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ServerlessDays Amsterdam Meetup Kickoff

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ServerlessDays Amsterdam Meetup Kickoff


ServerlessDays Amsterdam is back! In Meetup form!

From the people who brought you, we are excited to bring the spirit and community of the ServerlessDays Amsterdam conference to a meetup near you!

For our very first edition, our gracious friends at Picnic ( will be hosting us and our speakers Yan Cui, Developer Advocate at Lumigo and AWS Serverless Hero and Hugo Prenat, DevOps Engineer at Picnic.

Yan is an experienced engineer who has run production workload at scale in AWS for 10 years. He has been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. He has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production, and has been helping clients around the world adopt AWS and serverless as an independent consultant.
Yan is an AWS Serverless Hero and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally. He is also the author of Production-Ready Serverless by Manning and keeps an active blog at (

Hugo Prenat is a DevOps Engineer at Picnic. He has joined one and a half year ago and since then he has been helping other developers from Picnic to build, deploy and maintain their applications. He is a keen user of Kubernetes and terraform and loves to automate everything he can.

Our agenda
18:00 Entry
18:30 Welcome
18:45 Yan Cui: Serverless Security
AWS has taken over the responsibilities of patching the OS and securing the underlying physical infrastructure that runs your serverless application, so what’s left for you to secure? Quite a bit it turns out. This talk introduces the audience to the many threats that we face in our serverless architecture - OWASP top 10 attacks, DoS, app dependencies. We will look at areas where serverless has improved security, but also areas where it has introduced new forms of vulnerabilities. We will also look at leading practices for securing your serverless architecture, such as per-function IAM policies, account-level isolations, encryption at rest and in-flight, as well as how to prevent and recover from compromised AWS credentials.

19:30 Hugo Prenat: How Picnic is using Argo for workflow management.
In this talk, we'll take a look at how Argo Workflow has helped Picnic evolve from running a couple of big applications to having a completely serverless infrastructure. Argo Workflow is a container-native workflow engine for Kubernetes. It allows you to define and execute multi-step pipelines using YAML manifests. We will look at what we think are the benefits of using Argo Workflow over other tools. We will talk about how it integrates with Kubernetes. Also, we're going to see how we can move stuff implemented in your source code to the infrastructure layer.

20:15 Drinks & Mingling
21:00 End

Van Marwijk Kooystraat 15 · Amsterdam, NH
86 spots left