Marketplace

Steve Causey tells an anecdote about how he was able to spin up a quick solution for a client thanks to an open source software package he found on the AWS Marketplace.

Overview of AWS Firecracker and new Lambda features

Jonathan Eifrig provides an overview of AWS Firecracker and new Lambda features.

 

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