ElixirConf US 2019 Preview

Space-Rocket Elixir Conf US 2019 Preview

Whats is ElixirConf? 

ElixirConf US 2019 is a four day Elixir conference taking place in Aurora, Colorado; just outside Denver and 10 minutes from the Denver airport. The event is split up into 2 days of training and 2 days of speakers. The conference boast 40 speakers, trainers and keynotes, with keynotes by no other than the creators of Elixir and Phoenix, Jose’ Valim and Chris McCord respectively.

Why I am going

I went all in and paid out of pocket for the conference, 2 days training and 3 nights at the Gaylord, where the conference is being held. It’s going to be hella sick. I am going because I am looking to switch from being a WordPress and Node.js developer to being a software developer who specializes in Elixir and Phoenix. Following the development of many languages and frameworks over the past five years or so, Elixir and Phoenix have stood out as being the most feature rich, user friendly and best of all, stable. That is why I am choosing Elixir and Phoenix as my platform of choice for software development and attending ElixirConf.  

The training courses I am taking

I choose “Build Performant, Real-Time UIs with Phoenix LiveView” on Tuesday and “Elixir in the Jungle” on Wednesday. 

Build Performant, Real-Time UIs with Phoenix LiveView

Phoenix LiveView is the killer new feature that could be the panacea for javaScript fatigue that is poisoning the web. It enables writing client side javaScript in Elixir. “Build Performant, Real-Time UIs with Phoenix LiveView”  is instructed by Chris Freeze and Alex Garibay both work at DockYard, where Chris McCord (the creator of Phoenix, as you all should know) also works. Luckily ElixirConf has this course on Tuesday and Wednesday. Because the course is so popular that it was sold out on the Wednesday when I signed up.

Elixir In the Jungle

What caught my eye about Elixir In the Jungle (besides having the word jungle in it) was that it focuses on deploying a distributed system on AWS without Docker or containers. I love Docker and use it daily, but is it necessary and does it take away from OTP? What I am  hoping to get out of this training session is to scale multiple instances based on usage. 

Other course being taught

There’s some great training courses at ElixirConf this year. Below is the list of links of training courses.

Build a Multiplayer Game using Nerves, Elixir Circuits, Scenic, and Phoenix

Build Performant, Real-Time UIs with Phoenix LiveView

Building Resilient, Distributed Systems with Elixir

Building Scalable Real-time Systems in Elixir

From Zero to Hero with Elixir

Harnessing the Real-Time Web with Phoenix, Channels, and Presence.

Release the Kraken… Err… Elixir!

Build a Multiplayer Game using Nerves, Elixir Circuits, Scenic, and Phoenix

Build a Smart Camera with Nerves, Phoenix, and Absinthe

Build Performant, Real-Time UIs with Phoenix LiveView

Building Bulletproof Real-Time Applications with Phoenix, LiveView, and StreamData

Building Resilient, Distributed Systems with Elixir

Ecto: From the Ground Up

Elixir in the Jungle

Are you attending ElixirConf US 2019? If you are, what training courses are you taking? and if you are, I look forward to seeing you there!