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Alexandre Rodrigues

Alexandre Rodrigues

Erlang passionate

After some years using functional programming constructs in imperative languages, Alexandre decided to get a job where he could work full time with a functional programming language. That was when he met Erlang and fell in love with it.

He's currently focused on Erlang system's security and on making Kivra's Erlang systems more evolvable and scalable.

Upcoming Activities

Alexandre Rodrigues
Code BEAM STO

How a startup survived the hype years of NoSQL

TALK LEVEL: BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

In 2012, the NoSQL hype was strong, a digital mailbox service called Kivra is launched and the choice of database was Riak and the language was Erlang.

Today, Kivra is the most used digital mailbox in Sweden.

But what happened in the meantime?

How did the prototype become a reliable system capable of handling changes in terms of time, functionality and load? Join Alexandre on a journey where we learn the challenges and the key design decisions that are part of Kivra's success throughout the years!

THIS TALK IN THREE WORDS

Kivra

Loves

Erlang

OBJECTIVES

  • Learn from Kivra's mistakes
  • Study Kivra's rewarding design choices
  • Get inspired by the successful Kivra's evolution

TARGET AUDIENCE

Curious minds