Speaker Spotlight: Christopher Meiklejohn presents Declarative, Secure, Convergent Edge Computation: An Approach for the Internet of Things


Spotlight on Christopher Meiklejohn

Language: Erlang
When: Saturday, October 1st - 12:30 - 13:30

Declarative, Secure, Convergent Edge Computation: An Approach for the Internet of Things

Consistency is hard and coordination is expensive. As we move into the world of connected ‘Internet of Things’ style applications, or large-scale mobile applications, devices have less power, periods of limited connectivity, and operate over unreliable asynchronous networks. This poses a problem with shared state: how do we handle concurrent operations over shared state, while clients are offline, and ensure that values converge to a desirable result without making the system unavailable? We look at a new programming model, called Lasp. This programming model combines distributed convergent data structures with a dataflow execution model designed for distribution over large-scale applications. This model supports arbitrary placement of processing node: this enables the user to author applications that can be distributed across data centers and pushed to the edge. In this talk, we will focus on the design of the language and show a series of sample applications.

About Christopher:

Christopher Meiklejohn is a Software Engineer with Basho Technologies, Inc. where he focuses on building rich web applications for Riak using Erlang and JavaScript. Before joining Basho, he worked at Swipely, a loyalty program startup based in Providence where he maintained critical infrastructure components written in Ruby. Christopher is also a graduate student in computer science at Brown University in Providence RI, where he studies formal verification and distributed systems.cala/Haskell advertures at @AaronMBlevin

About Lambda World:

Lambda World takes place September 30th - October 1st, in Cadiz, Spain and is hosted by 47 Degrees in conjunction with the Scala and Java communities of Spain. The event is located at the Palacio de Congresos, an old tobacco factory near the beach. You can find more details at Lambda.world.



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