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Daniel Widgren
Erlang hacker at Klarna
Klarna AB

Daniel is a computer science student at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Currently he is writing his master thesis at Klarna. Daniel started his journey with Erlang during the project course at the University of Uppsala. There he and 8 other students were going to develop a scalable e-commerce framework.

At the university Daniel have touched many programming languages such as C, Java, sml, Python and Fortran. But Erlang is the programming language that he likes the best and wants to learn more about it.

Daniel Widgren is Giving the Following Talks
Building a Scalable E-commerce Framework

Each year the University of Uppsala gives a project course for computer science students. The project specification is given by an industrial partner, in our case the company was Klarna.

During the period of four months we were to develope a scalable e-commerce framework using Linux, Erlang, Nitrogen and Riak. (The LENR "leaner" stack.) We were a group of  9 students with no experience in project management and no prior knowledge about Erlang.

We will talk about our experiences with Erlang and how they compare to those of other languages,  why making an e-commerce framework in Erlang is a good idea, and how you can get scalability almost for free. We will also talk a little bit about our experiences with Nitrogen and Riak.