Past Meetup

Event-Driven and Serverless Programming with OpenWhisk

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IBM is at 57th and Madison Ave

Sign in at the security desk (you will need photo ID) and take the elevator to the 12th floor, room 1219.


5:45 - Doors open. Networking. Light refreshments.

6:30 - Serverless architectures with the OpenWhisk open source project: Daniel Krook, IBM

7:30 - Wrap-up


Serverless architectures are one of the hottest trends in cloud computing this year, and for good reason. There are several technical capabilities and business factors coming together to make this approach compelling from both an application development and deployment cost perspective. The new OpenWhisk project ( provides an open source platform to enable these cloud-native, event-driven applications.

This talk will lay out the technical and business drivers behind the rise of serverless architectures, provide an introduction to the OpenWhisk open source project (and describe how it differs from other services like AWS Lambda), and give a demonstration showing how to start developing with this new cloud computing model using the OpenWhisk implementation available on IBM Bluemix.

About the speaker

Daniel Krook is a New York area Senior Software Engineer, Distinguished IT Specialist, Master Inventor, and Member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He works with customers and the community to create cloud solutions based on the OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker, and OpenWhisk open source projects. You can find sample applications, articles, and contact information at (