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July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Conquering serverless: Solutions for organizations

Chase Douglas (Stackery)
11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Software methodologies
Location: C123/124
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: *****
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Senior engineers, managers, and directors

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with serverless concepts

What you'll learn

  • Learn effective ways of supporting serverless architectures beyond how they are coded


You get serverless. Your team gets serverless. But does your organization get serverless?

You know a serverless architecture is the right solution for a project, but your vice president of engineering is pushing back, probably because it’s not obvious how a serverless architecture will fit into the organization’s existing development, testing, and release processes. Their intuition that new techniques are needed to effectively maintain and extend serverless architectures is spot on. But they can be convinced serverless is the right approach if you show them successful patterns.

Chase Douglas shares techniques to help organizations achieve operational visibility and collaboration with serverless architectures. With the patterns and examples you learn, you’ll be able to convince everyone in your organization that serverless architectures are easier to both build and maintain through the entire development lifecycle.

Topics include:

  • How developers and teams can collaborate in building applications
  • What workflows support productive teams (including IDEs, source code management, review processes, and testing)
  • How individual developers can be empowered to build services without having complete access to all the resources in the production cloud service account
  • What monitoring mechanisms are effective for alerting about operational concerns
  • How to quickly identify failing parts of a serverless system
  • The best methods for quickly finding logs and metrics for serverless services
  • How to effectively test and debug a serverless system
  • How to aggregate and inspect errors (for individual developers and for the organization at large)
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Chase Douglas


Chase Douglas is the cofounder and CTO of Stackery.io, an operations console for organizations building serverless applications and services. His experience runs the gamut from technical to managerial concerns. He’s specifically focused on how teams of developers build products collaboratively. Previously, Chase was vice president of engineering at a web application security company, technical architect for the New Relic Browser, and an architect for multitouch implementation for the Linux desktop.