Keynote: How things are, and how they could be

Fred Hebert
Author of 'Learn You Some Erlang' and 'Erlang in Anger'

In this presentation, we take a look at a quick history of Erlang tooling and user experience for newcomers, and try to find reasons for why we are able to have so many fantastic tools but make it so hard to use them properly in a project, and attempt to propose solutions so the community can catch up with the rest of programming languages and provide a better experience for everyone.


Fred Hebert is the author of 'Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!', a free online (also paid for, on paper) book designed to teach Erlang, and of 'Erlang in Anger', a follow-up ebook about operating Erlang systems in production. He works as a lead member of technical staff on Heroku’s routing components, helping design, program, maintain, and operate large scale distributed systems in the cloud, more often than not written in Erlang, and is one of the maintainers of Rebar3. 

Prior to that, he worked at AdGear, helping develop and operate a real-time bidding service in Erlang, right after having spent a year writing training material and teaching Erlang professionally.

GitHub: ferd

Twitter: @MononcQc

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