Strange Loop

September 12-14 2019

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Stifel Theatre

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St. Louis, MO

Serverless Architecture by Example

Create a serverless distributed programming competition system using a variety of technologies: functions-as-a-service, message queues, platform-as-a-service, storage-as-a-service, NoSQL database, event-driven software, and authentication-as-a- service. The completed system is available on Github for attendees to examine and modify after seeing the talk, if they desire. The system is written in Python using Google Cloud Platform services, but the concepts can be adapted to other languages and cloud providers.

This solution consists of four main components, loosely coupled via HTTP requests, message queues, and system event triggers.

The talk starts with the motivation for the system, which was to provide a simple way for students to submit solutions to programming contest problems and shows how the architecture evolved from there.

Charles Engelke

Charles Engelke

Google, LLC

Charles Engelke is a Senior Developer Programs Engineer at Google Cloud, focused on application development for the cloud. Prior to coming to Google, he was the CTO of Info Tech, Inc., where he led the effort to bring sealed bidding to the Internet and led teams that build several other native, web, and mobile applications.

Laurie White

Laurie White

Google, LLC

Laurie White is Senior Developer Advocate at Google Cloud, focusing on helping higher education use the cloud, and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Mercer University. During her career as a professor she taught a wide variety of subjects in computer science, ranging from introductory programming to programming languages, software engineering, compiler design, discrete mathematics, and theory of computation.