Meet up

March at Linuxing In London: Serverless, AWS and Apache Mesos

Wednesday, 21st March in London

This meetup was organised by Linuxing In London in March 2018

Overview

Serverless is all the rage. Why manage hundreds of servers when your code/functions can run on someone else's machine without worrying about it? Don't miss this month's Linuxing in London where we're joined by Yan Cui, Scott Smethurst and Matt Jarvis!

Serverless in production, an experience report by Yan Cui and Scott Smethurst

For our first talk in March we will have an acknowledged expert in the field of serverless architecture and AWS, Yan Cui and his colleague, Scott Smethurst, discussing those tricky issues.

AWS Lambda has changed the way we deploy and run software, but this new serverless paradigm has created new challenges to old problems - how do you test a cloud-hosted function locally? How do you monitor them? What about logging and config management? And how do we start migrating from existing architectures? In this talk Yan and Scott will discuss solutions to these challenges by drawing from real-world experience running Lambda in production and migrating from an existing monolithic architecture.

Scott Smethurst

Scott’s passion for computing began when he was gifted a Commodore 64 for Christmas in 1988 and really took hold while studying Computer Science at the University of Manchester. He’s been an architect, lead developer and consultant within a variety of industries, working with organisations ranging from a multi-billion pound corporation to a failed start-up. Scott has spent most of the past 2 years designing and building several serverless architectures and has decided to start sharing some of those experiences.

Yan Cui

Yan is an experienced engineer who has run production workload at scale in AWS for nearly 10 years. He has been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. He has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production, and has been helping various UK clients adopt AWS and serverless as an independent consultant.

From Batch to Pipelines with Matt Jarvis

Everyone's heard of Docker, containers and Kubernetes but what about Apache Mesos? Matt Jarvis explains all in our second talk.

Apache Mesos is a distributed system for running other distributed systems, often described as a distributed kernel. It's in use at massive scale at some of the worlds largest companies like Netflix, Uber and Yelp, abstracting entire data centres of hardware to allow for workloads to be distributed efficiently. DC/OS is an open source distribution of Mesos, which adds all the functionality to run Mesos in production across any substrate, both on-premise and in the cloud. In this talk, I'll introduce both Mesos and DC/OS and talk about how they work under the hood, and what the benefits are of running these new kinds of systems for emerging cloud native workloads.

Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis is Senior Director of Community and Evangelism at Mesosphere, engaging with the communities around DC/OS and Mesos. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications. Matt is a regular speaker at conferences and meetups worldwide including MesosCon, Open Source Data Centre, Open Infrastructure Summit and IT Next Summit.

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