Serverless Goes Public

Elevator Pitch
Serverless is getting bigger by the day. But so are 21st-century challenges in areas like public policy, science, and healthcare. Are serverless technologies mature enough to provide solutions that scale to stop hunger or fight climate change?

In this hackathon, you’ll use serverless architectural patterns to build a product or service using at least one open, public dataset. Fight human trafficking, detect rising sea levels, or wow our judges with something we haven’t even thought of yet. We’ll have great prizes for the winners, and we can’t wait to see what you build!

The Rules

  • Teams of six or fewer (work alone if you must)
  • You must incorporate at least one public dataset into your work (see for a great selection)
  • You must build according to serverless principles (FaaS; event-based; service-ful)
  • Serverless experts will be on hand to offer suggestions and provide assistance
  • You have ten hours!

Meet the Emcee
Corey Quinn

Cloud Economist, The Duckbill Group

Corey is the Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. Corey specializes in helping companies improve their AWS bills by making them smaller and less horrifying; hosts the Screaming in the Cloud and AWS Morning Brief podcasts; and curates Last Week in AWS, a weekly newsletter summarizing the latest in AWS news, blogs, and tools, sprinkled with snark.


7:30 - 8:00

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 - 8:05


8:05 - 8:15

Review rules

8:15 - 8:30

Intro on Serverless Patterns

8:30 - 12:00


12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 3:45


3:45 - 4:00

Afternoon Break

4:00 - 5:00


5:00 - 6:00

Team Presentations

6:00 - 6:30

Judging, Winners Announced and Prizes!

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