Concurrency and the Actor Model

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UPDATE: We are postponing this event to Wednesday, April 8th in an effort to encourage folks to stay safe as we learn more about COVID-19 in the DMV area. Sorry for the postponement, but we look forward to seeing you next time!

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Just because "Ruby" is in the name, doesn't mean we all do Ruby all day, every day. Lets expand our programming-world view with a little Elixir.

This will be a simple introduction to the concepts of concurrency, the actor model, and elixir concurrency primitives. It introduces concurrency; it offers the actor model as one solution; it reviews how to get started with Elixir primitives.

I know what you're thinking. Don't worry, we won't discuss OTP.

Beginners welcome, the target audience is developers new to the actor model.

Hugo Estrada is a long time Arlington Ruby member, and can be found on twitter at @hugoestr