Erlang at Opscode

Kevin Smith, Director of Engineering at Opscode, will be coming down from Raleigh to discuss how Opscode is improving performance and stability by migrating key systems to Erlang.

Kevin has been programming in Erlang since 2006. He's a frequent conference speaker on the topics of concurrency, scalability, and Erlang. He's also the author of the PragProg's "Erlang In Practice" screencast series.  Prior to Opscode Kevin worked at several high profile companies such as Heroku, Engine Yard, and Basho Technologies using Erlang to build performant and robust distributed systems.

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  • Scott

    Tremendous talk. I really like Opscode. Kevin's talk was full of wisdom, experience, and candid opinions. The presentation was accessible and informative and just the right length. Perhaps in a future talk Kevin can show us some small samples of code!

    September 29, 2011

  • Mark Rayburn

    Kevin did a great job. I learned a lot & especially appreciated his practical insights, candidly sharing his experiences, and the presentation of hard data he had collected on ruby to erlang comparisons.

    September 22, 2011

  • william soupcup

    Great presentation, thanks guys.

    September 22, 2011

  • Seth Chisamore

    Thanks for coming out everyone! Excited to see ATLEUG getting a proper reboot!

    September 22, 2011

  • Charles Brian Quinn

    Great Talk! Love Opscode. Wish more code was shown!

    September 21, 2011

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