Materials for the Serverless APIs with Apache OpenWhisk session at OSCON on July 19, 2018 https://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/oscon-or/public/schedule/detail/67393 Ever been frustrated with a conference schedule app that freezes up when everyone opens it right after the first day’s keynotes? Ever played a mobile game that was so popular that its backend couldn’t keep up with real-time multiplayer interaction? If you’re an app developer, chances are that you’re looking for a better mobile backend architecture that can effectively match user demand at the exact moment it’s needed while taking advantage of new per-request cost models promised by serverless technologies. The Apache OpenWhisk project (supported by IBM, Adobe, Red Hat, and others) provides a polyglot, autoscaling environment for deploying cloud-native applications driven by data, message, and REST API call events. Daniel Krook explains why serverless architectures are great for cloud workloads and when to consider OpenWhisk in particular for your next web, mobile, IoT, bot, or analytics project.