José Valim will be presenting his creation Elixir: a functional language built on top of the Erlang VM.
Elixir is a programming language for the Erlang VM. Elixir provides a first class macro mechanism, supports polymorphism via protocols (similar to Clojure's) and many other features while keeping the functional aspects of Erlang used to build distributed, fault-tolerant applications.
José Valim (@josevalim) is a Rails Core Team Member and author of Crafting Rails Applications. He graduated in Engineering in São Paulo University, Brazil and has a Master of Science by Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is also the lead-developer of Plataformatec, a consultancy firm based in Brazil, an active member of the Open Source community and is frequently traveling and speaking at conferences.