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Rigor Mortis (Avoiding)

YOW! 2015 Sydney

In this talk I dig into the Elixir language—a functional language, inspired in part by the philosophy of Ruby, that runs on the Erlang VM. This isn’t a sales pitch for Elixir—there are dozens of great languages out there. Instead, I want to talk about how learning Elixir has changed the way I think about programming. And I want to encourage you to invest in your futures by developing new vocabularies and new reflexes.

My goal? To save your career and make your life interesting.

Dave Thomas


Pragmatic Programmers, LLC

Dave Thomas is a programmer, and now an accidental publisher. Dave Thomas wrote The Pragmatic Programmer with Andy Hunt at the end of the '90s, and that experience opened a new world for them. They...