There were a lot of good talks to pick from, but here are my top 3.
Simon Wardley : Why the Fuss about Serverless? (slides)
Admittedly I have seen various incarnations of this talk many times already but Simon keeps changing it up and honestly, there’s always more you can learn from Simon.
If you want to learn more about Simon’s mapping technique, he is writing book on mapping, and it’s available for free on medium. Go read it here. There is also an instructor-lead online course here.
Anna Doubková : Gotchas in Serverless framework (slides)
Anna’s talk is as practical as Simon’s is inspirational. If you’re using the Serverless framework, then you need to watch this to see the limits you’ll likely run into in the near future. Many of these are not obvious at first sight, Anna’s experience here can save you days of agony!
Danilo Poccia : Real-Time Serverless Back Ends with GraphQL (slides)
Siddharth Gupta wrote a very detailed article on building GraphQL APIs with AppSync and Lambda, it’s worth a read.
Like I said, there were many good talks to pick from and I couldn’t include everything on here. Here are a few other talks that I really enjoyed:
I also gave a shorter version of my talk “Serverless in production, an experience report” at JeffConf, and here are the recording and slides for that.