Joe Sepi is passionate about advancing the web forward through open source technologies and open communities. He has held engineering leadership positions at companies such as The New York Times, Adobe, Credit Suisse and Sears and currently leads the developer advocacy mission in NYC for IBM.
He also plays in two punk rock bands. 🤘
Let's work through what serverless is, why you would want to use it, how it works and how to get started. We'll spend some time with the open source Apache OpenWhisk serverless platform implementing a few example use cases. We'll all leave the workshop feeling confident and ready to go build serverless applications. #ftw
In just a few short minutes, we'll build an API-driven Node application. With the open source tool, LoopBack, we can derive interconnected models---with full CRUD functionality---based on some questions about the shape and details of our data. But that's just the beginning.
We'll also take our APIs further with cloud/local data-stores, relationships between models, and access control lists (ACLs.) Within a short time, we'll have a fully functioning platform with a number of APIs accessing robust models, handled securely using member role privileges that include full-featured account management (login/out, forgot password, etc).