Zachary Dean

Data-driven developer

Originally hailing from Portland, Oregon, Zachary is a freelance software developer. After working in many places and fields, he settled down in Germany to wrangle data.
He currently focuses most of his time on the xqerl project.

Past Activities

Zachary Dean
Code BEAM Lite Italy 2019
22 Mar 2019
16.50 - 17.10

Implementing a Functional Query Language

Implementing the functional query language XQuery 3.1, though challenging, is much more fun on the BEAM! This talk will discuss the ups, the downs, and the uglies of implementing a W3C XML language in Erlang.


Firstly, to bring awareness of the xqerl project. Secondly, to show that XML isn't as scary as it seems.


Developers who have ever wrestled with XML data. Also, people that wish to implement other languages on the BEAM.