February 9, 2013 / Washington, DCWatch videos from the talks
An Epic One-Day Erlang Conference in Washington, DC
This talk will discuss the backend implementation of the transaction and payment processing system for the Wingman mobile application. It will show how the requirements of high-demand mobile app interactions can be addressed via the creation of a RESTful API on top of a scalable server-based platform coded entirely in Erlang. It will conclude with a live demonstration where the operational backend will be published to Heroku's hosted service.
Jordan Wilberding is a Ph.D. student at the Information Retrieval Laboratory at Georgetown University. His research includes: mediated search, large scale data mining, secured indexing, and hardware-optimized search.
Jordan is also employed at MITRE, where he works on prototyping solutions for government agencies. He co-founded a startup, Wingman, dedicated to helping bar patrons order their drinks more easily. He also co-founded and organizes ErlangCamp and is a key contributor to Erlware.
Some might say Jordan is a beer snob, but he prefers the term beer enthusiast. He enjoys homebrewing and drinking a wide variety of craft beers, but especially enjoys Belgian Trappist Ales and high-gravity hoppy ales. Jordan is also an amateur photographer and never leaves home without a camera or two.