Amazon Web Services Lambda guided workshop

Delivery Dates: February 2021 Dates to be confirmed

Hours: 2 hours per day with a 1-hour introduction 

Delivery method: Online using Zoom

Delivery Start and End Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Guided by: Chris Pitts



Course Content

Three x 2-hour group sessions, One 1-hour opening session plus 3 to 4 hours “Independent Study” between sessions

Amazon Web Services Lambda serverless computing is one of the most exciting tools in the AWS catalogue. It can provide a relatively low effort and highly cost effective route for creating scalable cloud-based applications on the most popular cloud platform.

This guided workshop with independent learning will draw on Amazon’s own high quality learning materials to teach programmers how to create their first Lamba AWS applications. Using recorded tutorials, AWS documentation, group discussion and self-study between workshops attendees will learn how to create AWS application, use Lamba and understand where to look next for further learning.


What will I learn?

At the end of this workshop series attendees will:

– Know how to write, deploy and access a simple serverless application

– Understand how serverless applications differ from server based applications

– Appreciate how to work within AWS standards and guidelines for cloud applications

– Know the key AWS services available and where to find out more about them

Who should attend?

Programmers who wish to create applications on the AWS cloud platform.


Attendees should be competent programmers and familiar with either Java, JavaScript or Python.


The workshop series starts with a one hour familiarisation session for all participants. During the following week attendees are expected to engage in independent learning using several agreed Amazon training tutorials (both video and written) and complete an exercise.

Subsequent sessions will last two hours and are divided between reviewing the exercises, discussing problems and challenges attendees encountered, and agreeing the next homework.


* Why serverless? What is it, and why is it so important?

* Introduction to the AWS Serverless Application Model tools

* _”Hello Lambda World!”_

* The anatomy of a lambda application 

* Development and debugging

* Deploying and versioning

* Using storage

* A simple application

Your Guide – Chris Pitts

Chris Pitts is an independent Coach, Mentor and Developer, and Boss Bear of Thirsty Bear Solutions. After a brief, early foray as an electronics engineer, he was slowly assimilated to the Dark Side and now has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. In that time he has witnessed the good, the conventional and the downright stupid.  The diversity of his experience has given him a unique perspective of the industry rooted in sound professional engineering principles, not to mention a severe allergy to corporate stupidity. This allows him to be equally at home cutting code, advising management or coaching teams. As a result Chris has worked with clients including BSkyB, Carphone Warehouse and Ford Motors. Also, it has left him with a deep love of technology and learning – in this case, AWS and cloud computing. 


Tickets will be available once the dates have been confirmed.

European Social Fund funded training

Tickets are available through Eventbrite. The training will be delivered through a Zoom Meeting hosted by Software Cornwall.

The European Social Fund is partially funding Software Cornwall to run this training project to provide development training for employees within the software industry. As a Software Cornwall member you will be receiving a discount to this course by email. This course is only available to those from the UK or EU. To participate in the training certain personal information will be required from attendants as proof of employment and eligibility to attend. This information is for the purposes of ensuring that the training will go to the correct participants.  You will also be required to complete an evaluation form after the training as part of the attendance.