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Miriam Pena

Voted one of the women to watch in tech by Women 2.0

Miriam loves to architect scalable, high performance, high concurrency, and high availability systems. Bonus point if they are written in Erlang/Elixir. She is a Staff Engineer at AdRoll, designing critical parts of their AdServers infrastructure and organizer of the Erlang and Elixir meetup in San Francisco. Prior to AdRoll, she provided Erlang specialized consultancy and studied Computer Science Engineering from La Coruña University in Spain. Voted one of the women to watch in 2018 by Women 2.0 here.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Open source mero, a scalable and lightweight client for Memcached and Spillway for load shedding.

Upcoming conferences:

Miriam Pena
Code BEAM SF 2019

BEAM Extreme; Don't try this at home!

Who can't use an extra performance boost now than then? This talk collects a set of outrageous stunts and maybe-controversial defying acts I have seen and sometimes made in production, that can give the Erlang Virtual Machine that extra speed or memory edge on different scenarios.

Warning! Don't copy-paste these at home like if they came straight from Stack Overflow, with great power comes great responsibility.

OBJECTIVES

In most cases, clarity of expression should be the principle, but sometimes you are writing a heavily used component that could use a boost of performance. This will teach the audience some controversial tricks that can be used in these edge scenarios.

TARGET AUDIENCE

People who want to know some weird programming hacks to get some performance gains.

Past conferences

Miriam Pena
Code BEAM STO 2018
01 Jun 2018
17.05 - 17.50

Unsung heroes of the BEAM

There are women –rarely known– who have had a massive impact in the Erlang & Elixir community. We wouldn’t even be here in this conference if it wasn’t for some of them. Their achievements and stories are known only in small circles because often their protagonists have been humble and discreet.

But these heroines have done and are still doing amazing things for our community. It is high time we gave them the recognition they deserve and celebrate their contributions together. Who knows? Maybe this talk will plant the seed of the next generation of Erlang & Elixir role models.

Miriam Pena
Code BEAM SF 2018
15 Mar 2018
17.45 - 18.30

Unsung heroes of the BEAM

There are women –rarely known– who have had a massive impact in the Erlang & Elixir community. We wouldn’t even be here in this conference if it wasn’t for some of them. Their achievements and stories are known only in small circles because often their protagonists have been humble and discreet.

But these heroines have done and are still doing amazing things for our community. It is high time we gave them the recognition they deserve and celebrate their contributions together. Who knows? Maybe this talk will plant the seed of the next generation of Erlang & Elixir role models.

Media

Articles: 2

Unsung Heroes of the BEAM - SLIDES - Code BEAM SF
Miriam Pena

Slides from Miriam Pena's keynote talk "Unsung Heroes of the BEAM" - Code BEAM SF 2018

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Code BEAM SF Profile: Miriam Pena
Miriam Pena

I personally like Erlang because of the short implementation times, I love how easy it is to make concurrent distributed systems and implement communication protocols. It is less verbose than other languages and so less prone to errors. With its stable API, it is also low maintenance and used to resolve challenging problems. The fact that it is in high demand and you often get to work remotely, are a bonus too.

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Videos: 1

Keynote: Unsung Heroes of the BEAM - Code BEAM SF 2018