Friday Hacks #118, September 16

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This week we have Yos from PayPal and Yong Wen from IDA talking about some of the things they work on. See you there!

Facebook Event here.

Date/Time: Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Hangar by NUS Enterprise
Free pizza is served before the talks.

Entity Component Systems in Elixir

Entity-Component-System (ECS) is a distributed and compositional architectural design pattern that is mostly used in game development. Elixir is a dynamic, functional language built on top of the Erlang VM designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. In this talk, discover how we can use both ECS and Elixir in a novel approach to structure our programs beyond the traditional OO/inheritance paradigm. We’ll cover:

What are Entity Component Systems?

(Brief) Introduction to Elixir

ECS in Elixir

Q&A

Speaker Profile

Yos is a recent Computer Science graduate from NUS SoC, currently working as a software engineer at PayPal. In his spare time, Yos moonlights as an Elixir neophyte and enjoys learning new things.

Deploying with Docker

Talk Description:

Docker is now a stable and widely used container technology used to deploy applications on the internet. In this talk, we will take a quick look at some of the Linux Kernel technology that powers Docker, and some of the issues with Docker like how needlessly complicated it is to deploy a simple Ruby on Rails Application with a Let’s Encrypt TLS certificate.

Speaker Profile

Yong Wen is a software developer and kopi aficionado working at Government Digital Services of GovTech. He likes to meddle in DevOps related work once in a while, and is an avid gamer.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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