- April Serverless Meetup
Melbourne Serverless Meetup returns in April! Following the resounding success of our special event in February, we're looking to provide some awesome talks and hope you'll all join us for our second meetup of 2019. For our first talk of the night, we have James Anderson, a Senior Developer at Intelematics, who will be giving an insightful talk on the journey to Serverless, the challenges they faced and what outcomes they've been able to achieve using the AWS platform. For our second talk, we have Andrew Yu joining us from IBM to talk about Knative - an essential tool to help with your Kubernetes adoption. Food and drinks will be provided. Thank you's to: - Intelematics for sponsoring Pizza! - IBM for sponsoring drinks! - NAB for letting us use their awesome 'bowl' area at 500 Bourke! Agenda (So far): ---- 6:00 pm - Doors open, grab pizza and a drink 6:20 pm - Opening talk from the organisers 6:25 pm - Special announcement! 6:30 pm - Talk 1 Intelematics' Journey to Serverless by James Anderson (Senior Developer at Intelematics) A story about moving to a serverless architecture, using AWS Lambda, SQS, DynamoDB and SNS for a one of our core platforms, and how we achieved that with a Dev Team that had been predominantly focused on developing in Windows Servers, with Tomcat/Java based web applications. 7:00 pm - Break - more food and drinks 7:15 pm - Talk 2 Knative: A Kubernetes Framework to Build, Deploy and Manage Serverless Workloads by Andrew Yu (Senior Technical Specialist at IBM) Knative aims to tackle the biggest pain point of Kubernetes adoption - the steep learning curve to start using it. Developers want to focus on developing applications, not wrangling with deployment and operations concerns. Come and learn about how and why a developer should perform CI/CD on Knative! 7:45 pm - Network and help us finish off the drinks 8:30 pm - Doors close Looking forward to seeing you all there! - Serverless Meetup organizers
- *SPECIAL EVENT* Jeff Hollan - Azure Functions Program Lead - Serverless MeetUp
Melbourne Serverless MeetUp Special Event! We are excited to announce that Jeff Hollan will be in Melbourne to answer your questions on Azure Functions in our exclusive AMA. Jeff Hollan started his career at Microsoft in IT. After spending a few years managing and building enterprise applications, he transitioned to be an engineering program manager inside of Microsoft Azure. Currently he works as a Sr. Program Manager for Serverless Azure Functions. He is always developing and shipping solutions on the latest and greatest tech, and is passionate about speaking at conferences around the world. Food and drinks will be provided. Agenda (So far): 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Doors open, grab a drink / pizza, meet cool people 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Jeff Hollan AMA 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Network and help us finish off drinks 8:00 pm - Doors close Looking forward to seeing you all there!
- November Serverless Meetup
Melbourne Serverless Meetup returns in November! We're looking to provide some great talks and hope you'll all join us once again for our final event for the year. We are also looking for volunteers to give talks on Serverless architectures, use cases, and personal experience. Have you got an interesting experience to share with us? We are keen to hear from you! If you or someone you know would love to present a Serverless concept, tool, proof of concept, enterprise application or similar, please get in touch with one of the organisers. Food and drinks (Sponsored by Microsoft) will be provided. Agenda (So far): 6:00 pm - Doors open, grab a drink, meet cool people 6:15 pm - Opening talk from the organisers 6:20 pm - Talk 1 Real Life Azure Functions by Scott Holden (Technical Solutions Professional @ Microsoft) Serverless compute has completely revolutionised the way we architect and design systems, but how does that translate into the real world? In this session we’ll dig a bit deeper into architectural best practices and anti-patterns for Azure Functions, and have a look at some real life, production, Azure Function use cases. 6:50 pm - Food and drinks 7:10 pm - Talk 2 Service Initialiser by Ruby and Dhiraj (NAB) AWS Technology based application development involves lots of OpenSource frameworks and requires full stack development skills. To remove this barrier and enable our teams to get set up in seconds, the NAB team have created a tool termed 'Service Initialiser'. Service Initialiser is a template engine for generating usable micro-services code that uses pre-integrated templates. 7:40 pm - Network and help us finish off the drinks 8:30 pm - Doors close Looking forward to seeing you all there! - Serverless meetup organizers
- September Serverless Meetup
Melbourne Serverless Meetup is back! We'll start off with a quick news brief covering off talks from Serverlessconf San Francisco then move into our talks for the night. We are also looking for volunteers to give talks on Serverless architectures, use cases, and personal experience. Have you got an interesting experience to share with us? We are keen to hear from you! If you or someone you know would love to present a Serverless concept, tool, proof of concept, enterprise application or similar, please get in touch with one of the organisers. Pizza and drinks (Water/Beer/Wine/Soft drinks) will be provided thanks AWS who've kindly sponsored this event. --- Agenda (so far): > Welcome by Julian > Talk 1: A Serverless Security Journey, From F to A+ By Chris Coombs "In this session we’ll journey through the options for securing your Lambdas behind API Gateway. Starting with a vanilla API and an F rating, then gradually adding security features, including authorizers, honeypots and a WAF in search of that elusive A+. By the end of this talk, we’ll all be serverless security heroes." > Break for Drinks and Pizza > Talk 2: Supercharging Applications with GraphQL and AWS AppSync By Ed Lima (AWS) "Modern developers need easy tools for real-time, offline access and synchronisation. Implementing these concepts from scratch and engineering for scale can be difficult. We’ll learn how AWS AppSync takes advantage of the next generation technology for building APIs called GraphQL to make it easy to build collaborative mobile and web applications. We will also cover how AWS AppSync allows you to query your data using GraphQL and how it handles mutations, subscriptions, pagination, relations, offline access, real-time communications and efficient data fetching." > Talk 3: Autonomous Identification in a Distributed Serverless Environment By Emil Mittag and Warrick Zedi (Orchestrated) "This presentation will demonstrate how client containers in a serverless environment can obtain any necessary credentials that are stored in a central credential management system, e.g. 1Password, Vault, Secrets Manager, Lastpass, etc., via the use of Lambda functions and cryptography. This bypasses the need to have credentials stored on the client until runtime" --- Looking forward to seeing you all there! - Serverless meetup organizers
- July Serverless Meetup
The Serverless MeetUp is back in July! We're changing it up a little and have our first Azure functions based talk! We are also looking for volunteers to give talks on Serverless architectures, use cases, and personal experience. Have you got an interesting experience to share with us? We are keen to hear from you! If you or someone you know would love to present a Serverless concept, tool, proof of concept, enterprise application or similar, please get in touch with one of the organisers. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Agenda: Welcome by Peter and Julian Talk #1 Simon Lamb (Developer Evangelist @ Microsoft) See how Azure Serverless offerings allow you to build and deploy elastic scale, cost-efficient apps on Azure using Azure Functions and Logic Apps. You'll see how adopting a serverless compute approach removes the need to worry about hardware resources and the operational complexity of running applications. Simon will take us on a quick tour of what the Azure platform has to offer and what's on the horizon Break - Pizza & Drinks Talk #2 Adam Larter (Principal Solutions Architect, Developer Specialist @ AWS) Local testing and development with the AWS SAM CLI Adam will take us through SAM CLI, a developer tool for testing AWS Lambda functions and Amazon API Gateway REST endpoints in your development environment for fast, iterative development. --- Looking forward to seeing you all there! - Serverless meetup organizers
- May Meetup
The Serverless MeetUp is back up and running in May! We're diving deep into Serverless technologies this year and want to give you the best series of meetups yet. We are looking for volunteers to give talks on Serverless architectures, use cases, and personal experience. Have you got an interesting experience to share with us? We are keen to hear from you! If you or someone you know would love to present a Serverless concept, tool, proof of concept, enterprise application or similar, please get in touch with one of the organisers. As usual, we will have pizza and drinks, and we'll also give away some swag from The AWS Sydney Summit. Agenda: Welcome by Peter and Julian Talk #1 John McKim (Head of Development @ A Cloud Guru) Falling in love with DynamoDB Streams Four practical use cases of this technology "DynamoDB Streams form a core part of the architecture of A Cloud Guru. But when I speak to people in the community I rarely hear people speak about DynamoDB Streams. So my task is to help you fall in love with the power of DynamoDB Streams. I'll show you four use cases at A Cloud Guru and hopefully inspire you to try DynamoDB Streams yourself." Break - Pizza & Drinks Talk #2 Andrew Naish (Engineering Lead, Communications & Storage @ Australia Post) From Monolith to Modular: Experiences introducing serverless technology into an enterprise organisation "Before joining Australia Post as Engineering Lead, Andrew had been employed as a Software Engineer and Solution Architect for various Melbourne start-ups. Bringing the fast paced, low-cost constraints typical of start-ups into the enterprise environment has presented its own challenges in both a technical and non-technical sense. This talk provides some practical pointers on how Andrew’s team has met these challenges and evolved the technology, practises and culture to incorporate serverless into Australia Post’s Digital Delivery Centre" --- Looking forward to seeing you all there! - Serverless meetup organizers
- **Special Event** Google Cloud Functions & Firebase
Special Event - presentation by Google's Developer Advocate Bret McGowan (a man without servers, @bretmcg). Bret is flying in from USA and will do a presentation at our MeetUp. He will answer questions on GCF/Firebase and talk about Google's strategy for serverless computing. This is your opportunity to find out what Google is doing, see Google's FaaS and enjoy a few live demos. Don't miss this exclusive event! Serverless with Google Cloud and Firebase Bret McGowen, Developer Advocate, Google With live coding and live demos, Bret will cover what serverless means for Google Cloud and Firebase, which is Google's serverless backend for mobile and web developers. Google Cloud Functions is Google's Functions-as-a-Service, and Firebase goes beyond FaaS to help you add features to your mobile/web applications, with everything from real time data updates, user authentication, app monetization, and more. Learn how to leverage the power of Google to quickly build auto-scaling apps - all without managing servers or application runtimes. As per normal, pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!
- July Serverless MeetUp
The Serverless MeetUp is back for July. We are looking for volunteers to do talks on serverless architectures, use cases and personal experience. Have you got an interesting experience to share with us? We are keen to hear it! As per usual we will have pizza and drinks, and we'll also give away some extra swag from Serverlessconf Austin (you have got to be at the MeetUp to win). See you at the MeetUp! Agenda: Welcome by Peter, Sam and Shiva Talk #1 Pam Rucinque (Software Developer at ThoughtWorks) We had to build a fast and reliable API for a public-facing phone application and decided to use AWS Lambda for it. At the beginning of the project the team had many questions about the implications of using a serverless architecture. In this talk I will explore why we decided to use AWS Lambda and how it was different from developing and deploying a “conventional" API. Hear about lessons learned on design, performance, and the journey, from just playing with the technology at home through to successfully shipping a functional product. Break - Pizza & Drinks Talk #2 Arjen Schwarz (Lead Cloud Solutions Engineer at Bulletproof) While Lambda is the poster child for serverless, it is limited to AWS. Luckily it's not the only FAAS solution around and this talk is aimed at giving you a quick tour on some alternatives that might be better suited to your environment. Talk #3 Kevin Littlejohn (Digital DevOps Manager at NAB) We recently got a battery installed on our house for solar, and it came with an API. This talk walks through building a fully serverless CI/CD pipeline for an alexa skill using LambCI, along with swagger for the API libraries, to allow for fast deploy of new ways to talk to our house. --- We are also looking for sponsors to help us with pizza and drinks so if your company wants to help please let us know!
- Serverless meetup - Post Serverlessconf Austin
Come, join us, and hear about all the happenings at Serverlessconf Austin. We'll have pizza, drinks too and maybe a few prizes! Agenda: • Serverlessconf Austin Update by Peter Sbarski • A Serverless (except the bits that aren't) Data Platform at MYOB by James Holmes - Hear a tale about a serverless data platform that has servers, code continually being made obsolete by new AWS products and plans to make things more serverless. There will also be a demo of the new X-Ray functionality in AWS Lambda. • Event Sourcing Gamification Engine by Dan Parker - students from Swinburne and developers from A Cloud Guru have developed a fully serverless event sourcing gamification engine prototype. The gamification engine is intended to be a platform for A Cloud Guru to easily and scalably gamify their learning platform and enhance the student engagement with course content. The gamification engine makes use of AWS Lambda, API Gateway, and DynamoDB Location: We will meet at Ground Floor, 500 Bourke St, Melbourne. It's right past the concierge. We will have security there who will be pointing people in the right direction. We are looking for one more speaker so if you are game, message our admins!
- Serverless MeetUp - 2017 New Years Edition
It's 2017 so let's celebrate the occasion with a Serverless MeetUp! This year is going to be the year when serverless tech really comes in to its own. We will see serverless technologies & architectures mature and get wholesale adoption across the enterprise. So, let's chat about serverless and how it can make our life a whole lot easier in 2017. #1 We are looking for speakers. Please contact us if you'd like to share your experience using/building/adoption serverless tech. All serverless related topics are welcome. #2 We are also looking for sponsors to help feed and water our attendees. Current Agenda Introduction: A quick look back at 2016 and a look forward to what this year will bring. We'll also discuss the upcoming Serverlessconf in the USA and talk about organising a mini Serverlessconf in Australia! Dan Parker: Serverless Forums powered by Algolia Search http://acloud.guru launched a year ago with a few thousand students and has since grown to over 120 thousand students. This talk is about how A Cloud Guru has re-engineered their serverless forums using AWS Lambda and Algolia Search to supercharge search and query speed (no relational databases were harmed in the making of these forums). Shiva Narayanaswamy: State as a Service (still serverless) This talk will cover how AWS Step Functions opens up the serverless paradigm to whole hose of use cases, and some of them legacy. This talk will start as a 201 level talk introducing AWS Step Functions and then elevate the conversation to discussing design patterns around coordinating distributed applications. Paul Silver: AWS Alexa - the good, the bad, and not working in Australia yet! Other speakers to be announced! Please note location change - we are now at Ground Floor, 500 Bourke St, Melbourne. It's right past the concierge. We will have security there who will be pointing people in the right direction. See you on the 28th of Feb :)