Presented at ServerlessConf NYC 2016.
Today's leading enterprise (mobile) applications are being composed of loosely coupled, cloud-based microservices, to provide powerful end-to-end capabilities that leverage the growing ecosystem of microservice providers. Events-on-demand technologies are driving a new level of simplicity and scalability in wiring these disparate microservices together, providing a distributed compute service to execute application logic in response to events, while hiding the complex infrastructure aspects. During this presentation we will show you how to build such (mobile) applications by leveraging the power of OpenWhisk, one of the newest players in the field of serverless computing, and hence by using event-driven technologies to compose and wire together microservice actions in response to events generated by humans and machines. Frederic Lavigne will first show how to play up dark data behind video: While video becomes more important as a digital media type, video data often remains dark to analytics. Frederic will demonstrate how to implement a serverless solution to unlock the value of video data. He will demonstrate an application that uploads video files or streams to the cloud, transcodes video data, extracts and passes frames through the Watson Image Recognition and the Alchemy Face Recognition services, and generates meta-data to use in categorizing the video data for searchability. After that Steve Fink will show a mobile weather application for iOS that allows to retrieve weather forecasts for a particular location.