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Thursday, November 15 • 2:10pm - 2:30pm
Programming the worldwide elastic supercomputer with Unison

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Unison is a new open source language for building distributed systems. It starts with a premise that no matter the scale of a computation, no matter how many nodes it occupies, it should be expressible via a single program, not thousands of separate programs. A logical endpoint of this perspective is that there is only one computer, the global supercomputer, consisting of all the internet-connected compute nodes of civilization, and our programming languages should let us program this supercomputer simply and directly, even when describing computations that occupy thousands or millions of nodes! This talk introduces the Unison language, showing what it can be like to program systems of any size with this model of computing.

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Rúnar Bjarnason

Cofounder, Unison
My name is Rúnar. I’m a software engineer in Boston, an author of a book, Functional Programming in Scala, and cofounder of Unison Computing. We're making a distributed programming language called Unison.Talk to me about functional programming, relational database theory, compilers... Read More →
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Paul Chiusano

Cofounder, Unison Computing
I've been doing functional programming in a mix of Scala and Haskell for 10 years and enjoy thinking about (and building) new programming technology. I like programming tech that is simple, delightful, and helps programmers focus on the fun parts of software creation. I currently... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:10pm - 2:30pm PST