Celebrating 20 years of open-sourced Erlang!

Friends of the BEAM - join us for a year of celebrations in honour of 20 years since Erlang OTP was open sourced!

It’s been a long and eventful two decades, hasn’t it? It’s high time we celebrated the achievements of the vibrant community that formed since Erlang OTP was open sourced in 1998.

That's why we're dedicating 2018 to celebrating #OpenErlang!

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#OpenErlang webinars

Throughout 2018 we'll be joined by Erlang & Elixir heavyweights in our #OpenErlang webinar series. 

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#OpenErlang parties

We'll be partying like it's 1998 around the world this year in a series of parties conjunction with Code Sync conferences!

Join the party
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#OpenErlang meetups

Meetups give the Erlang & Elixir communities a place to thrive across the globe. Join us at special #OpenErlang meetups throughout 2018!

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Be a part of #OpenErlang

What are your BEAM highlights from the last 20 years? Celebrate #OpenErlang every day with the #OpenErlang hashtag!

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What's on

Upcoming #OpenErlang activities

#OpenErlang Retrospective

Francesco Cesarini offers a unique retrospective from 1998 - 2018!

Discover more about how Erlang became open source, from its creation in the Ericsson Labs to the OTP community today!
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OpenErlang Twenty Years of Open Source Erlang

#OpenErlang Interviews

Watch all of our #OpenErlang Interviews in one place!

We brgan in August with Robert Virding and Joe Armstrong, and continued to detail the Erlang journey since it became open source in 1998. Enjoy!
Watch Them All!

OpenErlang Interviews

Past activities

#OpenErlang activities and events that have come and gone...

#OpenErlang Interview; Robert Virding

One of the Erlang Co-Creators talks about the Erlang community

Watch our exclusive video of Robert Virding and his thoughts on the open source community that has materialised from Erlang. 
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OpenErlang Interviews Robert Virding

#OpenErlang Interview; Miriam Pena

Staff Engineer at AdRoll speaks to us about how Erlang scales to their many users...

From one HUGE company with WhatsApp to another. Miriam Pena is the next #OpenErlang Interview and she is the Staff Engineer at AdRoll. 
AdRoll uses Erlang to scale to all of their users, dealing with 1.5 million actions per second. Find out more here. 
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OpenErlang Interviews Miriam Pena

#OpenErlang Parties

Highlights from Stockholm

Do you want a sneak preview of what's in store for the London party? Tak a look at our Stockholm party held earlier this year! We were joined by massive names in the Erlang and open source community...
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OpenErlang Parties

#OpenErlang London Party!

Thurs 8th November 2018

Join us for free-flowing drinks, food, and entertainment as we celebrate 20 years of open source Erlang in London. Following the success of our party in Stockholm earlier this year, you don't want to miss this free soiree! Register at our Eventbrite's page!

OpenErlang London Party

#OpenErlang Interview; Anton Lavrik

Server Engineer from WhatsApp...

Our #OpenErlang interviews continues this week as we host WhatsApp Server Engineer Anton Lavrik who shares with us why he loves Erlang and how it is used at WhatsApp with tremendous success.
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OpenErlang webinar Anton Lavrik

#OpenErlang Interview; Simon Phipps

The President of the Open Source Initiative...

Next up is Simon Phipps; the president of the Open Source Initiative. He speaks to us as part of our #OpenErlang Interviews.
Simon has had experience at some of the world’s leading tech companies. He is also currently the founder of IBM’s Java Technology Center.
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OpenErlang Interviews Simon Phipps

Webinar: 16 lessons I learnt using the BEAM

Wed 17th October 2018

We're delighted to be joined by charismatic speaker and server extraordinaire Joseph Yiasemides! The lessons Joe will be speaking about extend pass just Erlang and Elixir, to multiple functional languages but also to the more mainstream languages. Join us to 'Relate and Debate' as Joe explores the main lessons he has learnt down the years!
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OpenErlang webinar Joseph Yiasemides

#OpenErlang Interview; Jane Walerud

Serial Tech Enterpreneur and founder of Bluetail...

Speaking to Jane Walerud about her time at Ericsson is always a joy and her dedication to supporting tech startups over the last 20 years is somewhat spectacular. She has always championed Erlang and here she discusses the importance of the communities that Erlang and other open source languages create. 
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OpenErlang Interviews Jane Walerud

#OpenErlang Interview; Christopher Price

The President of Ericsson's Software Technology...

Christopher Price speaks to Erlang Solutions for our #OpenErlang Interview Series from the Stockholm party.
Chris is passionate about open source, also being linked to The Linux Foundation, OpenStack Foundation and OpenDaylight Project! He talks Erlang and the importance of open source...
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OpenErlang Interviews Chris Price 2

Webinar: Strategies for Successfully Adopting Elixir

Mon 17th September 2018

Ben Marx talked us through how to successfully adopt Elixir with lessons learned by Bleacher Report.
Ben is the software architect at Bleacher Report, co-author of Adopting Elixir and co-organiser of the Erlang Elixir meet up in San Francisco. In his free time, he's also programming in Rust.
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OpenErlang webinar Ben Marx

#OpenErlang Interview; Robert Virding and Joe Armstrong

The Erlang Co-Creators talk Erlang and its community!

The first in our series of #OpenErlang Interviews are the co-creators of Erlang itself; Robert Virding and Joe Armstrong. 
Robert and Joe spoke to us at the amazing party we held in Stockholm earlier this year about the early days of Erlang and how it's become the programming language it is today, including the community it has created!
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OpenErlang Interviews Robert Virding and Joe Armstrong 2

Webinar: Learning Functional Programming 

Weds 25th July 2018 
Our July #OpenErlang webinar featured Simon Thompson who shared his insights on functional programming based on his experience of Miranda, Haskell, Erlang and OCaml.
Simon is a researcher, author, and teacher based at the University of Kent. His research covers verification, tool building and testing. He is an author on type theory, Haskell and Erlang, and runs a MOOC on Erlang for FutureLearn.
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#OpenErlang Simon Thompson

#OpenErlang Stockholm Party

Thu 31 May 2018
We’ve partnered with æternity and WhatsApp to say a big thank you and treat you to a good old-fashioned night out in Stockholm, on us. We had surprise VIPs and practitioners who use BEAM technology in production in attendance!
Keep your eyes peeled for more celebrations this Autumn and Winter!

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Webinar: Implementing languages on the BEAM

Thu 17 May 2018

Join Mariano Guerra and Erlang co-creator Robert Virding live in the first #OpenErlang webinar as they explore the reasons why BEAM languages are the way they are, which things the BEAM makes easy and which makes... complicated.
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#OpenErlang - webinar #1

Erlang Meetup Stockholm: Erlang, Past and Future

Mon 7 May 2018

Join the #OpenErlang celebrations at Erlang Meetup Stockholm's Q2 event! We're excited to welcome Ingela Anderton Andin and her talk "From the cathedral to the bazaar: how open source made Erlang better", and Simone Stefani and his talk "How we teach Elixir to a class of 200 university students".
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#OpenErlang - Stockholm meetup

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