Session Spotlight

David Khourshid

Camp Counselor

The actor model, behind the scenes

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 10:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 5


This talk will guide you through the principles behind the actor model, showcasing how it aids in building robust, scalable, and concurrent systems. You will learn: - The interesting history behind the actor model - What the actor model is in a visually intuitive way - How languages and frameworks such as Erlang and Akka have embraced the actor model - The advantages of modeling complex app logic using the actor model - How the actor model and visual diagrams (state diagrams and sequence diagrams) pair well together - How to apply the actor model to your applications today, with examples in JavaScript/TypeScript and mentions of other languages


None! There's something for everyone in this talk.

Take Aways

  • Learn how to use the actor model to improve how you model your code
  • Learn about state machines and how they can make actor logic more robust
  • Get inspired to use diagrams more to communicate with your team
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