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Scott Lystig Fritchie
Decade-long Erlang addict
Basho Technologies

Scott Lystig Fritchie met his first UNIX system in 1986 and has almost never met one since that he didn't like.  A career detour as a UNIX systems administrator got him neck-deep in messaging systems, e-mail and Usenet News. He rediscovered full-time programming while at Sendmail, Inc., where a colleague introduced him to Erlang in 2000. His world hasn't been the same since then.

In addition to hacking Erlang code and occasionally the Erlang virtual machine, he has had papers published by USENIX, the Erlang User Conference, and the ACM and has been a speaker at Erlang Factory.  He is a former co-chair of the ACM Erlang Workshop and current member of that workshop's steering committee.  Scott is a senior software engineer at Basho Technologies.

Scott Lystig Fritchie is Giving the Following Talks
Sponsored Talk: A Tour of Basho's GitHub Repositories: What are they all for?

Basho Technologies currently has 32 public source code repositories hosted by GitHub.  Basho bundles 17 of them into Riak, our key/value store.  What do they do?  Why are almost all of them OTP applications? What *are* OTP applications?  I'll survey Basho's code libraries on GitHub and discuss why you might want to use them in your Erlang-based code project and give a peek into upcoming Basho product development.
Scott Lystig Fritchie is Host to the Following Tracks

Ever since Mnesia entered the scene in 1995, Erlang has been a language for the most discriminating database hackers. With CouchDB, Scalaris and Riak, Erlang is now on the forefront of the NoSQL wave - the biggest revolution in the database world since E.F. Codd invented the Relational Model.