Geekfest Palo Alto: WhatsApp’s Secret Sauce: Erlang from behind the Trenches by Francesco Cesarini

at May 9th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 4.02.33 PMWe are pleased to be hosting our 5th Geekfest talk in Palo Alto this Thursday (May 12th). This talk is open to Groupon employees as well as tech enthusiasts across the Bay Area. If interested, read details below and RSVP on our Meetup.com page.

Schedule:
5:45 PM – Networking and Food
6:15 PM – Talk Begins
7:00 PM – QA and Networking
8:00 PM – Events End

Description:
Erlang is a programming language designed for the Internet Age, although it pre-dates the Web. It is a language designed for multi-core computers, although it pre-dates them too. It is a “beacon language”, to quote Haskell guru Simon Peyton-Jones, in that it more clearly than any other language demonstrates the benefits of concurrency-oriented programming.

In this talk, Francesco will introduce Erlang from behind the trenches, looking at how its history influenced its constructs. He will be doing so from a personal prospective, with anecdotes from his time as an intern at the Ericsson computer science lab at a time when the language was being heavily influenced and later when working on the OTP R1 release.

About the Speaker:
Francesco Cesarini is the founder of Erlang Solutions Ltd. He has used Erlang on a daily basis since 1995, starting as an intern at Ericsson’s computer science laboratory, the birthplace of Erlang. He moved on to Ericsson’s Erlang training and consulting arm working on the first release of OTP, applying it to turnkey solutions and flagship telecom applications. In 1999, soon after Erlang was released as open source, he founded Erlang Solutions, who have become the world leaders in Erlang based consulting, contracting, training and systems development. Francesco has worked in major Erlang based projects both within and outside Ericsson, and as Technical Director, has led the development and consulting teams at Erlang Solutions.

He is also the co-author of ‘Erlang Programming’ and ‘Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP’ both published by O’Reilly and lectures at Oxford University.

Hope to see you there!
http://www.meetup.com/Geekfest-Palo-Alto/events/230871932/


2 thoughts on “Geekfest Palo Alto: WhatsApp’s Secret Sauce: Erlang from behind the Trenches by Francesco Cesarini

  1. Kindly, advice if Erlang programming is applicable for Geospatial Engineering and GIS particularly for learning use by students

    by geospatial & space technology department on June 24, 2016 at 1:57 am
  2. Sure! You may find the PostgreSQL Erlang libraries useful. Or, GeoGouch is another popular project used with Erlang. Good luck!

    by Kyle O on August 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

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