From meeting one of our first customers to hearing bright speakers from around the world, ServerlessDays Cardiff was an inspiring, awesome event!
Here are some of my favorite moments from the serverless community conference in Wales.
Sara Gerion, a backend software engineer at DAZN, talked about “Failure Modes in AWS Serverless”. Clearly, serverless solves a lot of possible failures with self-hosted or virtual machine servers -- but there are failure modes that are unique to serverless. Some of these involve the restrictions AWS puts on Lambda executions, but she also pointed out a phone-book-length page on the DynamoDB docs covering ‘error handling’
To handle these unique failures, it’s critical to test on your entire stack, since failures really look different when they’re happening between two AWS services. Really great to hear about the serverless realities from someone who’s been in the trenches!
I really appreciated Beth North telling her story and all the vulnerability she showed telling her vulnerability in learning to say no and not expecting yourself to be perfect the first time you try something. Her twitter is a great resource for the real-world issues that women in development see.
I daresay all women in tech have had these feelings and it’s so critical to share them!
Siobhan Stephens, a software engineer at Mobilise and digital apprentice, gave her first talk at Serverlessdays Cardiff. Showing how an ambitious project (a new matchmaking service for renters) could go from an idea to production so much faster using serverless was really inspiring. With such a great talk, Siobhan’s showed how far she personally has come with the serverless platform.