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Reliability Features of Erlang

Erlang is a functional language that has a reputation for building "reliable" systems. But what does this mean? In this talk Garrett Smith will present the features of Erlang that were added specifically for improved reliability. He'll cover reliable principles in general, including isolation, fault detection and recovery, and state management. If you're new to Erlang or the principles of building reliable system, this talk will give you a great perspective for diving deeper into the topic!

Garrett is a programmer at CloudBees, a leading Platform-as-a-Service vendor. He is responsible for platform operations where Erlang is used extensively for control, monitoring, and communication. He's a frequent speaker at software conferences including Goto, Codemotion, and OSCON. When not writing software, he's either drinking beer or creating talking bear videos like MongoDB Is Web Scale and Node.js Is Bad Add Rock Star tech.


Also, before the meetup the Erlang User Group is organising an "Before Party" with Garrett, and you're all very welcome to join us there too! Join here:

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  • Garrett S.

    I understand we had another video recording of this talk -- is that posted anywhere?

    September 3, 2013

  • Garrett S.

    Apologies for the delay, but slides and video link for the presentation are here:

    Thanks *very* much to all who attended -- and to Erlang Solutions for their generous hospitality. And Ubiquity Networks for the delightful House of Beer afterward!

    What an amazing experience - amazing city - amazing friends!

    September 3, 2013

  • Adam R.

    Am I paranoid or still drunk to believe PLT_HULK *is* among us?

    August 26, 2013

  • antonio l.

    why not earlier than the 22nd of August? I won't be in Krakow starting from the 20th and I would like to attend this one :-(

    June 25, 2013

    • Garrett S.

      Hi Antonio, unfortunately that's the earliest date I'm in Krakow :( Maybe someone can record this one though! And I'll certainly make any slides I use available online.

      June 26, 2013

    • Paweł Ś.

      Garrett, is there any chance for those slides this week? I would like to briefly summarize your presentation at my company before I forgot anything and those would be very useful ;)

      August 26, 2013

  • Tristan S.

    Will there be a remote viewing option? Or perhaps a recording for later?

    August 21, 2013

    • Tristan S.


      August 22, 2013

    • Konrad M.

      I have the raw video materials, will render and upload soon! :-)

      1 · August 25, 2013

  • LAFK

    Thank you!! All for coming, Garrett for the talk, Mahesh for Beer Gallery party and Erlang Solutions for the venue and movies! :-) Stay tuned for links to video, should be up in a day or two.

    August 24, 2013

    • Mahesh P.

      #ErlangBeer is a fine thing indeed! :-)

      August 24, 2013

  • Konrad M.

    Added info about the Erlang user group's before-party! You're all invited to talk even more erlang there!

    August 20, 2013

  • Aaron F.

    Goddamnit! I'm moving to Krakow for an Erlang job on September 1st. Hopefully they'll be some more events like this.

    August 19, 2013

  • Konrad G.

    Here's a great presentation on high availability from Lambda Jam. Great stuff in itself, and also a nice introduction to this topic (it does mention Erlang quite a lot).

    2 · August 9, 2013

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