Serverless Flask and a tangent about the origin of the Power Rangers

A presentation at CodeDaze Vol 2 in in Buffalo, NY, USA by Shy Ruparel

I spent my childhood watching the Power Rangers. When I grew up I discovered that the combat and giant robot footage from my favorite TV show was actually sourced from a Japanese Show called Super Sentai.

In this talk, I’ll build a fan site documenting the history of the show using Flask. I’ll deploy that Flask site onto AWS lambda and then provide insights into performance & cost concerns associated with using Lambda via Datadog.


The following code examples from the presentation can be tried out live.

  • Zappa + Contentful

    Example application showing how to build an entirely serverless site with Python, Flask and Contentful. Then seamlessly deploy it to AWS Lambda/API Gateway using Zappa.

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