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Workshop: "Erlang: A language for programming reliable systems"

Track: Training (Halfday) / Time: Thursday 08:30 - 12:00 / Location: Room 1

This hands on tutorial will give you an introduction to the Erlang programming language. You will learn the basics of how to read, write and structure Erlang programs. We start with an insight into the theory and concepts behind sequential and concurrent Erlang, allowing you to get acquainted with the Erlang syntax and semantics. We conclude with an overview of the error handling mechanisms used to build fault tolerant systems with five nines availability.
Keywords: Erlang, Fault Tolerant Systems, Concurrency, Emerging Languages, Functional Programming
Target Audience: Delegates who will benefit from this tutorial includes those want to learn more about Erlang and its concurrency model. Attending will put you on the right track in building distributed, fault tolerant massively concurrent soft real-time systems.
In order to get the most out of this tutorial, you must have a good grasp of other programming languages. This will be a hands on tutorial. Make sure you come with your laptop having installed Erlang and your favourite editor.

Robert Virding, Principal Language Expert, Erlang Solutions Ltd

Robert Virding

Biography: Robert Virding

Robert Virding works for Erlang Solutions Ltd as a Principal Language Expert. While at Ericsson AB, Robert was one of the co-inventors of the Erlang programming language. As one of the original members of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab, he took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler. While at the lab he also did a lot of work on the implementation of logic and functional languages and on garbage collection. He has also worked as an entrepreneur and was one of the co-founders of one of the first Erlang start-ups (Bluetail). Robert also worked a number of years at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) Modelling and Simulations Group. He co-authored the first book (Prentice-Hall) on Erlang, and is regularly invited to teach and present at conferences and universities worldwide.