Grand Visconti Palace is a mix of tradition and modernity in Milan, and an iconic location to spread cultural ideas.
A collaboration in conjunction with the Serverless Italy Meetup, JeffConf is an attempt to move past the word Serverless, and focus on the use of these platforms and the value they provide.
Grand Visconti Palace is a mix of tradition and modernity in Milan, and an iconic location to spread cultural ideas.
Tickets are reasonably priced from €35 to make sure JeffConf Milan is financially accessible for the community.
Real users showcasing the problems they've solved using serverless platforms. Focus is learning through sharing.
Serverless is a buzzword that has marmite appeal. For some it points to the future of software development in a post cloud world, and for others it evokes memories of vendor marketers playing buzzword bingo.
In the spirit of Paul Johnston's blog post, "Serverless is just a name. We could have called it Jeff" , JeffConf is born. It is a community focused, single track, one day conference, that moves away from the word, and focuses on the reality of Jeff (or Serverless) based solutions. It’s about fostering a community locally, and helping all of us learn from each other as we embrace a new way of building applications.
At Jeff Conf we value and encourage diversity of our attendees. We're doing our bit by removing the financial barrier to attending by offering Diversity Scholarships for members of groups that promote diversity in tech, and allowing attendees to purchase Diversity sponsorship tickets, paying for a Diversity scholar.
You can apply directly for Diversity Tickets by clicking the link below.
We've partnered with a number of organisations focused on improving Diversity in tech, listed below. If you're a member of diversity organisation not listed below, let us know and we'll be happy to partner with that organisation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee, juices and a light breakfast will be served during the registration.
Opening of the conference and welcoming guests to spend a day learning and interacting with each other.
The State of Serverless
What is Serverless? How will it change the world of tech? What have we learned to now? What are the things coming up? Paul looks into all the issues around serverless, where serverless is going, and introduces us to why Jeff matters.
Serverless beyond Functions
One of the great advantage of serverless development is the possibility to “chain” multiple functions together and design event-driven architectures. Such applications are easier to maintain because our human minds are much better at looking for cause-effect relationships than understanding complex workflows. It's time to go beyond that, considering serverless in its broader definition of building applications “without thinking about servers”, and use all the available tools.
How to build a scalable serverless IoT architecture on GCP
Andrea will show how to build a performant, reliable and scalable serverless IoT architecture powered by Google Cloud Platform (GCP) managed services, the same tools used by Google for its productions services which are now available for developers and companies. Such architecture allows you to focus on delivering value to your business rather than managing the underlying infrastructure. Google Cloud has always believed in the vision of serverless, starting with Google App Engine in 2008, Google’s first fully serverless compute service. Since then, Google has evolved more serverless offerings in Application Development, Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
Lunch will be served, whilst a 1h Open Space program of self-organised discussions with questions submitted on the day by attendees, enabling the sharing of doubts and ideas.
Zero to Serverless in 60 seconds - anywhere
Alex will present OpenFaaS, an open-source framework that allows you to package any code or container as a serverless function. Prometheus is baked into the stack meaning you have 1st class support for metrics and auto-scaling. You can also bring your own Swarm or Kubernetes cluster and leverage high-availability and orchestration with your existing tools. Alex will show OpenFaaS in action through hands-on demos including the Alexa Voice Assistant. OpenFaaS has over 5k GitHub stars and is being evaluated by the likes of Huawei, ADP and CodeFresh - so come and grab some SWAG and find out why.
Serverless Automation Pipelines
Luca will discuss the benefits how adopting a serverless approach to manage multiple web apps (and much more!)
Serverless API with Azure Functions
Jessica will showcase how to design and build serverless web APIs powered by Azure Functions.
Password-protected serverless website hosting with Lambda@Edge and Cognito Userpools.
As often happens with new technologies, the initial hype and enthusiasm can potentially disrupt years of best practices. Serverless developers may quickly end up with a lot of untestable spaghetti code, followed by a drastic productivity drop. Filippo will showcase how to build a Node.js app powered by TDD to write high-quality and maintainable code in a serverless world.
Orchestrating microservices on Azure with Logic Apps
Marco will showcase Logic Apps, Azure's serverless offering for implementing integration processes and asynchronous processes. Logic Apps allows you to visually orchestrate microservices workflows, and it's powered by the concept of connectors and Azure Functions. Marco will demonstrate how to use Logic Apps with some real-world scenarios.
Short refreshment break to catch your breath and get back to the hallway track before the afternoon session.
Live Coding: A Serverless Platform in 100 LoC
Cyle will show us how to build an educational FaaS layer for Python functions on top of Docker and uWSGI. Make sure you're ready to submit your own code!
Harnessing Big Data through Serverless Technologies
Within a Q&A session, Anoop will discuss MainAd's experience with Google Cloud Platform in storing and processing petabytes of customer and inventory data, in the real time bidding marketplace.
Quick Fire round of 5 lightning talks showcasing serverless projects and approaches.
Alberto Motta: Serverless Wedding
Alberto Begliardo: In search of… Search
Lino Telera: The VMware side of Function as a Service
Alessandro Mazzoli: Serverless, a next level for DevOps
Luca Barzé: Serverless file hosting, secured by Blockchain
Serverless & Chatbots - Moderated by Luca B.
A technical panel with focusing on the chatbots use cases powered by serverless technologies. The panel will be moderated by Luca Bianchi, co-organizer of the Serverless Italy Meetup, and it will involve Alessandro Vitale, Gianvito Siciliano, and Alessio Coser.
Alex Casalboni will reflect on what we've learnt and share where we want to take JeffConf in the future, in Italy and around the world.
Join us at the Grand Visconti Palace's garden for a drink and to continue the conversation up to 8pm.
Amazon Web Services
Danilo works with startups and companies of any size to support their innovation. In his role as Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, he leverages his experience to help people bringing their ideas to life, focusing on event-driven programming and serverless architectures, and on the technical and business impact of machine learning and edge computing.
Andrea has 7 years of work experience in multinational and startup environments developing performant, scalable, and available back-ends in the Cloud. He's currently a Solutions Engineer at Google, mainly focusing on Cloud solutions for the enterprise world. Andrea is deeply passionate about technology and innovation.
Alex is a Docker Captain and Principal Developer @ ADP where he has years of experience in the enterprise supporting payroll and HCM for up to 500k clients. He's a polyglot, blogger, published writer and mentor in the Docker and Raspberry Pi community.
Jessica works in Microsoft as Technical Evangelist since January 2015, where she first managed the Microsoft BizSpark program supporting startups to bring their solutions on Microsoft Azure. In the last year she's been involved in helping software houses build and migrate their solutions on Microsoft Azure.
Filippo works as a developer, sysadmin and trainer at XPeppers, which is part of Cloud Alliance. His focus is on helping organizations to incrementally deliver value from development to production applying Agile methods to software development and IT operations. He's passionate about Extreme Programming, Domain-driven Design, and DevOps.
Soenke is an active member of the serverless community. He founded the Serverless Meetup Hamburg in 2016. When not spending time with his family or his sailboat, he works as a freelance consultant with a focus on DevOps and Cloud transitions, as well as serverless architectures.
Alberto Francesco Motta
Alberto has a Masters Degree in Law and was supposed to became a lawyer, until he discovered the world of web development - it was love at first sight. He's passionate about innovation and loves to work with all the shiny new toys he finds on HackerNews.
Cyle joined Container Solutions this year as a cloud native developer/consultant after spending four years as a developer at AWS. He is focused on the implementation and use cases of modern and postmodern technologies. Outside of his career he is focused on travel and nature.
Gianvito is a (big) data engineer at AgileLab. He is specialising in applied large scale Machine Learning, he loves to play with data processing platform such as Spark, as well as writing scalable code with functional languages. He's currently prototyping a Smart Digital Assistant based on Azure's serverless stack and Microsoft Cognitive Services.
VMware User Group Italia
Lino is a Software developer and system integrator since 2001, system administrator and virtualization specialist since 2008. He's now working as Cloud specialist and Cloud integrator in an Italian service provider. Lino is also a VMUG.it board member and TechFieldDay delegate. He loves blogging, mentoring and coaching for Cloud Native Applications.
Luca has been in the IT industry for the past three years, working in SIA as a solutions architect in the Innovation Hub team. His job is to match the business requirements with the correct (and hopefully innovative) tool. He stumbled into serverless architectures during the last year and he thinks the long journey to reduce the pain of environments preparation has quite come to an end.
Marco Parenzan is an independent Cloud and IoT Architect and .NET Developer. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP since 2014 and wrote a book on Azure in 2016. Marco is a community lead at 1nn0va, an official Microsoft community in Pordenone, Italy, and he loves developing retrogames and reading comix.
Alberto studied software engineering at Polytechnic of Turin and he's been working in tech/web since 2008, collaborating with Italian organizations such as RAI and FIFA. In 2012 he founded a web agency and he recently founded a startup in Italy, both powered by the AWS Cloud.
Alessandro Vitale is an AI expert and a serial entrepreneur. In 2016 he founded Conversate in London, the first enterprise platform for intelligent chatbots. Previously he founded Optimist AI and, before being an entrepreneur, Alessandro worked for years in Siemens with growing responsibilities in Italy and Europe in the strategy department.
Driving success, researching technologies and delivering solid and reliable solutions form MainAd's affable CTO Anoop's activities. A pioneer of building in-house platforms and R&D projects, Anoop played a central part in the development and launch of MainAd's proprietary tech, Logico. Along with his team, Anoop's dedicated process ensures MainAd's tech competence stays competitive in the dynamic digital landscape, providing solutions to help add value for partners.
Alex is a Software Engineer, deeply passionate about serverless technologies, music, and traveling. He's currently a Sr. Software Engineer and Cloud Evangelist at Cloud Academy, a position that gave him the possibility to discover the Cloud world and develop its potential as a web developer and data scientist. He is one of the founders of the Serverless Italy Meetup.
Luca Bianchi has been writing code from more than a decade, both on client and server side. Embracing the serverless paradigm since its early days, he serves as Chief Technology Officer and Principal Engineer at Neosperience. Passionate about DevOps, IoT and chatbots, in his spare time he loves writing code and prototyping stuff. He is one of the founders of the Serverless Italy Meetup.
How to get there: M3 (yellow line) stop Lodi TIBB (a 10 minutes ride from the Main Railway Station)
The Grand Visconti Palace is a luxury hotel in Milan, Italy. Tradition and modernity are combined together to create this outstanding hotel. It also provides 14 meeting rooms, each named after the main gates of the city, such as Porta Romana, Porta Ticinese and Porta Vittoria. These gates are highly symbolic urban elements which, in the past, were bastions of resistance and places to meet and to spread cultural ideas.
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JeffConf is a community organised event focusing on Serverless technologies and the changing face of application development. We aim to make it an inclusive conference welcoming people from diverse backgrounds. To reach our goal, we allow people who are part of an underrepresented group in tech to obtain a free Diversity Ticket.
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All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
tl;dr: Jeff says be excellent with each other
The Quick Version
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If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
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