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Joe Williams
Ops and Erlang

Joe keeps the lights on at Boundary. Additionally, he is a contributor to Erlang/OTP, Opscode Chef, haproxy, fog and other open-source projects and created Folsom, a Erlang application metrics toolkit.

Twitter: @williamsjoe

Joe Williams is Giving the Following Talks
Tutorial: Demystifying Erlang Releases, Upgrades and Deployment

Erlang deployments are generally known to be troublesome but this is not their true nature. It is generally an artifact of the tools and methods used to build and operate them. This talk will discuss how to build, release, upgrade and deploy Erlang projects based on production experience with CouchDB and BigCouch at Cloudant using tools like rebar and Chef.

Talk objectives: Explain how Erlang hot-upgrades work and how to use rebar to do them. Show some best practices in deploying Erlang applications.Show how to automate deploying Erlang applications.

Target audience: Anyone deploying Erlang applications, especially sysadmins, systems-minded developers and the devops crowd.
Erlang Application Metrics with Folsom

Tracking application metrics is pivotal to knowing what your applications are doing at any point in time. Folsom is a library to help developers track these details through various metric types and powerful statistical functions. This talk will cover details on metrics collection and exporting in general as well as how to get started with Folsom and Folsom Webmachine.

Talk objectives: Describe what Folsom is and how to use it including code examples and a live demo

Target audience: Any Erlang developer that lacks visibility into what their applications may be doing