Diogo Biazus will be presenting "Out of the Tarpit" by Ben Mosely and Peter Marks. The paper proposes a framework for software development to tame the huge complexity of modern systems. It analyzes the causes of complexity and proposes an approach based on the Relational Model and Functional Programming to deal with it. This paper has recently inspired an open source relational algebra engine called Project-M36.
Paper link: https://github.com/papers-we-love/papers-we-love/blob/master/design/out-of-the-tar-pit.pdf
Diogo Biazus is a software developer at Nulogy in Toronto. He has founded a couple of companies in Brazil and worked as a database consultant for years before moving to Canada. Now and then enjoys coding in Haskell for fun.