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Serverless Chats

56 EpisodesProduced by Jeremy DalyWebsite

Serverless Chats is a podcast that geeks out on everything serverless. Each week, Jeremy Daly chats with another serverless champion to explore and do a deep-dive into specific topics in the serverless space.

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Episode #56: Accelerating DynamoDB Workflows using Dynobase with Rafal Wilinski

July 6th, 2020

About Rafal Wilinski
Rafal Wilinski is the founder of Dynobase, a professional GUI Client for DynamoDB with mission to onboard thousands of developers to Cloud-native and Serverless world. In addition to founding …

Episode #55: Serverless PHP using Bref with Matthieu Napoli

June 29th, 2020

About Matthieu Napoli:

Matthieu Napoli is a software consultant and founder of null. Matthew has been developing web applications for more than 10 …

Episode #54: Coordinating Cloud Engineers and Serverless Developers with Joe Duffy

June 22nd, 2020

About Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy is cofounder and CEO of Pulumi. Prior to founding Pulumi, Joe was a longtime leader in Microsoft’s Developer Division, …

Episode #53: A Year of Serverless Chats

June 15th, 2020

Watch this episode on YouTube:



Episode #1: Alex DeBrie
Asking about best practices and the reality of implementing them...
Alex: I think it's pretty …

Episode #52: The Past, Present, and Future of Serverless with Tim Wagner

June 8th, 2020

About Tim Wagner:

Tim Wagner is known for starting the serverless movement with the original business plan for AWS Lambda, and served as general manager for three of their central serverless offerings: Lambda, API …

Episode #51: Globally Resilient Architectures with Adrian Hornsby

June 1st, 2020

About Adrian Hornsby:

Adrian Hornsby is a Technical Evangelist working with AWS and passionate about everything cloud. Adrian has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a software and …

Episode #50: Static First Using Serverless Front-ends with Guillermo Rauch

May 25th, 2020

About Guillermo Rauch:
Guillermo Rauch is the CEO of Vercel, but before starting the company in 2015, he was CTO and co-founder of LearnBoost and Cloudup, acquired by Automattic in 2013. Guillermo is also the creator of …

Episode #49: Things I Wish I Knew Before Migrating to the Cloud with Jared Short

May 18th, 2020

About Jared Short
Jared has been building and operating serverless technologies in production at scale since 2015, and is laser focused on helping …

Episode #48: Serverless Developer Culture with Linda Nichols

May 11th, 2020

About Linda Nichols:
Linda Nichols is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. In addition to creating software solutions, she has a passion for …

Episode #47: Programming AWS Lambda with Mike Roberts

May 4th, 2020

About Mike Roberts
Mike Roberts is a partner, and co-founder, of Symphonia - a consultancy specializing in Cloud Architecture and the impact it has …

Episode #46: Serverless Use Cases with Gareth McCumskey (Part 2)

April 27th, 2020

About Gareth McCumskey:

Gareth McCumskey is a web developer with over 15 years of experience working in different environments and with many different …

Episode #45: Serverless Use Cases with Gareth McCumskey (Part 1)

April 20th, 2020

About Gareth McCumskey:

Gareth McCumskey is a web developer with over 15 years of experience working in different environments and with many different …

Episode #44: Data Modeling Strategies from The DynamoDB Book with Alex DeBrie

April 13th, 2020

About Alex DeBrie:

Alex is a trainer and consultant focused on helping people using cutting-edge, cloud-native technologies. He specializes in …

Episode #43: The State of Serverless Report with Stephen Pinkerton and Darcy Rayner

April 6th, 2020

About Stephen Pinkerton:

Stephen Pinkerton is a Product Manager at Datadog. Stephen has also held roles in product strategy and software engineering, …

Episode #42: Better Serverless Microservices using Domain Driven Design with Susanne Kaiser

March 30th, 2020

About Susanne Kaiser:

Susanne Kaiser is an independent Tech Consultant from Hamburg, Germany, and was previously working as a startup CTO transforming …

Episode #41: Communication Patterns in Serverless with Paul Swail

March 23rd, 2020

About Paul Swail

Paul is an independent cloud architect who helps development teams make the transition to serverless. He has almost 20 years’ …

Episode #40: HTTP APIs for API Gateway with Eric Johnson and Alan Tan

March 16th, 2020

About Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a Senior Developer Advocate for serverless at AWS. His passion is to help developers understand and employ best practices for planning and developing event driven, highly scalable …

Episode #39: Big Data and Serverless with Lynn Langit

March 9th, 2020

About Lynn Langit

Lynn Langit is a Cloud Architect who codes. She's a Cloud and Big Data Architect, AWS Community Hero, Google Cloud Developer Expert, and Microsoft Azure Insider. She has a wealth of cloud training …

Episode #38: From Digital to Serverless Transformation with Ben Ellerby

March 2nd, 2020

About Ben Ellerby

Ben is VP of Engineering for Theodo and a dedicated member of the Serverless community. He is the editor of Serverless …

Episode #37: The State of Serverless Education with Dr. Peter Sbarski

February 24th, 2020

About Dr. Peter Sbarski

Peter Sbarski is VP of Education & Research at A Cloud Guru and the organizer of Serverlessconf, the world’s first …

Episode #36: The Cloud Database Landscape with Suphatra Rufo

February 17th, 2020

About Suphatra Rufo

Suphatra started her career at NPR and PBS stations around the country, and quickly found her way into technology. She worked on …

Episode #35: Advanced NoSQL Data Modeling in DynamoDB with Rick Houlihan (Part 2)

February 10th, 2020

This is PART 2 of my conversation with Rick Houlihan. View PART 1.

About Rick Houlihan:

Rick has 30+ years of software and IT expertise and holds nine …

Episode #34: Advanced NoSQL Data Modeling in DynamoDB with Rick Houlihan (Part 1)

February 3rd, 2020

About Rick Houlihan:

Rick has 30+ years of software and IT expertise and holds nine patents in Cloud Virtualization, Complex Event Processing, Root …

Episode #33: The Frontlines of Serverless with Yan Cui

January 27th, 2020

About Yan Cui:

Yan is an experienced engineer who has run production workload at scale in AWS for 10 years. He has been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, …

Episode #32: Customizing Serverless for Custom Ink with Ken Collins

January 20th, 2020

About Ken Collins:

Ken is a Staff Engineer at Custom Ink focusing on DevOps & eCommerce architectures with an emphasis on emerging opportunities. …

Episode #31: Voice Automation with Serverless with Aleksandar Simovic

January 13th, 2020

About Aleksandar Simovic

Aleksandar is an AWS Serverless Hero and an experienced senior software engineer at Science Exchange, a biotech company based in Palo Alto, California, that is helping scientists, research …

Episode #30: What to expect from serverless in 2020 with James Beswick

January 6th, 2020

About James Beswick:

James Beswick is a Senior Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless team. James works with AWS's developer customers to …

Episode #29: The Best of 2019

December 30th, 2019


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Episode #28: Amplifying Serverless with Nader Dabit

December 23rd, 2019

About Nader Dabit:

Nader Dabit is a Developer Advocate at AWS Mobile working with projects like AWS AppSync and AWS Amplify. He is also the author of React Native in Action, & the editor of React Native Training …

Episode #27: ServerlessDays Going Global with Ant Stanley

December 16th, 2019

About Ant Stanley:

Ant is a consultant and community organizer. He founded and currently runs the Serverless User Group in London, is part of the

Episode #26: re:Inventing Serverless with Chris Munns

December 9th, 2019

About Chris Munns:

Chris Munns is the Senior Manager of Developer Advocacy for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services based in New York City. Chris works with AWS's developer customers to understand how …

Episode #25: Using Serverless to Transform Careers and Communities with Farrah Campbell and Danielle Heberling

December 2nd, 2019

About Farrah Campbell:

After 10 years of working in healthcare management, a serendipitous 20-minute car ride with Kara Swisher inspired Farrah to …

Episode #24: Serverless Application Security with Ory Segal (Part 2)

November 25th, 2019

This is PART 2 of my conversation with Ory Segal. View PART 1.

About Ory Segal:

Ory Segal is a world-renowned expert in application security, with 20 years of experience in the field. Ory is the CTO and co-founder of …

Episode #23: Serverless Application Security with Ory Segal (Part 1)

November 18th, 2019

About Ory Segal:

Ory Segal is a world-renowned expert in application security, with 20 years of experience in the field. Ory is the CTO and co-founder of PureSec (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), a start-up that enables …

Episode #22: Serverless Containers on Google Cloud Run with Bret McGowen

November 11th, 2019

About Bret McGowen:

Bret is a Developer Advocate for Serverless on the Google Cloud Platform team at Google, focusing on serverless products like Cloud Run, Cloud Functions, App Engine, Firebase, machine learning APIs, …

Episode #21: Getting Started with Serverless (Special Episode)

November 4th, 2019

Show Notes:

On event-driven architectures...

Mike Deck
: (Episode #5) I think that it's probably easiest to understand it when contrasted against kind of a command-driven architecture, which I think is what we're mostly …

Episode #20: The Serverless Journey of with Sheen Brisals

October 28th, 2019

About Sheen Brisals

Sheen is an experienced software engineer, solutions architect and a team coach, currently at LEGO architecting serverless …

Episode #19: Pushing the Limits of Lambda with Michael Hart (Part 2)

October 21st, 2019

This is PART 2 of my conversation with Michael Hart. View PART 1.

About Michael Hart

Michael has been fascinated with serverless, and managed services more generally, since the early days of AWS because he’s passionate …

Episode #18: Pushing the Limits of Lambda with Michael Hart (Part 1)

October 14th, 2019

About Michael Hart

Michael has been fascinated with serverless, and managed services more generally, since the early days of AWS because he’s passionate about eliminating developer pain. He loves the power that …

Episode #17: Building Serverless Apps Using Architect with Brian LeRoux

October 7th, 2019

About Brian Leroux

Brian LeRoux is currently building a continuous delivery vehicle for cloud functions called on an open source foundation called Previously he worked at Adobe on PhoneGap and Apache …

Episode #16: Serverless Workflows using Step Functions with Rowan Udell

September 30th, 2019

About Rowan Udell:

Rowan Udell is Cloud Practice Director at Versent, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner in the Asia Pacific region. Working with …

Episode #15: How Liberty Mutual is Embracing Serverless with Gillian Armstrong and Mark McCann

September 23rd, 2019

About Gillian Armstrong and Mark McCann

Gillian works as a Solutions Architect at Liberty Information Technologies. Her team is focused on thinking …

Episode #14: Serverless CI/CD for the Enterprise with Forrest Brazeal

September 16th, 2019

About Forrest Brazeal

Forrest Brazeal is an AWS Serverless Hero and a Senior Cloud Architect at Trek10, where he hosts the Think FaaS serverless podcast and contributes to their open source efforts. He understands the …

Episode #13: Managing a Serverless Engineering Team with Efi Merdler-Kravitz

September 9th, 2019

About Efi Merdler-KravitzEfi is a software expert and currently the R&D director at Lumigo. Over the last 12 years, he has been working as a developer, team leader, group manager and director in the healthcare, …

Episode #12: Reducing MTTR in Serverless Environments with Emrah Şamdan

September 2nd, 2019

About Emrah ŞamdanEmrah Şamdan is the VP of Product at Thundra, a tool to provide serverless observability for AWS Lambda environments. With the …

Episode #11: Serverless Security in the Real World with Hillel Solow

August 26th, 2019

About Hillel SolowHillel is passionate about security innovation, and is driving product innovation and security at Protego. Prior to co-founding …

Episode #10: Testable Serverless Applications with Slobodan Stojanović

August 19th, 2019

About Slobodan StojanovićSlobodan Stojanović is CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio based in Montreal Canada, and the CTO of Vacation Tracker. He is based in Belgrade and is the JS Belgrade meetup …

Episode #9: Chaos Engineering in Serverless with Gunnar Grosch

August 12th, 2019

About Gunnar GroschGunnar is Cloud Evangelist at Opsio based in Sweden. He has almost 20 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a front and backend developer, operations engineer within cloud …

Episode #8: Observability in Modern Applications with Ran Ribenzaft

August 5th, 2019

About Ran Ribenzaft:Ran is a passionate developer, with vast experience in network, infrastructure, and cyber-security. He's constantly chasing new …

Episode #7: Serverless Laravel using Vapor with Taylor Otwell

July 29th, 2019

About Taylor Otwell:Taylor Otwell is the creator of the Laravel framework, Laravel Forge,, and Laravel Vapor. Before building Laravel, Taylor was an enterprise .NET and COBOL developer. He now works on …

Episode #6: Why Developers Need to Think About Cloud Costs with Erik Peterson

July 22nd, 2019

About Erik Peterson:Erik Peterson is the CEO and founder of CloudZero. Previous to founding CloudZero, Erik was Director of Technology Strategy for …

Episode #5: Event-Driven Applications using Amazon EventBridge with Mike Deck

July 15th, 2019

About Mike DeckMike Deck is focused on building a community of partners around the AWS Serverless Platform. He spent the first half of his career as …

Episode #4: Serverless Development Workflows with Chase Douglas

July 8th, 2019

About Chase DouglasChase Douglas is the co-founder and CTO of, the leading serverless acceleration software solution. His experience …

Episode #3: Serverless GraphQL using AWS AppSync with Marcia Villalba

July 1st, 2019

About Marcia VillalbaMarcia Villalba is an AWS Serverless Hero and a software engineer from Uruguay, currently living in Helsinki. She currently …

Episode #2: Building Resilient Serverless Applications with Nitzan Shapira

June 24th, 2019

About Nitzan ShapiraNitzan Shapira is the co-founder and CEO at Epsagon, a distributed tracing product that provides automated monitoring and troubleshooting for modern applications. Nitzan writes for his own blog, as …

Episode #1: Serverless Purity vs. Practicality with Alex DeBrie

June 17th, 2019

About Alex DeBrie:Alex is an Engineering Manager at Serverless, Inc., a blogger, and a big fan of serverless. He's held a variety of roles at …
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