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Learn more about Code BEAM V America, held 10-12 March 2021 at https://codesync.global/conferences/code-beam-v-america-2021/
There has been a lot of excitement in the Erlang Ecosystem following José's announcement and demonstrations of Nx. We thought it was a great opportunity to bring the community together for a Meetup in preparation for Code BEAM V America to discuss how Elixir can reach the machine learning community.
Our panel consisted of Bruce Tate (author of 7 languages in 7 weeks), Justin Schneck (Nerves Core Team, working on integrating Elixir and Machine Learning), Brian Troutwine (Well-known Erlang developer currently using Rust for speed) and Garrett Smith (Founder of Guild AI),
Bruce Tate is a kayaker, climber, programmer and father of two from Chattanooga, Tennessee. A serial entrepreneur, he has helped start three companies. His love of programming languages led him to found Groxio in 2018. His latest books include Programming Phoenix and Designing Systems with OTP. His specialty is rapidly building complex medium volume web sites. His teams work with Elixir, the highly scalable functional language. He has written more than 10 books, including 3 JavaOne best sellers and two Jolt-winners. He is also the editor of the Seven in Seven line of books for the Pragmatic Bookshelf publisher. He is an international speaker, including keynotes in Denmark, Bangalore, Washington DC, Stockholm, and headline sessions worldwide. Bruce worked at IBM for 13 years and various start ups for two years, before launching his consulting practices centered around Java, Ruby, and now, Elixir.View the profile
Over the years, Justin has worked on a plethora of embedded projects from iPhone motorcycle starters to advanced brewing and distilling equipment. He is focused on pushing Nerves forward, creating exciting devices for Le Tote, and spreading the joy of hardware programming.View the profile
Brian L. Troutwine is a software engineer with a focus on low-level and fault-tolerant systems. Brian also has thoughts about mega-engineering projects, both historical and theoretical.View the profile
Garrett was a software engineer at CloudBees and is responsible for building scalable, er, that is, awesome software! At CloudBees Garrett led the development of the RUN platform-as-a-service that provided reliable, performant application hosting to tens of thousands of customers, which in turn served tens of millions of end-users! Garrett's weapon of choice for the development of awesome software is Erlang - a highly concurrent functional programming language that use used by companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Machine Zone to build the world's largest messaging systems. Garrett is an international speaker and instructor. He organizes the Chicago Erlang User Group which sponsors Chicago Erlang - an annual Erlang conference in the heart of the US. He is the author of several Erlang projects including e2, Psycho, and LambdaPad. He is the creator of the satirical videos MongoDB Is Web Scale, Node.js Is Bad Ass Rock Star Tech, and Erlang The Movie II, The Sequel.View the profile
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