Ahmad Awais


Engineer, Community Member


Ahmad Awais is an award-winning open-source engineer. He is a Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. His software serves millions of developers. Code he wrote went to Mars. "An awesome example for developers." —Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft Awais is also a Google Devs Expert and 3x recipient of the GitHub Stars gold award.

Streaming UI and Scaling Full-Stack AI Like a Boss to Millions with Next.js

"Did we really just do what we really just did?" was the feeling when I built a modern full-stack generative AI operating system on top of the new Next.js App Directory. It's not your run-of-the-mill AI wrapper; it's a UI/AI streaming masterpiece. The layouts magically switch components from server to client as needed. The UI streams seamlessly with AI inference, parameters, and prompts so lifelike you'd swear you're chatting with a real person. Simple, right? Not exactly rocket science, not groundbreaking, but oh-so-powerful. All of this was either impossible or extremely hard to pull off in the "Pages directory" just one year ago. It scales so well, I couldn't believe it myself. It's an undeniably brilliant full-stack AI developer experience. In this talk, I'll explain how Next.js App Directory is genuinely a winning bet and how it will change how we build UIs, especially for Gen-AI LLM-based apps. I'll also talk about how I created the AI operating system on top of the Next.js App Directory. By the end of this talk, you'll walk away prepared to build your own generative AI LLM web apps that will use server and client components to craft complex yet powerfully simple interactions. You'll feel confident in improving your web apps' Developer Experience (DX) and User Experience (UX). You'll be decisive in crafting apps with lightning-fast iteration velocity and default high performance. Let's go!