OpenFaaS @ SF / Dockercon round-up
Here are some of the top tweets about Serverless and OpenFaaS from Day 1 at Dockercon hosted in San Francisco. Docker Inc's CEO Steve Singh opened the event and event mentioned both the Raspberry Pi and Serverless community too.
Good to see the new enterprise-focused Docker Inc acknowledging the @Raspberry_Pi community pic.twitter.com/GXRQ5ouqb1— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) June 13, 2018
Holberton School fireside chat
After having met some students back in April at DevNet Create I started mentoring one of them and keeping in touch with the others. It was great to hear that some students won tickets to Dockercon in a Hackathon using OpenFaaS as part of their winning entry.
During the fireside chat the students I'd met in May interviewed me about my background in Computer Science, my new role leading Open Source in the community and for tips on public speaking.
Really enjoyed sharing with @holbertonschool this week about OSS, career and public speaking pic.twitter.com/4so3myGv8l— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) June 13, 2018
For more on Holberton School and its mission read here: https://www.holbertonschool.com
OpenFaaS + GitOps
The night before the event I spoke with Stefan Prodan at the Weaveworks User Group about GitOps with Functions. When you combine GitOps and Serverless Functions you get something that looks a lot like OpenFaaS Cloud which we open-sourced in November last year.
How does @OpenFaaS cloud work? How about a demo from Silicon Valley? Demo code by @mccabejohn pic.twitter.com/PU85ZWDmAv— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) June 13, 2018
I gave a demo with my mobile phone and OpenFaaS Cloud, we categorized two different images of a hotdog to show Silicon Valley's "Hotdog, not hotdog" episode. Thanks to John Mccabe for working on this demo.
When I was speaking to a Director of Platform Engineering at a large forward-thinking bank I was told that in their perspective infrastructure is cheap compared to engineering salaries. With OpenFaaS Cloud and GitOps we make it even easier for the developer and operations team to build and deploy serverless functions at scale on any cloud.
"Infrastructure is cheap, engineer hours are expensive" #DockerCon #openfaas #gitops pic.twitter.com/qpVJw1wgqI— Dwayne Lessner (@dlink7) June 13, 2018
Contribute and Collaborate Track
Here are some highlights from the Contribute and Collaborate Track where I gave a talk on The State of OpenFaaS.
With OpenFaaS you can: iterate faster, build your own platform, use any language, own your data, unlock your community. Great introduction from @alexellisuk #DockerCon— Mark Jeromin (@devtty2) June 13, 2018
Here I am with Idit Levine from Solo.io and Stefan Prodan from Weaveworks who is also a core contributor to OpenFaaS.
All set to talk about serverless functions made simple in the collaborate and communicate track with @stefanprodan @Idit_Levine and @alexellisuk pic.twitter.com/nTv6yP9Qvh— OpenFaaS (@openfaas) June 13, 2018
The global group of contributors and influencers is growing and I think it's important to state that OpenFaaS is built by community for the Open Source Community - that means, for you.
Thanks to @alexellisuk for the call out to @monadic and @stefanprodan for our support for #OpenFaaS— Tamao Nakahara (@mewzherder) June 13, 2018
Happy to help!
Hailing from #DockerCon pic.twitter.com/gtYGvXkCu7
That sums up the highlights, and there's much more on Twitter if you don't want to miss out.
Here's three ways you can get involved with the community and project.
Join the community
If you'd like to get involved then the best way is to join our Slack community:
Find out about OpenFaaS Cloud
Find out more about OpenFaaS Cloud and try the public demo, or install it on your own OpenFaaS cluster today:
Deploy OpenFaaS on Kubernetes
You can deploy OpenFaaS on Kubernetes with helm within a matter of minutes. Read the guide for helm below: