Modern Apps on AWS: Challenges and Solutions

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – 11:00 AM PST | 2:00 PM EST

Modern Apps on AWS

Join experts from AWS, Trek10, and Epsagon to learn about modern application development on AWS! We will cover the background, best practices, observability challenges, and solutions, together with practical examples.


  • Trevor Hansen, AWS: The AWS landscape – what are modern applications?
  • Forrest Brazeal, Trek10: Best practices to modern application development and examples.
  • Nitzan Shapira, Epsagon: Observability challenges in modern applications and the solutions to overcome them.

Presented By

Trevor Hansen, Startup Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

Trevor Hansen is a Startup Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has worked in a wide range of technical roles which includes driving the pace of innovation with startups, through to helping enterprises with their digital transformation and cloud journey. His startup work has got him working closely with some of the world’s most recognized technology startups, accelerators, incubators and venture capitalist firms. Now he is primarily focused on being the technical point of contact for VC Backed Startups and working closely with the Startup Business Development teams to help partners architect cloud-based solutions, drive technical enablement and integrations, digital transformation, got-to-market strategies and global expansion.

Forrest Brazeal, AWS Serverless Hero, Cloud Architect, Trek10

Forrest is a senior cloud architect at Trek10, Inc, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner that specializes in serverless solutions. Prior to joining Trek10, Forrest spent several years leading serverless and AWS projects at Infor. He understands the challenges faced by enterprises moving to the cloud and loves building solutions that provide maximum business value for minimal cost.

Forrest hosts the Think FaaS serverless podcast at Trek10 and contributes to their open source efforts. Outside of his day job, he interviews the top names in cloud for his “Serverless Superheroes” series at A Cloud Guru and also creates the FaaS and Furious webcomic. He is heavily involved with ServerlessConf and regularly speaks at workshops and other events in the serverless community. Forrest holds a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Tech and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Professional.

Nitzan Shapira, CEO, Epsagon

Co-founder and the CEO of Epsagon. Nitzan is a software engineer with over 12 years of experience in programming, machine learning, cyber-security, and reverse engineering. Epsagon is focused on bringing observability to serverless cloud applications, using distributed tracing and AI technologies, tackling the unique challenges in such environments. Apart from co-founding Epsagon, he enjoy playing the piano, he is a traveling enthusiast, an experienced chess player, and addicted to sports.