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Get your fancy pants on with Elixir

Frameworks, Programming Languages & Tools | Vortrag | 60 min | Englisch

11:30 | HÄKKEN

With Elixir you get all the power of Erlang and it’s hardened frameworks and libraries like OTP and cowboy with a Ruby-esque syntax. When WhatsApp was sold to Facebook, everyone was talking about Erlang. Everyone wanted to know how it was possible to build such a resilient and highly scalable system. With hot code swapping, the BEAM Machine allows zero downtime deployments and gives you highly available systems.
In this talk you will learn how to get comfortable talking about Elixir by understanding its jargon and you will take away all the necessary buzzwords you need to convince your boss to build your next project using Elixir. You will learn about functional programming, how Elixir is built for parallelism and why “letting it crash” is not as bad as it might sound.

Ole Michaelis


Ole Michaelis is the co-founder of SoCoded, a hackfest and web development conference in Hamburg. He’s a Software Engineer working for DNSimple making domain management automation a breeze. In his free time, he’s building, a hazzle-free slide sharing platform. Ole is passionate about open source software, enjoys traveling, and loves Mexican food. He classifies himself as a ‘bad’ German as he dislikes beer and soccer – the traditional German past-times.


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