Serverless March!

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Serverless March!

7 March 2019

London

Added 02-May-2019

The March Serverless Meetup is almost upon us! The agenda and speakers are now up! See you on Thursday 7 March at Cloudflare's new premises at County Hall near Waterloo.

Agenda

18:00 - Doors Open
19:00 - Welcome
19:05 - Fine-Grained Sandboxing With V8 Isolates - Kenton Varda (Cloudflare)
19:35 - SEO on the edge. Improving legacy stacks with programmatically generated serverless functions - Igor Kreztov & Dan Taylor (SALT)
20:05 - Break
20:35 - AWS Lambda Benchmarked - Ronnie Kilsbo (Amido)

Talk: Fine-Grained Sandboxing With V8 Isolates - Kenton Varda (Cloudflare)

Abstract:
In an ideal world, code would always run as close as possible to the things with which it communicates -- end users, storage, external APIs, etc. However, most software stacks are only cost-effective if applications are long-running, handling many events in one place. We need a new approach that can efficiently load code to handle just one event, so that it can be executed wherever is best for that one event, across a distributed network.

Kenton explains how Cloudflare solved this problem by building a compute platform using V8 isolates instead of containers or VMs, achieving 10x-100x faster cold starts and lower memory footprints. We'll go through technical details of embedding V8, distributing code, scheduling isolates, resource management, and security risks.

Talk: SEO on the edge. Improving legacy stacks with programmatically generated serverless functions - Igor Kreztov & Dan Taylor (SALT)

Abstract:
Legacy solutions and limited platforms make it hard to implement modern web best practises or new features. While Serverless technologies allow us to augment and improve existing solutions, they require a bespoke development approach. We are attempting to make serverless more accessible by programmatically generating serverless functions.

Talk: AWS Lambda Benchmarked - Ronnie Kilsbo (Amido)

Abstract:
Lessons learned when benchmarking AWS Lambda Service, improvement options in terms of design and configuration.

Cloudflare are kindly providing the venue, and food, with Amido and Reason covering the videography.

 

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