What we're about

We believe that Today's code is Tomorrow's Technical Debt, so we advocate the introduction of Serverless Technologies and 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.

How To Participate?

• Suggest a meetup topic using this form (https://forms.gle/ZDu49HeL1GnsnNwA7), or

• Request to speak by joining our slack community (http://slack.serverlesstoronto.org/) and submit the talk summary to the #want-to-present channel.

• Click on the "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 our past events:

• Slides http://slideshare.ServerlessToronto.org

• Videos http://youtube.ServerlessToronto.org

Our Extended Family

Serverless Toronto is a member of the family of Community-driven Serverless User Groups worldwide 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 (3)

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 30 - 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!)

Serverless Cloud Native Java with Spring Cloud GCP

Online event

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 Data Store - NoSQL - PubSub - Cloud Operations (the artist formally known as Stackdriver ;) for distributed tracing, centralized logging and application metrics & monitoring - 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 - Cloud Vision AI – to unlock insights from your documents with Machine Learning * 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 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!)

Community Lightning Talks & Updates for our Birthday

Online event

It's been 3 years since we started this Serverless Toronto Chapter! Let's connect (online) to see what everyone is up to... and to share what we've learned/done in the last 12 months (besides hiding in our homes ;) AGENDA 1. Networking 2. Daniel: Community update since our last Birthday 3. Serverless.com: News from the "Mothership"? 4. Myplanet.com: News from our "Serverless Church", since it closed its doors to the public in March 2020 :( 5. Kudz Murefu: https://Strma.io/ improvements since his last Firebase talk https://youtu.be/CorFCkcuPOI 6. Matt Welke: Exciting Serverless use cases & tech he played with, that will make you a better Engineer in 2021! ... n. *YOUR* SHORT TALK HERE 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!)

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