Practical Serverless

Date
November 13, 2018
Location
London

Join us for three talks about serverless technology with expert Cloudflare engineers and engineering managers.

Talk 1: Single-Process Serverless

Many of the fundamental challenges of Serverless (cold-start time, memory overhead, and CPU context switching) are solved by a new architecture which translates technology developed for web browsers onto the server. Learn about Single-Process Serverless and how it is changing how people build.

Speaker Bio: Zack Bloom helps build the future of the Internet as the Director of Product for Product Strategy at Cloudflare. He was a co-founder of Eager, an app platform for non-technical website owners, which was acquired by Cloudflare in 2016. He is also the creator of open-source projects which total over fifty-thousand stars on Github.

Talk 2: The Future of Serverless Computing

Serverless computing is the future of how complex software systems will be designed and built. Join Kenton Varda, the tech lead and architect for the Cloudflare Workers project, as he lays out our vision for the future of the Internet as a platform, and provides a detailed look at the architecture of Workers.

Speaker Bio: Kenton Varda is the tech lead and architect for the Cloudflare Workers project, which allows Cloudflare customers to run JavaScript code directly on Cloudflare’s edge network. Before he joined Cloudflare, Kenton served as co-founder and author of Sandstorm.io and created Cap’n Proto, both open source projects. Before that, Kenton spent eight years at Google, where he was responsible for open sourcing Protocol Buffers.

Talk 3: Ten super rad things you can do with Workers

10 super rad things you can do with workers that you didn’t know you could do. Sevki will take you through live examples of things you might not have uncovered in your own workflow.

Speaker Bio: Sevki Hasirci is a Systems Engineer at Cloudflare, working on developer tools, his day to day responsibilities are making developers more productive.

Agenda:

6:00pm: Doors Open, mingling + food + drinks

6:30pm: Talk 1: Single-Process Serverless

7:00pm: Talk 2: The Future of Serverless Computing

7:30pm: Talk 3: Ten super rad things you can do with Workers

8:00pm: Q&A and mingling

8:30pm: Event conclusion