What we're about

A community that grew into The Consultancy. Besides free Cloud learning events (for Engineers), we offer for-fee Cloud Architecture & Data Engineering advice (to Executives) worldwide. We can also connect community members looking for work to jobs in the Cloud.

SERVERLESS TORONTO BELIEFS

We believe that Today's code is Tomorrow's Technical Debt, so we advocate the introduction of Serverless Technologies and a Serverless Mindset – to achieve business agility through using Managed Services and other people's APIs. (Simply put, Serverless is "Less IT Mess" :)

IT'S ALL ABOUT PASSION

Sometimes we're good at things we don't really care for, but it's that passion that will drive us to succeed. Steve Jobs once said, "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."

So, if you found your passion (related to IT), please tell us about it. If you're still searching, check us out. You may find it here – because we cover a variety of forward-looking IT topics.

*** FOR IT PROFESSIONALS ***

WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

• Click on the "Join this group" button to get monthly updates about upcoming meetups (we will NOT spam you)

• Suggest a meetup topic or Request to present using this form https://forms.gle/RfLVjaB3JVpJ15oC9

LOOKING FOR WORK?

• We may be able to help you, so tell us about it...

To start the conversation and networking, join us on Slack http://slack.ServerlessToronto.org

*** FOR BUSINESSES ***

GET TO KNOW US

Serverless Toronto is a member of the family of Community-driven Serverless User Groups worldwide (https://www.meetup.com/pro/serverless) focused on fostering a community around serverless technologies for good. Each Serverless User Group is unique, organized by locals, and run according to the following principles:

1. Local – Run by local community organizers

2. Accessible – Financially and physically accessible to the community

3. Representative – Be representative of the broader society within which it exists.

Check out hot Cloud Computing topics from our past Meetups:

• Browse all slide decks http://slideshare.ServerlessToronto.org

• Watch recorded events http://youtube.ServerlessToronto.org

NEED A QUICK CLOUD OR DATA ENGINEERING ADVICE?

As true believers in Community networking and experience sharing, we offer Free Online Consultations. If your Company needs little help:

• Send us a message about your projects, dilemmas, doubts or fears, and if there's a match, your team will receive a complimentary (and confidential) 45-minute consultation.

• It will give you a fresh and unbiased perspective about "the thing" you're trying to build in the Cloud.

NEED A SECOND OPINION ON APPLICATION/DATA ARCHITECTURE MODERNIZATION?

If you are an Executive in need of "Emergency Advice," here is WHY & HOW we can help you:

• Thanks to our vast IT experience fed by Passion, Curiosity and the Serverless Mindset, we know that

1. Technology is not the point. The reason that we're doing this – any of this, is in service of some business goal.

2. The Customer value that your organization is trying to create is the point!

• That's why we focus on creating tangible values for our clients (like ROI, efficiencies, risk reduction, cost savings) – not work for work's sake:

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TRY US OUT, AND:

• we'll uncover hidden opportunities to improve your business results (because we can see your options Further than traditional IT Architects).

• It's simply impossible to get a reliable Second Opinion from the same person who gave you the First one.

• Even if the Second Opinion confirms what you already know, it's beneficial to get confidence that you have done everything you can to ensure your project's success.

• Second Opinion engagement will deliver results quickly!

Serverless Toronto "Second Opinion" engagements are confidential, can be arranged on a flat-fee or hourly basis (your call), and require NO long-term commitment to us.

NEED LONGER-TERM HELP ADOPTING CLOUD?

We'll be happy to introduce you to our Serverless & Data experts looking for new opportunities. Take a look at our "matchmaking" promise: https://www.meetup.com/Serverless-Toronto/pages/31293691/Jobs/

LET'S GET STARTED:

Message us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/serverless-toronto/shared_invite/enQtNDc1NTM2OTQyMDE4LWQ0N2Q4MjFjODFjODc3ZmRkYWYyYTI3MmNmZmYwNWFhOGU0MmFlOTg5NDY4MzdlYTk5ZGViOWRjMmU4OWMyMmU

Upcoming events (3)

An Evening with Felipe Hoffa - Big Data guru from Snowflake

Online event

Join us for a live technical discussion with Snowflake Data Cloud Advocate Felipe Hoffa. Felipe is one of the top Big Data and Cloud Data Warehousing influencers in the world so you are in for a treat! He will:

* showcase some practical (https://hoffa.medium.com style) examples of Snowflake benefits,

* share tips for those migrating to Snowflake,

* talk about his personal Aha! Moments as he was switching from BigQuery – Google's Cloud Data Warehouse, to Snowflake Data Cloud.

AGENDA

6:00 – 6:15 Introductions, Networking & Opening remarks
6:15 – 7:15 Feature Presentation
7:15 – 7:45 Q&A
7:45 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks

Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening :)

COMMUNITY

* Any tips to make our Community more valuable to you?
Please fill the survey to share your ideas & to win in the Manning Publications raffle: https://forms.gle/oH2ZTnSgMTH41xsg7

* You'd like to speak at our events?
Join the community via http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org & post your proposal to the #want-to-present Slack channel https://serverless-toronto.slack.com/messages/CGG6LJGKD.

* Sorry!
Our Google Meet subscription limits us to 150 attendees, so RSVP ASAP to avoid disappointment because we have no way to bypass this hard limit.

James Beswick's AWS re:Invent 2021 Recap... and more

Online event

James Beswick - Principal Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless Team, will cover the most important new announcements from re:Invent 2021... dig into some exciting Serverless use-cases/applications & answer all 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

Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening :)

HOMEWORK

1. Subscribe to AWS re:Invent 2021 updates https://reinvent.awsevents.com/

2. Get to know James:
- https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/author/jbeswick/
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbAvrnbxghI&list=PLd31CCJlr9FrZazLqRg1Lxq7xw9b6VNP6&index=11&t=287s

COMMUNITY

* Any tips to make our Community more valuable to you?
Please fill the survey to share your ideas & to win in the Manning Publications raffle: https://forms.gle/oH2ZTnSgMTH41xsg7

* Would you like to present at our events?
Join the community via http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org & post your proposal to the #want-to-present Slack channel https://serverless-toronto.slack.com/messages/CGG6LJGKD.

* Sorry!
Our Google Meet subscription limits us to 150 attendees, so RSVP ASAP to avoid disappointment because we have no way to bypass this hard limit.

Retail Analytics & Business Intelligence with Looker, BigQuery and GCP

Leigha Jarett – Tech Startup Advisor & Developer Advocate for Google Cloud, will explain WHY & HOW-TO use Looker + BigQuery + Serverless services for Retail Analytics & Business Intelligence. So, whether you want to build a self-service Analytics Portal to uncover profitable insights, improve your cross-channel Digital Marketing, or implement better Product Recommendations, you are in for a treat!

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 Leigha
7:45 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks

Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening :)

HOMEWORK

1. Register for Google Cloud Next '21 because Leigha will be sharing all things Looker and VertexAI during her "Build an interactive machine learning application with Looker and Vertex AI" session: https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/register

2. Register for JOIN@Home 2021 because Leigha is speaking at this event too: https://looker.com/events/join/register

3. Get to know Leigha:
* "Data-driven responses to COVID-19 using Looker and BigQuery" https://youtu.be/K82N1aCEbz0
* "Database to Dashboard: Connecting to BigQuery and Analyzing Data with Looker" https://youtu.be/H8JI0UUTfy0 & https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/developers-practitioners/go-database-dashboard-bigquery-and-looker

COMMUNITY

* Any tips to make our Community more valuable to you?
Please fill the survey to share your ideas & to win in the Manning Publications raffle: https://forms.gle/oH2ZTnSgMTH41xsg7

* Would you like to present at our events?
Join the Community via http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org & post your proposal to the #want-to-present Slack channel https://serverless-toronto.slack.com/messages/CGG6LJGKD.

* Sorry!
Our Google Meet subscription limits us to 150 attendees, so RSVP ASAP to avoid disappointment because we have no way to bypass this hard limit.

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