The College of Computing and Informatics at the University of Sharjah (UoS) in collaboration with Google Student Developer Club and UoS ACM Student Branch, organized a series of in-person workshops led by Amazon Web Services (AWS) experts, with the aim of exploring modern application development and the process of building new, modern apps using serverless technologies and tools to shift developer focus toward innovation and accelerate time to market.
The workshop was attended by a number of the UoS’s faculty members and students, and was opened by Prof. Abbes Amira, Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics, UoS, who highlighted the importance of these workshops that contribute to the development of students skills and keep in pace with the modern applications in the field of Computing, pointing to the college’s keenness to cooperate with various leading local and international institutes in the field of computer science. He also expressed his thanks to the organizers and participants from the UoS and the AWS for their remarkable efforts aiming to train and prepare generation of experts in this field.
The workshop included a set of informative sessions that discussed the serverless, event driven architecture (EDA), the process of building a serverless application on AWS for beginners and building next-gen applications with event-driven architectures, delivered by Eric Daniel Johnson, Principal Developer Advocate, AWS, USA and Zainab Al Alawi, Associate Solutions Architect, AWS, Bahrain and experts from Amazon are n UAE.
"This was my first time having hands-on experience in AWS in deployment. Needless to say it was an amazing experience, and now I'm seriously considering a career path related to DevOps because of it! Thanks to the great AWS team and everyone involved in setting up the workshop and I'm looking forward to join in on any upcoming events related to it." Anas Khaled said, a computer science student.
“I am thankful for the amazing AWS event held today, I enjoyed it. It was not only a beneficial workshop with experts talking all about the serverless services offered by AWS and sharing their knowledge and experience in the field, but we also had the opportunity for hands-on practice in a great welcoming atmosphere filled with cheerfulness and enjoyment.” Meriem Aoudia said, a computer science student.
“I enjoyed doing the AWS workshop. It was really interesting and genuinely fun to work with the serverless system, especially with components such as the Step Functions. It does feel a bit intimidating at first for a beginner like me because of just how many features there are, but that's no drawback as it's proof of the versatility of the system and I can see its potential to rapidly accelerate development time and cut down costs dramatically.” Abdalrahman Mohamed Elsheikh Eltahir said, a computer science student.
"It was a great experience to work with some of the world's experts to view the modern technologies" Karam Alshoura said, a computer engineering student.
“Thankful for the great workshop, which prepared us for modern application development using serverless applications from IDE. Now I can say I am developer.” Tamara Ahmad Nasro said, a computer engineering student