Elixir Training Wheel

Elixir Training

North America 2019 Tour

From Chris Bell and Desmond Bowe
hosts of the ElixirTalk podcast and
organizers of the EMPEX Conferences

We're hitting the road to bring Elixir knowledge to you. Our programs are designed to give you what you need to know and allow room for questions specific to your use case. They're geared to different audiences, but you can sign up for both to get the full picture! Each workshop is an intimate, hands-on setting where you’ll get one-on-one time with an instructor. We pride ourselves on the quality of our trainings and you can expect to walk away with a whole lot of new knowledge at the end.

The Schedule

Leader
Breakfast
Engineer
Workshop
Chicago, Illinois
October 4
October 5
Portland, Oregon
October 18
October 19
Location TBD
Austin, Texas
October 25
October 26
Location TBD
Toronto, Ontario
November 15
November 16
Location TBD
Atlanta, Georgia
December 6
December 7
Location TBD

Arrive Early.

Manager Roundtables will run from 8:30am until noon and include catered breakfast and coffee.

Developer workshops begin at 9:30am and end at 4:00pm.  Light breakfast, coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks are provided.

Want to Host?

We're looking for conference rooms to host our workshops.  If your company has space to offer, we will add your logo to our site and give you one free ticket! To get started, please email hello@elixirtraining.io

Engineering Leader Curriculum

Introduction

Perhaps you've heard of Elixir as the next Ruby on Rails. Or you have a senior engineer who's been repeatedly suggesting that your team should look into Elixir for their next project. Or maybe you're already sold on Elixir as the technology to build scalable, reliable software with next-generation support for realtime features.

But, being the responsible leader that you are, you have questions.

Our Engineering Leader workshop is a half-day presentation designed to share our experience of using Elixir in production from a manager's point of view. There will be very little code; we focus on the operational and strategic challenges tech leads face. Things like hiring, training, deploying, and the powerful tools for troubleshooting when something goes wrong. Plus the competitive advantages of choosing a scalable technology on a battle-tested platform.

Your trainers, Chris & Desmond, have both been in the Elixir community for the past 4 years each and during that time have hired and led several teams of Elixir engineers. They've also been in the trenches as Elixir engineers, producing applications that have been used by millions of end users. As well as their production experience they’re also hosts of the popular ElixirTalk podcast, and co-organizers of the EMPEX regional Elixir conferences. Our roundtable format is designed for an atmosphere of tight learning and collaboration. You're guaranteed to walk away with confidence in your decision.

Details

Our curriculum has time built in for YOUR questions. Before that, we'll cover some of the most common ones, such as:

Engineer Curriculum

Introduction

Have you been curious about Elixir but haven’t had the time to dig into learning it? Did you start learning but need some guidance for the idiomatic ways to do things? Have you always wanted to start learning a functional language but you don’t know where to start? Well do we have the course for you!

We’ve developed an intensive one-day training course that will have you walking away knowing the foundational aspects of the Elixir programming language, and most importantly a set of principles that you can use to approach future problems using your new favorite functional, immutable language. We’ll start at the absolute basics and walk you through every part of the language that tripped us up, leaving you with the confidence to go away and write complex applications.

Your trainers, Chris & Desmond, have both been in the Elixir community for the past 4 years each and during that time have trained scores of engineers into the ways of Elixir, as well as producing applications that have been used by millions of end users. As well as their production experience they’re also hosts of the popular ElixirTalk podcast, and co-organizers of the EMPEX regional Elixir conference. They’ll be there every step of the way with you during the day, providing exceptional hands-on training in a tight-knit setting.

Details

During our packed day of tuition, we’ll start things out by introducing the data structures in the language and take you all the way through to tooling and starting to build a web based API in Phoenix. More definitively, we’ll cover:

At the end of the day you’ll leave with a base set of knowledge for the language as well as a set of materials that you can use to further your learning. We’ll also give you access to a special ElixirTraining Alumni Slack group where you’ll have direct access to Chris & Desmond and can ask other questions you might have as you continue your Elixir journey.

Elixir Expertise

We have been embedded in the Elixir community for years. From speaking at conferences to running conferences, organizing meetups, hosting a podcast, publishing blog posts, and managing marketing for the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation, we live and breathe Elixir.

Plus, we have hired, run, and trained teams like yours in practical Elixir concepts. Our skills go beyond the purely technical to understand the humans in attendance. Plus, as listeners of our show know, we're a lot of fun to be around :).

Desmond Bowe

Desmond Bowe

Desmond is the Founder of the EMPEX Conference Series, Cohost of the ElixirTalk Podcast, Founding Member of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation, organizer of the ElixirLA Meetup, and Principal at Crevalle, an Elixir development firm. In his free time he likes to surf, play pinball, and ride his motorcycle, Porco Rosso. He lives in Venice Beach, California.

Chris Bell

Desmond Bowe

Chris is an Englishman in New York, where he works as software Engineer at Muru, a medical communications startup. An avid alchemist and regular conference speaker, he is a Cohost of the ElixirTalk Podcast helps organize the NYC branch of the EMPEX.

Desmond Bowe and Chris Bell have a decade of combined experience programming in Elixir. They have run trainings, helped companies adopt Elixir, built out teams, and put dozens of Elixir apps into production. They're also fun to work with. We love bringing others into the community so come join us!

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