A Completely Unbiased Showcase of Elixir

Andrea Leopardi
Elixir Core Team Member

In this talk, I will make you want to use Elixir. At least that's the goal! Right now, Elixir is a still young but very stable programming language with everything good about Erlang, plus several additional niceties: from macros to protocols, from the fantastic ecosystem to the fantastic tooling, from many great libraries to a wonderful community. We will dive into what makes Elixir stand out and talk about that a lot; we'll completely skip covering the downsides of Elixir (because it has none!).

Talk objectives:

The objective of this talk is really to inspire people to make better things (that sounds ambicious), and more concretely to start making such things with Elixir.

Target audience:

Erlang programmers interested in Elixir, Erlang programmers not interested in Elixir that will be interested after the talk, Elixir programmers that just want to show me solidarity at an Erlang conference.


Andrea is a programming enthusiast with a soft spot for functional programming and beautiful code. He loves learning new stuff. He strongly believes in accessible culture and education and in open-source software. He's active in the Elixir community and uses almost exclusively Elixir for work purposes.

GitHub: whatyouhide

Twitter: @whatyouhide

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