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Intro to Elixir

YOW! Lambda Jam 2019

Elixir is an extremely accessible functional programming language that is rapidly gaining popularity for good reason. With it's well curated, batteries-included tool chain, excellent documentation and it's sheer simplicity, not to mention its incredible 30+ year Erlang heritage.

The goal of this workshop is to get you a basic familiarity with Elixir and the tools you'll need to be effective working in the language. It will be aimed at programmers who don't know Elixir, and don't necessarily know any functional programming.

The workshop is organised around a set of exercises that should take you through the basics of the language. Once you've got to grips with the language and tools you'll be ready to build a real time game server. In this workshop you'll learn everything you need to start building amazing, production ready Elixir applications

James Sadler

Technical Director/Cofounder



James is a polyglot software developer with a love for functional programming and technical communities. He has run Rails and Elixir Camps, volunteered for Elixir Girls, and co-hosts the GraphQL Sydney and Elixir Sydney meetups.

Originally from the UK, James arrived in Australia in 2005 and his early Australian career was characterised by traditional enterprise software development. A short time later he was introduced to the wonderful Australian Ruby community, but eventually functional programming and Erlang & Elixir were too alluring to ignore.
Capitalising on this, in February 2017 James co-founded Alembic to write well-engineered and robust apps using Elixir/GraphQL/React bringing performance and reliability to the next level.

Josh Price

Technical Director and Founder



Josh Price is a polyglot software developer and technology consultant based in Sydney, Australia.

He's passionate about modern approaches to Software Development and helping teams build amazing software faster with better tooling.
He usually describes himself as an applied problem solver, occasionally by writing software.He organises community events such as the Elixir Sydney and GraphQL Sydney meetups.
He also co-founded Alembic, which is building a team to bring functional programming and strongly typed APIs and their benefits to everyone's day to day work.Currently most of his work involves working with GraphQL and Elixir at the intersection of the realtime web.