Serverless approaches to technology change the dynamics of teams and how they interact—therefore they also change the types of characteristics sought. But how? Is it less about 10x coders and more about understanding distributed architectures and automation? Is it about pragmatism and simplicity? What are the skills that we have dismissed as only relevant for certain scenarios that should be used within a serverless environment? How do you hire for this new approach? Is it about code challenges or more abstract problem solving?
Drawing on his experience as the CTO of one of the first truly serverless startups and the senior developer advocate for serverless at AWS, Paul Johnston brings his unique perspective to answering these questions. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how serverless will change development practices and how roles will change in the coming years.
Paul Johnston is the CEO of Roundabout Labs. Paul is a strategist with particular interests in serverless, the cloud, startups, and climate change. Previously, he was senior developer advocate for serverless at AWS and CTO at multiple startups, including one of the world’s first serverless startups. A frequent keynote speaker, Paul also tweets a lot at @PaulDJohnston and blogs a lot on Medium. He may also be working in stealth mode on something. (It’s probably serverless.)
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