Serverless Chats

Serverless Chats
Serverless Chats is a podcast that geeks out on everything serverless.

#32: Customizing Serverless for Custom Ink with Ken Collins
Jan 20 • 40 min
In this episode, Jeremy chats with Ken Collins about Custom Ink’s approach to adopting serverless, why they built Lamby to enable Ruby on Rails on Lambda, and why best practices don’t always equal customer value.
#31: Voice Automation with Serverless with Aleksandar Simovic
Jan 13 • 48 min
In this episode, Jeremy chats with Aleksandar Simovic about the evolution and predictability of voice interface technology, how serverless helped commoditize it for home and business use cases, and what the future of conversations with intelligent agents…
#30: What to expect from serverless in 2020 with James Beswick
Jan 6 • 44 min
In this episode, Jeremy chats with James Beswick about the most popular serverless tools and services companies are adopting, how built-in cloud features are making apps more resilient, and what serverless will look like in 2020.
#29: The Best of 2019
Dec 30, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode, we look back at all the episodes from 2019 and share some of our favorite moments.
#28: Amplifying Serverless with Nader Dabit
Dec 23, 2019 • 42 min
Jeremy chats with Nader Dabit about the AWS Amplify team’s philosophy around full-stack development, what the Amplify framework is empowering developers to do, and how new features like the Amplify Datastore are making it even easier to build full-scale…
#27: ServerlessDays Going Global with Ant Stanley
Dec 16, 2019 • 43 min
Jeremy chats with Ant Stanley about the history of ServerlessDays, how the serverless-focused conference has grown over the last few years, and what the global organizing team is doing to make it easier for new organizers to host an event.
#26: re:Inventing Serverless with Chris Munns
Dec 9, 2019 • 55 min
Jeremy chats with Chris Munns about all the new serverless product releases from AWS re:Invent 2019, the ongoing feature improvements AWS continues to make, and how his team plans to bring serverless to everyone in 2020.
#25: Using Serverless to Transform Careers and Communities with Farrah Campbell and Danielle Heberling
Dec 2, 2019 • 27 min
Jeremy chats with Farrah Campbell and Danielle Heberling about how they found their way into tech, how serverless connected them, and the serverless project they built to help expand the community.
#24: Serverless Application Security with Ory Segal (Part 2)
Nov 25, 2019 • 47 min
Jeremy continues his conversation with Ory Segal about Serverless Application Security. They finish reviewing the CSA Top 12 Most Critical Risks for Serverless Applications, and discuss the future of security for serverless and ephemeral compute.
#23: Serverless Application Security with Ory Segal (Part 1)
Nov 18, 2019 • 47 min
Jeremy chats with Ory Segal about the differences between traditional and serverless security, the importance of the CSA’s 12 Most Critical Risks for Serverless Applications, and what the future of serverless security looks like.
#22: Serverless Containers on Google Cloud Run with Bret McGowen
Nov 11, 2019 • 52 min
Jeremy chats with Bret McGowen about how Google Cloud Run can make containers serverless, why Knative is important for building developer platforms, and what the future of serverless looks like at Google Cloud.
#21: Getting Started with Serverless (Special Episode)
Nov 4, 2019 • 42 min
In this special episode, Jeremy outlines a number of topics for people learning serverless, and lets his guests from the first 20 episodes explain the details of each, and why they’re important.
#20: The Serverless Journey of with Sheen Brisals
Oct 28, 2019 • 51 min
Jeremy chats with Sheen Brisals about the problems the LEGO Group was trying to solve with serverless, what they learned from their journey, and what’s the idea behind “functionless.”
#19: Pushing the Limits of Lambda with Michael Hart (Part 2)
Oct 21, 2019 • 39 min
Jeremy continues his talk with Michael Hart about pushing the limits of Lambda. They discuss Michael’s new “yumda” project, how to use Lambda for machine learning hyperparameter optimization, and whether or not Lambdas should call Lambdas!
#18: Pushing the Limits of Lambda with Michael Hart (Part 1)
Oct 14, 2019 • 48 min
Jeremy chats with Michael Hart about the inner workings of AWS Lambda, the hows and whys of Custom Runtimes & Layers, Docker Lambda, serverless CI and so much more! This is PART 1 of a two-part conversation.
#17: Building Serverless Apps Using Architect with Brian LeRoux
Oct 7, 2019 • 53 min
Jeremy chats with Brian LeRoux about why he and his team built the Architect Framework, how it makes building modern serverless apps easier, and why DynamoDB should be your cloud database of choice.
#16: Serverless Workflows using Step Functions with Rowan Udell
Sep 30, 2019 • 42 min
Jeremy chats with Rowan Udell about the benefits of state machines, the core functionality and advanced features of AWS Step Functions, and some recommendations for building smarter serverless workflows.
#15: How Liberty Mutual is Embracing Serverless with Gillian Armstrong and Mark McCann
Sep 23, 2019 • 50 min
Jeremy chats with Gillian Armstrong and Mark McCann about Liberty Mutual’s strategy for serverless adoption, how they evangelized serverless and focused on developer enablement, and some of the successful serverless projects they’ve launched.
#14: Serverless CI/CD for the Enterprise with Forrest Brazeal
Sep 16, 2019 • 35 min
Jeremy chats with Forrest Brazeal about the CI/CD challenges facing enterprises, how to take a pragmatic approach to building pipelines for your serverless projects, and what tools are available to help you.
#13: Managing a Serverless Engineering Team with Efi Merdler-Kravitz
Sep 9, 2019 • 49 min
Jeremy chats with Efi Merdler-Kravitz about moving your team to serverless, running and growing your serverless development team, and managing roles and specializations in serverless environments.
#12: Reducing MTTR in Serverless Environments with Emrah Şamdan
Sep 2, 2019 • 40 min
Jeremy chats with Emrah Şamdan about discovering problems before they cause issues, what constitutes signals of failure in serverless applications, and how we can be better prepared to respond to incidents.
#11: Serverless Security in the Real World with Hillel Solow
Aug 26, 2019 • 42 min
Jeremy chats with Hillel Solow about what’s different with security in serverless, which attack vectors are actually being targeted, and how we can significantly increase our security posture with good coding practices.
#10: Testable Serverless Applications with Slobodan Stojanović
Aug 19, 2019 • 47 min
Jeremy chats with Slobodan Stojanović about why testing is important, how it changes with serverless, and how to make our applications more testable using hexagonal architecture.
#9: Chaos Engineering in Serverless with Gunnar Grosch
Aug 12, 2019 • 46 min
Jeremy chats with Gunnar Grosch about the motivations behind chaos engineering, how we run chaos experiments, and what are some of the common weaknesses we can test for in our serverless applications.
#8: Observability in Modern Applications with Ran Ribenzaft
Aug 5, 2019 • 40 min
Jeremy chats with Ran Ribenzaft about the three pillars of observability, how we instrument our code, and the how and why of distributed tracing in modern applications.
#7: Serverless Laravel using Vapor with Taylor Otwell
Jul 29, 2019 • 33 min
Jeremy chats with Taylor Otwell about Laravel Vapor, a new service that lets you deploy your Laravel PHP applications to Amazon Web Services and run them using a fully managed suite of serverless components.
#6: Why Developers Need to Think About Cloud Costs with Erik Peterson
Jul 22, 2019 • 44 min
Jeremy chats with Erik Peterson about cultural changes around cost optimization in the cloud, cost as a first class metric, and how to predict total cost of ownership (TCO) according to your product roadmap.
#5: Event-Driven Applications using Amazon EventBridge with Mike Deck
Jul 15, 2019 • 37 min
Jeremy chats with Mike Deck about Amazon EventBridge and how it works, what it means for the future of webhooks, and how we can use it to build serverless event-driven applications.
#4: Serverless Development Workflows with Chase Douglas
Jul 8, 2019 • 39 min
Jeremy chats with Chase Douglas about how serverless applications change our development workflows, what a local development process looks like, and some tools we can use to help make our lives easier.
#3: Serverless GraphQL using AWS AppSync with Marcia Villalba
Jul 1, 2019 • 43 min
Jeremy chats with Marcia Villalba about the benefits of building applications with GraphQL, how to use AWS AppSync to build serverless applications with it, and some best practices for using it in your projects.
#2: Building Resilient Serverless Applications with Nitzan Shapira
Jun 24, 2019 • 33 min
Jeremy chats with Nitzan Shapira from Epsagon about building resilient serverless applications, what can go wrong with serverless, and what we should do to make sure our applications are working as expected.
#1: Serverless Purity vs. Practicality with Alex DeBrie
Jun 17, 2019 • 34 min
Jeremy chats with Alex DeBrie from Serverless, Inc. about the choices facing developers when building serverless applications, and when a practical approach sometimes trumps best practices.