Past Presentations

The Modern Platform in 2020

We are reshaping the platforms we build around language technology. This talk introduces this new track on compilation targets with an overview of how we got to this point where programming language technology is finding its way into every technology stack. First we have performance and...

Justin Cormack Developer @Docker
Pony, Actors, Causality, Types, and Garbage Collection

I will give an overview of Pony’s programming model, actors, and causality. I will introduce the type system, how it is used to allow actors to send mutable state while also avoiding data races, and how the type system is used so as to allow the actors to perform garbage collection fully...

Sophia Drossopoulou Professor at Imperial College
Understanding CPU Microarchitecture to Increase Performance

Microprocessors have evolved over decades to eke out performance from existing code. But the microarchitecture of the CPU leaks into the assumptions of a flat memory model, with the result that equivalent code can run significantly faster by working with, rather than fighting against, the...

Alex Blewitt Head of Cloud Infrastructure at Santander
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