Presentation: Microservices without Servers


2:55pm - 3:45pm



Servers are killing your productivity. Rather than building better software for your users, you end up constantly distracted by maintaining computers. Wasn't the "cloud" supposed to fix this? It sounded so promising until we realized it was just renting VMs in someone else's datacenter. We couldn't escape "servers". Until now...

In this session, developers will learn how to build microservices without servers, using modern “serverless” cloud platforms. We’ll look at common challenges (and solutions) to building applications using “serverless” stacks. Exploring emerging “serverless” design patterns will give developers the knowledge to build application architectures using these new platforms.

This session is aimed at software developers experienced in building traditional backend web applications, who want to learn how to build microservices without servers.

Speaker: Jonathan Kaufman

Developer Advocate @IBM

Jonathan Kaufman is a Developer Advocate for IBM Emerging Technology currently residing in Cambridge, MA. After getting a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, he worked on all things front-end for IBM Verse. When not blogging about why React is his favorite framework, or how to do build awesome apps with IBM Bluemix and Watson, he can be found working on the intersection between music and technology.

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