Tim Mackinnon will show how recent Pharo advances with a small footprint 64bit image allow for Smalltalk to run happily on AWS Lambda and power things like an Alexa skill. While serverless architecture is interesting in its own right, the neat twist is using standard Smalltalk tooling to "~live" debug a failed execution and step through a post mortem stack.
We will take a peak at the GitLab CI setup to deploy an Alexa application, look at how a simple lambda function can be hooked up and then discuss how we might leverage other Smalltalk strengths in a serverless world.
This is also social gathering for Smalltalkers to get together and talk about any other Smalltalk (the Programming Language!) topics.
Everyone is welcome from the grizzled and experienced to the merely curious.