Software engineer @ Cloud Academy, Inc.
Alex is an Italian Software Engineer, deeply passionate about web technologies and music. He spent the last six years building web products and deepening his knowledge on full stack web development and software design, focusing on both frontend/UX and architecture design in the Cloud. Despite being a passionate coder, Alex worked hard on his software and sound engineering background, which provides him the tools to deal with multimedia, signal processing, machine learning, AI, and many interesting topics related to math and data science. Alex is currently a Sr. Software Engineer and Cloud Evangelist at Cloud Academy, a position that gave him the possibility to discover the Cloud world and exploit its potential as a web developer and data scientist.
|2017||To Server or not to Server: is that the question?|
Alex will describe a "dystopian" world in which servers are not managed by Dev(Ops) anymore, where infrastructure provisioning is an old fairy tale, and where the Clouds dominate IT. This brave new world is being called "Serverless" and it already spans every public Cloud - with PAYG services such as AWS Lambda, Azure Functions & Logic Apps, Google Cloud Functions & Firebase, etc. - and plenty of open-source projects such as Apache OpenWhisk, the Serverless Framework, OpenFaaS, etc. Alex will highlight pros and cons of such serverless architectures, focusing on the many open-source initiatives and the Dev(Ops) perspective.