Presentation: Pony: Actor-Based Language for Low-Latency Streams

Track: Innovations in Fintech

Location: Plymouth - Royale, 6th fl.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Monday

Level: Advanced

Persona: Developer


Pony is a high-performance, actor based language that compiles to native code. Pony holds great promise for writing *the kinds of* highly concurrent, performance sensitive applications that dominate Fintech. In this talk, I'll discuss my experiences using Pony to build Wallaroo: a high-performance, low-latency stream processing engine. By the end of the talk you'll have learned a little about Pony, what it's like to build a large application with it, and the kinds of problems Pony is great at solving.

Speaker: Sean T. Allen

VP of Architecture/Engineering @SendenceEng

Sean T. Allen is VP of Engineering at Sendence- a startup focused on high speed data analytics. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring yogurt, and sloppy code. He is one of the authors of Storm Applied; he wanted to call it “I wanna go fast” but, you know, publishers- ¯\(ツ)/¯.

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