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Jack Moffitt

Jack Moffitt is a hacker and entrepreneur based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has founded several startups built on XMPP technology including Chesspark, a real-time, multi-user gaming platform, and Collecta, a real-time search engine for the Web. Previously he founded the Foundation, an organization that works on building and standardizing royalty-free multimedia codecs for the Internet including Vorbis and Theora. He also created the Icecast streaming media server.

He is the author of Professional XMPP Programming with JavaScript and jQuery, a book about developing real-time web applications with XMPP technologies.

He is passionate about free software and open source, open standards, and Internet technology. His favorite programming languages include JavaScript, Erlang, and Python. You can find him at, blogging about start-ups and code, as @metajack on Twitter and Identica, or often spreading the word of XMPP at technology conferences.

Jack Moffitt is Giving the Following Talks
Erlang Gives You Superpowers

Whether you are using Erlang-powered applications or writing your own, Erlang and OTP can give you superpowers. My own discovery of these powers started when I needed a better XMPP server and led quickly to designing entire systems with Erlang. I will talk about how you can get your own superpower, my experiences with using Erlang superpowers (for good!), and show an example of how Erlang gives my own projects a competitive advantage.