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Michal Slaski
Head of the Erlang Solutions Kraków Office
Erlang Solutions

Michal Slaski started programming in Erlang at the AGH - University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, when working on his Masters prototyping massively multiplayer online games. After graduating, he joined Erlang Solutions on key projects around the world. He is currently heading Erlang Solutions' new Krakow office in Poland, keeping the Erlang flag up high.

Michal Slaski is Giving the Following Talks
MongooseIM - Messaging that Scales

MongooseIM provides a unique instant messaging solution when massive volume is required. The growth of social media communication has resulted in the fact that the ceiling is quickly reached when successful projects take off. MongooseIM secures performance and stability.

In this talk I present lessons learnt when scaling messaging servers using common PC, cloud environments or a dedicated data centre. I demonstrate what bottlenecks we encountered and how to work around them in order to scale to millions of users. I also explain why MongooseIM and Erlang are a good baseline for building a custom messaging solution.

Talk objectives: to educate about MongooseIM, which is built around proven technology Jabber/XMPP, as well as discuss how to build a messaging solution, which will scale to big numbers.

Target audience: People who know Jabber/XMPP or are interested in messaging servers.
Michal Slaski is Teaching the Following Courses

Target Audience: This course is aimed at experienced Erlang Software Developers and Designers who need to understand Behaviours.
Prerequisites: Existing experience using Sequential and Concurrent Programming with Erlang on projects.
• Use existing Design Patterns supported by Erlang and OTP.
• Apply Generic Behaviours, Finite State Machines and Event handler Patterns.
• Use the Supervisor and Application Behaviours Patterns.
• Write your own Design Patterns.
• Structure large Erlang based systems.
Goal: Design fault-tolerant systems.
Duration: Three days
Registration: 08:30 on 18 March 2013.
Venue: Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in Union Square.
Description: You will learn the prevailing Erlang Design Patterns called OTP Behaviours. We will cover Erlang Design Patterns such as Generic Behaviours, Finite State Machines and Event Handlers. You will also learn how to develop systems using the Supervisor and Application Behaviours Patterns, so you can construct maintainable and fault tolerant software. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to extend it all, by devising your very own Behaviours.
Michal Slaski is Host to the Following Tracks

Gone are the days of the mainframe; infrastructure software for the 21st Century needs to be distributed, scalable and flexible. How good useful is an effective big data analytics algorithm if you can not move the data cheaply and efficiently, or what is the point of an instant messaging cluster if it will not scale linearly with demand? The speakers in this track have used Erlang for messaging backbones, computing clouds and massive clusters, streaming media and instant messaging. Come and find out how, learning the tricks of the trade.