Bye Erlang Factory! Hello Code BEAM!

The Erlang Factory conferences have been evolving for the past few years. The origins were about bringing together developers to spread the Erlang love and to share battle stories. Over the years our community has grown beyond Erlang to encompass a more diverse range of languages from the Erlang Ecosystem.

Today, to better reflect this, we are rebranding and aligning our events, including the Erlang Factory, under a new name Code BEAM belonging to a global family of conferences called Code Sync. We are launching a new Code Sync website with all events, past talks and articles, so we hope you'll visit it soon! And see you at the next conference!

We are happy to answer any questions, simply get in touch info@codesync.global.

Code BEAM SF Early Bird Open and 40+ Speakers Announced Now!

Early Bird tickets are now available! And we just announced our speakers from companies such as WhatsApp, AdRoll, MailChimp, Tripping and many more; so check them out!

Visit the new Code Sync website and the Code BEAM SF page here.


Looking for a conference in 2018?

Join our first edition of Code BEAM SF!

Conference: 15 & 16 March 2018 | Register here

Tutorials: 17 March | Training: 12-14 March and 19-22 March

And here are some highlights from our 2016 conference!

Jamshid Mahdavi

An Erlang-based Philosophy for Service Reliability
Senior Software Engineer @ WhatsApp

Kenji Rikitake

Fault-Tolerant Sensor Nodes With Erlang/OTP And Arduino
Professional Internet Engineer

Lukas Larsson

The Future Of Tracing
VM Core Committer

Scott Lystig Fritchie

Build big with tiny tools: immutability, checksums, and CRDTs
Senior software engineer @ Basho Japan

Sonny Scroggin

Taking Off with Phoenix
Polyglot Software Craftsman @ Blue Box, An IBM Company, Part of The Phoenix Core Team

Christopher Meiklejohn

Lasp: A Language For Distributed, Eventually Consistent Computations
Ph.D. Student @ Université Catholique de Louvain

Louis-Philippe Gauthier

Building high performance Erlang clients using Shackle
Director&Product Engineering @ AdGear

Johnny Winn

It's An Evolution!
Elixir Fountain Host

Zeeshan Lakhani

Point Of No Local Return: The Continuing Story Of Erlang Type Systems
Programmer of Things @ Basho Technologies and Founder @ papers_we_love

Benoit Chesneau

Build a P2P Document Oriented Database
Web craftsman @ Enki Multimedia

Panagiotis Papadomitsos

Scaling RPC Calls In Erlang And Elixir
Head of Mobile Intelligence Cloud @ Splunk

Chris Keathley

Well Typed Elixir
Programmer @ Carbon Five

Hernán Rivas Acosta

Kafkerl: A Fault Tolerant Logging Library For Kafka
Developer & Game Enthusiast @ Inaka

Mark Allen

When ETS Is Too Slow
Software Developer @ Basho Technologies

Fred Hebert

A Brief History of Time
Author of 'Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good!'

Ulf Wiger

Erlang, Open Source and the Connected Car
Independent contractor, father of gproc, locks, unsplit, jobs, ...

Garret Smith

Here Be Dragons: Charting Parse Transforms In Erlang
Staff Software Engineer @ Panduit

Alexey Potakhov

An Erlang Streaming Media Server with Custom DDoS Defenses
Senior Director Server Architecture for A.V.M. Software

Peter Hamilton

Reactive Programming With Elixir And RethinkDB
Senior Software Engineer @ Yahoo/BrightRoll

Julian Squires

What If Your NIF Goes Adrift?
Eccentric layabout and developer @ AdGear

Eric Sage

Build Scientific Computing Infrastructure with Rebar3 and Docker
Building Infrastructure for Medical Researchers

Chad Curry

The Internet of Things as a Central Nervous System for Homes, Communities and Cities
Managing Director, Center for REALTOR Technology

Brett Cameron

Effective Parallelization of Monte Carlo Calculations for the Solution of Certain Types of Problems on Multi-core Systems
Senior Technical Consultant at VMS Software with a curious penchant for Italian leather boots, a fondness of craft beer, and a liking of very long guitar solos

Tristan Sloughter

From Rebar2 to Rebar3
Senior Engineer at GOFACTORY

Yinghai Lu

High Performance Erlang - Pitfalls and Solutions
Distributed Backend Engineer at Machine Zone

Joacim Halén

WIND: a System for Management and Orchestration of Distributed Heterogeneous Clouds
Senior Specialist in Software Design and Cloud Automation @ Ericsson

Siva Yerramreddy

High Performance Erlang - Pitfalls and Solutions
Senior Performance Engineer @ Machine Zone

James Aimonetti

Training: Kazoo
‎Distributed Software Engineer @ 2600hz

Francois Orsini

Message from Machine Zone
Chief Technology Officer @ Machine Zone

Kenneth Lundin

News from the OTP Team - Roadmap
Manager of the Erlang/OTP Dev Team at Ericsson

Day 1, March 10, 2016

Tap on hour to see the talks

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:15

Welcome to the Erlang Factory!

10:30 - 11:00

Tea and Coffee Break

12:45 - 14:10


14:10 - 15:00 -

From Rebar2 to Rebar3
Tristan Sloughter


14:10 - 15:00 -

Taking Off with Phoenix
Sonny Scroggin


15:05 - 15:55 -

A CutEr Tool
Kostis Sagonas


15:05 - 15:55 -

Well Typed Elixir
Chris Keathley


15:05 - 15:55 -

Composing Nodes
Marc Sugiyama


15:55 - 16:15

Tea and Coffee Break

18:00 - 22:00

Lightning Talks & ErLounge

Day 2, March 11, 2016

Tap on hour to see the talks

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome to Day 2!

10:20 - 10:30

Message from Machine Zone - Francois Orsini, CTO & Head of Platform at Machine Zone, Inc.

10:30 - 11:00

Tea and Coffee Break

12:45 - 14:10


15:55 - 16:15

Tea and Coffee Break

18:45 - 19:15

Closing Notes and Leaving Drinks

Location / Accommodation

Based on your feedback, The Erlang Factory SF Bay Area 2016 is returning to downtown San Francisco to the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in Union Square

We have secured standard rooms (at USD199++ per night) and deluxe rooms (at USD 229++ per night). You can book them here until 10 Feb or until they've run out. The rooms include Full American breakfast, access to the gym & swimming pool area, as well as two-hour Hosted Cocktail Reception daily with panoramic views of the city.

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel

609 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: (415) 673-6672 

Lightning Talks

Give yourself a chance to shine and share with the audience your latest project, an interesting topic (preferably tech-related), get feedback on a problem you're working on, or, why not, just do a stand-up routine! :)

Submit your Lightning talk HERE.

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Scholarship Program

The Erlang community is one of the most friendly and helpful tech communities out there but, much as the rest of the tech world, it's nowhere near as diverse as its members would wish it to be. Erlang Factory is addressing this problem and commits to building a technology scene where everybody, regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, socioeconomic background etc. feels welcome and comfortable.

This year we are implementing our first ever Diversity Scholarship Program. It is primarily aimed at (but not restricted to) women, people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference due to financial reasons. While women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities will be given priority, depending on our funding we will also consider students or others who cannot attend the event due to financial difficulties.

Eligibility: People who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference for financial reasons. A preference will be given to applicants based in the US.

Selection: A committee will review applications on individual basis. All committee members will sign a confidentiality agreement to protect the anonymity of applicants. We will do our best to meet as many applications as possible. Please keep in mind that this is the first year of the scholarship program and we do not know what to expect in terms of demands. 

Award: Applicants will receive a conference registration ticket for 10-11 March. 

Notification: All applicants will be notified via email with conference registration details.

Application: If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please fill in this form. All application information will be kept confidential. The deadline for applications is 19 February 2016. Recipients will be notified on a rolling basis, no later than 26 February 2016.

All conference and event attendees are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, please contact conferences@erlang-solutions.com.


Support the Scholarship!

As organisers, we pledge to match any donations towards the Scholarship. In order to help those interested in funding this cause, we prepared three Diversity Sponsorship packages. Please contact contact us at conferences@erlang-solutions.com to find out what each package means or any other  possible scenarios.

Paladin Diversity Sponsor: minimum $6000 

Champion Diversity Sponsor: $4000

Wizard Diversity Sponsor: $2000

Awesome supporter: whatever you can spare, please donate directly through the registration page.

Contact Us

Get in touch:

If you require general info: info@codesync.global

To become a sponsor: sponsors@codesync.global

To contact the Conference Organiser directly: monika.coles@erlang-solutions.com