SaaS CTO’s and developers: 9 Sessions from AWS re:Invent for you to check out

SaaS CTO’s and developers: 9 Sessions from AWS re:Invent for you to check out

These are the 9 sessions we believe can help Saas CTO’s and developers, as they face the challenges that we see occur in our customer's organizations.

Posted on 2020-02-24 by Frederik Denkens

AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas is a must-go-to-event in our industry. The numbers seem to prove this: the last edition in 2019 had around 65.000 attendees from all over the world and counted about 3.800 sessions. These numbers also show that re:Invent is overwhelming, and that it can be challenging to get precisely that content you are looking for.

Well, we made it easy for you! These are the 9 sessions on YouTube we believe can help Saas CTO’s and developers, as they face the challenges that we see occur in our customer's organizations.

  1. Application integration patterns for microservices: Going Cloud Native means making your apps more loosely coupled. This talk discusses and gives examples of making communication mechanisms asynchronous.
  2. How to build a company founded on engineering principles: Just like values, having a set of principles in your organization makes it easier for people to make the right decision and be more aligned to company priorities. In this talk, Intercom explains how having strong engineering principles helped them move faster and ship better products.
  3. Microservices decomposition for SaaS environments: Many of our customers are slowly but surely cutting up their applications into services. This talk addresses how to decompose your services by looking at multi-tenancy, data partitioning, scaling profile and commercial strategy. It's pretty theoretical, but if you make it through, you'll definitely have some new ideas for your strategy."
  4. Top 5 container and Kubernetes best practices: As many of our customers know and enjoy: containers and Kubernetes improve your software delivery processes leading to faster innovation for your company. This session explains how to benefit from that. It’s a sponsored session, but the content is still valuable.'
  5. Twelve-factor serverless applications: If a customer asks us: "where should we start to make our workload cloud-native?" this is our immediate answer: make it 12-factor app compliant. Or how an almost ten-year-old manifesto is now more relevant than ever, regardless of you go for containers or serverless.'
  6. Moving to event-driven architectures: Most SaaS workloads have some level of event-driven architecture going on. This talk explores the concepts and benefits behind conceptually valid event-driven architectures. It also explores how to apply these concepts on AWS.'
  7. Serverless architectural patterns and best practices: We often get asked how to architect serverless applications. This session gives a good overview of common patterns; and is very much in line with the advice we would give you.'
  8. Serverless SaaS deep dive: Building serverless SaaS on AWS: Want to go deep? This session about building a SaaS based on Serverless paradigms does that for you. It covers a LOT: code, design, architecture strategies, multi-tenant strategies, tenant isolation, service decomposition, management, deployment, and identity.'
  9. The modern startup: A look at today’s most successful architectures: Are you a startup/scaleup? Check out this one! It covers the best architectures from top startups around the world. In this session, they share their lessons learned and they talk about how they managed to innovate so quickly they eventually became disruptors.'