FunctionConf was scheduled for 15-16 June 2017 in Amsterdam, but having gained insufficient traction with audiences, the organisers have decided to postpone the conference indefinitely. This means the June event will not be taking place.
We billed FunctionConf as mainland Europe's first conference on serverless architectures and platforms with 20+ practical talks and workshops by leading industry experts, for devops, developers and cloud strategists. We had an excellent venue in Amsterdam's Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Up until the end of April, though, ticket sales were too low to reasonably expect we could gather a large enough audience in time. We were set to ask all speakers, partners and sponsors for a promotional push, but we had insufficient reason to expect that even their considerable reach might push attendance to the point where the event is viable.
The worst we could think of was to have everyone's involvement and public support increased, only to still sell too few tickets and then having to discontinue, after all. Deciding to postpone the event in such a situation would be even worse than doing so now.
Since May 1, we've contacted all speakers and sponsors, all suppliers, our venue, and everyone who was kind enough to buy a ticket. We've refunded 100% of all purchased tickets and we've refunded 100% of all sponsor contributions.
We're regrouping, doing a retrospective, and speaking to our advisors, in order to come up with a stronger plan and a better timetable for another serverless conference. We love the topic and we know you do, too.
In the meantime, join us at the Serverless Amsterdam meetups, and if you'd like to be kept in the loop on what's next for the conference, join our mailinglist.
Many thanks to all of you who supported FunctionConf by buying a ticket. Our massive thanks, also , to the wonderful companies agreeing to sponsor us and help out. Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM OpenWhisk, Container Solutions, Postmark, Zapier - thank you.
And of course, thanks to all of you who submitted a talk to our CFP, and to all those intrepid speakers who agreed to come over: Alessandro, Brian, Chris, Charity, Danilo, David, Erin, Guy, Ian, James, Lauren, Lee, Markus, Matthew, Meint, Paul, Pini, Rob, Steve, Svetlana, Tara, Valery and Vincent.
If you have any suggestions or questions about the postponement, your ticket, or anything else regarding the conference, please get in touch with the organisers, Eventstack, via firstname.lastname@example.org.