Serverless Practitioners Summit has ended
Monday, May 20

09:00 CEST

Monday May 20, 2019 09:00 - 09:10 CEST
Fira Barcelona - D4

09:10 CEST

Welcome from Google
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Monday May 20, 2019 09:10 - 09:15 CEST
Fira Barcelona - D4

09:15 CEST

A bright 2019 for OpenFaaS - project & community updates
This talk by the project lead covers the highlights and growth of the OpenFaaS project & community from the past 12 months, then focuses on what is to come in 2019.

It has been a year of growing traction with the number of contributors increasing 400%, dozens of new end-users solving real problems with OpenFaaS in production, a milestone of 16k GitHub stars, new ecosystem partners and a second Bossie Award from InfoWorld.com.

Key features that shipped include: the template store, scale-to-zero, stateless microservices, read-only functions and an SDK to support any event source. A managed multi-user platform called OpenFaaS Cloud was released and can be run on-premises or on any cloud as a SaaS connected directly to GitLab or GitHub.

2019 is focused on continuing this growth and preparing for 1.0. The upcoming milestone release will include more features for running OpenFaaS in production, improve the developer experience and make the project even more robust.


Monday May 20, 2019 09:15 - 09:45 CEST
Fira Barcelona - D4

09:45 CEST

CNCF Serverless WG: What a ride so far!
About two years ago the CNCF formed the Serverless WG to initially explore this relatively new technology that seemed to be really gathering a lot of interest from the community, and to produce a set of recommendations for what the CNCF should do to help it’s success. Since then the WG has expanded its mission well beyond just educating the community, and has taken an active role in trying to address some of the pain-points our users are experiencing - mainly around interoperability. In this session we’ll explore the history of the WG, what we’re currently doing and where our next potential work items might lead us.


Javier Hualpa

Codit Switzerland
Javier Hualpa works as Senior Software Engineer for Codit Switzerland. His current focus areas are scalable APIs, cloud strategy and integration solutions on the Azure and Amazon clouds. He is a cloud native advocate and serverless practitioner.
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Doug Davis

PM Microservices, Microsoft
Doug is currently focusing on improving the developer experience for cloud native computing in Azure Cloud. He’s been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker, Kubernetes... Read More →

Monday May 20, 2019 09:45 - 10:30 CEST
Fira Barcelona - D4

10:30 CEST

Monday May 20, 2019 10:30 - 11:00 CEST

11:00 CEST

Knative a year later: Kubernetes, serverless, and you
Since launching in 2018, the Knative project has gained wide adoption and experienced rapid growth. This presentation will give a “state of the project” as well as critical learnings from the last year that inform the wider serverless landscape.

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Mark Chmarny

Senior Technical Program Manager, OSPO, Google
Mark is a technologist with passion for open source software and a subject matter expertise in Cloud Native technologies. Currently, Mark is the TL for Cloud in the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) at Google where he helps manage Google’s open source project portfolio and dev... Read More →

Monday May 20, 2019 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Fira Barcelona - D4

11:45 CEST

Kubernetes and AWS Lambda can play nicely together with OpenFaaS
Vendor lock-in can be a worry for many engineers . A new innovative approach, will for the first time, allow open-source serverless to run on AWS Lambda or Kubernetes using the same deployment artefact, packaged using the tools we love: containers.

OpenFaaS is an open-source function as a service (FaaS) platform on the [CNCF serverless landscape](https://landscape.cncf.io/format=serverless).

With OpenFaaS you can package anything as a serverless function and deploy to Kubernetes using containers. Due to UNIX-like primitives in the core architecture, it was possible to extend the system to run functions on both Kubernetes and AWS Lambda depending on user preference. The core components of OpenFaaS still run on Kubernetes but the functions are deployed and invoked on AWS Lambda


Monday May 20, 2019 11:45 - 12:30 CEST
Fira Barcelona - D4

12:30 CEST

Monday May 20, 2019 12:30 - 14:00 CEST

14:00 CEST

Serverless gives way to Storytelling
Serverless is a step in the right direction, yet over 90% of the industry is stuck in the monolith. Steve Peak, decade long developer and founder of Asyncy and Codecov, presents a new way of thinking about development called Application Storytelling. Using a top-level natural programming language developers are able to build serverless applications that combine all programming language into one app. Yes, everything can be string together in a serverless way.

The future of application development is Storytelling. Uniting developers to build applications using serverless functions and microservices in a monolith.


Monday May 20, 2019 14:00 - 14:40 CEST
Fira Barcelona - CC8, Rooms 17 & 18

14:00 CEST

14:00 CEST

Monday May 20, 2019 14:00 - 16:55 CEST
Fira Barcelona - D4

14:45 CEST

Build Scalable APIs using GraphQL and Serverless
Current trends in software architecture have been evolving towards a more loosely coupled more granular design. The latest development on that front in the past couple of years has been the advent of Serverless which allows you to run applications in very cost effective ephemeral services. This is why it is important to have a proper gateway for your API that is able to route all your requests to the designated endpoint.
GraphQL stands out in that respect as being a mature open sourced standard. We will first have a look at how we set up our own GraphQL server locally, then we will explore the Query language and schema definitions it provides which allows you essentially query your mesh of services from a single point of entry. The beauty of that is it will notify you early if any of your endpoints is misbehaving or the schemas are out of date by erring out.


Monday May 20, 2019 14:45 - 15:25 CEST
Fira Barcelona - CC8, Rooms 17 & 18

15:30 CEST

15:30 CEST

New Serverless Uses: Maximizing GPU Utilization and Performance
GPUs are useful resources for compute-intensive and highly parallelizable operations tasks such as streaming and parallel computing. However, inefficient resource management generates heavy expenses. Yaron Haviv will explain how to fragments applications to microservices and scale GPUs in and out with serverless for maximum resource efficiency. Instead of wasting costs on every data scientist having his own GPU, 10 data scientists can share 3-4 GPUs and use them as needed. He will demonstrate how to improve GPU utilization and sharing, resulting in almost four times faster application performance when compared to the use of GPUs within monolithic architectures. Participants will learn how serverless platforms can fifty times faster when offering GPU support.


Monday May 20, 2019 15:30 - 16:10 CEST
Fira Barcelona - CC8, Rooms 17 & 18

16:15 CEST

16:15 CEST

Immature to Secure: Do's and Don'ts of Serverless Security
Serverless is still pretty new, and security is one of the top concerns preventing people from adopting serverless. In this talk, we will talk about how the attack surface is changing with serverless. We will talk about what NOT to do and what are some of the best practices in securing your serverless apps.

We will also touch upon how to secure a hybrid container-serverless environment where part of your services are running as containers and others are serverless.

At the end of the session, you will have a checklist you can go back to, to make sure you have done all the things to secure your serverless deployment.

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Gunjan Patel

Cloud Architect, Palo Alto Networks
Gunjan Patel is a Cloud  Architect in the Developer Relations team at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that Gunjan has worked as a developer at Tigera, working on container networking and security projects such as Project Calico, flannel, CNI. Prior to Tigera, he has worked at Ciena... Read More →

Monday May 20, 2019 16:15 - 16:55 CEST
Fira Barcelona - CC8, Rooms 17 & 18
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