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Pavlo Baron
Author and Erlang Player

Pavlo Baron lives and works in Munich. Starting his IT life 20 years ago by implementing a bunch of printer drivers for MS-DOS in C and x86 Assembly, he has gained knowledge of and put in to practice a wide variety of technologies. His first Erlang experience dates from 2005, as he evaluated a reliable technology for parallel/distributed execution of a proprietary sequential calculation engine written in C++. Currently, he is head of engineering in a telecommunication company working on complex integration solutions, but his private passion is hacking Erlang code and playing with distributed systems and large data sets, something he spends his own time doing. In many cases, he would choose Erlang/OTP over some other well known, so called enterprise adopted monsters. Pavlo is frequent conference speaker and has written three German books: "Erlang/OTP", "Pragmatic IT Architecture" and"Fragile Agile".

Twitter: @pavlobaron

Pavlo Baron is Giving the Following Talks
Cruising for a bruising

In 2011 I've been travelling from one German city to another and showing and explaining Erlang and its concepts at different Java Conferences and Java User Groups.

During these talks and sessions I've experienced very different emotions, questions, behaviours, reactions and statements ranging from leaving the room after the first 2 minutes of the talk, over eyes full of sheer fear and panic to asking sensible questions.

I would like to share my experiences with the audience about how to "sell" Erlang on Java people, how to early scan the room the talk takes place in and how to take cover from flying beer bottles while still speaking and typing.