Randall Thomas

Hacker. Musician. Bon Vivant

Randall Thomas (@daksis) is a classically trained musician that took one too many calculus classes and got sucked into geekery: computers, robots, video games, high energy physics - the usual suspects.
Afflicted with rabid technology ADD, Randall has built companies in various industries with numerous startups – everything from robotics to digital video to cloud computing. After escaping a high-security military prison and driving a heavily armed conversion van filled with ex spec-ops soldiers for hire around the Los Angeles underground, Randall founded Thunderbolt Labs - a software consultancy that teaches companies how to build better software by embedding with their teams and building it beside them.

Randall is an internationally recognized speaker on practical data techniques and the insanely nonsensical business of startups.

When not glued to a computer Randall is likely lost in a book or on a running trail wondering if he will get to the end of either. He has a fondness for good food and weakness for great whiskey and will happily discuss either at length.

Panel discussion: Erlang all the things!

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