Whether you are using Erlang-powered applications or writing your own, Erlang and OTP can give you superpowers. My own discovery of these powers started when I needed a better XMPP server and led quickly to designing entire systems with Erlang. I will talk about how you can get your own superpower, my experiences with using Erlang superpowers (for good!), and show an example of how Erlang gives my own projects a competitive advantage.
Target audience: Erlang newcomers and people interested in, but not yet using, Erlang.
Talk objectives: This talk will introduce and give examples of Erlang strengths. It will show how these strengths were used to create the backend service for a real-time, multiplayer iPhone game.