Ballerina: Cloud Native Programming Language

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Increasingly, developers and architects are disaggregating their architectures to create more scalable and agile applications. As this happens, everything is becoming a programmable endpoint. Ballerina is a new generation of programming language designed around this problem. In this talk, Paul will introduce the challenges and background of why Ballerina has been created, as well as demonstrating the core features of the language. If you haven't seen a CTO attempt a live demo before, you may find this amusing!


Paul Fremantle Ph.D. CTO and Co-Founder, WSO2

Paul is the CTO and Co-founder of WSO2. He has a long history of working in open source and middleware, including work on Apache Axis2, Synapse and WSO2 Carbon. Paul recently received his PhD from the University of Portsmouth for his thesis addressing how personal middleware can improve IoT security and privacy. He is a visiting lecturer at Oxford University, and has published a number of peer reviewed articles and has two patents. Paul previously worked at IBM where he was an STSM.