Voices of COVID

The world feels isolating to many of us right now. It’s also presenting many with unique challenges and struggles that I’ve been feeling are overlooked and unheard at the moment. I built this next project because I wanted to try to build something to share our stories about how we’re dealing with global pandemic. It’s still very fresh, but I’m hoping to gather stories and let people listen to them together.

The Serverless Scorecard

In this project we reach the halfway point in my 20 projects in 20 days series! We’ll be looking at how I built the Serverless Scorecard to keep track of the fluctuations in popularity of common serverless development tools.

Project Planning with Glean Team USA

In this post, we look at a project I had planned for my Twenty Projects in Twenty Days series. Glean Team USA was a project dedicated to showcasing different opportunities for gleaning - or getting free food from farmers who can’t pick or sell it themselves. With any substantive new project I take on though, I went through a research and planning phase that yielded some unexpected results! Let’s take a look at the planning and design process and what happened.

As a spoiler, this is a post about the project planning process and doesn’t actually contain any code! If you really want to see some more code check out my other projects in this series!

Using Amazon Translate with Python and Node.js

This is the 8th project in my Twenty Projects in Twenty Days series! In this project, we’ll look at how to use Amazon Translate with Python using Boto3 and with Node.js using the AWS SDK for JavaScript. We’ll translate our first text in under 10 lines of code so let’s get started! You can copy the code from the GitHub repo here.

Adding SNS Event Destinations as Alerts for your Serverless Applications

Welcome to project 7 of my twenty projects in twenty days series series!

This project will look at an easy way to setup some failure notifications on your Lambda functions. When you’re trying to do this there are a lot of options. You can use CloudWatch Metrics and Alarms tied to SNS topics, CloudWatch Log Subscriptions, and a variety of other custom third party tools. But if you want a relatively simple way to get a log of failures in your inbox, you can hook your functions up with Event Destinations for failures.