Derek Kraan

Author of Horde and DeltaCrdt

Derek is an independent software consultant, specializing in Elixir. He is also a beekeeper, which is maybe what got him thinking about distributed applications.

Past Activities

Derek Kraan
Code BEAM Lite Italy 2019
22 Mar 2019
15.40 - 16.20

CRDTs from the ground up

A short history of CRDTs, and how we can leverage them to build distributed applications on the BEAM.


Explain CRDTs from the ground up in a way that someone could understand who has never heard of them before. Talk about applications in Elixir (including Derek's own Horde).


Anyone interested in writing distributed applications on the BEAM, or just curious about how CRDTs work.