Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 2 - 4, 2018

Serverless State of the Union: 2018

Saturday - Nov 3 3:15 PM - BALLROOM 1-2

Matt Stine

Matt Stine

Global CTO - Software Architecture at Pivotal

On the 2017 tour, I introduced the notion of “serverless” and Functions as a Service (FaaS) platforms. We understood the motivation for serverless computing, compared serverless to other cloud-native infrastructure approaches, navigated some architectural tradeoffs, and took a whirlwind tour of the Big 3 FaaS providers.

In this 2018 edition of the talk, we’ll still cover a few of the same themes to bring new folks up to speed, but we’ll also look at what’s changed in this ecosystem over the past year, take a look at new or enhanced features, offerings, runtimes, and programming models, and examine what use cases are becoming popular for serverless computing. We’ll also look at how tradeoffs have evolved, and definitely throw in a few demos.

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About Matt Stine

Matt Stine is an 18 year veteran of the enterprise IT industry, with nine of those years spent as a consulting solutions architect for multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as the not-for-profit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He is the author of Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures from O'Reilly, and the host of the Software Architecture Radio podcast.

Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT “doesn’t have to suck,” and spends much of his time thinking about lean/agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles/patterns/practices, and programming paradigms, in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to not only function like startup companies but also create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity. He is currently the Global CTO of Architecture at Pivotal, and spends much of his time advising IT leadership on the effective adoption of cloud-native architectures.

Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to OSCON to YOW! and is a nine-year member of the No Fluff Just Stuff tour. Matt is also the founder and past president of the Memphis Java User Group.