Detailed Workshop Description


This content was originally created for a live workshop at Dash 2022 and is made up of a pre-recorded video and an interactive lab. If you want this content to have a permanent home on the Learning Center, please let us know by leaving your feedback after completing the lab.


In this workshop you’ll learn about how to use Datadog’s Serverless APM to trace through popular AWS managed services like API Gateway, SNS, and SQS - and how you can use these insights to successfully operate your Serverless services at scale. You’ll see this firsthand by designing, deploying, and monitoring a fully serverless Github bot.

Learning objectives

  • Go from zero Serverless AWS experience to deploying a Serverless app and monitoring it
  • Learn how to loop Datadog into the Serverless development process early (shift left)
  • Develop, deploy, and monitor a serverless GitHub bot

Primary audience

This workshop is approachable for any application developer or SRE. People with some AWS experience will likely get the most out of this workshop.


Familiarity with AWS and Datadog. A GitHub account will be required and some light JavaScript will be used throughout the workshop.


At the bottom of each lesson, click MARK LESSON COMPLETE AND CONTINUE button so that you are marked complete for each lesson and can receive the certificate at the end of the workshop.


    1. Introduction

    2. Known Bugs

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Lab: Building and Monitoring a Serverless App on AWS

    3. Feedback

    1. Further Reading

    2. Slides

About this workshop

  • 1 hour of video content
  • Estimated length: 3 hours