Bret McGowen


Google Cloud Platform team at Google

Bret is a Developer Advocate for Serverless on the Google Cloud Platform team at Google, focusing on serverless products like Google Cloud Functions, App Engine, Firebase, machine learning APIs, and more. He’s currently an aspiring Node.js developer. Prior to Google, Bret worked as a software engineer in the cloud industry at Rackspace. He’s often on the running trail, volleyball court or kickball field.
Bret lives in New York City and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Talk: Serverless your containers with Knative and Cloud Run

Even if you don’t see them, containers are what runs your code in most serverless platforms. By using containers directly, you can write serverless apps in almost any language and bundle your custom runtimes and binaries. If you’re nervous about containers, we’ll even discuss community tools that build containers for you, without having to know anything about Docker! Also learn how Knative, the open source project from Google, Pivotal, Red Hat and more, provides an industry standard way to build serverless platforms and run your serverless apps on top of Kubernetes. Knative lets you tune scaling parameters, run on hardware with GPUs or multi-core processors, and more.

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