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Intro to Serverless with IBM Cloud Functions: a new way to build modern apps

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PLEASE NOTE: The second half of the session will be a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to build your first cloud function. Bring your laptop!

6:00-7:00: Socializing (Thanks GridGain for food and drinks!)
7:00-7:05: Announcements
7:05-7:30: Introduction to Serverless - Max Katz
7:30-8:00: Hands-on Workshop - Marek Sadowski
8:00-8:15: Q&A

Curious about serverless/function-as-a-service/cloud functions technologies, but haven't had a chance to dig in? Wondering what all the excitement is about? Serverless doesn’t mean no servers, it's a new way to build modern applications.

Introduction to Serverless (25 minutes):
* The current state of the serverless ecosystem & major players
* Recognized ideal use cases for serverless solutions
* Best practices for serverless architecture
* Good sources of information to keep abreast of new developments

Hands-on Workshop (30 minutes):
* Hands-on workshop where you will learn how to build your first cloud function. Bring your laptop!


Max Katz is a Program Director at IBM. Max leads the North America West Developer Advocacy team. The team provides developer education via meetups, workshops, conferences, online events, content and helps developers do their jobs faster and easier. Before IBM, Max led developer advocacy for, a cloud-based mobile app platform. Max helped grow the platform from zero to over 400,000 developers. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger), and is a frequent speaker at developer events and conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog and Twitter @maxkatz.

Marek Sadowski is a full stack developer advocate, a robotics startup founder and an entrepreneur. He has about 20 years experience in consulting largest enterprises in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a graduate from the International Space University Marek pioneered in a research on VR goggles for the virtual reality system to control robots on Mars in NASA Ames. He founded a startup to deliver robotics solutions and services for industries. Marek moved to Silicon Valley to promote IoT, robotics, container solutions driven by AI, APIs, Serverless and Cloud technologies.