About the talk “Confusion In The Land of The Serverless:
Serverless computing is the hot new thing. Like any hyped technology, it promises a lot. However, questions remain around concept and implementation, especially when you start to compare how we’ve built systems in the past, and what serverless offers us now. Is Serverless the future, or just the emperor’s new clothes?
This talk will very briefly introduce serverless computing, but will then dive into some of the questions that aren’t always asked in conjunction with this technology. By the end of the talk, you should have a firm grasp of what serverless computing really can offer, cut through some of the hype, and get an understanding about where and how you can use it in your own organisations.
He is an independent consultant based in London, working with clients all over the world. Working in the cloud and continuous delivery space, more recently focusing on the use of microservice architectures.
After 12 years working at ThoughtWorks, Sam Newman has taken the plunge and am now working as an independent consultant and speaker.
Along with Andy Yates, he also created the Lego XP Game many years ago, a game designed to teach the basics of Agile in a workshop form. This has been run hundreds if not thousands of times around the world. Sam further played a part in creating DBDeploy, one of the first open source database refactoring tools, and helped create the first AWS training workshops too. Moreover, Sam Newman was also fortunate enough to be around just as the ideas behind Continuous Delivery were taking shape, and like to think that he played a small part in its development.