Erlang Solutions Announces the Appointment of Robert Virding, Co-Inventor of Erlang, as Principal Language Expert

Robert Virding, Co-Inventor of Erlang, joins the Erlang Solutions expert team.

Erlang Solutions today announced that Robert Virding will be joining the company as Principal Language Expert. He will be based in their Stockholm office as of 4th October 2010.
His role within the company will be varied involving being a visionary, research lead and mentor. He will be directly involved in strengthening our product offerings and distribution while being an outward face towards the community.  Francesco Cesarini, founder of Erlang Solutions says: “I am immensely proud of the fact that Erlang Solutions is attracting the best Erlang developers. The addition of Robert Virding further strengthens our standing in the very heart of the Erlang Community.” Ulf Wiger, CTO of Erlang Solution says “Robert was the very reason I got into Erlang back in 1992. Together with Erlang Solutions board member Bjarne Däcker, he taught a course I attended at the University. Robert is an outstanding teacher and lecturer, and his contribution to the Erlang community has been consistently excellent, even during the years when it wasn't his day job. We are proud to be able to bring him back in full force”.
Robert joined the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory in 1984. He was a member of the initial design group, shaping the Erlang language and designing many of the original libraries, compiler and garbage collector. He left Ericsson to become a co-founder of Bluetail AB, one of the first Erlang startups acquired by Nortel Networks. A contributor to the Erlang community and frequent speaker at international conferences, he also finds the time to write books and articles on Erlang. Robert had this to say about his new role at Erlang Solutions: "I have always been impressed with the effort and energy that Erlang Solutions put into supporting the Erlang community and the quality and breadth of their work. I am thrilled to become a member of the team and be part of their ongoing success."


About Erlang Solutions:
Founded in 1999, Erlang Solutions Ltd. is an international company specialised in the Open Source language -Erlang and its middleware OTP.  Erlang Solutions solves all your Erlang needs - Training, Certification, Consulting, Contracting, System Development, Support and Conferences. Erlang Solutions expert and certified consultants are the most experienced anywhere, with many having used Erlang since its early days. With offices in the UK, Sweden and Poland and clients on six continents, Erlang Solutions is available for short and long term opportunities world-wide.

Erlang Solutions' headquarters is located in London, UK with branch offices in Krakow, Poland and Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, visit 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010