February 9, 2013 / Washington, DCWatch videos from the talks
An Epic One-Day Erlang Conference in Washington, DC
For years, integration of sensors into IP networks has been wandering in the desert of OO languages, tight coupling, and poor reliability. The promised land of service oriented architectures supporting any and all integration standards has been elusive and out of reach due to poor support of the modern, mainstream languages. Reaching forward from the past, Erlang, with its roots in high-reliability telecom (i.e. network) application development has arisen to deliver networked sensor application development into the promised land. This talk will discuss the specific challenges faced by today's sensor networks in use by the commercial sector and military can be easily and appropriately handled by Erlang.
Gordon Miller has over 20 years of experience in the field of networked sensor integration, standards, and protocols as well as simulation and physical modelling. His experiences started with developing physics based models and simulations in C++, through sensor integration in Java, to the development of leading edge integrating frameworks and their implementation in Erlang. Gordon is currently one of the founders of Oakwood Controls and is one of the lead architects for the Deployable Force Protection Integrated System Architecture.