Google's serverless journey: past to present

GDG Ann Arbor
Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Join us for lunch and networking at noon, and stay for a talk by Google's Wesley Chun starting at 12:30pm on "Google's serverless journey: past to present". Please RSVP so we have the right amount of food.

Serverless, shorthand for "opinionated logic-hosting containers," continues on its sky-high trajectory. New features and products are continually being produced by vendors, all with developer focus and DevOps convenience in mind. Google has been in the serverless business long before the term even existed. In this high-level overview, we'll take you on a tour of our serverless journey, the products, use-cases, and target audiences, from the first step to the most recent, taken earlier this year at Cloud NEXT '19.

WESLEY CHUN (@wescpy) is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" ( series, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (, and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being a Developer Advocate at Google focused on Google Cloud (for higher education) and a host of the G Suite Dev Show (, he runs CyberWeb (, a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, and was one of the original Yahoo!Mail engineers. He holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California, is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, and Adjunct Computer Science faculty at Foothill College in Silicon Valley.