• Three Pillars of Observability for Serverless Architectures

    **** We are excited to announce that for the next 6 months we'll be hosting our meetup at JAMF! Please enter through the back entrance located on the north side of the building. All other entrances are locked. JAMF is located on the 11th floor. **** Agenda: 6pm - 6:30pm Networking 6:30 - 7:30 Guest Speaker – Scott Beamish In this session, we will look at the three pillars of observability for Serverless Architectures. More information to come on talk specifics. About the Speaker Scott Beamish is a Sr. Field Support Engineer at Datadog. Scott has 15 years of industry experience ranging from Embedded System Development to modern cloud native SaaS architectures. He has a passion for technology and helping customers successfully move their applications to the cloud. For the last 2 years he has been helping customers instrument their modern applications. 7:30 - 8:00 Networking Venue Sponsor: JAMF https://www.jamf.com/ Food Sponsor: Serverless Inc https://serverless.com/

  • [TCSW Event] Is your business model a fit for a Serverless solution?

    5pm - 5:30pm Networking 5:30 - 6:30 Guest Speaker – Chris McLeod In partnership with Twin Cities Startup Week, we are tailoring this special edition of the Serverless MN meetup to the startup founder and aspiring entrepreneur. This talk will be introductory and we will dive into the cost implications of serverless solutions versus traditional architecture by comparing two business models side by side. After the talk, we will have some Q&A with industry professionals and MentorMate Solutions Architects to review your business model and if a Serverless Architecture will be a cost benefit to your business. 6:30 - 7:00 Networking Venue and Food Sponsor: MentorMate https://mentormate.com/ Alcoholic beverages will be served at this event. We may ask you to also register via TCSW - More information to come.

  • A Gentle Introduction to Building Serverless Apps with MongoDB Stitch

    6pm - 6:30pm Networking 6:30 - 7:30 Guest Speaker – Joe Karlsson In this session, we will introduce Serverless computing in a friendly and approachable way. We will discuss the pros and cons of using a Serverless platform. We will then build an app together from scratch using MongoDB Stitch. In this session will begin a beginner friendly introduction to Serverless computing. We will then do a quick overview of the MongoDB ecosystem in the 3 major cloud providers for rapid application building. Then we will walk through a guided tutorial of how to use the MongoDB Stitch serverless platform to build your elastically scalable microservices based app within minutes, complete with end-user authentication and access rules, on a fully managed MongoDB cluster in your favorite cloud platform. About the Speaker Joe Karlsson is a Minneapolis based Engineer and Developer Advocate. Today, he spend most of his time jamming on open source projects, watching movies, talking about programming, and making weird internet art. You can usually hear him talking about: Software Engineering NoSQL and MongoDB Web Application Architecture Fun projects he is working on Cats 7:30 - 8:00 Networking Venue Sponsor: MentorMate https://mentormate.com/ Food Sponsor: Datadog https://www.datadoghq.com/

  • How to get started with the Serverless framework in your dev environment

    6pm - 6:30pm Networking 6:30 - 7:30 Guest Speaker – AJ Stuyvenberg How to get started with the Serverless framework in your dev environment Building serverless applications in the cloud has never been easier - but software doesn’t live in isolation! Developers begin writing their code on their laptops, testing and iterating against a local environment. Learn how to use the open-source Serverless framework and its vast library of plugins to build and run serverless applications on your machine - before deploying it to your cloud infrastructure. We’ll build a simple REST app using NodeJS and take it from your laptop to a production deploy! About the Speaker AJ Stuyvenberg is a Senior Software Engineer at Serverless Inc, the company behind the Serverless Framework. Before Serverless, he was a Lead Engineer at SportsEngine for 5 years. He’s interested in building, deploying, and maintaining highly scalable platforms. https://twitter.com/astuyve 7:30 - 8:00 Networking Venue Sponsor: MentorMate https://mentormate.com/ Food Sponsor: MongoDB https://www.mongodb.com/

  • June Meetup: Jeff Scott Brown – Micronaut


    6pm - 6:30pm Networking 6:30 - 7:30 Guest Speaker – Jeff Scott Brown Micronaut: Launching The Micro Future Micronaut is a new full-stack JVM framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications and serverless applications. Unlike reflection-based IoC frameworks, Micronaut provides advanced dependency injection and AOP support at compilation time. As a result, your application startup time and memory usage are reduced to a minimum, regardless of the size of your codebase. Micronaut's HTTP layer is built on Netty, a proven asynchronous network toolkit designed around an event loop and efficient, non-blocking I/O. Native support for Reactive Streams allows you to build out your API using expressive libraries such as RxJava, and apply reactive programming patterns across your entire application. In an era of microservices and cloud computing, Micronaut incorporates support for cloud-friendly reliability patterns - from load balancing and circuit breakers to shared configuration and service discovery - and makes these features available and easily configurable from within your application. From the ground up, Micronaut applications are "natively" cloud-native. In this session, Jeff Scott Brown, one of the founders of the Grails full-stack MVC framework and the Micronaut framework, introduces Micronaut and will demonstrate features related to building robust microservices with minimal code and maximum simplicity using Micronaut. Jeff Scott Brown is the co-founder of the Grails and Micronaut frameworks, leads the Grails and Micronaut practices at Object Computing (objectcomputing.com), and is also a Partner. He has been doing JVM application development for as long as the JVM has existed. He has spent most of the last decade focused specifically on work related to the Grails framework, is a key contributor to the frameworks’ core development, and recently co-founded the Micronaut framework. You can find Jeff on Twitter @jeffscottbrown (https://twitter.com/jeffscottbrown) 7:30 - 8:00 Networking

  • Serverless MN Kickoff!


    Join us for our first meeting for Serverless MN! 6pm - 6:30pm Networking 6:30 - 7:30 Guest Speaker – Lynn Langit: Serverless SQL Serverless is not just for compute. In fact, serverless data access (via SQL and other data query/processing languages such as Spark) is fast becoming the norm. But do you still need to use virtual servers to work with data on the public cloud? Lynn Langit compares the state of public cloud serverless SQL via AWS Athena, Google Big Query, and others and explores architectural patterns and examples of services for emerging serverless and data lake cloud pipelines. You’ll also learn about streaming and ETL/ELT service patterns such as AWS Kinesis and Kinesis Analytics, AWS Glue, Apache Beam, GCP Pub/Sub, and Dataflow. Lynn Langit is a cloud and big data architect, AWS Community Hero, Google Cloud Developer Expert, and Lynda.com author. 7:30 - 8:00 Networking