AWS Serverless beyond Lambda - Panel Discussion

Cloud-First Collective
Cloud-First Collective
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300 W Adams St 7th floor · Chicago, IL

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The event location is Vibes office at 300 W Adams St, 7th Floor. Please bring your valid ID for the building security.

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What comes to your mind when you hear the word: Serverless? FaaS, AWS Lambda, the Node.js framework, or something else? Or do you think it's a set of services that don't require servers?

AWS defines Serverless as "the native architecture of the cloud that enables you to shift more of your operational responsibilities to AWS, increasing your agility and innovation. Serverless allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers". So, definitely not "lack of servers". And there is more to it that just the Lambda or FaaS (Function as a Service).

For this panel discussion, we have invited some of the top technology leaders from Chicagoland who have been using Serverless architecture in their current projects. This discussion will revolve around the main principles of Serverless architecture. Panelists will share their experiences and learnings from using various AWS Serverless services from the perspectives of both the devs and ops. These services range from building the code, deploying apps via containers and functions, scaling databases, logs/monitoring, data pipelines, and analytics.

Event Details:
5:00pm: Doors open
5:00 - 5:30pm: Registration, Pizza, Drinks, and Networking
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Panel Discussion
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Q&A and Networking

Clarke Retzer: Head of Engineering at Vibes
Doug Messick: VP, Technology Operations at Vibes
Isaiah Simpson: Director Of Engineering at Tempus
Praveen Salitra: Head of Technology at EGEN


This meetup is organized by Vibes ( and EGEN (

Vibes: 300 W Adams St, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

Building Security:
Please provide your full name when you RSVP for this meetup. We will need to share this detail with the building security at 300 W Adams St. Also, bring your valid ID to the event.