Past Meetup

Serverless NYC @ AWS Loft


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Thank you AWS for hosting and catering!

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6:00pm-6:30pm Food/Drink/Networking

6:30pm-7:00pm Welcome, Serverless Architecture Overview
Wayne Scarano,, Architect

7:00pm-8:00pm - Everything people are afraid to tell you about Serverless. There are no silver bullets.

Come learn how Bustle used a serverless architecture which enabled it to scale to meet 70+ million unique visitors per month while cutting monthly hosting costs by 40%. Steve Faulkner, the former Director of Engineering, will discuss how they designed and built a serverless backend for Bustle’s websites and mobile apps using AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway. He will also discuss the open source shep Framework for building and deploying Node.js serverless applications. Steve will also explain how the company is using GraphQL to consolidate multiple legacy systems and the use of graph databases. is a news, entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion website catering to women. Bustle also operates, a website focused on motherhood.

Steve Faulkner, Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn.

Previously he was the Director of Platform Engineering at Bustle, where he led the transition to a serverless architecture and GraphQL. He also co-founded the streaming music startup Murfie. He lives in Philadelphia.

8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking