the future will be
London is Calling

October 26-28 2016

London, are you ready?

There’s a fundamental shift underway… toward stateless, serverless cloud computing.

Serverlessconf is a community led conference focused on sharing experiences building applications using serverless architectures. Serverless architectures enable developers to express their creativity and to focus on meeting user needs rather than spend time managing infrastructure and looking after servers.

These architectures build on the work done in many areas... from Backend-as-a-Service providers such as Firebase, Auth0 and Algolia; Single Page Apps frameworks like React & Angular, to cloud functions like AWS Lambda, Azure Functions and IBM OpenWhisk. These are just a few of the technologies that enable us to now build completely serverless platforms.

This conference is for all practitioners, enthusiasts, experts, and fans interested in serverless technologies (be it, function-as-a-service, backend-as-a-service, or related patterns & architectures). We will hear use case, discuss architectures, learn about new products and features, and debate whether to rename serverless to Jeff.


We are running unique workshops that you will not find anywhere else. Our workshops are designed to teach you serverless architecture and give you the skills needed to succeed. Our workshops are run by experts who work with serverless technologies every day.

Workshop #1: Serverless Architectures Tested to Destruction

One of the key benefits of serverless architectures is their ability to scale when sudden and unexpected load arrives… but do they really? In this workshop you will first build and deploy a simple event-driven serverless architecture using the new Serverless Framework v1.0. Once your service is up and running, you’ll then use serverless-artillery to quickly and inexpensively generate massive amounts of load. Finally, you’ll use InfluxDB and Grafana to analyze the results.

This workshop will be taught by the good people at Serverless Inc. and the Nordstrom Serverless Technology Team.

Workshop #2: Building a Serverless Messenger Bot on AWS Using the Messenger Platform and the Serveless Framework

Participants of this workshop will be introduced and work hands-on with the technology required to build a serverless Messenger bot on AWS. After a short hands-on introduction to key serverless / bot technologies, participants will build a working Facebook / Messenger bot that runs on AWS Lambda / API Gateway and leverages for natural language processing. A boilerplate, step-by-step instructions, reference implementation and on-site assistance from experienced serverless developers will be provided to ease the task, not forgetting peer support from fellow participants.

This workshop will be taught by Mikael Puittinen, CTO at SC5 Online Oy and Eetu Tuomala, Full Stack Developer at SC5 Online Oy.

Workshop #3: Hands-on! Learn how to build event-driven serverless applications with OpenWhisk

Today's leading enterprise (mobile) applications are being composed of loosely coupled, cloud-based microservices, to provide powerful end-to-end capabilities that leverage the growing ecosystem of microservice providers. Events-on-demand technologies are driving a new level of simplicity and scalability in wiring these disparate microservices together, providing a distributed compute service to execute application logic in response to events, while hiding the complex infrastructure aspects.
Join us in this hands-on lab which will have you explore the design and implementation of applications using event-driven & serverless technologies to compose and wire together microservice actions in response to events generated by humans and machines.

This workshop will be taught by the IBM OpenWhisk team.

Great projects. Great people.

We want to create a community based event where no Open Initiatives of any kind will be started. We want to focus on great projects being built by great people.

Enabling A Serverless Mindset.

We believe that the future of business lies in leveraging & supporting cloud services. Do more with less, and focus on delivering creative solutions for your users.

Scaling Innovation.

Serverless Architectures take away the heavy lifting of building highly available, scalable, end to end applications. Let others manage the tricky business of scale, so that you can focus on your core business.


Here are the Serverless Champions presenting at Serverlessconf London 2016

Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services

Ian Massingham

Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services.

Technical Product Manager for IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Technical Product Manager for IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk

Chief Technical Officer, Movivo

Paul Johnston

Chief Technical Officer, Movivo

Chief Architect for core platform of IBM Bluemix

Michael Behrendt

Chief Architect for core platform of IBM Bluemix

Yochay Kiriaty is a principal program manager at the Microsoft Azure team

Yochay Kiriaty

Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Azure

Cloud Robotics Research Scientist at iRobot

Ben Kehoe

Cloud Robotics Research Scientist at iRobot.

Director of Platform Marketing at Adobe

Lars Trieloff

Director of Platform Marketing at Adobe

Sathiya is a Senior Manager of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One.

Sathiya Shunmugasundaram

Sr. Manager, Enterprise Architecture at Capital One

CEO at Instant.

Sander Nagtegaal

CEO at Instant

Cloud Architect at API Talent.

Scott Patterson

Cloud Architect at API Talent

Author, developer and strategic software delivery consultant.

Gojko Adzic

Author, developer, software delivery consultant

Ryan Scott Brown blogs at about real-world uses of FaaS and serverless tech.

Ryan Brown

Author at, Senior Engineer at Ansible

Director, Enterprise Architecture at Capital One Technology.

Gnani Dathathreya

Director, Enterprise Architecture at Capital One Technology

CTO at Instant.

Marcel Panse

CTO at Instant

Dragos Dascalita Haut is a solution architect for the Adobe API Gateway.

Dragos Dascalita Haut

Solution Architect at Adobe

IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate

Frederic Lavigne

IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate

Distinguished Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Stephen Fink

Distinguished Staff, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Co-Founder @ AdTechMedia | AWS Tech Partner @ Mitoc Group

Eugene Istrati

Co-Founder @ AdTechMedia

Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services

Danilo Poccia

Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services

Director of DevOps at Trek10

Jared Short

Director of DevOps at Trek10

Enterprise Java Consultant at JDriven.

Jeroen Resoort

Enterprise Java Consultant at JDriven

Developer Advocate at Google.

Bret McGowen

Developer Advocate at Google

Rafal is a Lead Consultant at OpenCredo.

Rafal Gancarz

Lead Consultant at OpenCredo

Christian is a technical lead at uSwitch.

Christian Blunden

Technical lead at uSwitch

Pam is software engineering lead at IOpipe.

Pam Selle

Software engineering lead at IOpipe

Alexander is CEO & co-founder of Realm.

Alexander Stigsen

CEO & co-founder of Realm

Software Engineer at Red Badger.

Anna Doubkova

Software Engineer at Red Badger

Developer Advocate at Algolia and web builder.

Tim Carry

Developer Advocate at Algolia and web builder

Customer Solutions Engineer at Algolia and UX enthusiast.

Alex Collin

Customer Solutions Engineer at Algolia and UX enthusiast

Founder of Serverless Heroes, Inc.

Peter Sbarski

Founder of Serverless Heroes, Inc

AWS Solutions Architect.

Ken Payne

AWS Solutions Architect

AWS, EMEA Specialist Solution Architecture.

Ian Meyers

AWS, EMEA Specialist Solution Architecture

Solution Architect

Girish Dusane

Solution Architect

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40 glorious talks over 2 glorious days. This agenda is in beta.

Workshop Day - Wed 26 October

8.00am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 10.30am Workshop
10.30am - 11.00am Snack Break
11.00am - 12.30pm Workshop
12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm - 3.00pm Workshop
3.00pm - 3.30pm Snack Break
3.30pm - 5.30pm Workshop

Day 1 - Thu 27 October

Track 1 - FaaS Room Track 2 - Jeff Room
8.00am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 9.20am Intro
9.20am - 10.00am Keynote by Patrick Debois
10.10am - 10.50am

Ian Massingham | Building Serverless IoT/Connected Device Applications

Ben Kehoe | Serverless architecture at iRobot

20min snack break
11.20am - 12.00pm Andreas Nauerz & Michael Behrendt | Event-driven and Serverless Computing with OpenWhisk Rafal Gancarz | Serverless for the Enterprise
12.10am - 12.50pm Yochay Kiriaty | Real World Serverless Applications with Azure Functions Ken Payne | Real-time Data Processing Using AWS Lambda
12.50am - 1.30pm Lunch
1.40pm - 2.20pm Tomasz Janczuk | Webhook is dead. Long live webtask Kapil Thangavelu | Cloud Custodian, a serverless rules engine for the cloud
2.30pm - 3.10pm Lars Trieloff | The Serverless Cloud Integration Pattern Donald Ferguson | Old Programmers and New Programmers Can Learn New Tricks
3.20pm - 4.00pm Charity Majors | Serverlessness, NoOps and the Tooth Fairy Tim Carry & Alex Collin | How to build a search-as-you-type application in under 15mn with Algolia
20min snack break
4.20pm - 5.00pm Chris Anderson | The making of Azure Functions Ben Bridts | Serverless Operations
5.10pm - 5.30pm Gojko Adzic | Migrating to Serverless: MindMup 2.0 case study Lightning Talk
5.30pm - 5.50pm Ryan Brown | Serverless with Ansible Lightning Talk
5.50pm - 6.10pm Sathiya Shunmugasundaram & Gnani Dathathreya | Cloud Detour - Automation Tool for testing Cloud Applications Resiliency Lightning Talk
6.10pm - 6.30pm Jeroen Resoort | Mission to Mars: Exploring new worlds with AWS IoT Lightning Talk
6.20pm Close for the day
6.30pm - 8.15pm Serverlessconf London Party

Day 2 - Fri 28 October

Track 1 - FaaS Room Track 2 - Jeff Room
8.00am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 9.40am

Eric Windisch & Pam Selle | Ops for NoOps: Operational Challenges for Serverless Apps

Ian Meyers | Real-time Back and Restore with Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda

9.50am - 10.30am Stephen Fink | OpenWhisk Under the Hood

Alexander Stigsen | Serverless in an Offline-First world

20min snack break
10.50am - 11.30am Mike McDonald | How Firebase helps developers create extraordinary experiences Paul Johnston | The future of serverless
11.40am - 12.20pm

Florian Motlik | Getting the most out of the Serverless Framework

Marcel Panse & Sander Nagtegaal | the serverless startup
12.20pm - 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm - 1.40pm Scott Patterson & Simon Coward | Serverless API in the Enterprise Danilo Poccia | Serverless for Developers: Tips for Your Next App
1.50pm - 2.30pm Eugene Istrati | How Serverless Computing Enables Microservices and Micropayments Rich Jones | Globally Available Serverless Architectures
2.40pm - 3.20pm Bret McGowen | Serverless Microservices with Google Cloud Functions Jared Short | Serverless GraphQL
20min snack break
3.40pm - 4.00pm Girish Dusane | Why PubNub moved Serverless Computing into the Network Lightning Talk
4.00pm - 4.20pm Yochay Kiriaty | DevOps for Serverless Applications Lightning Talk
4.20pm - 4.40pm Anna Doubkova | Writing Serverless Plugins Lightning Talk
4.40pm - 5.00pm Christian Blunden | Serverless real-time aggregates Lightning Talk
5.00pm - 5.20pm Sunil Mallya | Big data processing simplified with Serverless Map Reduce Lightning Talk
5.40pm Close for the day

Location Location Location

Pre-conference workshops

Wed 26 October
Registration @ 9am. Workshop: 9:30am - 5:00pm.
etc.venues St. Paul's First Floor 200 Aldersgate
St. Paul's
London EC1A 4HD
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Thu 27 October & Fri 28 October
etc.venues St. Paul's First Floor 200 Aldersgate
St. Paul's
London EC1A 4HD
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