The Erlang language and system were designed around a set of requirements for telecom systems. They were distributed, massively concurrent systems which had to scale with demand, be capable of handling massive peak loads and never fail. The Erlang concurrency and error-handling model was developed around these requirements.
This talk will describe the development of the language and the design of systems based on the Erlang. It will also look at the further development with the introduction of new languages in the Erlang environment - the Erlang ecosystem.
This meetup is intended as a general functional programming community gathering space for people of all levels.
Activities include helping people looking for support starting when learning functional language(s), techniques & concepts, people to explore their nth functional language, experienced people to mentor and give back, or looking to connect with other people on projects.
We will be looking for speakers on general topics or intros to specific functional languages. If anyone has an interesting project or question, please feel free to post on the meetup page!
We cultivate a safe space, where everyone is welcome. This is not a competitive sport! We share a passion, and help each other flourish in our endeavours.