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Virtual meetup for the BEAM User Group.

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Anthony J. and Francesco C.
Virtual meetup for the BEAM User Group.


This event will be a virtual Meetup run on Google hangouts so that we can still see and interact with one another. You can dial into the event at

# Schedule
18:00 - Introduction
18:15 - Talk #1: Alvise Susmel - Real-time object detection with Phoenix and Python
18:45 - Q&A
19:00 - Talk #2: What actually is the BEAM? by Michał Muskala


Talk 1: Building a Cryptocurrency dashboard with Phoenix LiveView with Alvise Susmel

YOLO (You Only Look Once) is a state-of-the-art, real-time object detection system. In this talk Alvise shares how we can bring its functionalities in a Phoenix app, taking advantage of Python's fantastic set of Machine Learning libraries.

Alvise will start by building an Elixir wrapper around a Python library, so he can detect objects on single images. Then we make it real-time on a Phoenix app, detecting objects from a webcam feed.

Speaker bio:
Alvise Susmel is a passionate Software Engineer, in love with Elixir and windsurfing.
In the last 5 years, Alvise has been CTO in a London-based hedge fund, developing at the same time a deep interest for teaching.
He is eager to learn new technologies, paradigms and architectures, and has been contributing to the Elixir community writing articles on

Talk 2: What actually is the BEAM? by Michał Muskala
A quick exploration will reveal the BEAM has to do with how Erlang code is executed and is the secret sauce uniting all of us - Erlang, Elixir, LFE, Efene and others. But do you really know what it is? In this talk, Michał will carefully explore the BEAM, both the runtime and the compiler. We'll see how they relate, what particular strengths this gives to our code and how we can leverage it from the applications we write every day in Erlang and Elixir. Finally, we'll see how the BEAM is similar and different to other environments and languages like Java's JVM, C#'s CLR or Lua.
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