I’m Derek X Wang. I live in Los Angeles.

I am a seasoned software engineer with over eight years of experience, specializing in serverless architecture and AWS technologies. Over the past six years, I have dedicated myself to building and maintaining robust serverless applications. While serverless computing has seen shifts in popularity due to its learning curve and inherent complexities, mastering this domain eliminates concerns about scaling and cost for growing applications. Currently, I manage seven websites across three different environments—development, staging, and production—totaling 21 environments, each with their own databases, all at an impressively low cost of less than $6 per month. As I continue to expand my expertise into new areas, I plan to document my learning journey on this site. I hope you find the insights and experiences shared here both useful and inspiring.