Code Mesh 2016:

Tutorials: 2 November

Conference: 3-4 November

A huge thank you for being part of Code Mesh 2015.

See you next year!

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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Ben Stopford

Contemporary Approaches to Data at Scale
Data/Streaming Tech Specialist

Christopher Meiklejohn

Coordination-Free Designs for Mobile Gaming
LASP Creator

Stephanie Weirich

Depending on Types

Jamie Winsor

Into Production

Darach Ennis

My Little Pony

Sylvan Clebsch

My Little Pony

Joe Armstrong

Panel Discussion
Co-Inventor of Erlang

Jonas Winje

Practical Lambda Calculus
Developer at Computas

Einar Høst

Practical Lambda Calculus
Computer at NRK

Felienne Hermans

Spreadsheets are Code

Robert Virding

Synchronizing Game Components
Co-Inventor of Erlang

Brian Troutwine

The Charming Genius of the Apollo Guidance Computer
Software engineering, with ambitions toward reliability

Martin Kleppmann

Transactions: Myths, Surprises and Opportunities
Insufferable Distributed Systems Nut

Tomas Petricek

Tutorial: Functional Web Development with F#
Not Just a Computer Scientist

Andreia Gaita

VR Best Practices

November 3, 2015

Tap on hour to see the talks

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10 - London VII and VIII

Welcome to Code Mesh!

10:10 - 10:30

Tea and Coffee Break

12:05 - 13:35


15:10 - 15:30

Tea and Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:15 - London II

Spreadsheets are Code

15:30 - 16:15 - London VII and VIII

Accidentally Concurrent

15:30 - 16:15 - London I

Exercise Analysis

November 4, 2015

Tap on hour to see the talks

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Welcome to Code Mesh!

10:10 - 10:30

Tea and Coffee Break

12:05 - 13:35


15:10 - 15:30

Tea and Coffee Break

17:45 - 18:30

Leaving Drinks

Platinum Sponsors

Bet 365

Gold Sponsors

Erlang SolutionsMachineZone

Silver Sponsors

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Media Sponsors

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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.

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