Will Ockelmann-Wagner

A Swarm of Processes - Simulating Ant Foraging Behavior with OTP of Processes

In this talk, we'll see a simulation of a foraging ant colony that can efficiently solve mazes, built using a separate OTP process for each ant. Along the way we'll look at GenServers, dynamic Supervisors, Registries, and more OTP goodness. We’ll also learn a little bit about ants!

About Will Ockelmann-Wagner: Will is a software developer at Carbon Five. He started his career in accounting, but found that automating his job away was more fun than the actual job, and moved over to software. He’s into typed functional programming and tiny keyboards.