Introduction to Serverless: do you need a PhD to build a cloud app?


May 19th, 2020 Update: This webinar is now available online to re-watch! Watch the video below and learn about our contest for a chance to win a 100$ gift card!

4:05 - Video starts / Speaker introduction

6:49 - Introduction to Serverless

27:57 - Building serverless apps in Slack

46:23 - Start your serverless journey using Nimbella’s playground

55:15 - 100$ contest to build a serverless app with Nimbella Commander

nimbella competition

How to participate in this competition:

  1. Download Nimbella Commander to your Slack account.
  2. Create a Command-Set and add it to your GitHub account.
  3. Submit the GitHub Repo to this form by May 26th

Join Nimbella's first online meetup focused on serverless computing. In this session, you will learn how and why serverless computing is changing the cloud landscape. You will also learn about the best ways to get started with your serverless development journey. By the end of the session, we are confident you will know how to create serverless applications with ease, confidence and in minutes.

Join the online meetup on May,19 at 9:00 AM PDT / 12 PM EDT / 9:30 PM IST and get all your questions about serverless answers by experienced developers.

Meetup structure in three parts:

  • Introduction and overview of key concepts for Serverless and Cloud computing
  • Practical guide with step by step tutorial that will show you how to create your first serverless applications
  • Q&A about the session, serverless or cloud in general


  • How computing evolution toward greater abstraction has increased developer focus on application logic
  • How serverless eliminates application developer responsibility for infrastructure
  • How to package and share your serverless apps as Command-Sets
  • Demonstrate the advantage of using Command-Sets to create your own serverless Slack apps

Key takeaways:

  • Developers should only need to focus on application logic
  • Learn to create and run serverless code easily and with confidence, using Slack as an example
  • Learn to create and share your serverless applications as Nimbella Command-Sets which can be used as serverless Slack apps

Rodric RabbahCTO & Co-founder, Nimbella


Rodric Rabbah is the co-founder and CTO of Nimbella, a new serverless cloud provider. Rodric was a Principal Researcher at IBM, where he created Apache OpenWhisk, the open-source and enterprise-grade serverless computing platform powering IBM Cloud Functions, Adobe I/O Runtime, Naver Corporation and numerous private enterprise offerings. He founded Nimbella two years ago with the goal of making the cloud developer experience beautiful and accessible to developers of all skill sets.

Nikhil Acharya Prakash Nikhil Acharya Prakash Technical Lead at Nimbella


Nikhil has been working on various cloud technologies for 9 years. He has been smitten recently by Serverless and he can’t get enough of it. Some of his other interests include Systems programming, Microservices, and Container technologies.

Jamie DawsonDeveloper Advocate at Nimbella


His passions are in cloud technology, voice applications, web design, and meeting other developers and learning about what drives them