Engineering the Future of Software
April 2–3, 2017: Training
April 3–5, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Meet the Experts with Mike Roberts and John Chapin

Mike Roberts (Symphonia), John Chapin (Symphonia)
3:05pm–3:35pm Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Location: Table C

The latest buzzword is "serverless"—the idea of replacing your server applications with. . .well, what, exactly? Mike and John offer a great overview of what serverless means, why it’s important, and how to get started.

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Mike Roberts


Mike Roberts is a partner at Symphonia, a cloud technology consultancy based in New York City. Mike’s a longtime proponent of Agile and DevOps values and is excited by the role that cloud technologies have played in enabling such values for many high-functioning software teams. Mike can be reached at

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John Chapin


John Chapin is a cofounder of Symphonia, an expert consultancy based in New York City that helps companies of all sizes use serverless and cloud technology to deliver value quickly and effectively. Along with Symphonia cofounder Mike Roberts, John authored the recent O’Reilly report, What Is Serverless? His and Mike’s highly regarded talks and workshops are regularly featured at conferences such as Software Architecture Conference, Velocity, OSCON, QCon, ServerlessConf, and AWS re:Invent. John can be reached at