Serverless Javascript - Hands-on Lab

Chicago Cloud Developers
Chicago Cloud Developers
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
1:00 PM

IBM Chicago Innovation Center

71 South Wacker Drive 6th Floor · Chicago, il

How to find us

Enter the building via 71 South Wacker or 70 South Franklin. Sign in with building security and obtain your temporary paper badge. Proceed to the 6th Floor, and you can scan your badge until 8:30pm to enter the conference/innovation center.

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Bring your laptop and learn how to code Serverless applications! (Setup instructions at the bottom)

Serverless computing is a powerful build and execution modern cloud model, but it is a bit of a misleading name. There are certainly servers, but as an application developer you rely on the cloud provider to manage that infrastructure for you. You may have also heard of this model as "functions as a service".

In this "hands on lab", Pratik Patel will start with a short introduction to Serverless, what it means to JavaScript developers, and why it's important to understand this technology. We'll touch on the differences and similarities between doing Node.js development and Serverless.

And of course, we'll dive in with some coding! We'll write a serverless JavaScript application and do a cloud deployment, while writing unit tests and invocation code.


If you have never done any Serverless computing, this is your opportunity to fully understand this model for rapid & cheap development of applications and API's!

6:00-6:30pm Food and Refreshments / Social networking
6:30-8:00pm Serverless Workshop
8:00-8:30pm Q&A / Social mingling
8:30pm Lights out

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SETUP INSTRUCTIONS - Please perform before the workshop!
Click the link, and follow the instructions:


Pratik Patel (@prpatel)

Pratik Patel is a Lead Developer Advocate at IBM. Pratik has designed and built applications in the retail, healthcare, financial services, and telecom sectors. His specialty is large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications, and he hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and…well, everything except Perl. Pratik is the author of Java Database Programming with JDBC, the first book on enterprise Java. He speaks regularly conferences and participates in several local tech and startup groups. Pratik holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.