Joe Armstrong, co-inventor of Erlang on Erlang for fun, profit and world peace!

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Come meet Joe Armstrong, co-inventor of Erlang. He will be speaking about Erlang for fun, profit and world peace!

Doors open at 6.30 for a 7pm start. Pizza and beer is generously sponsored by splunk.

Talk Abstract:This talk has three themes, Having fun, making money and making the world a better place.

In the having fun part I'll do some live coding so please bring a prime number with you. If you don't have a prime number you can buy one from me for a nominal donation to charity.

In the boring part of the lecture I'll talk about how to make money from Erlang (just do what the WhatApp guys did).

In the serious part I'll talk about what we have to do to make the world a better place.

Speaker Bio: Joe Armstrong is one of the inventors of Erlang. When at the Ericsson computer science lab in 1986, he was part of the team who designed and implemented the first version of Erlang. He has written several Erlang books, including Erlang Programming, now in its second edition.

Joe held the first ever Erlang course and has taught Erlang to hundreds of programmers and held many lectures and keynotes describing the technology.

Joe has a PhD in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and is an expert in the construction of fault tolerant systems. Joe was the chief software architect of the project which produced the Erlang/OTP system. He has worked as an entrepreneur in one of the first Erlang startups (Bluetail) and has worked for 30 years in industry and research.