Lasp and the Google Summer of Code 2016

04 Mar 2016

We are pleased to announce that the BEAM Community has been accepted into the 2016 Google Summer of Code.

That means you can submit a project proposal to help develop the Lasp programming language for distributed computing, mentored by me!

There’s plenty of work to do, and I’d be happy to take on eager students looking to help build the future of distributed computation. Some of the ideas we’re looking include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Partial evaluation, or how we can optimize programs based on access patterns between distrubuted data items.
  • Optimization of CRDTs, or how we can leverage state of the art techniques in CRDT to reduce the amount of state transmission on the wire.
  • Large-scale simulation, or how we can simulate large edge networks and the language implemented across them.
  • Compilers, syntax, semantics!
  • More!

Make sure you will be eligible to the project before writing your proposal. Details are available on the GSOC 2016 FAQ. Please reach out to me via email for more information!