Firebase with Doug Stevenson

GDG Belfast
Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

We're delighted to have Doug Stevenson @CodingDoug who is a Firebase Developer Advocate join us after the Firebase Summit in Madrid.

Easy, scalable backends for Android developers
In the past, engineering teams typically split “frontend” and “backend” responsibilities. As an Android developer, you almost certainly slotted into the “frontend” category, with no responsibility on the backend. And if you do want to work on the backend for an app, it can be taxing to learn new tools and languages, while being responsible for managing and scaling a server farm.

Today, with “serverless” backends becoming popular, server management and scaling is being fully automated, and you can use many of the same tools and languages you use for Android development. Do you want to write Kotlin everywhere? There’s a solution for you! Join this talk to survey some serverless options provided by Google, see some demos, and figure out which options are right for you.

We'll also have Andy Hayes from Puppet speaking too. Andrew is a Senior Software Engineer at Puppet working on Vulnerability Remediation. Andrew has 7+ years of experience working on DevOps and Cloud Technologies.