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Yan Cui

Debunking serverless myths

Yan is an experienced engineer who has run production workload at scale in AWS for nearly 10 years. He has been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. He has worked extensively with AWS Lambda in production, and has been helping various UK clients adopt AWS and serverless as an independent consultant.

Yan is an AWS Serverless Hero and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally, and he is also the author of Production-Ready Serverless by Manning and keeps an active blog at https://theburningmonk.com.

Abstract talk
In this talk they debunk common myths and misconceptions about serverless.

They will explain how cold starts works, and why many of the common practices for mitigating cold starts don’t work. They will look at the big picture to understand the true cost savings of serverless. They will tackle the age old debate of control and responsibility and why it matters for serverless and discuss the risk and reward of vendor lock-in.