Elixir Conf 2014 – Keynote: Elixir by Jose Valim

By Erlang Central | Published: August 8, 2014

ElixirConf 2014, the premiere conference for Elixir, was held in Austin, Texas, July 24-25.

The conference is a two day, single-track event packed full with content from notable speakers, panelists and language creators. The conference is keynoted by José Valim, Elixir’s creator, and Dave Thomas, the author of Programming Elixir. In addition, there are talks by Robert Virding, a co-inventor of the Erlang language, and Francesco Cesarini, both of Erlang Solutions, Ltd.

Elixir is a functional language built on top of the Erlang VM. It is a dynamic, meta-programming aware language that leverages powerful tools, such as macros, protocols, streams, agents, and Erlang’s abilities, to build concurrent, distributed and fault-tolerant applications. Elixir has the power of Erlang and the OTP, but adds a completely uniform syntax that has a wide appeal.

To see the all the speakers visit http://ElixirConf.com.