What we're about

We believe that Today's code is Tomorrow's Technical Debt, so we advocate not only introduction of Serverless Technologies but also Serverless Mindset - to achieve business agility through using Managed Services and other people's APIs. (Simply put, Serverless is "Less IT Mess" :)

Click on "Join this group" button to get monthly updates about upcoming meetups (we will NOT spam you) and until we meet in person, check out some of the past events:

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P.S. Serverless Toronto is a member of the family of Community-driven Serverless User Groups around the world focused on fostering a community around serverless technologies. Each Serverless User Group is unique, organized by locals, not run for profit, and run according to the following principles:

• Local - Run by local community organizers

• Accessible - Financially and physically accessible to the community

• Representative - Be representative of the broader community within which it exists.

Learn more about Serverless User Group (https://www.meetup.com/pro/serverless).

Upcoming events (4)

An Evening with Kelsey Hightower

Online event

We are honoured to welcome Kelsey Hightower - Humanist, Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform & co-author of “Kubernetes Up and Running” book! Kelsey will share key takeaways from Google Cloud Next ’20 conference, give a practical introduction to Cloud Run (to show how Serverless & Container Technologies are converging - not diverging) and answer any of your questions :) AGENDA 6:00 – 6:10 Introductions, Networking & Opening remarks 6:10 – 6:45 Google Cloud Next ’20 - Recap and Key Takeaways✅ 6:45 – 7:20 Cloud Run - Where Serverless meets Containers✅✅ 7:20 – 7:50 Q&A - Unique opportunity to chat with Kelsey✅✅✅ 7:50 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks HOMEWORK 1. Explore new topics from 9-weeks or #GoogleCloudNext https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf E.g.: * Lead your company towards data-powered innovation https://youtu.be/T6rdJ9n8Xi8 * Hands-on Keynote: Building trust for speedy innovation https://youtu.be/7QR1z35h_yc * Managing sensitive data in hybrid environments https://youtu.be/ApUEuhqeEno * Serverless Workflows in Google Cloud https://youtu.be/Uz8G8fTwwXs * CloudEvents with Google Cloud https://youtu.be/yGQe0-5D7e4 * Serverless Functions (FaaS): https://youtu.be/R_kpv9-7AOk * Cloud Run: What's New? https://youtu.be/os2FPR9WjY0 2. Watch Stephanie Wong's 5-minute video "Say hello to serverless containers with Cloud Run" https://youtu.be/nhwYc4StHIc (Her code sample https://github.com/swongra/cloudrundemo is as cool because it shows how to deploy the same container image on Anthos and IBM Cloud using Knative) 3. Get to know our guest as a thought-leader & humanist - so we can have a more engaging Q&A segment: * Kubernetes and the Path to Serverless https://youtu.be/oNa3xK2GFKY * Serverless, Not So FaaS https://youtu.be/_1-5YFfJCqM * https://twitter.com/kelseyhightower INSTRUCTIONS Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening! You will be able to access the video meeting link after you RSVP. Please note that Google Meet does not work with MS Edge browser, so you will have to use Chrome or Firefox when joining, or download a mobile app from https://apps.apple.com/app/hangouts-meet/id1013231476 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.meetings FUTURE TALKS If you'd like to speak or simply want to suggest a topic or a presenter, join our community via http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org & post your proposal to the #want-to-present Slack channel (https://serverless-toronto.slack.com/messages/CGG6LJGKD Not using Slack? Just fill the event survey: https://forms.gle/io19jfo9FBFfLrqV7 (If will also make you eligible to win FREE raffle prizes from our Learning sponsor – Manning Publication!)

Charity Majors: The Future of Ops Jobs

Online event

More info to come... AGENDA 6:00 – 6:15 Introductions, Networking & Opening remarks 6:15 – 7:15 Feature Presentation 7:15 – 7:45 Q&A – Unique opportunity to chat with Charity 7:45 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks HOMEWORK 1. Read the article that INSPIRED us to have this meetup https://acloudguru.com/blog/engineering/the-future-of-ops-jobs 2. Check out the book she wrote: "Database Reliability Engineering" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1491925949/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tpbk_p1_i0 3. the company she co-founded: https://www.honeycomb.io/ 4. and her conference talks (e.g. https://youtu.be/HiqnWNe6c5Q), to see you will be in for a TREAT! 5. Got your interest? Go to "Ask an SRE" (Site Reliability Engineering) panel https://www.honeycomb.io/blog/sre-honeycomb-observability-for-service-reliability/ 6. and the webcast "SLO Theory: Why the Business needs SLOs" https://www.honeycomb.io/why-the-business-needs-slos-on-demand/ INSTRUCTIONS Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening! You will be able to access the video meeting link after you RSVP. Please note that Google Meet does not work with MS Edge browser, so you will have to use Chrome or Firefox when joining, or download a mobile app from https://apps.apple.com/app/hangouts-meet/id1013231476 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.meetings FUTURE TALKS If you'd like to speak or simply want to suggest a topic or a presenter, join our community via http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org & post your proposal to the #want-to-present Slack channel (https://serverless-toronto.slack.com/messages/CGG6LJGKD Not using Slack? Just fill the event survey: https://forms.gle/io19jfo9FBFfLrqV7 (If will also make you eligible to win FREE raffle prizes from our Learning sponsor – Manning Publication!)

AWS re:Invent 2020 Recap - Serverless Edition

Online event

Regardless of Amazon taking re:Invent conference online this year and spreading over 3-weeks (Nov 20 - Dec 18), we know you will be overwhelmed. So, AWS Senior Developer Advocate James Beswick will dig into all the new Serverless topics & announcements covered during the conference... and answer your questions. AGENDA 6:00 – 6:15 Introductions, Networking & Opening remarks 6:15 – 7:15 Feature Presentation 7:15 – 7:45 Q&A - Unique opportunity to chat with James 7:45 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks HOMEWORK 1. Subscribe to AWS re:Invent 2020 updates https://reinvent.awsevents.com/ 2. Get to know James Beswick, to see you will be in for a treat! - Check out his blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/author/jbeswick/ - Listen to some of his conference talks, e.g. https://youtu.be/b0a9tpvF77k INSTRUCTIONS Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening! You will be able to access the video meeting link after you RSVP. Please note that Google Meet does not work with MS Edge browser, so you will have to use Chrome or Firefox when joining, or download a mobile app from https://apps.apple.com/app/hangouts-meet/id1013231476 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.meetings FUTURE TALKS If you'd like to speak or simply want to suggest a topic or a presenter, join our community via http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org & post your proposal to the #want-to-present Slack channel (https://serverless-toronto.slack.com/messages/CGG6LJGKD Not using Slack? Just fill the event survey: https://forms.gle/io19jfo9FBFfLrqV7 (If will also make you eligible to win FREE raffle prizes from our Learning sponsor – Manning Publication!)

Cloud Native Java with Spring Cloud GCP (no PCF/OpenShift/Kubernetes required)

Traditionally, people think of App Platforms as Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) or Red Hat OpenShift, when in reality the Cloud has evolved into The Platform, especially when using Managed Services & Serverless. Ray Tsang – Java Champion & Google Cloud Developer Advocate will share how to: * build Cloud-native Spring Boot apps using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) – only; * integrate with GCP Serverless Services like: - Cloud DLP – to Tokenize/De-identify sensitive PHI/PII data, - Cloud Secret Manager – to secure secrets in Spring Cloud Config - Google Cloud Storage (GCS) – to read/write GCP Objects with Spring Resource abstraction, as if they reside in your file system - Document AI – to unlock insights from your documents with Machine Learning * He will cover Integration Patterns for connectivity with your On-Prem systems, * demo how simple Production Ops becomes when your Java Apps get integrated with GCP Operations – formerly Stackdriver. * Finally, Ray will talk about three Serverless deployment options: Cloud Functions, App Engine Standard, and (now GA) Cloud Run. * All will be live demos! AGENDA 6:00 – 6:15 Introductions, Networking & Opening remarks 6:15 – 7:15 Feature Presentation 7:15 – 7:45 Q&A – Unique opportunity to chat with Ray 7:45 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks HOMEWORK 1. Take a look at the Spring Cloud GCP project https://github.com/spring-cloud/spring-cloud-gcp 2. Get to know Ray Tsang, to see you will be in for a treat! - Check out his blog: https://saturnism.me/about/ - Listen to some of his lectures, e.g. "Dev to Prod with Spring on GCP in 20 Minutes (Cloud Next '19)" https://youtu.be/bpKrcmSgdmk 3. Once cloud-native, possibilities are endless! E.g. check out: - Google's – fully Serverless ML services like "Document AI" https://cloud.google.com/solutions/document-ai (see also https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/document-ai-overview), - Cloud AutoML – Google's state-of-the-art Transfer Learning, because it WILL change how businesses use ML https://cloud.google.com/automl 4. Need to integrate on-prem w/ GCP into a Hybrid Cloud? Read "Spotify’s Event Delivery – Life in the Cloud" on using Google Cloud Pub/Sub for Event Delivery https://engineering.atspotify.com/2019/11/12/spotifys-event-delivery-life-in-the-cloud/ 5. Are you an IT Ops/SRE/DevOps person having to support Java Apps? Read about Google Cloud Operations ("artist formerly known as" Stackdriver ;) to see how your life can be easier https://cloud.google.com/products/operations INSTRUCTIONS Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening! You will be able to access the video meeting link after you RSVP. Please note that Google Meet does not work with MS Edge browser, so you will have to use Chrome or Firefox when joining, or download a mobile app from https://apps.apple.com/app/hangouts-meet/id1013231476 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.meetings FUTURE TALKS If you'd like to speak or simply want to suggest a topic or a presenter, join our community via http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org & post your proposal to the #want-to-present Slack channel (https://serverless-toronto.slack.com/messages/CGG6LJGKD Not using Slack? Just fill the event survey: https://forms.gle/io19jfo9FBFfLrqV7 (If will also make you eligible to win FREE raffle prizes from our Learning sponsor – Manning Publication!)

Past events (30)

Deliver Business Value Faster with AWS Step Functions

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