Septemeber Meeting: Nick Gerakines, “Developing Erlang at Yahoo”

BayFP returns to the South Bay on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm with a talk by Nick Gerakines

Developing Erlang at Yahoo
Yahoo is no stranger to functional programming languages. It has had significant products in languages like Lisp and Scheme. Somehow Erlang, and other function languages, are often overlooked when most developers are researching various problems and systems. This is very unfortunate given the power and flexibility that these languages provide. At Yahoo there are places where functional languages and make a phenomenal difference in the way problems and solutions are approached. This presentation will cover how Erlang, a powerful and flexible functional language, gave us exactly what we needed at a critical time and how it was approached as a production language at Yahoo.

Mike Miller has arranged for us to meet at LinkedIn, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Mountain View, CA 94043:


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For those taking Caltrain, we will arrange carpools from the Mt. View station. Signup information will be posted the week of the 18th.

Thanks in advance to Nick for speaking and Mike for arranging the space at LinkedIn.