Torben Hoffmann

Software engineer (Alert Logic)

Torben is a software engineer with over a decade of Erlang experience. He likes to solve problems, especially the ones that require Erlang. He enjoys doing offensive programming. Previously, Torben worked for Basho, Erlang Solutions and Motorola.

Past Activities

Torben Hoffmann
Code BEAM STO 2018
31 May 2018
14.40 - 15.25

Erlang in the sky with diamonds

The cloud, everyone is talking about it. Most of the cloud providers give you a very capable platform to build your applications on. But what can you do if your cloud provider only gets you 90% of the way for your platform? You could just leave the missing pieces to the different teams in your organisation. That just requires every team to have an expert in how your chosen cloud platform works. Not only are those individuals hard to find, you also end up implementing things multiple times.

The answer? Pull the cloud experts together and have them deliver a platform on top of the chosen cloud platform. A platform that makes it easy for your application developers to get the 100% without having to resort to deep knowledge about the cloud platform you are using.

This is what we have done at Alert Logic. We call it EEE.

This talk will go through the architecture of EEE and show how it provides a version of AWS Lambda that covers all our needs.


Show how one can augment an existing cloud platform using Erlang as the glue.


Emanuela Damiani / Gianluca Padovani / Torben Hoffmann / Piotr Nosek
Code BEAM Lite Virtual
03 Apr 2020
18.05 - 18.35

Working Distributed - a panel discussion

Remote working has been forced upon us. In this panel we will discuss some of the experiences with remote working – both from the perspective of right now and from before Covid-19. Not all the tricks that worked previously are any good now – the question is how to start overcoming the hurdles and find a way to become productive again.


Torben Hoffmann / Kostis Sagonas / Kevin Hammond / Simon Thompson
Code BEAM STO 2018
31 May 2018
17.45 - 18.30