Robert Virding

Robert Virding
Co-Inventor of Erlang

Keynote: Pilgrim's Progress to the Promised Land

When migrating to Elixir/OTP from other languages and systems a number of issues will always crop up. The trick is to make sure that these issues don't become problems. This talk will look at some of the more common ones and what to do about them to make sure they don't become problems.

Robert Virding is Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions Ltd. While at Ericsson AB, Robert was one of the original members of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab, and co-inventor of the Erlang language. 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 startups (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 throughout the world.

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