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Chad DePue
Entrepreneur and creator of
Ruby Rescue

Chad DePue is a software developer and entrepreneur focusing on Ruby on Rails and Erlang through his consulting company Ruby Rescue. He is a former VP of Engineering at Visto Corporation (now Good Technologies) and started his career at Microsoft in the Developer Tools Division. In 2008 Chad moved his family to Buenos Aires, Argentina to, among other things, learn Spanish, a language which he finds much more difficult than Erlang.

Chad recently built a high-performance mobile payment and microlending platform in Erlang and Ruby on Rails, the combination of which he believes provides the rapid development time of Rails with the scalability, fault-tolerance, and easy-redundancy of the Erlang/OTP platform.

Chad DePue is Giving the Following Talks
Lua Integration with Erlang

There is growing interest in embedded languages inside the Erlang platform, from erlang_js to erl-lua. As a fan of embedded languages, Chad's talk will explore the process of integrating Lua with Erlang as a built-in driver; calling into Lua from Erlang and vice versa. We will do this through exploration of the creation of a distributed UNIX systems management utility created in Erlang and Lua.

Most frameworks for process, file, and server monitoring treat distributed monitoring across multiple systems as an afterthought. Erlmon is built from the beginning to allow distributed monitoring of UNIX systems, all in Erlang. But the average system administrator doesn't want to learn Erlang syntax to monitor services in the network, which is where Lua comes in. We'll explore the creation of the erlmon utility, with a focus on the integration of the configuration system in Lua, and we'll discuss a case study of a real-world system using this monitoring tool.