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Thursday, May 23 • 11:05 - 11:40
Ouch! What I Learned From Being Hit by a Serverless, Ruby Boomerang! - Ewan Slater, Oracle

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Have you ever done something that's come back and bitten you?

I have (frequently). Asking an open source project to put more effort into supporting your favourite language (Ruby in my case) is asking to be hit by your own boomerang - "that's a great idea, why don't you get started?"

In this talk I'll describe how I got hit by my own Ruby boomerang and wound up maintaining the Ruby FDK for the Fn project (not my day job).

I'll cover:
- why I believe we need open source serverless
- the Fn project
- the Ruby FDK (Function Development Kit)
- my experience of contributing to open source
- why I still want to be involved
- how I've encouraged others to start
- why you might want to get involved

Speakers
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Ewan Slater

Cloud Architect, Oracle
I started out as a research scientist and then drifted into IT. These days I’m an architect in Oracle’s EMEA Technology Cloud Team, have over twenty years experience in the technology industry and a lot less hair. I joined Oracle when they acquired Thor Technology in 2005. I... Read More →



Thursday May 23, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.1 G1