Serverless Computing with Python

wesley chun (~wesley)




ABSTRACT "Serverless" is a term that means many different things. It is a relatively new field of cloud computing allowing developers to focus more on the solutions they're building and worry less about the infrastructure. Are there really no servers? What is the outlook of serverless technologies in industry today? In this session, we will introduce developers to the serverless computing industry then focus specifically on serverless compute services. There are various ways Python developers can leverage serverless, whether it's entire (web) apps, mobile backends, functions/FaaS, or containerized applications. Our serverless demos take place using GCP, but as these services are fairly generic, developers can take the concepts to AWS or Azure too. Specifically, attendees will learn how to run code on our serverless platforms... code samples will be in Python (and some JavaScript), but other languages are supported. Whether you're a developer, technical consultant, software engineer, DevOps/IT staff, or a systems analyst, you'll know how to run code on Google's cloud and become part of the next-generation cloud-ready workforce.


  • General knowledge of computer applications, application hosting, desktop vs. online, cloud computing, etc.
  • You're a developer, technical consultant, software engineer, DevOps/IT staff, systems analyst, etc.
  • Basic working skills in a high-level programming language such as Python or JavaScript

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  • The slides (PDF) of my talk from Oct 2nd.
  • My talk didn't cover cost of our serverless tools (not enough time), but...
  • Always Free tier: Serverless tools free monthly usage: App Engine (28 hours/day), Cloud Functions & Cloud Run (2000000 calls/month)
  • Free Trial: Use Google Cloud free for 90 consecutive days
  • Read about both programs at

Speaker Info:

WESLEY CHUN (@wescpy) is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" books, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django", and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google and a host of the G Suite Dev Show, he runs CyberWeb, a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, and was one of the original Yahoo!Mail engineers. He holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California and is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation. Wesley last visited India when he spoke to the BangPypers and Google Developer Days in Dec 2017 and has previously visited Mumbai, Aurangabad, Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, and Khajuraho.

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Section: Decentralised and Distributed Technology
Type: Talks
Target Audience: Intermediate
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