Top 10 Elixir conferences in 2018

2018 was an incredible year for sharing knowledge and experience within the Elixir community, and the year has no signs of letting up! Here's a roundup of the exciting events covering Elixir and Phoenix which have caught our eye for the rest of 2018!


Natalia Chechina - Researching with Erlang - Code BEAM STO /// Natalia Chechina

Jane Walderud - Choosing which company to start - Code BEAM STO /// Jane Walerud

Top 10 Pony lang talks for the curious

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Kate Travers’ Journey from Art shipping to Elixir Senior Engineer

Kate Travers

Kate is building ‘learn.co,’ a learning management system with added interactivity and community features. The system only needs one click to “Open IDE” and launch a functional development environment right in the browser. Flatiron are particularly excited about this feature because it allows students new to coding to get a taste of programming with real tools that developers use on the job. Unlike a REPL (a read-eval-print-loop) that executes a few lines of simple code, the IDE allows students to experience the more complex interaction between editing different files and executing them from a command line, all in browser.


Elixir powers first Car Share Service from Toyota

Powell Kinney

Toyota has just launched its first global car sharing platform, operated by Servco Pacific, Toyota’s distributor in Hawaii. The Hui service utilises Toyota’s proprietary global Mobility Service Platform (MSPF) which is built partly with Elixir. Toyota Connected and Servco developed the service together as one of the first public applications of MSPF, the core ecosystem for leveraging the potential of connected vehicle systems to support the development of new mobility businesses – such as car-sharing, ride-sharing and remote delivery.


PC Member Bryan Hunt picks his personal talk highlights for Code BEAM STO 2018

Bryan Hunt

Bryan hunt is on the Programme Committee for Code BEAM STO and has been involved with the open source community in various ways for the last 20 years. He is now leading Erlang Solutions' Riak support whilst being an advocate for Elixir and Erlang. In this article, Bryan gives his own personal list of talks he plans on attending at Code BEAM STO this year.


From a web application to a distributed system

Gianluca Padovani

There is currently a lot of interest in how these problems are solved in the BEAM environment (using Actor model) and how some common patterns like Supervisor or GenServer are used in other languages or frameworks, Akka for example.


Why should Elixir developers get familiar with Erlang and the BEAM at Code BEAM STO?

Claudio Ortolina

Elixir, Erlang and LFE certainly have different features but they all share a foundation that carries the same ideas, techniques and patterns. Having familiarity with each technology is a major strength: it allows you to tap into a wider ecosystem and get the best out of every technology. Even if you end up using only one language in your day to day development, that knowledge will be useful in giving you more tools to reason with and to solve problems efficiently.


Why you should attend Code BEAMSTO and how to convince your boss?

Your manager may not immediately recognise the benefits of you attending Code BEAM STO, for both yourself and the business as a whole. There are over 40 talks this year, covering a broad mix of subjects and championing many new tools, techniques and time-saving implementations, revealed at Code BEAM STO first. There is no other conference that brings such a range of talks together.


From a web application to a distributed system - SLIDES - Code BEAM Lite Milan 2018

Gianluca Padovani

Slides for the Gianluca Padovani's talk "From a web application to a distributed system" - Code BEAM Lite Milan 2018


Fighting Authoritarianism with Erlang, Blockchains and Blockweaves

Sam Williams

Using Erlang’s process-centric approach enabled Sam and his team to quickly design and implement the Arweave network. A component of their approach was to build an extensive testing framework utilising Erlang’s message passing and lightweight threading model, simulating networks under realistic conditions on a vast scale.