Pacific Northwest Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2019


Sunday - Nov 10 11:00 AM

Chris Maki

Chris Maki

Founder & Chief Architect of Rip City Software

I hope you'll join me on this exciting survey of Serverless Computing. When you think of Serverless you probably think of Lambda's or Cloud Functions but there's so much more to the Serverless ecosystem. During this session will look at Serverless Computing in all its various forms and discuss why you might want to use a Serverless architecture and how it compares to other cloud environments. We'll look at common Serverless misconceptions and discuss when you should and shouldn't use Serverless.

Serverless is an exciting component of Cloud computing and it's a growing rapidly. During this session we'll look at all things Serverless and discuss how to incorporate it into your system architecture. We'll build a Lambda function during the presentation and compare the process to a typical Java application. Next, we will talk about the pros and cons of Serverless and when you should use.

There are a few Serverless frameworks available today to make building a function easier than ever. We'll look at a couple of these frameworks, build a local, Serverless function and deploy it to AWS (if the network cooperates). Finally, we'll talk about performance considerations, how to structure your Serverless functions, and how to perform safe l

About Chris Maki

Chris is the founder and Chief Architect of Rip City Software, a company dedicated to Java Microservices and building systems in AWS. He has more than 20 years of experience creating web scale enterprise systems. Throughout his career, Chris has been a user group leader, speaker, and author. He's passionate about inclusive leadership, empowering teams, focusing on differentiated work and streamlining the development, testing and deployment process.