Serverless Use Cases: Real World Examples, AWS Lambda@Edge & Serverless Tips

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Connect with the SF serverless community and learn more about serverless use cases and the possibilities presented by event-driven architecture. This month we'll discuss Real World Serverless Use Cases, AWS Lambda@Edge, and how to get started with the Serverless Framework. Join us at the Serverless, Inc ( headquarters in Heavybit ( We'll kick off with tacos, drinks and networking, and then hear a series of talks.


Serveless in the Wild: Real World Use Cases, David Wells from Serverless Inc.

As serverless technology moves past the emerging technology phase there are more and more great real world examples out there. David Wells, Senior Software Engineer at Serverless Inc., will explore some different use cases for serverless technology with examples from companies and other open source projects. He'll give an overview of the Serverless Framework and also present some of his own open source Serverless projects that were built using the framework.

David Wells is a senior engineer and developer advocate at Serverless Inc., the makers of the Serverless Framework ( He's a full stack JavaScript developer, entrepreneur with a past life as a marketer. David is passionate about showing developers how they can do more and manage less by going serverless.

AWS Lambda@Edge Preview, Alex Casalboni from CloudAcademy (

What exactly can you do with AWS Lambda@Edge? Alex Casalboni will discuss the most interesting use cases and a few preview-related limitations. You'll learn how to execute serverless functions at CloudFront's Edge Locations to implement unique functionalities and optimize network latency.

Alex Casalboni is a Software Engineer from Italy who's passionate about web technologies and music. After deepening his software and sound engineering background, he's spent the last four years building, learning, and teaching at Cloud Academy. His current focus is on web development, serverless and AI.

Google Cloud Functions Lightning Talk, Bret McGowen from Google

Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform ( Bret McGowen will give a high level overview of Google Cloud Functions and the Serverless Framework integration.


Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and networking. Talks start at 7:00pm. We'll have more time for refreshments and networking, plus raffle off an Amazon Echo after the talks.

Host: Serverless Inc. (

Sponsor: Cloud Academy (

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