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Immutability for Scale and Resilience - Erlang and Elixir's worst kept secret

Mar 12, 2019 · London, United Kingdom

Howdy London BEAMERs,

We are proud to announce that our next meetup is a collaboration with Toyota Connected! This will be held at their offices in Kings Cross, not our usual location:

14-18 Handyside Street
Kings Cross

# Schedule
18:30 - Doors open + mingling
19:00 - Talk: Immutability for Scale and Resilience - Erlang and Elixir's worst kept secret with Francesco Cesarini
19:40 - Q&A

# About Immutability for Scale and Resilience
The functional paradigm has been influencing mainstream languages for decades, making developers more efficient whilst helping reduce maintenance costs. As we are faced with a programming model that needs to scale on multi-core architectures and distributed environments, concurrency becomes critical. In these concurrency models, immutability, a key feature of functional programming paradigm will become even more evident. To quote Simon Peyton Jones, future concurrent languages will be functional; they might not be called functional, but the features will be. In this talk, we explain why!

Level: Beginner upwards

#About Speaker
Francesco Cesarini is the founder & technical director of Erlang Solutions. He started his career at Ericsson's computer science laboratory, moving on to Ericsson's consulting arm working on the first release of the OTP middleware, applying it to flagship telecom solutions. In 1999, he founded Erlang Solutions, where he worked on major Erlang based projects both within and outside Ericsson. He the co-author of Erlang Programming and Designing For Scalability with Erlang/OTP, both published by O'Reilly. He also teaches in the industrial master's programme at Oxford University.

Website; https://www.erlang-solutions.com
Twitter Handle; https://twitter.com/FrancescoC

IMPORTANT NOTE: As mentioned, this meetup is at a different location to the usual Erlang Solutions HQ. We look forward to joining you at the Toyota Connected offices in Kings Cross!

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