ServerlessDays Boston Overview
Serverless is a recent addition to the long list of technologies that promise to accelerate software delivery, reduce cost of compute ownership and provide unicorns and rainbows for all. And like all industry buzzwords it generates enthusiasm and scepticism in equal measure – how to move beyond the hype?
ServerlessDays started life as JeffConf, a tongue in cheek conference in the spirit of Paul Johnston’s blog post, an attempt to move beyond the Serverless buzzword and focus on the practical use of function as a service platforms and the value they provide. It is a one day, community-focused, single track event centred on real world Serverless based solutions. It’s about fostering a community and helping all of us learn from each other as we embrace a new way of building applications.
For the first time ever, ServerlessDays is coming to Boston. We look to build on the success of previous ServerlessDays events in other cities around the world. Our focus is on building and nurturing the serverless community through sharing of real world experiences and making it accessible without a large commitment of time or money (tickets are just $49).
- December 1, 2018 - CFP Opens
- December 15, 2018 - Tickets go on Sale
- January 21, 2019 - CFP Closes
- January 28, 2019 - Speaker Announcement
- March 12, 2019 - ServerlessDays Boston
We believe serverless is a big tent and are looking for speakers with years of experience who have solved real-world problems using Serverless platforms, through to people taking their first steps in serverless.
We have three talk formats available:
- Main Talk - 30 minutes
- Extended Lightning Talk - 15-20 minutes
- Lightning Talk - 5-10 minutes
We are looking for:
- Are you new to Serverless? Tell us about your serverless learning journey!
- Experience with Serverless frameworks in production and under load?
- Serverless promises to lower the total cost of ownership: what are real world experiences?
- Serverless vs. vendor lock-in: experiences with company politics and/or real world problems, and strategies to overcome resistance?
- Are you doing something genuinely cool? Or built the most amazing rube goldberg machine! Tell us about it? Let’s have some fun with this!
Mentoring, Review and Coaching
Have you never submitted a response to a conference CFP before? We have mentors who are happy to review you submissions and give you advice! Nervous about speaking and want someone to coach you? We have experience speakers who are happy to assist you. Email email@example.com to tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll introduce you to one of our great mentors.
Inclusivity is very important to us and the CFP process is anonymised to minimise selection bias. Please be aware of this when submitting your response to not add your company name or identifying information in the your talk description or subject. Otherwise we will have to remove it before it goes to the CFP committee. In the situation where a response mentions the vendor of one of the committee members, that member will not be involved in the adjudication of that response, and will be replaced by one our stand-in members.
ServerlessDays Boston is a non-profit community event. We will cover travel and accommodation costs where possible.
Code Of Conduct
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.
If you have any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.