Shanghai, China
June 24–26, 2019
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Tuesday, June 25 • 11:00 - 11:35
WebAssembly, Serverless, and the Cloud - Kevin Hoffman, Capital One Bank

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WebAssembly is enjoying a lot of hype and momentum right now, but most of it is focused around what it can do for end users and browser-based applications. There's more to WebAssembly than just the web, and in this talk I will go through a number of ideal use cases for WebAssembly on the back-end, running in the cloud.

I'll demonstrate some code for how to load, execute, and verify the provenance of WebAssembly modules in a cloud environment. I'll show various places where you might swap in WebAssembly in environments like Kubernetes or OpenFaaS.

I'll compare and contrast traditional "serverless" implementations with the possibilities enabled by WebAssembly and discuss the future of cloud functions and the impact a portable binary format like WebAssembly can have on distributed systems development.

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Kevin Hoffman

Lead Software Engineer, Capital One Bank
Kevin Hoffman builds cloud native apps for Capital One, helping teams learn to build scalable, resilient, distributed systems. Before Capital One, Kevin worked for Pivotal, teaching enterprise customers to build cloud native applications and decompose monoliths. He has worked in... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 11:00 - 11:35