Benoit Chesneau

Enki Multimedia found, craftman working on P2P and telecommunications platforms

Benoit is a French entrepreneur, owner of Enki Multimedia, a French Company providing consulting & development in decentralised data and (tele)communication platforms. Most of the work provided by Enki Multimedia is primarily done in Erlang. Benoît is best known for his work in open-source with many libraries and tools successfully used in Erlang and Elixir applications. Among them Hackney, but others as well. Benoît has been committed to the Erlang community for a long time. It all started by joining the CouchDB project, one of the oldest databases written in Erlang. You may have met him in a number of conferences and meetups around the world (San Francisco, Stockholm, Milan, Munich, Moscow, Tokyo, Paris, …). He also organises the French Erlang Paris meetup.

Barrel, a decentralized data platform to take back the control of your data

Along the years have built and provided to our customers a moderne decentralized platform which next iteration will be fully opensource. With barrel you can easily pass, filter and control the data between on-premise or cloud sites using a Peer-To-Peer network built over HTTP and other web technologies like WASM. You can also subscribe to different data stream using using AQMP, MQTT, Websockets, Server-Sent-Events.

The data is always under your control and sites even when using our service hosted in different datacenters in our own hardware.

With barrel we created and continue to maintain different opensource libraries and projects used by the Erlang Ecosystem: rocksbd binding, hackney, erlang nat, certifi… .. In this talk we will show how to use Barrel and its core opensource foundations in your own projects, why we build it in Erlang and how w’ expect to maintain this opensource product and the different libraries we have built along the years.


  1. Present a product using moderne technologies and innovations built in Erlang
  2. Show how to use of the different opensource libraries we provide in Erlang for the Erlang ecosystem
  3. Invite people to help us and contribute to improve this opensource project and the libraries we have built


Any developers from the Erlang ecosystem interested in data and decentralised platform but also those who are interested by the libraries we have built and discover or improve the usage of them.