Top 3 Cases For Using Serverless Right Now!

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NYC Blockchain Center

54 W 21st St · New York, NY

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Join us at suite 1001 on the 10th floor.

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Serverless is the new most talked about architecture pattern and quickly becoming a buzz word. The idea is for developers to stop worrying about server management and focus on code. The serverless platform takes care of provisioning servers, underlying infrastructure, server maintenance security, and scaling.

In this meetup, we will look at three practical use cases of serverless with example code.

* Secure and Scalable APIs
* Backend microservices
* Event driven programming

Key concepts introduced will include: triggers, rules, actions, composition and event driven architecture.

Finally, serverless is relatively new and we will look at what the shortcomings are with the current technology and how to mitigate them. We will use Apache OpenWhisk as our serverless platform. Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless platform that executes functions (fx) in response to events at any scale.

The talk will include three labs which include building and deploying an application to Apache OpenWhisk.

If you want to follow along with the labs please bring your laptops

**Please bring your Meetup RSVP Confirmation & ID to check-in**

Agenda:

- 630pm - doors open, check-in, and get some food
- 645pm - round-robin introductions & get to know each other
- 7-8pm - presentation
- 8-830pm - Q&A, mingling
- 9pm - venue closes

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About the Presenter

Pooja Mistry (@poojamakes) is a developer advocate for IBM Cloud. She works on expanding the reach of IBM's technology to New York City's developer community. Her area of interest includes prototyping with NodeRED and working with AI services to build fun and interesting things! Prior to living in NYC, Pooja lived in Boston, MA where she was working as an API automation engineer in the healthcare tech industry. She mainly works in Javascript and Java, however she tinkers with Python. She is currently passionate about Node-RED and building IoT applications using Node-RED services. She is a strong believer in helping new technologist get up and running with technology and feel confident in their abilities to make!

Nigel is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud based in New York City. Originally from South Carolina, he was drawn to craft of software engineering because of the agency it provides to create and interact with worlds of his own creation. His passions in technology are community building, High Performance Computing, and free and open-source software (and hardware). His current favorite project is Alexandra Sunderland's SMS Internet (https://dev.to/twilio/using-twilio-to-build-the-internet-2cnf) due to the incredible problem solving involved.

You can follow him on GitHub at the handle @pnbrown