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 community, making it easy for those projects to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2014 (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 open source projects like CouchDB and Riak are built on top of it too.

I'm a student, what should I do?

The Google Summer of Code 2014 program is done and we will be back next year. Thanks to all mentors and students for the great summer!

Now we are looking into participating in the Semester of Code program.Subscribe to our mailing list and join us at #beam-community on for more information.

Previous years

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