• SRE Topics: Are majority of Engineering Teams doomed to mediocrity? + Q&A

    According to DevOps Research & Assessment (DORA) report, elite teams get code to users 100x faster than the bottom half of teams, deploy 46x more frequently, and restore service from incidents in 2666x less time! Is this a skill gap (spoiler: NO), a technical problem, or a business one? Most importantly, how can you help your team function at an elite level? Charity Majors – CTO at Honeycomb and a former Product Engineering Manager at Facebook, will go through the sociotechnical strategies great teams (worldwide) are using to be happier and more productive… and why they all begin with Observability. Liz Fong-Jones – Developer Advocate at Honeycomb and a former Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google, will give us and SRE Overview (from SLOs and SLIs to Error Budgets and Observability)... then along with Charity – explain what Honeycomb is about, and answer any of your questions! AGENDA 6:00 – 6:15 Introductions, Networking & Opening remarks 6:15 – 7:00 Feature Presentation 7:00 – 7:45 SRE Crash Course & Q&A 7:45 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks HOMEWORK 1. The 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps: Elite performance, productivity, and scaling https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/devops-sre/the-2019-accelerate-state-of-devops-elite-performance-productivity-and-scaling 2. Check out the book Charity 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!)

  • 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 Stacdriver ;) 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!)