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Registration is open every day from 7:30 a.m. until the close of the day’s sessions.
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30-minute refreshment breaks are at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily.
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Thursday, May 4 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Making the Switch to "Serverless" Full-Stack Development

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“Serverless” is a newly popular buzzword and, as with many technology buzzwords, is a complete misnomer (“cloud,” anyone?). In this session, we will discuss what serverless really means, what the differences are among various providers, why you would consider using a serverless architecture, and how you would implement one. We’ll discuss greenfield development as well as a migration path for existing web applications. Other topics will include how the development workflow will change and why, what testing will look like in a serverless world, and some pitfalls to avoid. While a serverless approach can be applied to applications written in a variety of languages, JavaScript will be the language used for this talk, so we will examine some popular serverless JavaScript frameworks, including apex.js, claudia.js, and serverless.js. If you’re interested in full-stack development, DevOps, microservice architecture, containers, cutting operational costs, or just keeping up with the latest application architecture approaches, this talk is for you. For this 90-minute, interactive, participatory workshop, you will need a laptop, a GitHub account, and an Amazon AWS account.

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David Aktary

David Aktary is an ex-IBMer who has been writing software for nearly 20 years. His eclectic background has taken him on detours through Wall Street, Hollywood, and collegiate head coaching, but software development and architecture have been constants since graduating with his BS in Computer Science from Michigan. After completing his MBA at Duke, he launched a technology and management consulting company that has become... Read More →


Thursday May 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room B

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