Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

The ops in serverless

Jennifer Davis (Microsoft)
15:4016:20 Thursday, 1 November 2018
DevOps and SRE
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explore the role of operations in serverless, focusing on testing, monitoring, and debugging functions


A function is deployed and alerts go off. When our intrepid site reliability engineer responds to the change in availability, she begins the task of debugging and implementing new tests to catch the issue in future deployments.

While the nature and complexity of computing changes, the need for specialized operations engineering skills increases. Rather than a future of NoOps, we have increased need for specialized operations engineering. Jennifer Davis looks at the role of operations in serverless, exploring testing, monitoring, and debugging functions in AWS.

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Jennifer Davis


Jennifer Davis is a cloud operations advocate at Microsoft. Previously, she was a principal site reliability engineer at RealSelf and developed cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure at Chef. Jennifer is the coauthor of Effective DevOps and speaks about DevOps, tech culture, and monitoring. She also gives tutorials on a variety of technical topics. When she’s not working, she enjoys learning to make things and spending quality time with her family.