GCP News & Serverless Development

GDG Silicon Valley
Wed, Jul 5, 2017, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

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6:00-6:50pm Networking and light food

6:50-7:00pm Announcements

7:00-7:50pm Google Cloud Next Update - Terrence Ryan

7:50-8:30pm  An introduction to Serverless Development - Matt Billock

Abstract/Speaker Bios:

Presentation 1: Back in March, Google Cloud announce a number of new products and platform features at Google Cloud Next. These announcements included Cloud Spanner, Cloud ML Engine, and many many more. This session will take you through these new announcements, and help point you to more resources to learn more. 

Bio: Terry Ryan is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform team. He has 15 years of experience working with the web - both front end and back. He is passionate about web standards and wants to bring web developers to the Google Cloud Platform. Before Google, he worked for Adobe and the Wharton School of Business.

He also wrote Driving Technical Change for Pragmatic Bookshelf, a book that arms technology professionals with the tools to convince reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and technology.

Presentation 2: During this presentation, we'll walk through the high level points of serverless development. We'll cover what serverless actually means (and yes, there is still a server somewhere), how serverless apps are architected, the benefits of a serverless approach, and we'll give a brief overview of the serverless options available to application developers. This talk will be high-level, with little to no code involved, and is intended to serve as an introduction to the practice of serverless development.

Bio: Matt Billock is a developer with 13 years of experience, doing product management for serverless app platforms. He has worked in a number of industries, from game dev to trading software, and has a passion for making the lives of developers easier. He is a proponent of test-driven development, complete documentation, and tools that reduce the headaches faced by developers.

He is also an amateur brass musician, gamer, writer, and pitmaster (well, pit apprentice). He finds that success in all of these activities have shared attributes. Perseverance, dedication, discipline, and being open to suggestion are all things that help you, whether you're writing a symphony or developing an iOS app.


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