Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

The serverless revolution for JavaScript developers

Pam Selle (IOPipe)
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Adopt This Now
Location: Meeting Room 12
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 9 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers, software engineering managers, and architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • A general understanding of serverless and possible architectures


Serverless computing—using platforms like AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, or Azure Functions—takes your microservices architecture and brings it into a new age of operations. Why maintain a server when you can run your code on-demand? Combine this power with Node.js and JavaScript-powered applications, and you have an amazing combination in your hands.

Pam Selle offers an overview of serverless computing, including why it’s so revolutionary and where to get started, and explains how you can use it to power your apps at a fraction of the usual cost of compute using a JavaScript-dominant architecture.

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Pam Selle


Pam Selle is software engineering lead at IOpipe, building analytics and metrics tooling for serverless applications. Pam is a Google Developer Expert, published author, and frequent conference speaker. She founded Philadelphia’s premier JavaScript conference, LibertyJS, and ran the largest Philadelphia JavaScript meetup (with 1,400+ members) for three years. You can find her on her blog,, and on Twitter as @pamasaur.