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Serverless computing is still pretty new to the mainstream information technology world, and the concepts that make it intriguing are evolving very quickly. We invited five experts in serverless computing to the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit on June 27th to help you understand how to evaluate this promising new technology.

Interested in serverless or other cutting-edge cloud technologies? Make sure to pick-up tickets to the Cloud Tech Summit — our biggest technical conference — here.

We’re just a few weeks away from our second annual Cloud Tech Summit, which will again be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. In addition to cloud computing leaders like Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure CTO; Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare; and Peter DeSantis, vice president of infrastructure for Amazon Web Services, we’re also hosting five technical tracks with in-depth discussions of the most exciting and complicated technology sectors of the modern cloud.

Serverless is one of those areas. The latest addition to a time-honored tradition of using vague terms to describe complicated systems, serverless computing is drawing attention because it allows developers to ignore the hardware underneath their apps and focus completely on their code. It also appeals to the bean counters because it allows per-second billing to emerge as the base unit of cloud computing economics, rather than per-hour billing associated with virtual machines.

During the Cloud Tech Summit you’ll hear from:

  • Chase Douglas, co-founder and CTO of Portland-based Stackery, who will explain how to manage your software development process while using serverless technologies.
  • Aparna Sinha, product management lead at Google, who is one of the search giant’s Kubernetes experts and will talk about how to use the popular container-orchestration software with serverless frameworks.
  • Donna Malayeri, product and community manager at Seattle’s Pulumi, who will discuss how containers and serverless computing principles mix, and when they don’t.
  • Matt Weagle, director of infrastructure at ShiftLeft and organizer of the Seattle Serverless Meetup, who will talk about how to manage ongoing application deployments using serverless technology.
  • Sanath Ramesh, software development engineer at Amazon Web Services, who will explain how to use tried-and-true development tools and techniques with serverless computing.

We’ll also feature talks during the day from experts in artificial intelligence, DevOps/containers, software-as-a-service, and hybrid cloud. It’s a chance to hear directly from the engineers and product leaders who are defining the modern era of cloud computing and learn how their insights can be put to use inside your own companies.

Our goal with the Cloud Tech Summit is to host a platform-agnostic conference, where top technology minds can exchange information, lessons and insights about the future of computing. We think the Seattle area is the best place in the world for this type of conference given the heavy concentration of developers, engineers and technical leaders who are pushing the envelope in these fields. And with this year’s lineup, we think we’ve assembled the very best non-vendor aligned cloud computing conference in the industry.

More than 600 people attended the inaugural Cloud Tech Summit last year, which you can read about here. A third of attendees are engineers, developers, designers or technical leaders. This year, we’re expecting a bigger turnout, and we are also excited to showcase a business track that will dive into the economics, sales and marketing of cloud computing services, featuring leading venture capitalists, CIOs and analysts.

Make sure to grab your tickets today at the early-bird rates before prices go up. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Cloud Tech Summit, please contact us at

A big thanks to the presenting sponsor of the 2018 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit: Salesforce.

Also, thanks to gold sponsors: OfferUpStripeExpediaF5, Joyent, and Skytap.

And to our silver, supporting and exhibitor sponsors: City of BellevueMozAcumaticaColocation NorthwestAvalaraFirst Tech Federal Credit UnionBellevue College, Imperva, Foster School of Business, Pluralsight, Procogia, Acute Angle and Qumulo.

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