Kresten Krab Thorup discusses cloud, multi-core, integration, high availability, and imperfect software starting from discoveries made while learning Erlang.
Kresten Krab Thorup is CTO of Trifork, where he's responsible for technical strategy, researching future technologies, and the JAOO and QCon conferences. Kresten has worked on open source projects like GCC, GNU Objective-C, gcj, etc. and used to work at NeXT Software on the Objective-C tool chain, the debugger, and the runtime; his latest project is Erjang; he blogs @ http://www.javalimit.com/.
SPLASH stands for Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity. SPLASH is an annual conference that embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery, and that joins all factions of programming technologies.