Top Serverless Conferences and Events in 2018

There’s no better way to learn about the focal points and enhancements related to serverless than hearing it from the brightest minds in the field. To help you out, we’ve put together our list of the top 9 serverless conferences and events to get you inspired in 2018.

1. Serverlessconf

February 14-15th, Paris

Serverlessconf is a community led conference focused on sharing experiences about building applications with serverless architectures. According to Serverlessconf, serverless architectures allow developers to express their creativity and to focus on meeting user needs, rather than spending time managing infrastructure and looking after servers.
Serverlessconf therefore promotes serverless mindset and believes that the future of business lies in leveraging & supporting cloud services. “Do more with less, and focus on delivering creative solutions for your users.”

Why Serverlessconf? It’s said to be the hottest conference in cloud. 16 glorious talks from the brightest minds in cloud along with 4 lightning talks and 4 unique workshops. You will learn how to develop, deploy and maintain serverless applications from experts doing it today in production. One day of workshops with 8 hours of content.

2. Glue Conference

May 16-17th, Denver, Colorado

Glue is a developer­-oriented conference dedicated to Serverless, Containers, Microservices, APIs, DevOps, Mobile, Analytics, Performance Monitoring, Blockchain Applications, cutting edge developer platforms and tools that are changing the technology landscape.

Why GlueCon?

“Glue is a case study of what a conference is supposed to be.” It is structured as a two-day conference with significant “after-hours” networking. Unlike many other tech conferences out there, GlueCon is very flexible about the agenda and submission dates. The idea behind it is to respect the dynamic nature of developers and their work.

3. AWS Global Summits

From April-October, different locations all over the world

AWS Global Summits are free events in major cities around the world that bring together the cloud computing community. The Summits are a great opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Technologists from all industries and skill levels can discover how AWS helps them innovate quickly and deliver flexible reliable solutions at scale.

Why AWS Global Summits?

Global Summits consist of technical breakout sessions, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, labs, and team challenges. It is a great occasion to network with AWS partners and your peers. Another wonderful thing about these events is that they are free and you can choose a location that suits you best.

4. Continuous Lifecycle

15-18th May, London, UK

Continuous Lifecycle connects you with the sharpest minds in DevOps, Containerization, Continuous Delivery and Agile for three days of conference sessions and all day workshops. The conference not only addresses concepts, processes and tools, but puts real world experts centre stage to share their practical experience with you, whether you’re starting out or ready to leap to the next level. The team promises to take you beyond the big ideas and grand visions, and show you how you can apply the latest tools and approaches to real world problems, whether at team or project level, or scaled up and right across a major enterprise.

Why Continuous Lifecycle? Over two days of conference tracks and practical workshops you can see high-profile keynote speakers who are not just talking but actually implementing the technology. Time and space is provided to connect with speakers and fellow attendees.

5. John Chapin workshop “Designing, building and running Serverless Applications on AWS”

June 5-6th, Rome, Italy

This comprehensive two-day workshop will prepare architects, developers, and other technical personnel to design, build, and operate scalable, well-architected Serverless applications on Amazon Web Services. The main purpose of the workshop is to learn what is Serverless, and what distinguishes Serverless from other technologies. You will also learn what are the best uses for Serverless architectures, details of the various Serverless technologies available and so much more.

Why John Chapin workshop?

As the word “workshop” implies, there are plenty of hands-on collaborative exercises to give participants practical experience with a range of Serverless technologies.

6. KubeCon CloudNativeCon

11-13th December, Seattle, WA

KubeCon gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. KubeCon is also held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2-4th May.

Why KubeCon?

This three-day event brings all of the CNCF projects under one program. It provides a platform for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the cloud native ecosystem and help bring cloud native project communities together.

7. AWS re:Invent

26-30th November, Las Vegas, NV

Aws re:Invent is the largest gathering and networking event of the AWS cloud community, for developers and engineers, system administrators, systems architects, and technical decision makers. The conference is intended to help developers and technical leaders gain great skills and knowledge related with the AWS cloud field. Topics covered include recently launched services like Amazon EC2 Container Service, AWS Lambda, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Kinesis, and answers to your technical questions directly from AWS engineers, architects, and partners.

Why AWS re: Invent?

Probably the most valuable part of this event are the more than 1,000 technical sessions where you can get answers to your questions directly from AWS engineers, architects, and partners.


From April to October, in different cities around the world

QCON’s aim is to help software development teams adopt new trends and technologies. Michael Atkins from BBC has said: “I would recommend QCon as a conference that inspires you to create change on your teams and gives you tools to help them get there. It’s different as it’s in an amazing location, with thousands of people and some top rate speakers!” In 2018, 6 QCON’s will be held in the following cities: San Francisco, São Paulo, London, Beijing, Shanghai, New York.


QCON stands out for their selection of speakers – engineers, practitioners and team leads. The focus of this conference is clearly on proposing implementable ideas and tools. If you’re looking for fresh ideas and practical solutions for your team, then this might just be the right event for you.

9. Serverless Architecture Meetups

In 2018, all over the world

Anyone interested in building applications using serverless architectures is welcome to join the community of Serverless Architecture Meetup groups. Serverless Architecture Meetups have about 39,415 members and 134 meetups all over the world. For instance, the New York Serverless Group is a special interest group for pioneers in Serverless application architecture: the development, deployment and maintenance of distributed systems in the cloud, without the need for provisioning servers.

Why Serverless Architecture Meetups?

There are so many interesting meetups across the world to choose from. Just see which location and topic are best suited for you.

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