Martin Logan has been heavily involved with the Erlang community since 1999. Since that time he has had the privilege to work on Erlang full time for over 5 years. Martin’s great interest in distributed systems and service based design has led him to spend much of his career to studying and solving problems in that space. Wherever possible he tries to implement his solutions with Erlang.
Currently Martin brings his expertise to Orbitz Worldwide, one of the largest online travel companies in the world. There he leads the technical travel business services group developing solutions for their large scale distributed service based infrastructure. Most recently Martin has taken a leadership role with Erlware where he is a core developer and the primary developer of the Faxien package management system.
Eric Merritt is a Software Engineer who specializes in concurrent languages and distributed systems. For the last seven years he has been coding Erlang and has also been heavily involved in the Erlang community. Currently, Eric is a core developer for the Erlware family of open source products and is the primary developer for the Sinan build system.
Eric has been involved in both professional and Open Source development for the last ten years. He started his career developing applications in C and Java on IBM Mainframe and Midrange hardware. He also provided training and consulting in object-oriented principles and concepts. However, his interest in languages, concurrency and distributed systems quickly drove him to greener fields. Today he works on both large-scale distributed systems and interesting Erlang projects, sometimes at the same time.
Eric's talk at Erlang eXchange will focus on Faxien and Sinan, Build and Distribution Systems In Erlang.