the future will be
Make history in NYC

May 26 & 27 2016

NYC, are you ready?

There’s a fundamental shift underway… toward stateless, serverless cloud computing.

ServerlessConf is a community led conference focused on sharing experiences building applications using serverless architectures. Serverless architectures enable developers to express their creativity and to focus on meeting user needs... freed from the burden of the usual heavy lifting required to build scalable secure applications.

These new architectures, are anything but new. They build on the work done in many areas... from Backend-as-a-Service providers such as Firebase & Parse, Single Page Apps frameworks like AngularJS & EmberJS, to cloud functions like AWS Lambda. These are just a few of the technologies that enable us to now build completely serverless platforms.

Great projects. Great people.

We want to create a community based event where no Open Initiatives of any kind will be started. We want to focus on great projects being built by great people.

Enabling A Serverless Mindset.

We believe that the future of business lies in leveraging & supporting cloud services. Do more with less, and focus on delivering creative solutions for your users.

Scaling Innovation.

Serverless Architectures take away the heavy lifting of building highly available, scalable, end to end applications. Let others manage the tricky business of scale, so that you can focus on your core business.

The brightest minds in cloud will gather.

We’ve assembled the thought-leaders and pioneers of serverless cloud technologies.

Creator of the Serverless Framework, founder of Serverless, Inc.

Austen Collins

Creator of the Serverless Framework

Cloud Robotics Research Scientist at iRobot.

Ben Kehoe

Cloud Robotics Research Scientist at iRobot.

Technical Product Manager for IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk

Dr. Andreas Nauerz

Technical Product Manager for IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk

Don is the only person to have been honoured as an IBM Fellow, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Dell Senior Fellow.

Dr. Donald Ferguson

Co-Founder & CTO, SparqTV. Formerly IBM, Microsoft, Dell.

Senior developer at Nordstrom

Erik Erikson

Senior developer at Nordstrom

Frank is an engineer on the Firebase team at Google.

Frank van Puffelen

Developer Programs Engineer, Firebase/Google

IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate

Frederic Lavigne

IBM Bluemix Developer Advocate

James is co-founder of RedMonk

James Governor

Co-founder of RedMonk

An early voice in these new architectures with his writing in The New Stack.

Joe Emison

Serverless Pioneer & Blogger. CTO BuildFax

Director of Platform Marketing at Adobe

Lars Trieloff

Director of Platform Marketing at Adobe

Co-founder at StackHut

Leo Anthias

Co-founder at StackHut

Leslie is the Web Team Lead at Fugue

Leslie Passante

Leslie is the Web Team Lead at Fugue

Chief Architect for core platform of IBM Bluemix

Michael Behrendt

Chief Architect for core platform of IBM Bluemix

Nikhila is a Full Stack Javascript Developer at DWYL

Nikhila Ravi

Full Stack Javascript Developer at DWYL

Solutions Architect and Evangelist for Amazon Alexa

Noelle LaCharite

Solutions Architect and Evangelist, Amazon Alexa.

Chief Technical Officer, Movivo

Paul Johnston

Chief Technical Officer, Movivo

Senior manager at Nordstrom

Rob Gruhl

Senior manager at Nordstrom

Distinguished Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Stephen Fink

Distinguished Staff, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Founder of Lever OS. Ex Google, ex VMware.


Founder of Lever OS. Ex Google, ex VMware.

Yochay Kiriaty is a principal program manager at the Microsoft Azure team.

Yochay Kiriaty

Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Azure

Tickets are now SOLD OUT.

But don't worry, we'll be making all the videos available online after the event.

The Agenda

21 glorious talks over 2 glorious days.

Day 1 - Thu 26 May

9:00am Registration/Coffee & Bagels
10:00am - 10:05am Intro - Bernard Golden
10:05am - 10:25am Welcome
10:30am - 11:15am Keynote Tim Wagner - Amazon Web Services
11:20am - 12:00pm Building Serverless (Mobile) Applications with OpenWhisk and other Bluemix Services Stephen Fink - IBM & Frederic Lavigne - IBM
12:00pm - 13:00pm Lunch
13:00pm - 13:30pm From Serverless to Servicefull: how the role of devops is evolving Patrick Debois - Small Town Heroes
13:35pm - 14:05pm Lessons Learned and Detailed Architecture from Building Two Serverless Applications Joe Emison - BuildFax
14:10pm - 14:40pm Disrupting old business models: the story of a serverless startup Sam Kroonenburg - A Cloud Guru & Peter Sbarski - A Cloud Guru
14:40pm - 15:00pm Break
15:05pm - 15:35pm Changing the tires of a moving car: moving Spotify’s Data Infrastructure from on-premise to GCP Wouter De Bie - Spotify
15:40pm - 16:10pm Webtascalifragilisticexpialidocious Tomasz Janczuk - Auth0
16:15pm - 16:45pm Serverless architecture for the Internet of Things Ben Kehoe - iRobot
16:45pm - 17:05pm Break
17:10pm - 17:40pm Lightning Talks
17:45pm - 18:15pm Serverlessness, NoOps and the Tooth Fairy Charity Majors - Hound
18:15pm - 18:20pm Summary - Bernard Golden
18:20pm Close

Day 2 - Fri 27 May

9:00am Coffee & Bagels
10:00am - 10:10am Intro - Ryan Kroonenburg
10:10am - 10:40am Old Programmers Can Learn New Tricks Dr. Donald Ferguson - SparqTV
10:45am - 11:15am How Firebase helps developers create extraordinary experiences Mike MacDonald - Firebase / Google & Frank van Puffelen - Firebase / Google
11:20am - 12:00am Event-driven and Serverless Programming with OpenWhisk Michael Behrendt - IBM & Dr. Andreas Nauerz - IBM
12:00pm - 13:00pm Lunch
13:00pm - 13:30pm Alexa-Enabled Apps- Building Voice Experiences for Your Applications Noelle LaCharite - Amazon Alexa
13:35pm - 14:05pm TBA Chris Anderson - Microsoft & Yochay Kiriaty - Microsoft
14:10pm - 14:30pm Break
14:30pm - 15:00pm Open Community; Building Welcoming Projects Ryan Brown - Ansible/Serverless Code
15:00pm - 15:30pm The Lifecycle of Composable Serverless Apps Eric Windisch - IOPipe
15:35pm - 16:05pm TBA Mitch Garnaat - Amazon Web Services
16:10pm - 16:40pm Cloud Custodian - Resource Management Rules Engine Kapil Thangavelu - Capital One
16:40pm - 17:05pm Break
17:05pm - 17:35pm The Next Serverless Framework Austen Collins - Serverless, Inc.
17:40pm - 18:10pm Panel
18:10pm - 18:20pm Closing Remarks - James Governor
18:20pm End

Location Location Location

Pre-conference workshop

Wed 25 May.
Registration @ 10am. Workshop: 10:30am - 5:30pm.
AWS Loft: New York 350 West Broadway
New York
NY 10013
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Thu 26 May & Fri 27 May
Fifty North Third Street
NY 11249
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Making It All Possible...

Our amazing sponsors are backing the serverless movement and making this community conference possible.

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