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Toyota Connected on GIS in Elixir; Raxx - refined web development
Howdy BEAMers! Join us and Toyota Connected at the next London BEAM User Group for a meetup focused on innovation in the Elixir community! Schedule 18:30 - Doors open - drinks + networking 19:00 - Welcome and introductions 19:10 - Powell Kinney talk + Q&A - GIS in Elixir 19:50 - Break for Pizza 20:05 - Peter Saxton talk + Q&A - Raxx - refined web development 20:45 - Thank yous and goodbyes --- GIS IN ELIXIR by Powell Kinney, Toyota Connected Elixir is known for being great at a lot of things, but computational geometry is not what most folks would count among them. Built on Elixir, Toyota Connected’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) is the global platform for supporting Toyota’s mobility programs around the world, and there’s a lot of geospatial work to be done to support car-sharing, ride-sharing, and fleet management applications. We’ll present some of the ways that we’ve found Elixir’s pattern matching and internal state management make it more suitable than you might think for GIS applications. Powell Kinney Powell Kinney began his career as a software developer in geospatial systems and autonomous vehicles. After a hiatus to earn his MD and complete a surgery internship, he has spent the last several years architecting and building various web-scale platforms in the IoT space. Prior to joining Toyota Connected, he was the CTO of Vinli, a connected car startup in Dallas, and served as an editor on the W3C Automotive Working Group. The Mobility Services Platform team, which Powell leads at Toyota Connected, is tasked with building the global platform for Toyota's mobility initiatives including car-sharing, ride-sharing, fleet management and more. Toyota Connected --- RAXX - REFINED WEB DEVELOPMENT by Peter Saxton, Pay with Curl Raxx can be used to build web applications much like Plug. However that is where the similarities end. Raxx aims to simplify web applications by promoting simple concepts like functional purity and message passing. Peter Saxton Peter is a regular participant in hacknights and meet-ups in London and always enjoys learning something new. Now a full-time Elixir developer, Peter uses Elixir everyday. Peter is currently interested in the topic of causality and consistency and looking into how these concepts can be part of our languages.

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