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Investors Group

447 Portage Avenue · Winnipeg, MB

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Please meet in the lobby at 5:45 sharp as this is a secure venue and not accessible to the public otherwise

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Ever wish threading and concurrency were easier to tackle? Want to build large scale highly available web applications? Want to turn all those raspberry pis you have lying around into a distributed document store?

Erlang is a programming language created at Ericsson to more productively program telephony applications. Engineered to tackle hard problems like distribution and concurrency for always on systems. It has now found a comfortable home powering many web services and applications. This is a hands on introduction to the language and the Erlang virtual machine. Using a combination of demonstration and exercises we should be able to build a simplistic web application by the end of the evening (time permitting.)

As this is a hands on tutorial you'll want to bring a laptop. You can download an installer package for your OS of choice from Just install the latest version available for your OS version. If you're running Linux and your package manager has an Erlang distribution that should work fine.