ServerlessDays London 2018
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, “Serverless is just a name. We could have called it Jeff”, 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.
ServerlessDays London is the evolution of the three JeffConf’s before (London, Milan and Hamburg). We look to build on the success of the previous events, and learn from where we could do better. Our focus is on building a community through sharing of experiences, accessible without a large commitment of time or money (tickets start from just £35).
The venue is a 197 year old church in the heart of Hoxton, near the Old Street roundabout, the beating heart of London’s tech scene. We’re expecting 300 people this year. We will be running an extensive scholarship program for underrepresented minorities in tech, have a code of conduct that is enforced and can guarantee toilet queues for everyone.
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 formats of talk you can submit for.
- Talk - 30 minutes
- Lightning Talk - 10 minutes
- Lightning Talk - 5 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!
We are looking for full-day hands-on workshops, e.g. for a particular framework or use-case. Workshops will be subject to a small charge so that trainers can be compensated for their efforts. Please note that until we have gauged the demand we are unable to commit to providing a particular workshop.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll introduce you to one of our great mentors.
2018/04/06 - CFP announced
2018/04/11 - Tickets go on Sale
2018/05/07 - CFP Closes
2018/05/21 - Speaker Announcement
2018/07/06 - ServerlessDays London
We have 9 available speaking slots. Even if you’re not successful in the CFP we will be running an Open Spaces session in addition to an Unpanel, so there are a lot of opportunities to get involved.
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 a poor sods will have to remove it before it goes to the CFP committee.
The CFP selection committee is made up of Simona Cotin (Microsoft), James Thomas (IBM), and Ant Stanley. 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 be replaced by our stand-in member, Soenke Rumpler, one of the organisers of JeffConf Hamburg.
ServerlessDays London 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.