Philly ETE 2023 — Whither Programming Languages: Where Did They Go And Where Are They Going? — Jamie Allen

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Abstract

Ten years ago, languages were a big part of the computing landscape, influencing a great deal of the way startups and enterprises tackled big challenges. The culture of an organization could almost be defined by the choice of language that they made to develop key solutions. But today, programming languages have become less prevalent, and new languages are no longer appearing.

In this talk, I will discuss where we’ve been, and how we got to where we are today, while also thinking about where we are headed in the future.

About Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen is EPAM’s Chief Technologist for AWS and Site Reliability Engineering based in Seattle, USA. Prior to joining EPAM in December 2019, Jamie was the global head of consulting and training for Typesafe/Lightbend (creators of Scala and Akka), and the Director of Engineering at Starbucks responsible for re-implementing Starbucks Rewards and Mobile Order/Pay backend systems from scratch in the cloud with microservices. He has also been an Production Engineering leader at Facebook in the Core Systems group, helping manage SRE for the shared containerization and orchestration platform used by all Facebook services. Jamie is the author of Effective Akka, and co-author of Reactive Design Patterns.

About the Conference

The Philly Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier developer’s conference. Entering its 17th year, we’ve brought world-class speakers — including some local favorites — to speak about leading-edge technologies being used today, and emerging technologies that will be important for attendees to know about in the near future.

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