Serverless (also known as function-as-a-service) is fast emerging as an effective architecture for event-driven applications. Apache OpenWhisk is one of the more popular open-source cloud serverless platforms, and has first-class support for Kafka as a source of events. Come to this session for an introduction to building microservices “without servers” using OpenWhisk. I’ll describe the challenges to building applications using serverless stacks, and the serverless design patterns to help you get started. I’ll give a demonstration of how you can use Kafka Connect to invoke serverless actions, and how serverless can be an effective way to host event-processing logic.