Code Mesh 2015:

Tutorials: 2 November

Conference: 3-4 November

Early Bird Registration is Open!

We bring together a wide range of alternative technologies and programming languages and the wonderful crazy people who use them to solve real-world problems in software industry. We promote “the right tools for the job", as opposed to automatically choosing the tools at hand. And by ‘tools’ we mean technologies, languages, libraries, databases, operating systems, hardware platforms, or more generally techniques, styles or paradigms.

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Tony Hoare

Panel Discussion
ACM Turing Award Winner

Mary Sheeran

Professor at Chalmers University of Technology

John Hughes

Co-Designer Of Haskell And Quickcheck, Testing Tools Entrepreneur

Philip Wadler

Keynote: Propositions as Types
Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at The University of Edinburgh

Melissa Pierce

Keynote: Grace Murray Hopper: The Original Pirate Hacker
Filmmaker. Risktaker. Codebreaker.

Robert Virding

Talk Title Coming Soon... Co-Inventor of Erlang

Don Syme

Panel Discussion
Creator of F#

Joe Armstrong

Panel Discussion
Co-Inventor of Erlang

Martin Thompson

Adventures with Concurrent Programming in Java: A Quest for Predictable Latency
High-Performance & Low-Latency Computing Specialist

Sydney Padua

Talk Title Coming Soon... Author of Steampunk Webcomic 2D Goggles and The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Evan Czaplicki

Talk Title Coming Soon... Creator of Elm Language

Felienne Hermans

Spreadsheets are Code
Spreadsheet are Code

Elise Huard

FRP and Functional Game Programming
Data Engineer at Mastodon C

Stefan Karpinski

Talk Title Coming Soon... Co-creator of Julia

William E. Byrd

Tutorial: Concatenative Programming
Co-creator of miniKanren

Bruce Tate

Panel Discussion
Author of 7 Languages in 7 Weeks

Leah Hanson

How Julia Goes Fast
Writes Internal Developer Tools at Stripe

Stuart Bailey

Low Cost, Low Pain Massive Concurrency with Erlang, Actors, and IvanOS
Founder and Chief Scientist of Infoblox

Einar Høst

Practical Lambda Calculus
Ivory tower expat

Jonas Winje

Practical Lambda Calculus
Likes computation and goats

Martin Kleppmann

Streams, CRDTs and the Future of Databases
Author of Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Garrett Smith

Tutorial: Erlang - Inspiring Software
Programmer-In-Anger at Cloudbees

Francesco Cesarini

Tutorial: Erlang - Inspiring Software
O'Reilly Author & Founder of Erlang Solutions

Phil Trelford

Beyonds Lists: High Performance Data Structures
Games Dev gone Enterprise

Heather Miller

Talk Title Coming Soon... Scala Documentation Czar

Andreia Gaita

VR Best Practices
‎Bridge Builder, Tools Expert, Mono Hacker

Ben Stopford

Contemporary Approaches to Data at Scale
Scaling Data Simply

Brian Troutwine

The Charming Genius of the Apollo Guidance Computer
Real-Time, Fault-Tolerant Systems Engineer at Adroll

Jan Machacek

Exercise Analysis
Tutorial: Real-life IoT Machine Classification System
Pointy-haired Engineer at Cake Solutions

Matthew Podwysocki

Putting You Back in Charge of Your Data
An Open Sourcerer at Microsoft

Tomas Petricek

Tutorial: Functional Web Development with F#
Open Source Developer and PhD Student @ University of Cambridge

Kushal Pisavadia

An Introduction to Schedulers
Software Developer at Government Digital Service

Carl Pulley

Tutorial: Real-life IoT Machine Classification System
Team Lead & Lead Consultant @ Cake Solutions

Peter Morgan

Talk Title Coming Soon... Head of Engineering at William Hill

Jamie Winsor

Talk Title Coming Soon... Network Server Programmer @undeadlabs

Nuno Preguiça

CRDTs in Practice
Tutorial: All About Consistency: getting it right
Associate Professor at FCT - Univ. NOVA de Lisboa

Richard Warburton

JVM Profiling under the Hood
Developer, Trainer, Author, Monotonic

Roland Kuhn

Reactive Design Patterns
Akka Project Lead at Typesafe

Jon Coens

The Road to Running Haskell at Facebook Scale
Haskell Shepherd at Facebook

Damien Krotkine

Talk Title Coming Soon... Bigdata Devops + Perl Hacker @

Philip Potter

Talk Title Coming Soon... Developer @ Government Digital Service

Cancellation policy:

You can cancel your order until 18 October 2015 and ask for a refund. Cancellations after 18 October 2015 are non-refundable.


ILEC Conference Centre / Ibis Earls Court

47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD


Situated a few minutes walk from Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centre, ILEC Conference Centre is a perfect base for business travellers. Its close proximity to the shopper’s paradise of Kensington and Knightsbridge and the stylish cafes and boutique of Chelsea also makes it a great place for leisure visitors to stay.


ILEC is a quarter of a mile (400m) from the A4, providing easy access to the M4, M5 and M40.


Airport transfer times

Heathrow (LHR): 21 km

Approximately 30 minutes in light traffic. You can also reach the airport directly by London Underground, on the Piccadilly line.


Gatwick (LGW): 45 Km

Approximately an hour in light traffic. It is 40 minutes by train from West Brompton station Direct shuttle available with Easy bus.


London City (LCY): 21 km

Approximately 45 minutes in light traffic.

Public transport: London Underground

West Brompton and Earls Court stations are both within walking distance giving easy access to all central district of London and Heathrow Airport. 


Tutorials Venue

Tutorials venue is yet to be announced.

Code Brew

The Code Mesh conference would not be complete without a proper party, where speakers and delegates can mingle and brew up new ideas.

Join us on 3th November for Code Brew - an evening full of great company, snacks and specially selected craft beer.



Finance & Banking

Banking and finance sectors are generally considered conservative. But there are many innovations happening behind the stiff appearences. This track focuses on applied case studies on how banks and financial institutions are using non mainstream technologies to shave off microseconds in their computations, increase programmer productivity and improve quality while tackling present and future computational challenges.


The Future of Languages (2 Days)

Programming languages are in constant development, responding to the changing nature of computing problems and hardware infrastructure. Both old and new, languages have their strength and weaknesses, making them fit (or unfit) for particular jobs. Learn and exchange ideas with the inventors of today and tomorrow’s computing future, and ensure you equipped with the knowledge to make the right choice.


Infrastructure & Distribution

Gone are the days of the mainframe; infrastructure software for the 21st Century needs to be distributed, scalable and flexible. How useful is an effective big data analytics algorithm if you can't move the data cheaply and efficiently, and what is the point of an instant messaging cluster if it will not scale linearly with demand? The speakers in this track have used non mainstream technologies for messaging backbones, computing clouds and massive clusters, streaming media and instant messaging. Come and find out how.


Multicore & Parallelism

The future of computing is Multi-core, massively multi-core. This track investigates hardware infrastructures, from embedded to super computers, from running programs on the bare metal to virtualization. When should you use what? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches? What is concurrent, and what is parallel?This track investigates them all, and is a must when deciding what hardware platform and technology stack to use.


Programming Tools and Techniques

Programmers build stuff! In this track we explore how to make our code do amazing things using tools, methods, and patterns. And as this is Code Mesh, you can expect to learn about emerging tools and techniques that impact the future of programming. Tired of the usual talks on JavaScript libraries and Agile methodologies? Check out this track for cutting edge work to make you a better programmer!


Next Generation Databases & Analytics

Information is at the heart of Information Technology - it's right there in the name! It more critical today than ever that engineers and architects are proficient at storing, retrieving and leveraging data. This track focuses on modern tools and techniques for drawing valuable meaning from data, as well as storing and retrieving massive quantities of it! Look for talks that cover new databases, data architecture, and tools and libraries for analysis.



Chances are good that you or the people you work with had your first exposure to computers by playing games. Today gaming is a huge business and places extreme demands on technology. This track examines tools, techniques and architectures that go into building games, whether they employ massively concurrent online engines, leverage GPU clusters, or use some new thing you've never heard of! You'll learn how cutting edge game designers innovate to bring unique compelling experiences to their users.

Code Mesh Scholarship Programme

In our opinion, the Alternative Programming community is one of the most friendly and helpful tech communities out there. But, much as the rest of the tech world, it is nowhere near as diverse as its members would wish it to be. We are trying to add our bit towards building a technology scene where everybody, regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, socioeconomic background etc. feels welcome and comfortable. 

Our Scholarship Programme is primarily aimed at (but not restricted to) women, people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference due to financial reasons. While women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities will be given priority, depending on our funding we will also consider students or others who cannot attend the event due to financial difficulties. A preference will be given to applicants based in the UK

Eligibility: A preference will be given to applicants based in the UK.

Selection: A committee will review applications on individual basis. All committee members will sign a confidentiality agreement to protect the anonymity of applicants. We will do our best to meet as many applications as possible.

Award: Applicants will receive a conference registration ticket for 3-4 November ( transport and accomodation not included). 

Notification: All applicants will be notified via email with conference registration details.

Application: If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please fill in the form. All application information will be kept confidential. The deadline for applications is 19 October 2015. Recipients will be notified on a rolling basis, no later than 24 October 2015.

All conference and event attendees are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, please contact

Your Help is Needed!

If you are interested in supporting the Scholarship Programme as an individual, you can donate on the Registration page.

As organizers, we pledge to match any donations towards the Scholarship. In order to help those interested in funding this cause, we prepared three Diversity Sponsorship packages. However, please feel free to contact us with any offer you have in mind, or just donate directly through our Registration page.

Tera Sponsor: minimum 4000 GBP

Giga Sponsor: minimum 2000 GBP

Mega Sponsor: minimum 1000 GBP

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