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

Schedule: Serverless sessions

Serverless, the next phase of the ongoing migration of systems to the Cloud, has now been around long enough for us to start getting a good handle on its promise, its limitations, and a few things to make us go ‘hmmm…’ The Serverless track at Velocity captures all of these elements—practical instruction; explorations of how we need to adapt our architecture and operations; and some ideas that are practical today, yet feel like a glimpse into the future.

Track host

Erica WindischErica Windisch (IOpipe) is founder and CTO of IOpipe, where she brings her decades of experience in building developer and operational tooling to serverless applications. Erica also has more than 16 years of experience designing and building cloud infrastructure management solutions. She was an early and longtime contributor to OpenStack and a maintainer of the Docker project.

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11:2012:00 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Intermediate
Pam Selle (IOPipe)
Pam Selle explores some of the choices and trade-offs made in the serverless world, drawing from her real-world experience. Read more.
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13:1513:55 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
"Serverless shuffles security priorities, naturally addressing certain risk while elevanting others - as this live hacking session will vividly demonstrate. We will break into a demo vulnerable Serverless app while explaining each security mistake, its impact and how it can be avoided. By the end, you'll better appreciate the need for - and be ready to handle - keeping your functions secure. " Read more.
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14:1014:50 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Paul Johnston (Roundabout Labs)
Join Paul Johnston to explore and better understand 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? Read more.
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15:4016:20 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
John Chapin (Symphonia)
Symphonia's John Chapin describes and demonstrates how, in this brave new world of managed services and platforms, we can use Serverless technologies and an infrastructure-as-code mindset to architect, build, and operate resilient systems that survive even massive vendor outages. Read more.
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16:3517:15 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
Yan Cui (DAZN)
Serverless introduces a number of challenges to existing tools for observability, we need to adapt our practices to fit this new paradigm. In this talk we will discuss how we can build observability into a serverless application. We will see how you can implement log aggregation, distributed tracing and correlation IDs through both synchronous as well as asynchronous events. Read more.