The next meeting of St. Louis Serverless will be on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 at 5:30 pm, hosted on Zoom.
AWS makes it (relatively) easy to deploy Lambdas. Azure and Google have their own Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) offerings that are also relatively painless. So why bother rolling your own serverless FaaS solution?
Try deploying your AWS Lambdas on Azure or Google Cloud and you'll get an inkling why. Ditto for on-prem. Running Lambdas locally for development and testing presents similar challenges usually overcome with limited workarounds.
If you'd like to learn how you can make your serverless investment work in a multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and/or development / test environment in a vendor-neutral, flexible, open-source way, then this talk is for you.
In this meeting, we'll delve into rolling your own serverless platform with Apache OpenWhisk. It's a fantastic open source project already in use by major public cloud vendors like IBM. From their web site:
"Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless platform that executes functions (fx) in response to events at any scale."
Topics to be covered:
- Rationale for rolling your own serverless FaaS platform - Introduction to Apache OpenWhisk - Running OpenWhisk locally for development and testing - Deploying your FaaS solution on-prem and to public cloud providers
If you're at least curious about rolling your own serverless, you're not going to want to miss this meetup!
Speaker: Jack Frosch, founder, St. Louis Serverless
Where: Zoom Meeting. The full link will be posted here on the day of the meeting and emailed to all who RSVP.
Call for Speakers...
As someone we all know likes to say, "C'mon man!" I need a break. If you'd like to present on a serverless topic, I'd love to have you as a guest speaker. Just send me a note at jackfrosch-at-stlserverless.com with a your talk topic and I'll get you on our schedule.