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Developers Workershop

Workers: Serving code on the edge

August 18, 2022

9:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile – Cannes Private Room


Workers: Serving code on the edge

You can deploy static content to the edge improving speed, but what about the rest of your code? To improve application performance you need your serverless code running at the edge as well. From running geo-based redirects to retrying or logging failed requests Workers can improve the performance of your applications.

Come join your fellow developers at Cloudflare’s Workershop to learn how to achieve this with Cloudflare Workers and our Developer Platform.

Through a series of hands-on labs and demos you will learn:

  • How to bootstrap, configure, and deploy a new project with Wrangler.
  • Debugging and troubleshooting methods via developer tools, analytics, and our integration with Sentry.
  • How to scale your application with a variety of storage options including Workers KV, Durable Objects, and R2.
Attended by

Front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers in Chicago, interested in using serverless functions on the edge, were invited to join us at Cloudflare’s Developers Workershop.

Pre-work: Install Wrangler

Participants can expect hands-on labs to learn how to create serverless functions with Workers. 


Attended by:

Head of DevOps at
Cyber Security Manager at Plante Moran
Senior Customer Value Architect at Celonis
Data Architect/Business Intelligence Developer at ACCO Brands
Senior Software Engineer at GrubHub Inc.
Staff Engineer at Stryker Corporation
Backend Engineer at UIC
Software Engineer at Grubhub
Full-Stack Web Developer at UIC
IT Specialist at
Senior Information Specialist at Motorola Solutions
Certified Lead/Coordinator, Sterile Processing Department at NorthShore University HealthSystem
Master’s Student in Computer Sciences at UIC
Master’s Student in Management Information Systems at UIC


9:00 AM
Arrival of guests and coffee/tea and pastry reception


10:15 AM
Quick introduction to Cloudflare’s Workers


10:30 AM
Bootstrapping a new project
Local / offline development
Deployment ( / custom routes)


11:00 AM
Geo-based redirects
Request mirroring/split
Retry/log failed requests


11:45 AM
What is Workers KV
What are Durable Objects
Workers KV vs Durable Objects demo


12:15 PM
Debugging & Observability
Developer tools
Viewing Workers analytics/data in Cloudflare dashboard
Using Sentry for error handling


1:30 PM
Closing remarks and Networking Lunch


Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile – Cannes Private Room

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