Wednesday, August 21

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

From Long-Wall Coal Mining to Serverless Coding

Exception Stage

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?


Marvin Laucher

Marvin Laucher is a former Coal Miner turned Software Developer and the inspiration for the development of Mined Minds. After many years operating machines underground, he now enjoys writing code for clients wanting to add cutting-edge technologies to their portfolio. While he enjoyed working with the underground team, Marvin’s favorite part of his new career is breaking down complex business problems and solving them with elegant coding solutions. He works mostly with Ruby, nodeJs, Javascript, Sql, Server-less and very much enjoys mentoring others through their career transitions.