Boyd’s near 30-year career spans the range of software projects, from desktop publishing, to web servers, to game consoles, to low-level operating systems. For the past four years he has been independently exploring and building a full stack for Connected Devices that heavily leverages the BEAM.
Previously, Boyd spent 18 years at Microsoft running engineering for things such as Xbox Live, XNA (game developer program), and everything OS for Xbox One. This work includes large scaled-out datacenter services, VMs, and the layout of the hypervisor/kernel.
His most recent release is the open-source Scenic libraries, which is a functional UI stack built on the BEAM. Its primary goal is for use in connected devices, but it is already being used for desktop apps and more. His current work takes the foundation laid with Scenic and is attempting to answer deeper questions about the future of client-side operating systems.
What the BEAM brings to the world of devices and why, sooner or later, you need to care.
According to Fortune Business insights: The global internet of things market is estimated to rise from USD 478.36 billion in 2022 to USD 2465.26 billion by 2029 [iot_growth], with a global economic impact estimated at $11.1 Trillion dollars by 2025. A compound annual growth rate of 26.4% — or — 7 IoT devices for every person on earth.
Fear not, intrepid programmer! Erlang, Elixir, and the BEAM are uniquely positioned to tackle problems at this scale using the techniques and technologies we use every day. Join us for an in-depth discussion on why the BEAM is the correc VM at the right time to meet the challenge of managing devices at global IoT scale.
Frank Hunleth - Embedded systems engineer, Co-Author of The Nerves Project, Author of “Build a Binary Clock with Elixir and Nerves”
Bruce Tate - Elixir Educator, Author and Editor; Founder of Grox.IO, Author of “Build a Binary Clock with Elixir and Nerves”
Amos King - CEO at Binary Noggin, Elixir Outlaw podcast agitator, Man with Cat jokes
Boyd - Founder Kry10 secure platform, author of Senic, Ex-Microsoft and the reason you lost years of your live to XBox live