Planet9energy.com is a new electricity company building a sophisticated analytics and energy trading platform for the UK market.
Since the earliest draft of the platform we took the unconventional decision to go serverless and build the product on top of AWS Lambda and the Serverless framework using Node.js.

In this talk I want to discuss why we took this radical decision, what are the pros and cons of this approach and what are the main issues we faced as a tech team in our design and development experience.
We will discuss how normal things like testing and deployment need to be re-thought to work on a serverless fashion but also the benefits of (almost) infinite self-scalability and the piece of mind of not having to manage hundreds of servers.

Finally we will underline how Node.js seems to fit naturally in this scenario and how it makes developing serverless applications extremely convenient.

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Clear, informative and very thorough talk. Thanks Luciano

Very interesting talk about serverless, lambdas and other cloud related stuff.
Clear and complete coverage of the topic.
Just one suggestion for Luciano: Please stop using ACLs!

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Anonymous at 16:31 on 10 May 2017

Very good presentation. I would suggest to pick up the pace a bit but nice talk regardless

Rated 5

Carlo Panzi at 17:15 on 10 May 2017

Nice talk, and really interesting topic!

Rated 4

Iacopo at 18:25 on 10 May 2017

Nice and clear

Really interesting and really well explained

Rated 4

Federico at 19:27 on 10 May 2017

Well explained. I would have liked more insights on drawbacks and pluses of this kind of architecture and its deployment.

One of the better talks today for me

Clear and well explained.

Rated 4

Stefano Sala at 22:27 on 10 May 2017

Good talk, well explained

Clear and complete

Great talk, very clear and interesting!

Lost first part, seemed interesting anyway

Very good talk. Good job

Rated 5

Samu at 09:44 on 12 May 2017

Amazing talk, very clear and full of details! Thanks, Luciano!

Well explained presentation! Clear and interesting also for who didn't know the technology before.

Rated 5

tore at 15:16 on 12 May 2017

Lot of information, interesting talk!

Rated 5

Miro Svrtan at 19:20 on 12 May 2017

Great talk.

Speaker covered the basics of serverless + shown how they implemented stuff so it wasnt only theoritical stuff but 'from how we do it' bag.

I'm still not sure it would make sense for me to switch but now I'm much more informed on how it works, what are the good and bad sides.

The speaker was appropriately concise at some moments and detailed enough in the other. It's been a pleasure to hear what he has to say.

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Fatos Hoti at 22:28 on 12 May 2017

I wanted to try serverless for a while now and this gave me an excellent base to build upon. Thanks for making the learning curve more easy to climb.

Rated 4

Enrico Bono at 00:00 on 14 May 2017

Nice talk, interesting topic. Maybe it could have had just a little higher pace.

Rated 5

Samuele Lilli at 19:12 on 26 May 2017

Really nice talk.