I have a couple of technical presentations coming up that I wanted to let everyone know about. I’ll be talking about a couple of things that have been holding my interest for the past few months: Chef and Erlang.

For the first talk, I’ll be giving an overview of Chef, a tool that we’ve been using for few months to automate our system administration tasks. If you’re in or around the Raleigh, NC area tomorrow night (June 16th), come out to the Raleigh.rb meetup and join us.

The second talk will be at Erlang Factory in London next week. I’ll be talking about our use of the Erlang programming language in the Campfire poll server that we recently discussed right here on SvN. I had the good fortune to attend the first Erlang Factory in the United States at the beginning of May in Palo Alto and it was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in years. If you’re at all interested in Erlang, it would be worth your while to think about attending the conference.