Another year has come and gone and so has another Elixir Conference

This year I was privileged to have Isotope11 sponsor my attendance.

Even though I consider myself fairly familiar with the language, spending time with the community reminds me of how much I do not know. I wanted to share my experience from this years conference.

Things I learned this year:

  • Observer can open erl_crash dump files.
  • Distilerry is the future in elixir deployment.
  • Dockers are great for testing and should be a learned technology but its benefits in production are limited.
  • Really consider the consequences of a full-rewrite of an application before actually doing so
  • Phoenix 1.3 will remove all mentions of model, yay.

Things I took away:

  • I cannot wait to dive into Big Data implications with the new GenStage and GenFlow behaviors
  • There was a lot of buzz around Elm and I proceeded to spend the rest of the weekend after the conference rereading all the documentation and coming up with a bunch of cool projects I want to do with it.
  • Do not skip lunch during a conference.

I cannot wait for next years conference which will be in Bellevue, WA. See you guys there. I'm off to hack on some Elm

Adam is a software developer with nigh on nine-years of experience. He has a B.S. from the University of Central Florida in Computer Science, with a minor in Statistics, rarely using either, He is mostly self-taught. With extensive expertise in the standard stack of web technologies of HTML, CSS, Javascript, Postgresql, Ruby, and Ruby on Rails, he absolutely loves playing with and learning new ones. His most recent forays have been into Golang and Swift. He is the resident Elixir/Erlang expert at Isotope11. When not developing he is a voracious reader and avid drinker - he even homebrews. He is happiest when doing both. He currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with the love of his life Allie, and their army of miniature pinschers and kittens.