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Work in Progress - How to Make the World a Better Place
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| by Joe Armstrong Follow 2 Followers on Aug 17, 2017 |

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Summary
Joe Armstrong asks questions around the themes of software entropy reduction, making a personal computation infrastructure, adding trust to the web and storing data forever, to name just a few.

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Bio

Joe Armstrong is the principle inventor of the Erlang programming Language and coined the term "Concurrency Oriented Programming". He has worked for Ericsson where he developed Erlang and was chief architect of the Erlang/OTP system. In 1998 he left Ericsson to form Bluetail. Today he works part time as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

The Erlang & Elixir Factory SF Bay Area 2017 conference took place between 23 - 24 March with training between 20 - 22 March and 27 - 30 March. The conference explored the programming themes of distribution, concurrency, multicore and functional, it went deep into frameworks, delved into case studies and looked at the right tools for the task at hand. The conference has been evolving over the past few years and our community has grown beyond Erlang to encompass a more diverse range of languages from the Erlang Ecosystem. Next year, in recognition of this, we will be re-branding the conference to Code BEAM SF 2018, still in San Francisco and still with top-notch talks and speakers from the BEAM community.

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