(Given to the Vancouver Erlang Meetup group on January 19, 2010.)
Wondering how to model things in Erlang, and what the Actor model is all about? This talk will cover the best of Erlang OTP, delve into using gen_server to model systems in Erlang, and demonstrate the use of supervisor trees to ensure your application stays alive and well. Those new to Erlang might want to look over an intro first, but should still gleam some insights from this talk either way.
Ken Pratt has been working with Erlang full time since the beginning of 2009, which makes him slightly less of an Erlang noob than he was previously. Ken holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from UBC, and is currently hard at work developing a social networking game at Pug Pharm Productions.