Believe in Erlang in Games


By Erlang Central | Published: March 18, 2013



Noah, Mario and James will deliver a three-part talk.
Part 1:  Noah Gift will talk about how he believes in Erlang and how that factors into hiring, architecture and business dollars and cents at a game company.
Part 2:  Mario Izquierdo will take you for a deep dive into a RabbitMQ integration into a Rails game architecture, DIO, and how Erlang “made it scale”.
Part 3:  James Mayfield will go into the evolution of an AI game written in Erlang as it went from prototype to “shipped”.
Talk objectives: To explain how Erlang fits into game and web development in games.
Target audience: Erlang developers, web developers and anyone interested in games.
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Speakers:

  • James Mayfield

    Software Engineer at Linden Lab
    Linden Lab

    Self taught Northern California native who began his programming career writing library software for a small school district in 2002. Since then, his wandering career path has included creating the online gradebook/curriculum system for Odysseyware, building vfx pipeline tools and asset management systems for Disney, and working on real estate software for RealGeeks in Hawaii. He has been in the SF Bay Area and working at Linden Lab since mid 2012.

    Self taught Northern California native who began his programming career writing library software for a small school district in 2002. Since then, his wandering career path has included creating the online gradebook/curriculum system for Odysseyware, building vfx pipeline tools and asset management systems for Disney, and working on real estate software for RealGeeks in Hawaii. He has been in the SF Bay Area and working at Linden Lab since mid 2012.

    James Mayfield
  • Mario Izquierdo

    Software Engineer at Linden Lab
    Linden Lab

    Originally from Galicia, Spain. Graduated in Computer Science by the University of A Coruña, where started working in the MADS Research department while doing some games as side projects, like www.wonsters.com. Moved to New York state in 2011 as Web Engineer in Agora Games to work on some of the Major League Gaming web apps. In 2012 has been building www.dio.com in Linden Lab, San Francisco.

    Mario Izquierdo
  • Noah Gift

    Head of Web @ Linden Lab
    Linden Lab

    Adaptable technical leader, entrepreneur, software developer/architect/engineer and MBA candidate. Over 20 years experience in leadership and engineering, including P&L responsibility. Noah is also a data driven scientist that is comfortable using mathematical modeling to solve complex problems.

    Noah started his professional career at 18 years old by working at ABC Network News as a television editor and engineer for the national news. Since then he has worked as an author, software engineer, network engineer, video engineer, founded two companies, and led engineering at several companies. Both of Master's degree have occurred while he has been employed full-time and been active running marathons, which has allowed him to figure out how to prioritize resource allocation under severe constraints.

    Specialties: 

    * Solving interesting (tough and scary) problems, in any language and any environments.
    * Leading and growing engineering teams
    * Mathematical modeling of data science problems (Excel, AML, Pyomo, glpk, Pandas, numpy/scipy)
    * Adapting to my environment and dealing with resource constraints
    * Advising Early Stage Startups

    Noah Gift


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