What’s most frustrating is event-driven design and serverless technologies enable developers to reach unprecedented levels of productivity, yet our tooling isn’t designed to help us manage this new level of output. We can each provision a thousand AWS Lambda functions right now, which will scale massively and cost nothing until they’re executed. This is incredible power, but I don’t believe we are ready to reason about this new level of output. That is, until we have better tools. This is a problem which CloudEvents can solve. Consistent event metadata creates a stable foundation on top of which we can build better tools for developing, running and operating serverless & event-driven architectures.