Have you heard the buzz words Serverless Architecture, Cloud Scale, or Microservice? In this talk we’ll quickly overview Azure Functions and AWS Lambdas and provide some examples where they might be useful. We’ll cover the basics of spinning up a function/lambda within both cloud providers, how to debug and monitor them, and demo their local dev toolsets. With a wide variety of integrations and many supported languages (C#, JavaScript, Python), functions/lambdas are a relatively quick, easy, and cheap way to spin up a cloud service that can scale easily!

Aaron Hoffman is the co-founder of Stonefinch, an Agile Development and Data Analytics Consultancy based in Des Moines, Iowa. He has been a tech enthusiast since childhood and has been writing software professionally for the past 10 years. He has experience working on many aspects of software and business development and is passionate about empowering developers and product teams through agile development, lean startup, and human-centered design. He is a leader of the Iowa .NET User Group and is an active member of the entrepreneur community.

The meeting will be on February 9th at 6:00 PM at the Pillar Forge in downtown Des Moines. The address is 1420 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309.

We look forward to seeing you there!