What the Heck is Edge Computing?

There’s been so much buzz recently about edge computing and much of it is well deserved. However, it’s not always clear what we mean by edge computing and the nature of what it means can even differ across vendors. In this session, Austin Gil will explain what the term really means, when it’s applicable (and when it’s not) and how to get started.

What the Heck is Edge Computing Anyway?

The Edge is the new frontier of computing possibilities, offering promises, opportunities, and it’s own set of challenges. In this talk, we’ll break down what it is, why it’s awesome, and how it fits into your application architecture.

We’ll cover things like:

  • What are the benefits?
  • What are the limitations?
  • When it makes sense
  • When it doesn’t make sense
  • How to get started?

Austin is a web developer from Portland, Oregon. He’s been breaking and fixing websites for a decade and has worked with award-winning agencies, innovative tech start-ups, and government organizations.

His goal is to keep building cool things for the web and have some fun teaching folks like you through writing, open-source, live-streaming, The Function Call podcast, speaking, and running workshops.

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