BEAM Community

From distributed systems, to robust servers and language design on the Erlang VM

Welcome to the BEAM Community

The BEAM Community is a group of projects that run on the Erlang VM. Our goal is to host relevant projects in the Erlang and Elixir communities, making it easy for those projects to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2015 (and similar initiatives), giving interested students a wide range of projects to choose from.

The Erlang VM was originally designed by Ericsson to support distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-real-time, non-stop applications. Many companies around the world like Amazon, Heroku and Activision use the Erlang VM in their stack and databases such as CouchDB and Riak, XMPP servers and programming languages like Elixir are built on top of it too.

I'm a student, what should I do?

Now is a great time to get started! Go over our Projects / Ideas Wiki and pick the projects and ideas that interest you the most! Also, subscribe to our mailing list and join us at #beam-community on irc.freenode.net.

Students should pick their projects and submit proposals from 16th to 27th March. We recommend students to work closely with mentors in order to craft the best proposals. Our mailing list is the best place to ask questions and get more details about our projects!

For more information on Google Summer of Code itself, timelines and proposals, visit the GSoC 2015 website.

Previous years

In 2014, we have mentored 6 students in different projects throughout the summer. You can see the results and participating projects in our 2014 archive.

In 2013, we have mentored 5 students in different projects throughout the summer. You can see the results and participating projects in our 2013 archive.