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With Nigel Brown (Developer Advocate, IBM).
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
NYC Blockchain Center, 54 W 21st St

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Serverless is the new most talked about architecture pattern & quickly becoming a buzz word. The idea is for developers to stop worrying about server management & focus on code. The serverless platform takes care of provisioning servers, underlying infrastructure, server maintenance security, & scaling.

In this meetup, we will look at three practical use cases of serverless with example code.

* Secure & Scalable APIs
* Backend microservices
* Event driven programming

Key concepts introduced will include: triggers, rules, actions, composition & event driven architecture.

Finally, serverless is relatively new & we will look at what the shortcomings are with the current technology & how to mitigate them. We will use Apache OpenWhisk as our serverless platform. Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless platform that executes functions (fx) in response to events at any scale.

The talk will include three labs which include building & deploying an application to Apache OpenWhisk.

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If you want to follow along with the labs please bring your laptops

**Please bring your Meetup RSVP Confirmation & ID to check-in**


- 630pm - doors open, check-in, & get some food
- 645pm - round-robin introductions & get to know each other
- 7-8pm - presentation
- 8-830pm - Q&A, mingling
- 9pm - venue closes

About the Presenter

Nigel is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud based in New York City. Originally from South Carolina, he was drawn to craft of software engineering because of the agency it provides to create & interact with worlds of his own creation. His passions in technology are community building, High Performance Computing, & free & open-source software (and hardware). His current favorite project is Alexandra Sunderland's SMS Internet ( due to the incredible problem solving involved.

You can follow him on GitHub at the handle @pnbrown

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