Wednesday, August 21
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
From Long-Wall Coal Mining to Serverless Coding
About the event
Serverless architecture is a way to build and run applications and services without having to manage infrastructure. With all the server management handled by a cloud service provider, your developers can focus on their core product instead of worry about managing server, operating systems and runtimes.
It’s often hard to anticipate the impact of revolutionary new technologies like serverless architecture - but maybe we can learn a few things from looking at how technology has revolutionised a completely different industry. Marvin Laucher is a former coal miner turned software developer. In this session, he’ll talk about how a technique called long-wall mining revolutionised underground coal mining, delivering massive improvements in productivity and safety. With serverless promising similar improvements for our software applications, what can we learn about working with game-changing technology by examining the impact that long-wall mining had in the coal industry?