My ne is Igor and I live in Belgium. I have just graduated in CS a few months ago
I was given a chance to start working as a researcher for Prof. Peter Van Roy.
And boy does he know a few things about functional programming. He’s currently
coordinator of an EU H2020 project called LightKone
in which C. Meiklejohn, and some lf you probably know him for all his work.
In LightKone, I study the possibilities
-adaptive IoT general purpose computers
that combines the work of C. Meiklejohn with
the first embedded system ever that runs truly Erlang on
BARE METAL, It’s called the GRiSP base board
a small set of lightweight Real-Time OS (to some extent)
and years of black magic have allowed them to actually
Currently, a set of those nodes looks like :
And then comes the even fancier part ! Erlang/Elixir are interoperable, so are
So last year we have been able to demonstrate a live temperature monitorg example. With a
server written in Elixir, fetching sensor data from live bare metal Erlang nodes, and display them
But then only a few millions of problems started showing up, and it leads to think that
IoT devices dissimulate much more practical difficulties in contrast to regular PC/laptops
that never encountered. But I am convinced that it will be achieved !
Anyway, nice to meet tou all
PS : Did I mention that the GRiSP’s can alqso run Elixir on bare metal?
PPS : @theunsbontha actually demonstrated that so I highly recommend to
go check it out, as well as the grisp Wiki that is very helpful