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Francesco Cesarini

Founder of Erlang Solutions

Founder of Erlang Solutions Ltd. He has used Erlang on a daily basis since 1995, starting as an intern at Ericsson’s computer science laboratory, the birthplace of Erlang. He moved on to Ericsson’s Erlang training and consulting arm working on the first release of OTP, applying it to turnkey solutions and flagship telecom applications. In 1999, soon after Erlang was released as open source, he founded Erlang Solutions, who have become the world leaders in Erlang based consulting, contracting, training and systems development. Francesco has worked in major Erlang based projects both within and outside Ericsson, and as Technical Director, has led the development and consulting teams at Erlang Solutions. He is also the co-author of 'Erlang Programming' and 'Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP' both published by O'Reilly. Lecturer at the University of Oxford, participated in the Future Learn Erlang MOOC, O'Reilly and U. of Kent online Master Classes and regularly conference talks and tutorials.

Upcoming conferences:

Francesco Cesarini / Gabor Olah
Code Elixir LDN 2019
17 Jul 2019
09.00 - 17.00

Tutorial: Architecting for Scalability and Availability, and Tracing in production

Elixir is often advertised on the fact that it makes it possible to build distributed, scalable, and fault-tolerant systems with high availability, but how is that achieved? Francesco Cesarini, co-author of Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP, will show you the design principles and tools that enable us to get the job done correctly, quickly, and efficiently.

For the second part of the tutorial Gabor Olah will show you how to use a unique feature of the Erlang VM: Tracing. Tracing allow us to understand a running system from the perspective of the VM we will discover how to utilise this feature to x-ray everything from a single node to a distributed application. We will discuss how to incorporate tracing into a development workflow as well as safe tracing in production.

Past conferences

Francesco Cesarini
Code BEAM Lite Italy 2019
22 Mar 2019
14.15 - 14.25

Introducing the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation

You will hear all about the newly formed Erlang Ecosystem Foundation from Francesco Cesarini, who is sharing the journey and goals of the foundation that we've all waited for!

The Erlang Ecosystem Foundation's goal is to grow and support a diverse community around the Erlang and Elixir ecosystem, encouraging the continued development of technologies and open source projects based on/around its runtime and languages.

Joe Armstrong / Francesco Cesarini
Code Mesh LDN 2018
Tutorial/ 07 Nov 2018
13.30 - 17.00

Thinking Concurrently

13:30 - 17:00

How do systems built in Erlang, Elixir or any other BEAM Language differ from other systems? To start with:

  • They are designed from the bottom up to run 'forever.’
  • They are designed from the bottom up to expect, and recover from errors.
  • They are expected to evolve.
  • They scale seamlessly

How is all of this achieved?

The answer is simple - by making systems from sets of isolated communication processes, and by treating errors and code as first class objects that can be sent in messages over a network.

In this tutorial, Joe Armstrong will introduce what he calls the `Erlang way of thinking.` He will cover:  

  • Basic data types
  • Sequential Programming
  • Concurrent Programming

In Basic Data Types & Sequential Erlang he’ll introduce the foundations and talk about Modules, Functions and Pattern Matching. Once you've understood the basic pattern matching mechanism the rest is easy. In concurrent programming he'll talk about processes and their life span. You will look at sending and receiving messages, selective reception, and passing data in the messages. Joe will conclude this section by introducing the simple but powerful error handling mechanisms in processes which help detect and isolate failure. Time permitting, he will also cover distribution, showing you how, by doing it right form the start or with very few changes, you can write a program intended to run on a single VM and distribute it in a cluster.

OBJECTIVES

To learn the Erlang way of thinking when architecting and developing systems.

AUDIENCE

Developers and Architects interested in the principles which make Erlang, Elixir or other BEAM based languages unique.

José Valim / Miriam Pena / Fred Hebert / Francesco Cesarini / Peer Stritzinger
Code BEAM SF 2019
28 Feb 2019
17.45 - 18.30

Introducing the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation

Thursday evening keynote at the Code BEAM SF where you can hear all about the newly formed Erlang Ecosystem Foundation. A talk from Jose Valim, Peer Stritzinger, Fred Hebert, Miriam Pena and Francesco Cesarini who are sharing the journey and goals of the foundation that we've all waited for!

The Erlang Ecosystem Foundation's goal is to grow and support a diverse community around the Erlang and Elixir ecosystem, encouraging the continued development of technologies and open source projects based on/around its runtime and languages.