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[vox] [fwd] ACCU: Wednesday, October 8 - Nick Gerakines,Developing Erlang at Yahoo [Mtn View]

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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:49:49 -0700
From: "Ali Cehreli"
Subject: ACCU: Wednesday, October 8 - Nick Gerakines, Developing Erlang at Yahoo

When:      Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Topic:     Developing Erlang at Yahoo
Speaker:   Nick Gerakines
Time:      6:30pm doors open
         7:00pm meeting begins
Where:     Symantec
         VCAFE building
         350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
         Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:       <http://tinyurl.com/334rv5>
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard
between Symantec buildings <http://tinyurl.com/2dccgc>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <http://www.accu-usa.org>

Yahoo is no stranger to functional programming languages. It has had
significant products in languages like Lisp and Scheme. Somehow
Erlang, and other function languages, are often overlooked when most
developers are researching various problems and systems. This is very
unfortunate given the power and flexibility that these languages
provide. At Yahoo there are places where functional languages make a
phenomenal difference in the way problems and solutions are
approached. This presentation will cover how Erlang, a powerful and
flexible functional language, gave us exactly what we needed at a
critical time and how it was approached as a production language at

Nick Gerakines is a software engineer and technologist in the Silicon
Valley. At Yahoo he worked on the backend and infrastructure team
developing next generation federated data storage systems, driving
test framework development and highly concurrent Erlang application
systems. Currently he works in the Mobile group at Yahoo developing
native iPhone applications and exposing other Yahoo groups to ways to
developing iPhone applications. He is the author of the recent book
"Facebook Application Development" (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, published
2008) and is currently writing another book for the same publisher
titled "Developing Erlang Web Applications" expected to release in
early 2009. Nick resides in Mountain View with his wife, Carolyn, and
daughter, Vanessa.

Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.


The ACCU meets monthly. Meetings are always open to the public and are
free of charge. To suggest topics and speakers please email Walter
Vannini via walterv@gbbservices.com

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