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Joe Armstrong
Father of Erlang
Ericsson AB

Joe Armstrong is a co-inventor of Erlang. When at the Ericsson computer science lab in 1986, he was part of the team who designed and implemented the first version of Erlang. He has written several Erlang books including Programming Erlang Software for a Concurrent World. Joe held the first ever Erlang course and has taught Erlang to hundreds of programmers and held many lectures and keynotes describing the technology.

Joe has a PhD in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and is an expert in the construction of fault tolerant systems. Joe was the chief software architect of the project which produced the Erlang OTP system. He has worked as an entrepreneur in one of the first Erlang startups (Bluetail) and has worked for 30 years in industry and research.

Favourite quote: "... or music heard so deeply That it is not heard at all, but you are the music While the music lasts."

Joe's book

twitter: @joeerl

Joe Armstrong is Giving the Following Talks
The How and Why of Fitting Things Together

Software is difficult because the parts don't fit together. Why is this? Can we do anything about this? And what's this got to do with Erlang? Come to my talk and you'll find out!