Accelerate your adoption of Serverless technologies with various Cloud platforms.
Meet others from your industry and get to know the tech space in the heart of Music City
Participate, Interact and Ideate with other like minded techies.
Relax and take some time to chill out, recharge and return energized.
Senior Developer Advocate / AWS
James Beswick is a Senior Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless team. James works with AWS's developer customers to understand how serverless technologies can drastically change the way they think about building and running applications at massive scale with minimal administration overhead. He has previously worked as a Software Developer and Product Manager at various enterprises and startups, and has nearly a decade of experience building applications in the cloud.
Cloud Solution Architect / Microsoft
Linda Nichols is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. In addition to creating software solutions, she has a passion for community involvement and education. She is a co-founder of Norfolk.js, NodeBots Norfolk, and RevolutionConf. She also enjoys teaches local classes and workshops. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University and a Masters in Information Technology from Virginia Tech. She enjoys bad karaoke, good sushi, and all varieties of cats.
DevOps in a Serverless World
Senior Manager / Asurion
Micah Hodge is a Senior Manager of Software Engineering at Asurion, where he has filled several roles over the last 7 years. In his current role, Micah manages application development, CI/CD, and release automation teams. He serves as a product owner and as a cloud CI/CD consultant for many of Asurion’s projects across the globe. Micah is also a tireless promoter of DevOps methodologies and enjoys working with others to help them embrace cloud technologies.
Building a PCI Environment using Serverless
Software Engineer / Stackery
Danielle Heberling is a software engineer with a background that includes being a musician and teaching at a K-8 public school. She’s passionate about building things that make the world a better place, whether that be through social change or a good laugh. When she’s not writing code, you can often find her reaching back to her teaching roots by mentoring folks from underrepresented groups that would like to make a career switch into tech.
The Serverless Mindset
Serverless Architect / Theodo UK
Architect developer and Serverless Advocate for Theodo, working with startups to launch MVP’s and large corporates to deliver in startup speed. Tech at heart, love to code, participating in hackathons, guest lecturing as part of the University of Southampton CompSci Bsc course and acting as a tech advisor to multiple startups.
Don't be SecureLess: Lambda Best Practices
Senior Solutions Architect / AWS
Ramesh Adabala is a Solutions Architect in Southeast Enterprise Solution Architecture team at Amazon Web Services.
Principal Software Engineer / Twilio
Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer in Portland Oregon. He works on platform systems at Twilio. He is passionate about Scala, code generators, and automated delivery pipelines.
DevOps: Safe Lambda Deployments
Cloud Software Engineer Lead / Cloudreach
With ten years industry experience, Amy Arambulo Negrette has built web applications for a variety of industries including Yahoo! Fantasy Sports and NASA Ames Research Center. One of her projects modernized two legacy systems impacting the entire research center and won her a Certificate of Excellence from the Ames Contractor Council. Currently, she builds APIs for enterprise clients for a cloud consulting firm and leads a team of other Cloud Software Engineers. Amy has survived two acquisitions, one round of layoffs, and balancing life with two small children.
Managing Your Serverless Servers
Open Source Software Developer / IBM-CODAIT
Brendan Dwyer is an open source software developer at the IBM Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies.
Develop and Deploy Deep Learning Microservices
Data Scientist / IBM-CODAIT
Karthik Muthuraman is a data scientist and developer advocate at IBM’s Center for Open Source Data & AI Technologies (CODAIT), where he works on open source deep learning models and contributes to open source deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow. Karthik holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he focused on machine learning and computer vision. Prior to that Karthik was at E2Open working on big data platforms.
Develop and Deploy Deep Learning Microservices
Senior Developer Advocate / AWS
Eric Johnson is a Senior Developer Advocate for serverless at AWS. His passion is to help developers understand and employ best practices for planning and developing event driven, highly scalable applications using serverless technologies. Eric has been a software developer and architect for almost 25 years with a focus on serverless since 2014.
Developer Advocate / VMware
Leon is Cloud Advocate in the Cloud Services organization at VMware. His focus is currently on how to use serverless technology in the broadest sense of the word, the Kubernetes ecosystem, and CI/CD tools to build cloud native apps. Prior to joining VMware, Leon was a Developer Advocate at JFrog helping developers get the most out of their CI/CD tools. As a Developer Advocate at TIBCO, Leon worked on the open source project Flogo. Leon holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam. In his personal life, he’s on a mission to taste cheesecake in every city he visits (suggestions are welcome @LeonStigter).
Continuous Verification In A Serverless World
CTO / AlertMe
Jeremy is a passionate serverless advocate, an AWS Serverless Hero, and a senior technology leader with more than 20 years of experience building web and mobile applications. He is an active member of the serverless community, creating and contributing to open source serverless projects, and frequently consulting with companies looking to adopt serverless. Jeremy also writes extensively about serverless on his blog (jeremydaly.com), publishes Off-by-none, a weekly email newsletter that focuses on all things serverless (offbynone.io), and hosts the Serverless Chats Podcast (serverlesschats.com). He is currently the CTO of AlertMe.
How to fail with Serverless
Principal PM / MS Azure Serverless
Jeff Hollan is Principal PM Manager for Azure Serverless at Microsoft and one of the original members of the Azure Serverless team. He is very active in the serverless community and has spoken at conferences around the world concerning architectures and best practices. Jeff is known for his energetic and demo-filled talks and is always eager to meet new people and understand what they need in a productive cloud platform.
Message Patterns that will make or break your app at scale
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Join Linda for a deep dive analysis and demo on how processes change when we’re developing cloud-native or “serverless” applications. Challenge your perspective on questions that come with migrating into a fully-hosted application and using the Function as a Service (FaaS) offerings and moving to a fully-hosted ecosystem; how do we maintain our best practices? Is it possible to keep our typical DevOps processes when most of our environment is abstracted away from us?
Join Jeremy to get an indepth understanding of dealing with failures in serverless applications while building resilient, highly-available systems. Jeremy will be dealing with topics such as lambda DLQs, retries, and throttling; event source mapping with Kinesis, SQS and DynamoDB streams; Step Functions, fallback methods etc. with the ability to apply these strategies to other cloud providers as well.
Jeff will share some lessons learned and best practices honed by customers running mission-critical serverless apps. Everything from ordered delivery, retries, pub/sub events like CloudEvents, and more. Review the top 4 messaging principles that every cloud-aware dev should know about, and understand how to pick one for a task. While the lessons learned are from major Microsoft customers, the concepts apply to every cloud provider, and discussion will include mapping patterns to service offerings.
Join Eric for an extensive talk on thinking asynchronously and dealing with decision points such as evaluating what tasks require the client to wait versus what can be done after the fact. Eric will do a walkthrough of taking an existing translation application that is synchronous and modifying it to use asynchronous patterns using technologies like Amazon DynamoDB Streams and Amazon EventBridge.
In this session you will learn about the art of deploying deep learning services in production. Dive into the IBM Model Asset eXchange (MAX) and get an overview of how deep learning models (primarily implemented in TensorFlow and PyTorch) are best published as Docker Images on DockerHub, and are best prepared for deployment in local or cloud environments using Kubernetes or Docker.
Come hear Amy share some indepth practices and challenges when handling logic in serverless apps, managing timeout and memory limitations with services like AWS lambda or Google Cloud and leveraging runtime archives for standardizing deployments.
Come hear Danielle about how we can attract and retain folks from non-traditional backgrounds in tech. And the mindset changes necessary from a developer workflow standpoint that applies to folks new to software engineering and seasoned software engineers just getting into serverless.
Join Leon as he shares the adoption of the serverless mindset when dealing with CI/CD and the importance of having integration and delivery pipelines. Leon will look at extending an existing CI/CD pipeline with checks for security, performance, and cost to make a decision on whether we want to deploy our app or not.
611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203
Kickoff and Sessions: 8:50a
Closing Remarks: 4:00p
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