About HJUG

HJUG is dedicated to the use of the Java™ Technology. We are one of the many Java User Groups worldwide. HJUG thanks Rice University Computer Science Department, Professors Dan Wallach and Robert 'Corky' Cartwright for their continuous sponsorship.

HJUG also thanks the Computer Science Technology Department of Houston Community College System, especially Abbas Alamnehe.

HJUG Officers

Jim Bethancourt
jimbethancourt AT gmail DOT com

Vice President of Free Stuff:
Clay Smith
uhclay AT gmail DOT com

Java Resource Coordinator:
Adam Roberts
aroberts AT alum DOT rit DOT edu

Houston TechFest Coordinator:
Stephen Nimmo
stephennimmo AT gmail DOT com

Java Community Process Representative:
Daniel Solano Gómez
jcp AT sattvik DOT com

Introduction to Serverless Architecture

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by

Srini Penchikala

Amazon Lambda Functions made serverless architecture, (also known as Function as a Service or FaaS), a popular distributed computing model for event streaming and other use cases. In this presentation, I'll go over serverless architecture concepts and discuss various industry use cases. We'll also look at different vendors offering serverless solutions and what tools you can use to run serverless functions on your laptop as well as in the cloud. /

What we'll cover:

  • Serverless architecture
  • Serverless v other cloud computing models
  • Industry use cases for database developers
  • Serverless frameworks (hosted, on-prem, open source)
  • Technologies & Tools
  • Serverless Demo
  • Conclusions

Srini Penchikala currently works as Senior Enterprise Architect and is based out of Austin, Texas. He is also the Lead Editor for NoSQL Databases and Big Data communities at InfoQ (http://www.infoq.com/author/Srini-Penchikala). Srini has over 20 years of experience in software architecture, design and development. He is currently authoring a book on NoSQL Database Patterns topic. He is also the co-author of "Spring Roo in Action" book (http://www.manning.com/SpringRooinAction) from Manning Publications. Srini has presented at conferences like Big Data Conference, Enterprise Data World, JavaOne, SEI Architecture Technology Conference (SATURN), IT Architect Conference (ITARC), No Fluff Just Stuff, NoSQL Now and Project World Conference. He also published several articles on software architecture, security and risk management, and NoSQL databases on websites like InfoQ, The ServerSide, OReilly Network (ONJava), DevX Java, java.net and JavaWorld.


Please RSVP

RSVP by going to Eventbrite. We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order.

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Meeting Location: PROS

3100 Main
10th floor
Houston, TX 77002

Suggested Parking:

Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin (ideally on the 3rd floor) in any spot marked PROS Reserved (but not PROS Priority Reserved), taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage (if needed) and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the right just before you reach the elevator bank.

About our venue sponsor: PROS

We aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.

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Upcoming Meetings

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Introduction to Serverless Architecture
Wed, Oct 24, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002


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