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"Erlang in two hours: a hands-on lab" with Bryan Hunter

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Bring a laptop [*] because in this two hour lab/workshop you're going to learn how to write Erlang. Erlang is an open source, functional programming language that is battle-tested. Amazon's SimpleDB, Facebook's chat, Opscode Chef, GitHub's pages, CouchDB, RabbitMQ and Basho's Riak are all written in Erlang. Why? Because Erlang simplifies writing reliable, concurrent, distributed systems. In this session you will learn the foundations of Erlang, set up a dev environment, build "Hello World", and move on to concurrent and distributed greatness. You will also learn how to run unit tests, debug, and profile code. You won't leave being an Erlang expert, but you'll have a great head start.

* Windows, Mac, or Linux are all fine

First there will be common food and beverage at Spectrum with all the meetup groups attending the NDC meetup group session.

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At 18:00 hours we will go to the Baksia room for a two hour Erlang workshop with Bryan Hunter. Bring your own laptop or join someone with a laptop. Install latest Erlang and use your favourite editor.

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About Bryan Hunter:

Bryan Hunter is a geek, the CTO at Firefly Logic, founder of Nashville Functional Programmers, and a Microsoft MVP in F#. Bryan is obsessed with Lean, FP, and CQRS. He speaks on each of these subjects tirelessly at conferences, user groups, and to unsuspecting parents at children's birthday parties who ask the question, "So, what do you do?" You can say hi to Bryan on Twitter (@bryan_hunter), and see what Firefly Logic is all about here: (

This will be a great event, even if you do not plan on using Erlang there is a lot to learn about microservices/actors/greenthreads and functional programming from Erlang.

Hope to see you there.