Global tech conference comes to Cardiff

One of the world’s fastest-growing developer conferences is to come to Wales at the end of January.

SeverlessDays, a community-based event that explores the latest developer-oriented technologies, is to take place at Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech on January 30th.

The one-day event will bring together technologists of all backgrounds to share their experience and lessons from real-world software development projects.

It will host speakers such as Simona Cotin, a developer at Microsoft; Bret McGowen, developer advocate at Google; and Ian Massingham, from the developer evangelism team at Amazon Web Services. 

Organiser Matt Lewis said: “ServerlessDays is a global series of events around the world that foster communities around serverless technologies.

“Events have been held in places like London, New York, Auckland and Seattle. When the opportunity came up to organise one, we jumped at the chance of bringing it to Wales and hosting in Cardiff.”

According to Matt, the aim of the conference is to boost Wales’ growing technology sector. It’s already home to excellent universities, a strong community of start-ups and many leading technology organisations. 

But he said the challenge is continuing to grow expertise. “Technology moves on rapidly. It is easy to stay in your comfort zone, unaware that the world around is evolving, until it is too late and you have de-skilled yourself. What better way to learn then to bring together some incredible speakers to pass on their knowledge,” commented Matt. 

South Wales-based tech entrepreneur James Carnie added: “I jumped at the chance to get involved in organising Serverless Days Wales. Serverless computing represents a revolution in the way we think about computing.

“It allows developers to glue together micro-services consumed on demand which become greater than the sum of their parts.  The speed of which you can build powerful applications, married with the low consumption cost, can mean huge savings and massive efficiency gains for organisations that adopt Serverless.”