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Robert Virding
Inventor of Erlang and Bluetail co-founder

Robert Virding worked at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory and was one of the initial Erlang design group. He has took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler. While at the lab he also did a lot of work on the implementation of logic and functional languages and on garbage collection. He has also worked as an entrepreneur and was one of the co-founders of one of the first Erlang startups (Bluetail). Robert now works for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in a modelling and simulation group where he mainly works with computer games. He contributes to the Erlang community in his spare times and has written a number of books and articles on Erlang.

Robert Virding is Giving the Following Talks
Lisp Flavoured Erlang

In this talk we will describe and demonstrate Lisp Flavored Erlang (LFE). LFE allows you to write Erlang code in a lisp syntax and combines the versatility and extensibility of lisp with the COP power of Erlang. LFE is completely integrated with Erlang/OTP and code written in LFE can freely be used together with modules written in vanilla Erlang and applications in Erlang/OTP. LFE is also much easier to use than vanilla Erlang when generating code. We will describe the system, its tools and its implementation, and also demonstrate some of its features and using its programming environment.

Keynote: The Erlang Rationale

While Erlang has much in common with other functional languages it does many things differently from other languages. In this talk one of the three inventors of Erlang will look at the rationale behind Erlang and try to show how many of its important features combine to work together. We will also look at how Erlang was first developed to show the reason for some of the features in the rationale.