HENNING DIEDRICH

Entrepreneur, Programmer & Game Designer

HENNING DIEDRICH

Entrepreneur, Programmer & Game Designer

Biography

Henning is an entrepreneur, programmer and game designer. He worked as lead software engineer for companies in payment, insurances and games. Henning is the creator of the Erlang VoltDB driver Erlvolt and a maintainer of the Erlang MySQL driver Emysql. His Open Source contributions for Erlang, Lua, MySQL and VoltDB are direct results of what pieces he found missing for a better game server stack.

Henning wrote his first games on the C64, develops for the web since Netscape 1.0 and produced his first game server with Java 1.0. He created a language to describe tariffs for AXA and programmed and produced browser games. He founded Eonblast to create a more immersive online game experience and as official cover for the Time Tuner mission.

Starting out on a 1MHz CPU, Henning’s special interest tends to be speed as an enabler. He has talked about evil performance hacks at the annual Lua Workshop, about his record setting Node.js VoltDB benchmark, and was elected to explain ‘Why Erlang?’:http://www.slideshare.net/eonblast/why-erlang-gdc-online-2012 to the game developer community at the GDC Online 2012 (14.000 hits on slideshare.) He also contributed the underrated sed script markedoc to the OTP stack, which converts markdown to edoc.

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